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How to Get Glowing Skin During the Menopause

SKINCARE

During the perimenopause and the menopause, the body experiences many changes, and the skin is no exception. Hormones affect the way the skin functions, and fluctuations can lead to oilier skin and breakouts, dry skin, flaky areas and dull skin. If you’ve never experienced skin symptoms like this before it can be particularly difficult to navigate. Our Skin Pros are available to help you build a new skin routine that will help to support your complexion, you can book a virtual consultation or choose an in store skin consultation for personalised advice.

Start from within

It’s no secret that what we put inside our body, often shows up on the outside and alongside all the changes of menopause, it’s extra important to give your body all the nutrients it needs with a healthy diet. Boost your antioxidant levels by including more fruit and vegetables, vary the types and try to eat a wide variety of colours ‘eating the rainbow’ to ensure your skin gets all the protective antioxidants it possibly can. If you’re suffering from dry skin, healthy fats rich in fatty acids such as avocado and olive oil may help, while sensitive skin, redness and rosacea can be linked to inflammation. It’s also a good idea to include omega-3s and probiotics in your diet, which help support the all-important gut and calm inflammation. Hydration is always important for the skin, particularly if you’re suffering from dullness or lacking in plumpness, so try to increase how much water you drink each day.

Oestrogen and your skin

During the perimenopause our natural production of the hormone -- oestrogen, begins to drop. This has many significant effects on the body, not least of all meaning your skin holds less water, making it drier and less elastic. Collagen, one of the building blocks of our skin, works with oestrogen to help keep skin plump and firm. Menopause brings a big drop in both oestrogen and collagen production meaning mature skin begins to lack plumpness and feel slack.

Skincare can help

A strong and consistent skincare routine can help to keep skin looking and feeling firm, smooth and healthy. The key is in consistency, apply your skincare products every morning and evening and you will see results.

Routine for Menopausal Skin

Prepare your skin: cleanse

Cleansing your skin every morning and evening is non-negotiable! There’s little point applying expensive active serums to skin that’s coated in sweat, dirt and SPF, so make sure you remove everything every morning with Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser. This ultra-gentle pH balanced cleanser removes dirt and oil while soothing skin. In the evening, we recommend the nourishing Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil. Formulated with a blend of botanical oils, this makeup-removing oil cleanser removes impurities and is ideal for skin that feels dry or dehydrated.

Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

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Target skin issues: serum

The serum step in any skincare routine is where you can add the active ingredients that will work on any particular skin concerns. Serums are lightweight and specially formulated to draw ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin. For menopausal skin, there can be several issues you might want to target and it is possible to layer serums, or apply a different one in the morning and evening. Here’s a quick overview of our top picks:

For dull, uneven skin

Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Correcting Serum

Formulated with Activated C plus White Birch and Peony Extracts, this efficacious serum helps visibly brighten the appearance of skin while working to diminish dark spots and skin discolorations.

For dry, slack skin

Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate

This skin plumping serum can penetrate up to 10 surface layers deep* to visibly help smooth the appearance of fine lines. Infused with Epidermal Hydration Filler and 15% Glycerin, our hydrating, skin plumping formula with patented Serum-to-Liquid TechnologyTM plumps skin with up to 120% more moisture** to visibly enhance skin’s smooth appearance and the feeling of elasticity.
*Results based on formula penetration data in a clinical test on 25 subjects.
**Instrumental test, 25 subjects, measured after 15 minutes.

Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Cream for Face and Neck

For wrinkled, lined skin

Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate

A Vitamin C Serum, clinically demonstrated to boost skin’s radiant look whilst visibly reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Pores look diminished, skin feels firmer. This anti-ageing serum also includes Hyaluronic Acid to help skin retain moisture.

Address moisture loss: moisturise

During the perimenopause and menopause phase of life there is simply less moisture held within the skin. It’s really important to keep skin hydrated, internally by ensuring you drink enough water and externally with a powerful moisturiser. In the daytime, follow your serum step with a protective moisturiser such as our global bestseller, Ultra Facial Cream which keeps skin hydrated for up to 24 hours. Alternatively, Super Multi-Corrective Cream is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles, even skin tone, and smooth skin’s texture. In the evening, Midnight Recovery Concentrate Moisturizing Face Oil helps to visibly restore skin overnight to be smooth, radiant, and nourished looking by morning.

For wrinkled, lined skin

Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate

Formulated with Activated C plus White Birch and Peony Extracts, this efficacious serum helps visibly brighten the appearance of skin while working to diminish dark spots and skin discolorations.

Address moisture loss: moisturise

During the perimenopause and menopause phase of life there is simply less moisture held within the skin. It’s really important to keep skin hydrated, internally by ensuring you drink enough water and externally with a powerful moisturiser. In the daytime, follow your serum step with a protective moisturiser such as our global bestseller, Ultra Facial Cream which keeps skin hydrated for up to 24 hours. Alternatively, Super Multi-Corrective Cream is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles, even skin tone, and smooth skin’s texture. In the evening, Midnight Recovery Concentrate Moisturizing Face Oil helps to visibly restore skin overnight to be smooth, radiant, and nourished looking by morning.

Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Cream for Face and Neck

Sunscreen forever

UVA and UVB rays damage the skin and this shows up on the surface of the skin as dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines. The sun is also dehydrating and leads to leathery, dry skin, so it remains essential to protect your skin every day with a daily broad spectrum sunscreen like our Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++. This silky, lightweight formula sits under makeup or alone with a non-greasy, comfortable finish and works to protect skin from damage.

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