As if there weren’t already enough changes to keep up with, dry and itchy skin menopause symptoms are common among many women. Dryness and changing hormone levels can also trigger breakouts, redness and irritation. Luckily, these symptoms can be alleviated with the help of a gentle menopause skincare routine.
What Does Menopause Do To Your Skin?
As you approach menopause, you may notice that your skin begins to get drier. This is because the decline in oestrogen levels brought about by menopause slows down the production of collagen. As collagen absorbs water, if there is less collagen in the skin, the skin can hold less water, causing dehydration.
Collagen loss can lead to thinning skin, redness and sensitivity, while declining elastin levels (the ‘elastic’ protein found in skin) can cause skin to sag around the eyes, neck and cheeks.
How To Look After Menopause Skin
Don’t worry though! By making small changes to the products you use, you can create a gentle menopause skincare routine that tackles these skin concerns each step of the way.
A Simple 5 Step Menopause Skincare Routine
From itchy skin menopause symptoms to breakouts, you can reduce the effect of menopause skin changes and enjoy a healthy and radiant complexion by following these simple steps…
1. Dry skin: Use a hydrating cleanser
Hydration is perhaps the most important part of any good menopause skincare routine. Each step of your regimen should include products that offer skin a healthy dose of moisture, and cleansing is no exception.
Use a cleanser for dry skin, such as our Moisture Burst Face Wash which contains nourishing Almond Oil and Jojoba Beads, to gently cleanse without stripping the skin of its natural oils.