Being in tune with my cycle has helped me set realistic expectations for myself and for my skin. Particularly expecting dehydration and lackluster appearance with less elastin during the last 10 days of my cycle, right before I enter my menstrual phase. This has helped me to turn toward products that inject glow into the skin and erase all dullness. My skin appears so much more plump and healthy when I do this type of look. It really takes a few really all-star products to make this happen. Quality over quantity in this is definitely the route to go!