Having a steadfast appreciation for life’s surprises is part of what maintains your vivacity and vibrant zest for life, whether you’re six or sixty. But the effects of menopause on your skin doesn’t have to be one of those surprises. Learn what to expect so you can embrace any challenge.
How menopause changes skin
The onset of menopause puts the aging process in overdrive (which is why you may be seeing more-defined wrinkles, fine lines, dryness, and lack of radiance in your complexion). Once menopause sets in, skin suffers a loss in lipids, resulting in drier, thinner skin.
There’s a decrease in epidermal cellular layers, a flattening of the cells, and a slowing down of the cell renewal process.
And if that weren’t enough, the lower levels of estrogen often result in a loss of volume, prompting skin to appear saggy and sallow.
How to manage menopausal skin
It’s a time of change—and for change. Tweak your everyday skin care regimen accordingly to help minimize the impact menopause has on your skin.
For day and night:
Opt for an “oil-in-water formula that contains lipids and anti-aging ingredients to reinforce the skin’s natural protective barrier.” Use a targeted, multi-benefit serum like Neovadiol Meno 5 oil-in-water serum (Coming soon! Sign up here to be the first to know). This serum that addresses skin changes that can occur during menopause by providing the 5 following benefits: It improves the look of age spots, boosts radiance, and visibly improves firmness and wrinkles. It is formulated with 5 key ingredients especially selected for mature skin, including Proxylane and Omegas 6-9. Be sure to shake the product before applying it, in order to mix the bi-phased oil-in-water formula.
Just for day:
Avoid creams that are too greasy, block the pores, or “that may appear to provide comfort without having a real impact on your menopausal skin problems.” Instead, opt for an “oil-in-water formula that contains lipids and anti-aging ingredients to reinforce the skin’s natural protective barrier and to improve hydration.” Try: LiftActiv Peptide-C
Don’t forget sun protection! Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15 to avoid damaging UVA and UVB rays. Try: Capital Soleil Ultra Light Sunscreen SPF 50
Just for night:
During menopause, skin tissue stores more water at night, causing puffiness come morning. Opt for a skin care product like LiftActiv Supreme Night Cream that can compensate for the loss of water and lipids.