Worried about what menopause will do to your skin? See how we can help at SKN-RG Skincare – Post Menopausal Skincare
How can I improve my skin after menopause?
While your knowledge and confidence may increase as you get older, many of your hormone levels do not. Lower oestrogen levels during menopause have a significant influence on your skin. When you have less oestrogen, your skin thins, sags, and wrinkles. Fortunately, by attending to your individual skincare requirements, you may alleviate some of the skin-related consequences of ageing.
Cleansing your skin is essential, especially as you get older. Extra moisture is especially beneficial as you get older and your skin becomes drier. The secret is to use a cleanser designed for dry skin. Instead of foam or gel cleansers, which may take moisture away, choose a creamy product that moisturises. Our online store, SKN-RG Skincare, has a wide selection of cleansers.
Because oil glands are less active after menopause, your skin becomes drier. Use a thicker cream to offer your skin more hydration. Instead of taking long, steamy showers, moisturise while your skin is still wet. This aids with hydration.
Sunscreen is your buddy no matter what your skin issues are. Apply it on your skin every day, all year. Sun protection can help you avoid wrinkles and skin cancer. Use an SPF 30 or higher broad-spectrum sunscreen. Choose one that you enjoy so you’ll be more inclined to use it every day. Reapply every two hours or after swimming, sweating, or towelling off if you’re going to be outside.
Over time, too much sun damage, as well as hormonal changes associated with menopause, cause wrinkles. As you get older, your hormone levels drop, which can affect the quality of your skin and exacerbate wrinkles. When your skin is dry, wrinkles are more visible, especially as you get older. Apply moisturiser to your face, jawline, and neck every day, and seek for skincare products that help battle fine lines and sagging while also making you seem younger.
Around menopause, age spots on the face, hands, and chest become more visible. Use sunscreen every day to help avoid them. Already have a reservation? Exfoliating creams that remove dead skin cells, which can be dull and flaky, might help fade them. Spots can be faded using skin-lightening solutions. Toners can also assist to balance out the hue of your skin.
During menopause, the backs of your hands might lose moisture, collagen, and fat. This might accentuate veins and cause skin to wrinkle. Furthermore, your skin may appear transparent and bony. Apply moisturiser to your hands frequently to decrease the appearance of wrinkles. Keep them out of the light. When undertaking house or yard labour, use gloves.
Collagen maintains your skin’s youthful plumpness and tightness. The collagen in your skin decreases when your oestrogen levels decrease. Antioxidant-rich meals can help strengthen your skin from the inside out. Look for vividly coloured fruits and vegetables (their colour comes from these beneficial components) and eat a rainbow of colours.
Isoflavones, plant-based chemicals that function like oestrogen in the body, are abundant in soy. Isoflavones may aid with age-related changes such as skin thinning. Experts think that taking 50 mg of isoflavones per day (equivalent to 3 ounces of tempeh or a half cup of miso) can aid menopausal women in a variety of ways.
Your skin may become drier and more sensitive as a result of stress. It can also cause skin problems such as psoriasis. You can even forget about your skin care regimen if you’re stressed. To help you relax, try yoga, meditation, and other stress-reduction practises.
Exercise does more than simply muscular toning. It benefits the skin in two ways. It first and foremost relieves tension. Exercise also improves circulation, which slows as we age. Your skin will seem brighter and healthier as a result of the increased oxygen and circulation flow.
Getting adequate sleep is beneficial to your skin’s appearance. Sleep can help avoid dark circles beneath your eyes while also allowing your entire body to replenish. Sleep deprivation can alter hormone levels and metabolism in the same manner as ageing does. So aim for at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night as part of your anti-ageing routine.
How does menopause affect your skin?
Menopause isn’t called “the change” for nothing. Changes occur throughout a woman’s body during this period, which begins 12 months following her last menstruation. Some of these changes may be beneficial to you (no more PMS), but others may not. Consider how your skin and hair may change after menopause. Learn about how your skin and hair may change after menopause and what you can do about it here.
If you’re experiencing hair and skin changes during menopause, it’s mainly due to rapidly falling oestrogen levels.
Oestrogen causes the skin to retain water and plump up. When oestrogen levels fall, some of the chemicals that keep the skin moisturised are lost. Hair growth and fullness are also aided by oestrogen. Your hair may thin if you don’t use it.
Following are some of the most typical changes women should anticipate to observe in their skin and hair during menopause:
Loss of plumpness and sagging – Collagen is a protein that connects the tissues of the body. When oestrogen levels decline, so does collagen formation in the skin. Collagen deficiency causes the skin to lose its young volume and firmness. Many individuals take collagen supplements or eat high-collagen meals like bone broth for their anti-ageing properties. However, there aren’t enough controlled research to show that collagen consumption can assist postmenopausal skin.
– With SKN-RG Skincare’s serums, creams, and other skincare products, you can help battle collagen loss at home. By massaging these amazing items into your skin, you may help promote collagen formation.
Dryness, flakiness, and itching – A good home care regimen, such as cleansing, moisturising, and taking warm (not hot) showers, may typically control post-menopause skin dryness.
– At SKN-RG Skincare, we have a variety of amazing moisturisers you can use to treat dry skin and flakiness.
Dark spots – Dark markings, often known as age spots, are common after menopause and difficult to remove at home. Over-the-counter creams may not always work for dark spots. Tretinoin, a prescription-strength retinoid, is one of several prescription treatments that can assist in anti-ageing skincare.
Unwanted facial hair – As your hormones change, hair on your upper lip or chin may appear. Tweezing, waxing, hair removal lotions, and threading are all effective procedures for getting rid of it.
