The shift in hormones during menopause causes a wide variety of changes in skin's appearance and feel. While the ageing process can be a beautiful thing, change can always be hard to adjust to, some changes can feel uncomfortable (such as dry skin), and of course we want to and can still feel our best.
Here's our guide to elements you can introduce to your menopause skincare routine to get glowing skin.
Helps tone and improve skin texture
Menopause Collagen Face Cream
Best for: sagging skin
Skin loses about 30% of its collagen during the first five years of menopause, and 2% of their collagen ever year for the next 20 years. Adding products containing collagen into your skincare can help encourage moisture absorption into the skin, and also promote cell renewal to keep skin looking firm and supple.
Supercharged with lavender, geranium, clary sage and rosewood
Comforting Night Facial Serum
Best for: signs of ageing
Phytohormones including phytoestrogens and isoflavones are naturally occurring plant hormones - oestrogen-like compounds derived from plants that are structurally similar to our own. Research has shown that included in our diet and skincare, they are effective at delaying skin ageing, reducing oxidative stress and supporting collagen and water content in the skin. For example, natural plant ingredients including neroli and vetiver which help promote cell regeneration.
Help with hormone regulation, bone health, and skin & hair
Vitabiotics Menopace Plus Tablets
Best for: elasticity
Collagen peptides, vitamins A, B, C, D and E, carotenoids, and lycopene are great for overall health, and in particular for boosting skin's elasticity. The first place to look for them is in your diet, and many can be found in ginseng teas and tinctures, as well as healthy goods such as blueberries, green tea, and cinnamon. However, we don't always get all the nutrients and vitamins we need from our diet, so supplements can be a helpful addition to support skin health.
Best for: lines and wrinkles
An important compound for collagen in the skin is hyaluronic acid. We can actually get this from our diet in foods like beans, root vegetables, and soy. However, we can also add it into our skincare. You will find it in citrus fruits, green leafy veg as well as seeds, nuts and soy. A great way to get your hyaluronic acid is in the form of supplements.
Contains naturally occurring plant hormones like geranium
Revitalising Motivating Morning Routine
Best for: moisturising, breakouts
Dry skin is one of the most commonly reported skin side effects of hormone change, and natural plant oils can be a powerful way to provide relief and give skin back its glow. Oils and oil-based balms are easier for the skin to absorb than creams and lotions, and at the same time they help to balance the skin, which can help combat acne and breakouts. They also tend to contain less filler products and preservatives - as a result, they're 100% feel good factor for your skin.