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The transition into menopause can be a time of inspiration and reflection. Although transitions of any kind can be inherently difficult, many women experience a newfound sense of freedom and anticipate personal growth.
As it is with many situations, the attitude with which you embark upon this transition can have a tremendous impact on your experience of it, as well as on your choice of behaviors. Self-educating is an important part of this process so you know what to expect from your body. Menopause is accompanied by a raft of bodily changes – including changes to the skin. These external changes can be managed thanks to good skincare and leading a balanced lifestyle.
Skin aging is the result of genetic and external factors
During perimenopause, some negative changes become noticeable, such as excessive dryness, microcirculation disorders, thinning of the skin, breakdown of collagen and elastic fibers, glycation and reduced sebum production.
The good news is that you can reduce these menopausal symptoms with proper skincare and there are several universal rules:
- Wash your face with a soft cleanser such as our Naked Actives Hydrating Cleanser which provides better skin hydration and promotes cell renewal while unclogging pores.
- Apply generously a moisturizer serum containing Hyaluronic acid and moisturizers such as our EFG Serum on the face and body whenever you feel dry (at least twice a day).
Liz’s professional tip: wash gently, moisturize generously!
Basic active ingredients to remember for good skincare during menopause
Proper skincare can prevent and help with skin changes during menopause. Look for skincare products rich in ceramides or omega 3 or 6 which can be sound in our Vitamin B3 Serum With Niacinamide & Glucosamine, which helps to restore the reduced levels of fatty acids in the skin, which contribute to flexibility and proper skin barrier functioning. Depending on the condition of the skin, enzymatic peeling, exfoliant or glycolic acid-based products are recommended.
Use daily skincare products such as creams and serums that contain retinol, phytohormones, amino acids, vitamins C, E and A, peptides and other molecules that successfully overcome the signs of aging. It is also important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day, with a good UVA factor, before going out and applying it several times. This invaluable habit will protect your skin from sun damage, progressive skin thinning and photoaging. All of the abovementioned active ingredients can be found in our products!
Follow a balanced diet and lifestyle
Collagen gives your skin its youthful plumpness and keeps your skin tight. As your estrogen levels drop as you enter perimenopause, so does the collagen in your skin. Eating foods with antioxidants helps make your skin stronger from the inside out. Look for brightly colored fruits and vegetables and try to eat every color of the spectrum.
Stress can make your skin drier and more sensitive. And if you're stressed out, you might even forget your skincare and exercise routine. Try yoga, meditation, and other stress-reduction techniques to help you relax. Exercise is important and helps the skin in two ways. First, it relieves stress! It also boosts circulation, which begins to slow with age. The extra oxygen and blood flow can help your skin look brighter and healthier!
Getting enough sleep helps your skin look fresh and rejuvenated. Sleep can help prevent dark circles under your eyes, and it also gives the rest of your body a chance to recharge. Lack of sleep can change your hormone levels and metabolism in many of the same ways that aging does, so go for at least 8 to 9 hours of deep sleep every night.
During Menopause, women report their skin feeling dry and stretched out. To prevent this choose skincare for deep regeneration and moisturizing. Skin nourishment is a two-way process - care must be provided both internally and externally. Therefore, in addition to appropriate cosmetics, to maintain the vitality and youth of your skin, you need a balanced lifestyle and proper nutrition.