The Most Important Skincare Steps For Menopausal Skin

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When your body starts going through menopause, it brings some serious changes to your hair, skin, and hormones. When your hormone levels plummet, your skin is one of the first places it will show.

Instead of suffering from menopausal skin, there are some easy tricks you can use to help care for the most important areas. They’re quick, easy, and keep you looking youthful and confident!

Your Chest

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Once you begin menopause, and as you progress through it, your entire body loses its valuable collagen and elastin. This means that your skin is going to lose its battle against gravity, and aginst firmness. While many people suffer silently with the effects of menopausal skin, you can reclaim your confidence by using a special treatment to help deal with your sagging chest – which is giving your true age away.

Taking care of your chest is a priority because it is an unexpected area that ages. While most women only focus on their face, caring for your chest will take years off your look and have you feeling more confident. It will also help protect that delicate skin from premature aging and unnecessary sagging thanks to firming and lifting peptides if you’re using a formulation like our Neck Firming Cream!

Eyelids

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You’ve probably included some form of eye products in your routine before, but menopause means a new focus. While many people worry about undereye bags and dark circles, in menopause you’re more likely to suffer from dreaded sagging eyelids than ever before. A tricky combination of collagen loss and gravity is responsible for these unpleasant side effects, but it can be easy to deal with if you know what you’re doing.

When you apply your eye serum daily, make sure that you’re applying it to your eyelids both morning and night. By delivering nutrients and peptides to this extremely delicate area, it will help fortify and restructure your skin. Best of all, firming up your eyelid skin will allow you to apply makeup with more ease and add a more youthful look to your entire face. After all, the eyes are the window to your soul, and your soul is still young and heart!

Hydration

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Perhaps the worse side effect of menopausal skin is the dryness and dullness you’re likely to experience. It may feel like your skin has dried up, and that dehydrated feeling can make wrinkles look worse than ever. If you are suffering from dryness or feel like your skin has lost its sparkle, keeping your skin hydrated is going to mask wrinkles, brighten skin, and restore your complexion.

When you treat skin during menopause, look for super hydrating and brightening ingredients that can go to work right away on your skin. Some of the most effective are shea butter and argan oil which work to brighten + hydrated even the deeper layers of your skin. In as little as a few weeks using a powerful moisturizer twice a day, you’ll get your glowing skin back to its former glory and feel extra confident and beautiful!

This Is How Menopause Affects The Way Your Skin Ages And How To Prevent It

Menopause can bring some pretty drastic changes to your body and how it functions but it’s something that every woman will go through as they age.

Menopause causes estrogen production to slow and the ovaries to stop producing eggs. The first sign of menopause can be different for everyone but it usually begins when periods become erratic and then eventually stop all together.

As your estrogen levels drop, most women will experience some nasty side effects like hot flashes and night sweats. While it seems that most of the toll menopause takes can be uncomfortable but harmless, it also can have some drastic effects to how your skin ages.

Drops in estrogen levels before and during menopause can wreak havoc on your skin. It leaves your skin more vulnerable to redness, bumps, and other signs of irritation and can lead to increased dryness. Those dry spots are where wrinkles not only form, but worsen without proper hydration and care.

Estrogens stimulate fat deposits over the female body so as estrogen levels drop during menopause, fat deposits tend to become redistributed and often concentrated over the abdomen and/or on the thighs and buttocks. The result is a loss of supportive fat below the skin of the face, neck, hands and arms; this allows sagging wrinkles to appear.

So what can you do to keep your skin looking its best all while keeping pesky lines and wrinkles at bay during menopause? Make sure that instead of a harsh soap, you’re using a cleanser (and preferably an oil based one like our South Beach Olive Oil Cleanser) which allows your skin to maintain it’s healthy oils and adds moisture instead of drying skin out. Also make sure that you’re applying moisturizer right out of the shower or bath, and reapplying any time your skin feels dry to the touch. Your skin is craving extra hydration at this time so let it soak up all it can!

Pro tip: You can save money on both an oil cleanser and an anti-aging moisturizer by buying them together in a package like our South Beach Skin Lab – Full Beach Bag

Don’t forget your ingredients! With menopause doing its best to throw off your skin, you want to make sure your products are plentiful in peptides, nutrients and collagen boosters!