Acne outbreaks after menopause – Menopause does not signal the end of spots. Some women get acne throughout their lives, while others develop greater acne after menopause as oestrogen levels decline.
– SKN-RG Skincare has a wide range of acne treatments and serums you can try to help your skin acne during breakouts.
Hair Thinning – Oestrogen increases hair growth, density, and fullness, which prevents hair loss and thinning. People experiencing menopause may find their hair thinning, becoming less full, or losing more.
If you have any questions or need some further information on how menopause affects your skin and how we can help, you can contact us by telephone on 01621 736382. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 9.30am until 5.00pm.
What is the best skincare for menopausal skin?
With multi-award-winning products that instantly moisturise your eyes, reduce darkness, and, of course, cutting-edge anti-ageing actives, we have the finest in eye care and skincare. Our Quanta® plant extraction technology produces a nutrient-dense, refined, and therapeutically active plant extract. Our formulas are made in-house and include cell-communicating components for unrivalled results.
We have a range of products at SKN-RG Skincare to help treat your skin post-menopause. Here we will look at some of our top sellers for each type problem:
Dry skin, flakiness, and itching:
C3 Ceramide Moisturiser – The C3 Ceramide Moisturiser is the winner of the 2022 Moisturiser competition. With this skin optimiser, you may reclaim your youth like never before. Clinical ceramide actives, such as SKN-rapid RG’s lipid plumper, combined with amazing acid mantel repair has developed the season’s must-have product. Priced from just £27.50.
The Matrix Plant Retinol Alternative – This is the ultimate anti-ageing therapy since it rapidly improves all aspects of the skin, from wrinkles and fine lines to blemishes, age spots, and uneven tone and texture. This is an absolute must in your everyday routine. It feels like oil, but it’s squalane, which matches your sebum to be absorbed. Priced from just £21.66.
Dark spots, loss of plumpness and sagging:
The Evolution Alpha Serum – The Evolution Alpha Serum is a full-spectrum anti-ageing serum that harnesses the vital energy of plants to lift the skin and provide visible and substantial results. Imperfections are smoothed out and minimised for a more realistic lipofilled appearance. Each one is designed with the greatest plant-powered clinical actives to provide you full peace of mind. Priced at just £65.00.
We understand how annoying acne can be. In many cases, the treatment includes irritants that worsen the illness by inflaming or blocking the pores’ ability to breathe.
The SKN-RG Evolution Performance Skincare Kit – This skincare kit is the pinnacle of contemporary skincare, delivering unsurpassed results. Using “designed to perform” therapeutic actives in an easy-to-follow step-by-step procedure, you will get ageless skin.
With this kit, you get Diamond Blue Gel Cleanser (30ml), Resurrection Polish + Mask (30ml), The Matrix Plant Retinol Treatment Oil (10ml), Lumiere Moisturiser (15ml),100% bamboo cloth and a cotton travel bag. Priced at only £65.00.
How do you stop thinning skin post menopause?
Discover the beauty routine that allows you to be ahead of the game. Designed to assist you in navigating the hormonal, perimenopause, and menopausal stages.
Deborah Scott, our co-founder, thoroughly crafted each product. She’s made them just for you to assist you care for your skin while your body changes during Hormonal Perimenopause and Menopause. Her own creations to soothe, de-age, regulate, and hydrate.
To truly give your skin a boost, Deborah suggests a daily routine of using a cleanser like Diamond Blue or Cream Cleanser. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off in the shower. Apply Cellular Balance Toner, Pro Serum, and Cellular Repair Moisturizer to finish.
Twice-weekly, use the Super Rich Exfoliate Treatment with our “skin regulating” compound, overflowing with medicinal herbs including Black Cohosh, Reishi Mushroom, and Siberian Ginseng. Using these twice a week will help to restore a balanced complexion.
Then, for a plumper, more youthful complexion, use the simple “Super Rich Collagen Boosting Face Mask,” which contains strong collagen-boosting actives as well as important actives of Damiana and Galangal, both members of the natural estrogenic family.
Apply some Pro Oil or The Matrix, our newest Plant Retinol, to plump and boost collagen fibres while the skin is still moist from the face mask removal. After that, use SKN-RG Cellular Repair Moisturiser.
As a therapist, Deborah understands the significance of each stage of the post-menopausal experience. When your oestrogen levels drop, for example, you may need to adjust the type of moisturiser you use in skincare routine. The Cellular Repair Moisturiser has a special hormone balancing compound that helps the skin appear and feel more young.
Is retinol skincare good for menopausal skin?
In short, yes retinol is good for your skin during menopause and here we will look at what retinol is and how it will benefit you.
Vitamin A is converted into retinol, a form of retinoid. Retinol is a naturally occurring substance that assists in cell turnover, collagen formation, and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles which are common in post menopausal skin. Retinols are the less potent cousins of prescription retinoids. It’s a kind of vitamin A that’s more skin-friendly and commonly seen in mass-market skin-care products.
In menopause skincare, Retinol is used to unclog pores, exfoliate and smooth skin, reduce hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin moisture, and cure acne. It’s the ideal skincare collection for getting everything done. Retinol can also thicken the dermis (the layer beneath the skin’s surface) over time, making skin seem healthier and younger which works great for post menopausal skin.
Retinol may be used on any skin type, including post menopausal skin but be gentle; fair or sensitive skin should be especially cautious because it may be more difficult for them to acclimatise to the strong substance. I wouldn’t recommend retinol to anyone with sun-damaged skin or skin that has been over-exfoliated. It should also be emphasised that retinol should not be used by pregnant people.