A woman’s face is most alluring at the height of her cycle.

Women who make the room light up with their good looks may have a secret up their sleeve.

it may be down to their menstrual cycle. Both men and women consider a woman’s face to be at its most attractive when she is at the peak of her fertility, according to new research.

Craig Roberts from the University of Newcastle and colleagues looked at how female facial attractiveness varies during their menstrual cycle, to see if that might convey the level of their fertility.

Other animals have more obvious ways of letting their mates know when they are fertile: for example, female chimps’ genital areas swell and turn pink.

Roberts and his team selected about 50 women aged between 19 and 33 years…

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