The ultimate skincare guide for your perimenopausal skin woes
As women, we are often made aware of the drastic changes that we will experience when we hit a certain age. But what we arent always told is that the changes often start way before we hit menopause. The neglected perimenopausal stage is the beginning of confused hormones that affect your menstrual cycle, body, and especially your skin.
The worry women often have when it comes to entering the perimenopausal stage is that there is no fixed set of instructions to follow. If you are wondering how to adapt your skincare routine in a beneficial way to combat this change, you are in the right place! Read along to know more about how you can differentiate between perimenopause and menopause, and how you should help your skin when it craves some extra love!
Are You in Perimenopause or Menopause?
If you haven't visited your gyneacologist recently, chances are you have no idea what the difference between these phases are and where you lie. While both stages have similar symptoms, there are also certain differences that need to be acknowledged to be able to establish the perfect routine.
Menopause is said to have started only once a woman has skipped her period for a full year, or 12 consecutive months. Though it can naturally occur earlier or later, this often occurs between the ages of 40 and 58.
Perimenopause, on the other hand, is when your menstrual cycle starts to fluctuate. This might happen in your thirties but can last between four and eight years on average.
The symptoms of perimenopause mirror those of menopause in many ways. You might feel tired, get hot flashes, feel sore in your breasts, lose your sex drive, experience vaginal dryness, have difficulties falling asleep, or experience mood swings. Your periods will become more erratic during perimenopause, but you can still get pregnant at this time unlike in menopause.
How Does Your Skin Change during Perimenopause?
Numerous hormonal changes that occur during perimenopause might have an impact on your skin. The production of collagen and estrogen will inevitably decline. Estrogen Deficient Skin, a condition that happens concurrently with perimenopause and menopause, is the primary cause of the perimenopause skin issues that women experience.
Hyperpigmentation may start to show up in areas like your arms, neck, chest, and face. Your skin may start to lose its youthful firmness and appearance, it's possible that you'll begin to notice more wrinkles. Your skin thins as your estrogen levels drop, which can make bruising more likely. Your skin may become less able to retain moisture, which could make it more susceptible to drying out.
While it may seem confusing to understand how you should treat your skin during these changes, one thing is clear. With changing hormones, your skincare routine needs to adapt so you continue to nourish your skin the best you can.
Here are some things you need to look out for while developing your perimenopausal skincare treatments and routines.
Dry and Sensitive Skin During Perimenopause
Perimenopause is the first stage during which your body starts to reduce the amount of estrogen in your blood and the collagen formation in your skin. A sudden decline in estrogen production causes your skin to become dry and itchy. However, there are small changes you can make to your routine to help combat dry skin using clean and natural ingredients.
Choose mild cleaners:
Make sure to use a mild, non-foaming cleaner to prevent additional drying. Pick creamy cleansers that strengthen rather than weaken your skin's barrier. The Daily Glow Cleanser with Argan Oil from Buffalo Gals is fantastic!
Prioritize using clean and effective moisturizers:
Any and all moisturizing that your skin can get is perfect! Choose products with pure, eco-friendly ingredients, like Rosehip Seed Oil. Rosehip Seed Oil's emollient qualities help your body produce more estrogen, which improves water retention and gets rid of dry skin.
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Sensitive Skin During Perimenopause
Your skin may be more sensitive than usual due to the lack of estrogen. You are more likely to break out in a rash due to this increase in sensitivity. Your skin may react more harshly if you are sensitive to dangerous elements like perfumes, dyes, and abrasive materials.
Moreover, if you are already prone to eczema or other skin issues, they may get exacerbated during perimenopause.
Vitamin C is your new best friend
From the food you consume to skincare you use, Vitamin C in all it's forms is essential for the skin's collagen formation. In addition to protecting sensitive skin, it helps heal it faster. Rosehip Seed Oil is an incredible natural source of Vitamin C that restores and repairs your skin.
An oatmeal bath is a successful treatment for a number of skin issues. It is an essential component of many skincare and bath products without chemicals. It soothes sensitive skin and is known to be hydrating, and anti-inflammatory.
Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation During Perimenopause
As skin becomes thinner, dark spots and hyperpigmentation become more obvious. Due to the delayed cell renewal, scars and spots may take longer to fade.
Introduce anti-inflammatories into your routine:
Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Geranium Oil, and other oils are rich in antioxidants, act as anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating agents, and quicken the cell renewal process in your skin. This is also perfect for those with oily skin or sudden onset of acne during perimenopause.
Try our ultimate anti-inflammatory Luxe Night Elixir that soothes and repairs your sensitive skin when it requires that extra love!
Target the underlying cause
To prevent hyperpigmentation, consult a dermatologist and make an effort to comprehend why it happens. You will save a tonne of time, money, and effort by focusing on the underlying source of your hyperpigmentation.
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