Menopause is the stage in a woman’s life where she stops experiencing periods. In this stage, women are no longer able to get pregnant through natural means.
Women may transition to menopause between 45-55 years old in a stage called perimenopause that lasts for 3-4 years. Here, it is common to experience menopausal symptoms such as irregular periods that are lighter or heavier than usual, hot flushes, headaches and mood changes.
During perimenopause, the ovaries start producing less oestrogen and progesterone and this is responsible for the menopausal symptoms.
Menopause usually begins within the year after the last menstruation. Read on to find out how menopause can affect the skin and how to care for your skin during this transitional period.
HOW DOES MENOPAUSE AFFECT THE SKIN?
Perimenopausal skin can be hard to navigate especially when your hormones are starting to change.Your body may still be producing oestrogen irregularly at this point making your periods unpredictable.
For your skin, you may experience increased redness due to hot flashes, and you may even have perimenopausal acne due to hormone imbalances.
After your hormones start to balance, you transition into menopausal skin. The effects of menopause on your skin is due to low levels of oestrogen. You may notice this as a loss of collagen in the skin with more fine lines and wrinkles. You may also experience typical mature skin concerns such as extreme dryness and sensitive skin.
HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR MY SKIN DURING MENOPAUSE?
Taking care of your skin during menopause is really all about hydration and reintroducing powerful ingredients to boost collagen production. The best natural skincare routines out there are ones that supports your skin through ageing.
We’ve made an organic skincare routine to help your skin through menopausal changes.
SIMPLE SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR MENOPAUSAL SKIN:
As you age, it’s important to adapt your skincare routine to suit your skin needs. This step by step guide will help to relieve dryness on mature skin and target any menopausal skin concerns.
STEP 1: CLEANSE USING A NATURAL CLEANSING BALM
As dryness and sensitivity of the skin increases, opting for a gentle and hydrating cleansing balm will make all the difference. Gel cleansers tend to have harsher ingredients in them allowing for that foamy texture, but this will only strip the skin of its natural oils and aggravate mature skin more.
Our Gentle Cleansing Melt has a beautiful blend of natural sugars extract and organic Baobab oil that help to gently cleanse whilst nourishing the skin all in the same step. It's the perfect first cleanse for makeup lovers.
To use, massage all over the face using dry hands. Wash off with warm water to emulsify the product into a creamy milk, leaving your skin soft and supple.
STEP 2: REBALANCE THE SKIN USING AN ORGANIC TONER
Toners are a wonderful way to reintroduce hydration back into the skin whilst reducing any immediate redness.
At Evolve Beauty, our Daily Defence Moisture Mist is the perfect on-the-go facial toner. It is formulated to protect and strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier using 100% natural ingredients!
As our Moisture Mist is in a spray form, it means you are able to deliver all the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid, prebiotics and organic Mexican cactus elixir whilst you’re on the go.
Simply spritz on freshly cleansed skin or on a reusable bamboo pad. Pat in any excess product.
STEP 3: TARGET SPECIFIC SKINCARE CONCERNS USING A HYDRATING SERUM
If you experience menopausal acne, a good way to target those pesky blemishes is to use soothing and hydrating serum.
Serums tend to be lighter than oils so they’re able to penetrate deeper into the layers of the skin. This is perfect for spot treatment as it targets acne below the surface.
To keep hormonal acne at bay, try our Rainforest Rescue Blemish Serum formulated with blemish-prone skin in mind. Containing Willow Bark, a natural form of Salicylic Acid, this natural serum will help to gently exfoliate and decongest stressed skin.
Apply on clean skin all over the face or use as a spot treatment using a small dab on the affected area.
STEP 4: MIX YOUR FAVOURITE FACIAL OIL WITH YOUR NOURISHING MOISTURISER
To really target dehydrated skin, mixing in your natural face oil with a creamy moisturiser will help to boost benefits of your skincare products. Doing so will lock in moisture from the previous steps in your daily skincare routine.
The best moisturiser for dry skin is one that provides intense hydration to allow the skin to repair itself. Try our ultimate Evolve Beauty combination by mixing a few drops of the Bio-Retinol + C Booster in with your Multi Peptide 360 Moisture Cream.
The Bio-Retinol + C Booster uses a natural alternative to retinol called Bakuchiol. Bakuchiol helps to improve elasticity and texture of the skin which may have been lost during menopause. Its cell renewing properties help to protect the skin against free radical damage without the irritation that you'd normally get from synthetic retinols!
The Multi Peptide 360 Moisture Cream is a pro ageing cream to support mature and dry skin through ageing. The Sacha Inchi Peptides promote firmness and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with Cupuacu Butter and Cacay Oil, this organic moisturiser will leave your skin hydrated, supple and strengthened.
STEP 5: PROTECT SENSITIVE SKIN WITH SPF IN YOUR MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE
Protecting the skin against UV radiation is important to prevent further signs of ageing. Without proper protection, the sun can increase hyperpigmentation, especially on oestrogen spots, and cause the skin to lose even more elasticity. Finding a SPF that’s right for you will instantly upgrade your skincare routine.
If you like a SPF and moisturiser in one, our Climate Veil SPF 20 is the best moisturiser for menopausal skin. We use reef-safe zinc oxide to protect your skin against sun damage, whilst using a beautiful pigment to provide light coverage.
Use this as the last step of your daytime skincare routine to protect mature skin against free radical damage.
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