Throughout our lives, the body undergoes countless changes that can take a toll on the health and appearance of our skin. One of the most significant changes – the menopause – can have a huge impact on the skin, and it can leave you constantly switching your skincare products to keep up. This is exactly why we created an inclusive, adaptive skincare range that maintains balance throughout this turbulent stage. Over the next few blog posts, we’ll break down the different stages of the menopause – and what this means for your skin.
WHAT IS PERIMENOPAUSE?
Perimenopause is the stage before the menopause, lasting around four years – although it can last anywhere from a few months to ten years. During this period, the ovaries gradually produce less estrogen, and this drastically drops just before the menopause occurs. Hormonal changes tend to show themselves most obviously in the delicate skin on your face. During the perimenopause, less collagen is produced. Collagen is a protein that is abundant in your body, in your muscles, skin, bones, and blood. Collagen gives your skin elasticity, resilience, and structure – so a dip in its levels results in saggier, duller skin, with more visible wrinkles.
OUR TIPS FOR PERIMENOPAUSAL SKINCARE
There’s no way to reverse or avoid the symptoms during this stage of life – however, there are many ways to boost your skin’s overall health and help achieve a bright, lustrous complexion despite the upheaval. To avoid exacerbating the dryness and thin, papery quality of perimenopausal skin, ensure your body is getting all the hydration it requires. This doesn’t just mean drinking pints and pints of water – it’s crucial to check your skin is soaking in all the moisture it possibly can. Hyaluronic acid is a miracle ingredient when it comes to holding water within your skin – and we’ve made sure to include it in all Utopia products. Vitamin C is an antioxidant with countless benefits for your skin. It helps to boost collagen production and protects against environmental and UV damage. Snack on plenty of Vitamin C-rich foods, and start your day with our Intensive Face Serum which is packed with the powerful antioxidant. To help reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and crow’s feet, we’ve also included soft focus powder in the Utopia range. The powder helps to blur and soften the appearance of wrinkles through light diffusion, leaving you with a smooth, silky and glowing complexion.