How can I improve my skin during menopause?

During menopause, hormonal changes can make skin feel more dry, thin and prone to wrinkles. While some of that is part of the natural ageing process, some of it can be uncomfortable, and there are things that can be done to be the best version of yourself as well.

  1. Update your skincare routine: Updating your skincare routine to suit your skin now is the first step. You might want to update your moisturiser, use a gentler cleanser, layer your skincare with a facial oil or serum before your moisturiser, or add in products like hyaluronic acid. Some advise adding in vitamin A, peptides, and vitamin C.
  2. See a dermatologist: This might be part of updating your skincare routine with some expert advice, either way, they will be able to tell you what’s going on with your skin specifically and you can formulate a plan from there about how to approach it.
  3. Nutrition: Nutrition is central to how we look and feel. Foods that are high in omega-three and healthy fats are excellent for supporting your skin’s wellbeing at all ages. For example, fish, like salmon or sardines, as well as plant-based oils and fats from avocados, olive, and flax oil are excellent.
  4. Sunscreen: Always wear sun protection.
  5. Spa treatments: Obviously a facial is a nice thing to have at any time, but during menopause you might find them to be particularly soothing. Just make sure you discuss your skin type and symptoms with your therapist before your treatment so they can adapt and apply to suit you. Some women opt for more advanced treatments like radiofrequency and micro needling for skin tightening. 


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