Menopause is a huge transitional period that is not talked about enough. Many women will notice their skin will start to become drier from their mid-40 to late-40s as they start to approach the menopause.
As well as increased dryness, your skin’s steady decline in elastin will have also dropped significantly since your 20s, meaning you might notice sagging around the eyes, neck and cheeks — the areas where we naturally hold more fat. Wrinkles may appear deeper and falling oestrogen levels mean that dryness, sensitivity and redness can also become common problems.
The menopause can certainly result in skin changes. The average age for a woman to reach menopause is 51, bringing with it some noticeable differences to the skin. ‘During the first 3 years of menopause, you will lose 25% of your collagen'
Oestrogen levels fall significantly after menopause, which can result in dryness, redness, sensitivity and lack of skin firmness. This means extra hydration is needed to counteract this dryness. A great way to do this is by using a hyaluronic acid serum.
Hyaluronic acid holds a staggering 1,000 times its own weight in water. It draws in moisture so is perfect for really hydrating the skin, giving a youthful glow.
2. Use a Retinol
If you didn’t start a retinol earlier in life it’s not too late. Retinol's alter the behaviour of aged cells so that they act in a more youthful way – regenerating at a faster rate. Use alongside your hyaluronic acid serum to counteract any dryness.
3. Swap to more natural skincare brands
A lot of skincare products can contain chemicals which mimic Oestrogen which can cause problems in itself. If you use a lot of different products together, the chemicals may not react well and this can have an adverse effect on your skin.
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4. Protect your skin from the sun
As we age our skin thins, which means we are more prone to sunburn. Your skin can also become a lot more sensitive to the sun, so you could end up suddenly finding that when you're away on holiday, you're getting rashes or prickly heat.
You need to be wearing a high factor suncream everyday and keeping your skin out the sun during the hottest points of the day.
5. Switch to gentle exfoliation
If you were used to abrasive exfoliants before, it’s time to put them down. As mentioned, skin gets thinner during menopause, so the use of harsh, chemical-based products and exfoliators may irritate the skin or cause it to tear or bleed. This is still a necessary step in your skincare routine since it can remove dead skin cells and clear pores.
Opt for a gentle exfoliation and cleanser such as GLOW.