How To Help Your Skin Battle The Menopause

While we might like to ignore it’s pending arrival, the menopause is something that inevitably affects us all and the change in our hormones can cause a number of issues in the skin. Predominantly triggered by the decline of oestrogen, which begins to drop in your mid-forties, skins appearance begins to change too. But don’t worry, we’ve got a skincare solution for every post-menopausal woe to turn back the clock…


Perimenopausal Acne

Solution: Menopause can bring about a recurrence of acne, therefore opting for products that contain salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide will help to remove dead-skin cells that are clogging pores and will kill bacteria. A spot treatment is handy for rapidly targeting blemishes, which are likely to occur around the cheeks and jawline. 


Dryness

Solution: Battle dry skin by steering clear of harsh cleansers and using rich creams to replenish the skin. Balm cleansers are particularly great as they will gently cleanse the skin whilst providing nourishment. Choose a moisturiser that contains ceramides as they will help your skin to retain moisture and protect against external damage.  


Redness/Rosacea

Solution: Hot flushes can cause redness in the skin and the sudden change in temperate can also trigger rosacea. Try spritzing a soothing face mist whenever hot flushes arise, for a cooling effect. Add a calming serum to your skincare routine that’s specifically designed for sensitive skin to protect and fight redness too.  


Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Solution: As the reduction of oestrogen causes collagen levels to decline, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles increases. Products containing retinoids will boost collagen production and minimise their appearance. Best used in the evening, a night cream or serum will work overnight and gradually improve the skin over time, however, you can prevent further skin-ageing damage by ensuring you use SPF daily, come rain or shine.

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