Change is a natural part of life and one we all experience in our skin from children, through adolescence, adulthood and pregnancy to aging and menopause. It can leave you feeling out of sorts and unsure what to do for the best. Luckily, the menopause has become a topic to talk about, sharing experiences and advice, and is responsible for a new boom in great skincare. Hot flushes, chills and increased sensitivity can be a regular occurrence, your skin’s needs change all the time but, there is some wonderful menopause skincare on the market to lend a helping hand with soothing, regeneration and repair.
Menopausal skin can be all over the place, hormonal changes can trigger acne, a decrease in oestrogen levels leaves skin thinner and a significant loss of collagen at this time – the protein that gives your skin a plump glow – results in the skin losing its ability to retain moisture which can result in severe dryness or dullness. One of the biggest changes you’re likely to experience during menopause is to the texture of your skin.
As ceramides, that act as cement in the skin barrier, and hyaluronic acid levels begin to drop, the skin becomes thinner with an increase in sensitivity. As these changes occur, more redness, signs of rosacea, bruising, rashes, and spots may suddenly appear. Your skin might also appear less firm, meaning wrinkles and fine lines can begin to really show themselves.
Don’t panic! Let’s embrace these changes and dive into our product range to discover the best skincare for menopausal skin and uncover some tried and tested tips and tricks to keep up your sleeve for when you need an off-the-cuff quick fix. You got this and we’ve got you covered.
COMFORT. Give your fragile skin a cuddle with BE CALM, our skin rescue mask that’s like a comfort blanket for sensitive, stressed and delicate skin. Like a hug in a jar, this mask will soothe skin that flushes easily, reducing redness, hydrating and settling your skin, leaving it calm, smooth and plumped. A beautiful product for mature and easily irritated complexions.
COOL. A great tip for your toner is to keep it in the fridge. It not only can be more effective when applied cold, reducing puffiness, redness and heightening skin tightening properties, it will provide a welcome refreshment when you feel hot and flustered. A precious spritz of chilled TONING ESSENCE will awaken the senses with fresh Mediterranean ingredients and soothe your skin with anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties. Packed full of anti-ageing goodness, this calming toner can be used during the day over makeup for an instant refresher.
BOOST. As the strength and structure of your skin changes with oestrogen and collagen levels reducing, your skin can become less mobile and thinner. Time for a boost. Using Hyaluronic acid and collagen together can boost the effects of each, helping to increase skin elasticity, promote the skin's natural repair process and prompt the body to form new collagen. Layer a lifting serum such as BE FIRM under a moisturiser that has hyaluronic acid to revamp and restore. Be Firm is an intensive skin renewing, anti-ageing face serum to help restructure, smooth, lift and firm. Boosting collagen production and elasticity, this serum will improve the texture of your skin.
BRING BACK THE GLOW. A magic menopause face cream with radiant results, SKIN TRUFFLE is a multi-award winning rejuvenating facial moisturiser that brings instant lustre to the skin. The menopause can result in dry skin on the face, with a dull and tired look and feel, Skin Truffle will deeply moisturise, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and instantly revive tired and dull skin. Diamond powder, gold and silk will illuminate the skin from first application.
PROTECT. Any signs of prior sun damage will creep in when menopausal changes are afoot, so you’ll want to be extra vigilant with your daily SPF protection. Dark spots and discoloration will begin to show up so using products with broad spectrum protection are a crucial part of your daily skincare routine and will prevent further damage. Aim for at least an SPF 30 and be sure to apply to your neck, décolletage and hands also.
SORT IT WHILE YOU SLEEP. This is when your body repairs itself, on many levels, with some of the most important internal and epidermal recovery taking place. During sleep, your skin’s blood flow increases and the skin rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure, reducing wrinkles and age spots. Supercharge your beauty sleep and amp up the skin’s repairing process by cleansing your face well before bed each night before applying any product. Take a glass of water to bed to maintain hydration and use a deeply nourishing oil or moisturiser for plumping and softening benefits. You want to encourage skin renewal overnight so a retinol based product can help with cell turnover, improve pigmentation, fine lines and skin thickness, helping to facilitate healing and correcting.