How menopause affects our skin
Posted by SABINE STEMPFHUBER
Menopause is a time of change for every woman.
A noticeable and visible sign are changes in the skin. During the menopause, the skin loses its elasticity and resilience. Due to the hormonal changes, the skin dries faster and wrinkles begin to appear more often.But not only that. Many women complain about sensitive skin. The reduced estrogen and progesterone production simply makes you “thinner”. Creams that have been used for years are suddenly no longer tolerated. The skin is sensitive to fragrances, alcohol and preservatives.
Rashes, itching, burning and reddened skin are not uncommon. Skin blemishes are also often a problem for women going through the menopause.
It is often difficult to find a care product that is supposed to have an anti-aging effect on the one hand and is also suitable for sensitive and irritated skin on the other.
A first aid can be to put your diet to the test. Eating habits can also have a positive or negative effect on the appearance of our skin.
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Especially during the menopause, the skin barrier needs to be strengthened, moisture and lipids need to be supplied to the skin.
WHAT WE SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING SKIN CARE.
Look for an irritation-free care product that does not contain fragrances or alcohol. Essential oils can also be irritating to the skin. Alcohol dries out the skin even more.
Look for high-quality natural ingredients.
Skin-soothing ingredients such as aloe vera can be combined with anti-wrinkle ingredients that smooth and soothe the skin. The skin barrier should be strengthened. This is possible, for example, with high-quality organic oils such as pomegranate seed oil or raspberry seed oil.
Hyaluronic acid makes the skin plump and dry lines disappear. This active ingredient is also suitable for sensitive skin
Beware of products with vitamin C or retinol. These active ingredients are often too aggressive for sensitive skin during menopause.
Nature has given us some active ingredients that ensure a smooth and silky skin feel without irritating the skin even more.
Our Radiant Skin Complex care series is ideal for caring for sensitive skin during the menopause.