When hormones start drying up, so does your skin. So if you’re experiencing extremely dry skin, it’s no surprise.
Decreasing estrogen levels cause collagen production to decline, and collagen is what gives your skin that moist, bouncy plump look. With lower levels of collagen, you start to see more fine lines and wrinkles on your face and loose dry skin on your body. Testosterone is another hormone that can cause unwanted symptoms during menopause such as acne and facial hair. Testosterone can have you feeling like you are in middle school again with acne flare ups in your 40’s even if you never had acne before.
To help with this, look for an anti-aging cream or antioxidant that you can use daily that is a broad-spectrum sunscreen. This will help reduce signs of aging, lines, and wrinkles.
Another powerful ingredient is ceramides and retinoids. Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A and they slow down ageing by stimulating collagen growth to repair the epidermis.
Acne is another bothersome skin symptom in menopause that is seen on the lower section of the face as opposed to the adolescent T-zone. Using a gentle cream cleanser that is pH balanced for skin, pH 4-5.5, and applying serums with niacinamide, turmeric and tea tree oil can help to clear up, brighten and keep acne in check. For severe acne talk to your doctor about oral antibiotics, hormone therapy or low dose oral contraceptives.
PhaseSkin’s menopause serum has Co-enzyme Q10, Evening Primrose Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (the strongest Vitamin C available today), Turmeric and cold pressed Hemp Seed Oil. Together these ingredients help to scavenge those free radicals, moisturize and promote collagen production, while leaving your skin soft and supple. Find it and other hormone synch’s skincare products at myphaseskin.com