Mar 20, 2023

Skincare During Menopause

MENOPAUSE SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Menopause is a natural life stage, with most women begin to notice changes in the months and years leading up to menopause.

The phase prior to menopause is known as perimenopause. During this time it is common to experience irregular periods, chills, hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, and mood changes.

Typical physical changes can include weight gain, loss of breast fullness, hair loss, as well as changes to the skin.

Some of the more visible changes to the skin include dryness, reduced collagen and elasticity, which is why skincare for menopausal skin is so important.

UNDERSTANDING HORMONAL CHANGES

While true menopause may not begin until years later, levels of the primary reproductive hormones oestregen and progesterone can begin to decline naturally for many women in their late thirties or early forties.

These fluctuations are recognised as a primary driver of many of the most common physical changes typical of menopause, which include thinning hair, skin dryness, reduced skin elasticity and wrinkles.

SKINCARE DURING MENOPAUSE

During menopause, age-related reduction of skin collagen can begin to accelerate quickly.

Within the first five years of menopause, the skin loses around 30% of its collagen, which can lead to a loss of skin firmness, the appearance of deeper facial wrinkles as well as increased fine lines and the appearance of larger pores.

Targeted skincare for menopausal skin and the use of specific skincare ingredients is important at this time.

EFFECTS OF MENOPAUSE ON THE SKIN

Sagging and loss of plumpness – when oestregen levels in the body drop, collagen production is reduced significantly. Lack of collagen leads to skin losing youthful volume and tightness.

Pigmentation – fluctuating hormone levels can accelerate melanin production, which can result in darker patches and blemishes across the face, neck and decolletage.

Unwanted facial hair – shifting hormone levels can cause unwanted hair growth to increase on the upper lip and chin.

Menopausal acne breakouts & blemishes – reduced levels of oestrogen in the body can trigger an increase in sebum production which can cause larger, clogged pores, blemishes, and acne.

Sun sensitivity – reduced oestrogen levels and collagen production can cause thinning of the skin, combined with increased melanin production this can lead to heightened sun sensitivity.

SKIN DOCTORS MENOPAUSE SKIN RENEW COOLING FACE SERUM

Skincare during menopause requires a targeted approach, which is why Skin Doctors Menopause Skin Renew Cooling Face Serum is specially formulated with an advanced complex of active ingredients to help menopausal skin during the day.

WHY USE IT?

It’s an age-defying serum designed for women 45+ to begin use during perimenopause when initial skin changes are first noticed.

Helps boost the skin’s elasticity and firmness, plump out fine lines and wrinkles, and calm skin dryness and redness throughout the day.

Skin Renew Cooling Face Serum contains:

-  Alpine Rose stem cells to help repair, rejuvenate the skin, boost collagen and elastin production.

-  Hyaluronic Acid which provides immediate hydration for plumper, smoother skin.

-  Peptides to boost the skin’s building blocks for younger looking skin.

-  Peppermint oil to cool the skin and relieve the discomfort of hot flushes.

SKIN DOCTORS MENOPAUSE SKIN RENEW RESTORING SLEEP BALM

Skin Doctors Menopause Skin Renew Restoring Sleep Balm is a low molecular weight product specifically designed for nighttime skin recovery and restoration.

The product is designed for women 45+ to start use during perimenopause when initial skin changes begin to occur, and the use of menopause skincare products becomes important.

WHY USE IT?

Skin Renew Restoring Sleep Balm is formulated with a unique and innovative combination of effective ingredients including:

-  Alpine Rose stem cells to stimulate the growth of new skin cells and increase collagen and elastin production to plump out fine lines and wrinkles.

-  Collagen is included to enhance skin tone and firmness.

-  2% concentration of salicylic acid to reduce the size of pores and regulate oil production.

-  2% concentration of hyaluronic acid to draw moisture into the skin and fortify the skin’s lipid barrier to help lock in moisture.

SKIN DOCTORS MENOPAUSE SKINCARE KEY INGREDIENTS

Alpine rose stem cells: an innovative skincare ingredient to help repair and rejuvenate the skin by stimulating the growth of new skin cells and increasing collagen and elastin production to plump out fine lines and wrinkles.

Collagen: vegan-sourced collagen amino acids are included to help increase collagen production in the skin to enhance skin tone and firmness and improve skin plumpness to fill out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid: draws additional moisture into the skin to enhance skin hydration and is included in menopause skincare products to combat dryness and plump out fine lines and wrinkles. Fortifies the skin lipid barrier to help lock in moisture. 

Salicylic acid: helps to reduce the size of skin pores and regulate oil production to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes. Dermatologist recommended ingredient and dosage.

Lavender oil: helps to soothe skin, combat dryness and can lessen redness and irritation. Lavender oil contains antioxidants which can help protect the skin against oxidative damage caused by free radicals.

Peppermint oil: has soothing and cooling properties which can help reduce skin irritation, inflammation, and itchiness. Used in traditional medicine to help relieve the discomfort of hot flushes on the skin.


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