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Skin SOS: What is Menopause Skin?

Understanding menopause and what it does to your skin

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Menopause is a natural phase of life marking the end of a woman's reproductive years, typically occurring around the age of 45 to 55. Hot flashes and mood swings - these are not the only effects of menopause. Estrogen, a hormone that decreases significantly during menopause, plays a crucial role in how our skin changes during this time and an impact on collagen synthesis too. Understanding these changes is crucial for implementing effective skincare routines and maintaining skin health during this transitional phase.

 

 

What hormonal changes that can happen during menopause?

Dryness: Reduced estrogen levels can lead to a decrease in oil production, causing the skin to become drier and less supple.

 

Loss of Firmness: Studies show that women's collagen levels decline gradually starting at age 30 and decrease more rapidly after menopause, leading to less firm and elastic skin, which contributes to sagging.

 

Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Collagen depletion, especially after menopause, accelerates aging, leading to deeper wrinkles and more pronounced fine lines.

 

Thinning Skin: Oestrogen helps maintain the thickness of the skin, so its decline during menopause can result in thinner, more fragile skin.

 

Skin Sagging: Lower collagen production causes more pronounced sagging in areas like the cheeks, jawline, and neck, especially in menopausal women.

 

Increased Sensitivity & Redness: Some women may experience increased skin sensitivity or irritation during menopause, possibly due to hormonal fluctuations.

 

Hyperpigmentation: Hormonal changes can sometimes trigger an increase in melanin production, leading to dark spots or patches on the skin, known as hyperpigmentation.

 

Acne or Breakouts: While some women experience a decrease in acne after menopause, others may notice an increase in breakouts due to hormonal imbalances.

 

               

 

Managing Menopausal Skin Changes

While menopause brings about inevitable changes to the skin, there are steps we can take to mitigate its impact and maintain skin health.


Choosing the right skincare products:

Invest in skincare products formulated to address the specific concerns of menopausal skin, such as those containing hyaluronic acid for hydration, retinoids for collagen stimulation, and antioxidants for protection against environmental damage.


That’s why the Ursolic Acid & Retinal Overnight Reform is the perfect all-in-one skin revival during menopause as it is packed with encapsulated Retinaldehyde, Ursolic Acid and Tripeptide to help boost regeneration, collagen and elastin, whilst Bakuchiol, Glutathione and Niacinamide provide potent brightening and antioxidant protection.


Have Enough Sun Protection:

Consistent use of broad-spectrum sunscreen is crucial for preventing further damage from harmful UV rays. Not only that, you will be undoing all your hard work in your skincare routine if you don’t have enough sun protection. Opt for a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and reapply every two hours, especially when spending extended periods outdoors.


Keep Your Skin Hydrated:

Maintain skin hydration by incorporating moisturizers containing humectants like glycerin and ceramides. Avoid harsh cleansers and hot water, as they can strip the skin of its natural oils and exacerbate dryness.


The Pro Resilience Serum is a true skin saviour when it comes to deep hydration and rebalancing with hydrators such as Beta Glucan, Tamarind and Hyaluronic Acid. Encapsulated Peptides and Ceramides also help to strengthen your skin barrier and promote firmness.


Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle:

Adopting a healthy lifestyle can also benefit menopausal skin. A balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids supports overall skin health. Regular exercise improves blood circulation, promoting a youthful glow, while adequate sleep allows the skin to repair and regenerate.


Consultation with Dermatologist:

For persistent or severe skin concerns, consult a dermatologist who can recommend personalized treatments such as prescription retinoids, laser therapy, or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to address specific issues.

 

 

Menopause holds a significant chapter of change in a woman's life, and its impact extends beyond the cessation of menstruation to affect various aspects of health, including the skin. We at Sachi Skin understand that our skin is constantly changing and evolving over time. That’s why we are committed to creating skincare that can navigate through the various, transitional phases of life, bringing your skin back to its healthiest and most balanced self.


Wishing you happy healthy skin xxx

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