Tackle the situation head-on!
Whatever your skin type, you need to start using products formulated with higher concentrations of active ingredients intended to boost your skin’s density at every level. The more you stimulate your skin, the more you teach it to rebuild itself. An effective facial massage technique can increase the benefits of a cream tenfold.
Update your daytime skincare routine.
A few tweaks to your current skincare routine can help minimize the impact of menopause symptoms. It is advisable to avoid the use of creams that are too greasy. Use an oil-in-water formula that contains lipids and anti-aging ingredients to reinforce the skin’s natural protective barrier and to improve hydration.
Give your skin some nightly TLC!
Considering your skin is more fragile and thinner during menopause, avoid any harsh scrubs or alcohol-laden products that can make dryness worse. Look for cleansing creams that boost moisture with an oil-based serum or a moisturizing balm. It is important to remove makeup carefully with a cream or a gentle water-based formula.
Concealer – your weapon for spots, dark circles, red blotches and blemishes!
Corrective sticks or concealers are a great product for correcting just about any facial flaws you can think of. Hide your dark circles, brown spots, angiomas, vitiligo, scars, spots, even unwanted tattoos – you name it, it can be masked by this miracle in a stick. Our professional make-up artist Pascale Guégan offers some helpful advice on how to get the best out of your concealer.
Practice makes perfect
Concealer sticks are generally higher in pigments than liquid or compact foundations, even corrective foundations. Always carry a concealer in your handbag to touch up your make-up in a skin emergency or to brighten and enhance your complexion. Start by moisturizing your skin and applying your usual foundation all over as a base. You can then apply your concealer. Dab it carefully onto the problem area, then continue to dab gently with your fingers, a well squeezed out sponge or a flat brush to blend it into your skin. To finish, set your make-up by adding a thin dusting of translucent powder.
Hollow, bluish or puffy circles
Under-eye circles can have many causes, but since the skin that covers this area of the face is particularly fragile, you have to tread lightly when trying to conceal them. By carefully applying make-up that’s suitable for sensitive skin, you can instantly disguise these nasty shadows. If your circles are hollow and dark in color, opt for a light concealer close to your natural skin tone. But if you have puffiness and under-eye bags, a great technique is to use a darker shade on the puffy part to reduce volume together with a lighter shade on the hollow area.
Acne, moles and scars
Always bear in mind this basic principle: applying a slightly darker shade to any “bumps” can create the illusion of smoother skin, and using a lighter color in the hollow areas around your imperfections can reduce their volume. On small spots or scars, use a precision brush. Apply a darker concealer at the center and a lighter color around the edges. Imperfections? What imperfections?
Restore your skin’s youthful glow!
DID YOU KNOW?
All age-fighting serums aren’t created equal. When menopausal symptoms occur, it can seem as though your skin goes south overnight – wrinkles, loss of elasticity and dryness can seem more apparent than ever. However, the right skin care product can make all the difference and put your skin back on track to allow you to embrace beauty at any age.
We know that many women experience intense skin dryness with the onset of menopause. This means excessively dry, dull, thinner and overall more fragile skin. To replenish the loss of lipids and nourish the skin, incorporate a new skincare weapon like Vichy’s oil-based elixir, Neovadiol Magistral.
THE OIL ELIXIR RITUAL
Vichy was able to formulate an oil with a dry, non-greasy finish by using a balance between active natural and modified oils. The advantages are a better fluidity, an easier application and a quicker absorption. This multipurpose oil can be applied in the following ways:
- Like a serum twice a day under your regular day or night moisturizer.
- As a “balm”, by mixing a drop or two mixed in the palm of your hand with your usual skincare product.
- For more intense nourishment use it as a mask once a week. Apply 8-10 drops, leave on skin for 10 minutes and wipe away excess.