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Maintaining Healthy Skin During Menopause

Here’s how to manage and adapt your skincare during menopause

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Maintaining Healthy Skin During Menopause
Written byAmelia CranstounContent Editor
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Menopause can bring significant changes to your skin due to hormonal shifts, which can lead to dryness, thinning, increased sensitivity, and a decrease in collagen production. There are several strategies you can employ to promote healthy skin during menopause:

Ways to manage skin changes during menopause 

Consistent Skincare Routine: The first step to managing your skin whilst going through menopause is to develop a skincare routine that can hydrate, help with fine lines and wrinkles and brighten. You may potentially be experiencing pigmentation or acne which can occur alongside a hormone shift.

Diet and Hydration: Consume a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids to support skin health. Staying well-hydrated is also essential for maintaining skin moisture.

Lifestyle Choices: Limit alcohol and caffeine consumption, as they can dehydrate the skin. It’s also best not to smoke, as it can accelerate ageing and worsen skin conditions.

Regular Exercise: Engage in regular physical activity to improve blood circulation, which can contribute to a healthy complexion.

Consult a skincare professional: If you're concerned about specific skin issues during menopause, consult a skin care professional for personalised advice and treatment options.

Ways to adapt your current skincare routine during menopause

Adapting your skincare routine during menopause can help address these changes and maintain healthy, radiant skin. Here are some ways to adapt your skincare routine:

Sun Protection

    • Continue using sunscreen daily. Sun damage can exacerbate the signs of ageing and increase the risk of skin cancer.

    • Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

Anti-Ageing Products

    • Incorporate products containing ingredients like retinoids, peptides, and antioxidants to address fine lines and wrinkles.

    • Be cautious with retinoids, as menopausal skin may be more sensitive. Start with a lower concentration and gradually increase usage.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

    • Consult with a healthcare provider about HRT if you're considering it. HRT can have an impact on your skin, potentially improving moisture and elasticity.

Gentle Exfoliation

    • Avoid harsh physical exfoliants and opt for chemical exfoliants like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) to help with cell turnover and skin texture.

Use a Rich Night Cream

    • Night creams with ingredients like peptides, hyaluronic acid, and fatty acids can nourish and repair your skin while you sleep.

Be Mindful of Fragrances and Irritants

    • Menopausal skin may become more sensitive. Avoid products with fragrances, dyes, and harsh chemicals that can cause irritation.

Treat Specific Concerns 

Remember that everyone's skin is unique, so it's important to pay attention to how your skin reacts to different products and adjust your skincare routine accordingly. Additionally, consistency is key, and it may take some time to see significant improvements in your skin. For ongoing help managing the changes you see and feel in your skin, speak to our Renude aestheticians. To get started today, take the skin quiz! 

Amelia CranstounContent Editor
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