Win this skin battle against time
We all know it is coming but no one can prepare you for the intense changes menopause brings in the texture, structure, and appearance of your skin. Your skin has gone through a lot by the time you approach menopause, nearly five decades of unpredictable weather, acne, makeup, moisturiser, smiles, and tears.
It's not a surprise that as you get closer to menopause, your skin won't likely resemble your youthful skin's dewy appearance. But, let's be honest: your youthful skin probably wasn't entirely flawless either. We all deal with skin issues throughout our lives and why should menopause be any different?
The good news here is that it is truly not very difficult to combat the signs of aging that happen to your face once you understand what your skin’s needs are!
A clean, minimalistic, and effective routine that targets your skin concerns is ALL you need!
How Does Your Skin Change During Menopause?
As you become older, your skin often changes as a result of two things: extrinsic, or intrinsic factors. Extrinsic factors include pollution, stress, and sun exposure that can cause your skin to age.
Contrarily, intrinsic factors that cause skin to age over time include the depletion of collagen. Collagen is the protein that gives our skin its strength and flexibility and hence a loss of it through a long period of time can cause our skin to look and feel older.
As you move from perimenopause to menopause, your body declines the production of estrogen in your ovaries but the production of androgens i.e. male sex hormones like testosterone remains the same.
Estrogen drives the creation of both collagen and elastin in our body. These proteins are required to make your skin hydrated and healthy. Hence, this sudden imbalance results in dry skin on your face, body, and everywhere else.
While these processes are not fully reversible, there is a lot that can be done to help you revive your glow using the right ingredients, products, and routines. The easiest method to handle the outward signs of menopause is to switch to organic and clean skincare that is designed for ladies with aged skin.
If you want to know more about how your skin ages and general tips you can follow to keep it healthy, read our blog on achieving ageless skin.
Here are some changes in your skin that you might notice and how you can improve them:
Sagging Skin, Fine Lines, and Wrinkles
A common sign of aging, wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines are a direct result of losing collagen in your skin. It is said that women lose about 30% of their collagen in the first five years of menopause.
What can you do?
- Incorporate Vitamin A in your skincare: Rosehip Seed Oil is nature’s Vitamin A and the answer to all your skin’s anti-aging woes. It increases your cell turnover, making your skin smooth and texture-free while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Empress Naturals’ Anti-Aging Skincare Range with 100% Pure and USDA Certified Rosehip Seed Oil is all you need for the perfect minimalistic routine.
Dull and Dry Skin:
Menopause-related sudden skin changes can come as an unpleasant shock. Nobody wants their skin to be dry, dull, and irritating, after all. As described earlier, the amount of estrogen in your blood lowers as you age and the collagen formation in your skin slows.
What can you do?
- Opt for gentle cleansers : Choose gentle cleansers instead of abrasive ones to avoid drying your skin out. Make sure to use a mild, non-foaming cleanser that is creamy in texture and leaves your skin feeling hydrated. We love Buffalo Gal’s Sea Flower Exfoliating Cleansing Milk!
- Up your moisturizing game: It's important to use moisturizers that give your skin its moisture back. Choose products with clean, sustainable and environmentally friendly ingredients, like Rosehip Seed Oil that moisturize your skin from within and leave no greasy residue.
If you want to know more about how you can combat itchy and dry skin cause due to menopause, make sure you check out our blog.
Hyperpigmentation and Dark Spots:
With thinning skin, the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation tends to get elaborated. Scars and spots might take longer to disappear because of delayed cell renewal.
What can you do?
- Target the root cause: To avoid hyperpigmentation from occurring, visit your dermatologist and try to understand why it occurs. Targeting the root cause of your hyperpigmentation will save you a lot of time, money, and effort.
Breakouts and Adult Acne:
Due to the increased prevalence of androgens in comparison to estrogen, pimples and blemishes are frequently a typical occurrence. Our skin's ability to replace old tissues and regenerate new ones depletes as we become older. The combination of illness and congested pores is optimal.
What can you do?
- Add mild anti-inflammatories to your skincare regimen: Rosehip Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Geranium Oil, etc are abundant in antioxidants, work as anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating agents to speed up the cell turnover process in your skin.
Try Empress Naturals Luxe Night Elixir, which is designed for all skin types and has the ideal anti-inflammatory ingredients!
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The perfect anti-aging regime as you battle the signs of menopause on a daily basis!