Skincare after the menopause
Throughout each stage of the menopause, hormonal fluctuation can take your skin from oily and flushed to dry, papery and dull. Over the past few blog posts in our series, we’ve taken a closer look at the specific problems that can arise during this time in life, and given our top tips for helping to nourish and revive your skin.
A common misconception is that after the menopause has taken place and hormone production regulates, any skin flare ups or issues resolve themselves. This isn’t quite the case - although everything appears to be stable and many of the most severe menopausal symptoms have lessened, there are still numerous factors to consider when it comes to skincare.
Combat the dryness
Even post-menopause, flakiness and dryness are common skin problems. This is due to the reduced productivity of the oil glands, leaving the skin without as much natural softness and hydration. Many of the cleansers available on the high street actually exacerbate this issue, by stripping the skin of the little moisture it has.
The night time is the perfect opportunity to tackle this, so make sure you utilise your sleeping hours by enhancing your skin’s natural restoration. During the day you may want to have a more matte complexion, but at night you can afford to wear a thicker layer of a heavy moisturising cream. Our Nourishing Night Cream is packed with oat and almond oil, perfect for achieving silky soft skin overnight.
Don’t forget your SPF
Don’t be fooled into assuming that in the post-menopausal stage, all environmental damage to the skin is done. Although you can’t undo the damage already done throughout previous years, there are important steps to take to ensure the sun doesn’t inflict more harm.
Post-menopause, the skin is more sensitive and easily affected by environmental factors like the sun’s rays and clogging pollutant particles. Come rain or shine, incorporate a nutrient-rich, protective day cream into your skincare regime. Our Hydrating Day Cream contains sea minerals Venuceane and Phycosaccharide, as well as UVA and UVB filters.
Give some TLC to neglected areas
Delicate areas, like your hands and neck, are more prone to visible wrinkles and appear to age faster due to overexposure. Unavoidably, hands are constantly moving and carrying out tasks, and the décolletage is often uncovered exposed to the elements. As a result, these areas become more fragile, thin and sensitive to the ageing process.
Dryness increases the appearance of wrinkles, so keep your hands and neck pampered and moisturised with soothing, hydrating products. Shy away from using any products that are harsh or filled with synthetic ingredients, and instead opt for something more gentle. Our Age Defying Hand, Neck and Décolletage Serum contains plenty of natural, plant-based ingredients - and it’s the perfect size to pop in your bag.