5 Tips To Combatting Menopausal Skin

Menopause can wreak havoc on our skin, and present completely new concerns for us to combat. We’ve put together a selection of menopause-friendly skincare products to help you tackle the variety of skin concerns you might be experiencing:

Combat Oily Skin:

Hormonal changes during menopause can cause an over-production of sebum (oil) for some women, which can lead to the development of adult acne. While your skin should normalise itself post-menopause, in the meantime, you can combat the severity and longevity of breakouts with anti-acne skincare suitable for mature skin.

Products to try:

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum

Combat Dry Skin:

Changes in the function of the skin during menopause leads to a slower cell turnover and thinner epidermis, which can impair the skin’s ability to retain moisture. This can lead to dryness and dehydration for some women, so using a rich and nourishing moisturiser is essential.

Products to try:

philosophy miracle worker miraculous anti-aging moisturiser

Combat Ageing Skin:

A drop in oestrogen levels during menopause causes the fatty deposits below the skin (as well as supportive structures) to weaken, causing the appearance of the skin to change and look more aged. Implementing a good anti-ageing skincare regime at this point can help to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and other signs of ageing.

Products to try:

Ella Baché Eternal Booster

Medik8 Retinol 3 TR

Combat Sun Damaged Skin:

Melanin levels in the skin are affected when oestrogen levels change, causing susceptibility to UV damage like pigmentation and age spots. It’s essential to use an SPF moisturiser daily to prevent further sun damage from occurring.

Products to try:

Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50

Hylamide C25 Stabilised Vitamin C Booster

Combat Hot Flushes:

Hot flushes are unfortunately inevitable with menopause. We recommend carrying a refreshing facial spray in your handbag to spritz over your face during a hot flush. Soothing and refreshing ingredients can offer instant relief from overheating and sweating.

Products to try:

KORA Organics Balancing Rose Mist


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