The period before, during and after the menopause can have drastic effects on your mental and physical health, due to the sudden fluctuation in hormone production. With so much on your plate during this turbulent time, the last thing you need to worry about is modifying your skincare regime. We’re on hand to take the weight off your mind by making skincare as simple, stress-free and hands-off as possible. Last month, we focused on the perimenopause – the stage just before the menopause, during which the ovaries gradually produce less estrogen. In this month’s blog, we’re taking a closer look at the menopause itself, and what happens to your skin during this time.

WHAT IS THE MENOPAUSE?

The menopause is the unavoidable, natural part of aging where the ovaries lose their reproductive function. The menopause can be responsible for a number of symptoms, though each individual can experience the process entirely differently. Hot flushes are extremely common, along with insomnia, low moods and increased anxiety. The reduction in collagen production leads to further sagging, dehydration and dullness in the skin. Additionally, your skin’s natural protection from environmental damage is weakened – this can exacerbate the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet.

OUR TIPS FOR SKINCARE DURING THE MENOPAUSE

During the menopause, the skin can feel flushed, itchy and uncomfortable. We’ve created products that are soothing and gentle, helping to cool your skin. Packed with softening ingredients like olive oil and oat oil, our range ensures your skin is kept feeling moisturised and pampered, despite the ongoing change To help ensure that any damage to your skin isn’t increased, it’s crucial to maintain a protective regime throughout the menopause, as damage from the sun and pollution can be heightened during this time. Make sure to include environmental protection in your daytime skincare products, no matter the season.

It’s important to make sure your skincare is truly effective. Many skincare ranges include unnecessary silicones and parabens that create a silky texture and preserve the products, but offer no benefits to your skin. We’ve stuck to natural, cutting edge ingredients that provide unique benefits deep into the epidermis and dermis layers.