Menopause makeovers for better skin

menopausal skin

It’s not called the ‘the change’ for nothing. As well as causing hot flushes, vaginal dryness, decreased sex drive and memory fog the menopause also affects our skin.

Rapidly dropping levels of the hormone oestrogen are one of the main culprits. Oestrogen aids water retention and plumpness in the skin so when it drops, we lose some of the molecules that help keep the skin moisturised.

But don’t despair we offer a variety of treatments to help fight the signs of the ageing and the menopause.

What’s happening to your skin during menopause?

As well as a loss of plumpness you may notice a few different changes happening to your skin if you are menopausal. For example:

Brown ‘age’ spots on your face, neck and the backs of your hands.

Dryness and sensitivity.

Loss of collagen making skin thinner and more lined and wrinkled.

Acne breakouts.

Unwanted hairs growing on your chin or upper lip.

Reducing the appearance of age spots

You don’t have to live with those tell-tale age spots. As well as creams there are facial peels which can fade individual spots and enhance the overall brightness and youthful appearance of the skin.

Always protect your hands

Hands, along with the rest of your skin, need protection every day of the year from the damaging and ageing effects of the sun. Cover up or use a SPF 30+ broad spectrum sunscreen (ask me for advice on which products are best for you).

Don’t forget – damaging UVA rays can penetrate window glass so be careful in the car or when sitting by a window.

Book a consultation if your age spots are bothering you and find out how we can help.

Chemical peels can also reduce the appearance of age spots and smooth out wrinkles and rough skin. LPG Endermologie treatments can be used to reduce wrinkling too due to stimulation of your own fibroblasts and hyaluronic acids that thicken and firm up the skin.

Dealing with dryness and sensitivity

You may find that the products you’ve used for years suddenly don’t agree with your skin anymore, or no longer work to ward off dryness.

If your skin is now prone to irritation, avoid perfumed products and those that are coloured or contain alcohol.

I can advise on which products will offer an excellent homecare routine for your menopausal skin, helping to rehydrate it, reduce sensitivity and give you back your youthful glow.

Drawing a line under wrinkles

I’m a big fan of Retinol as it can deliver some amazing results, making menopausal skin look younger, brighter and smoother.

However, to ensure you get the best results there are some important do’s and don’ts when it comes to starting a course of treatment– so book a consultation with one of our skin experts to find out more.”

Dealing with acne breakouts

Menopause can cause acne breakouts, but don’t treat it with off-the-shelf acne creams that are mostly aimed at teenagers. These will usually be too harsh and drying for older skin. Pop in for a consultation and I can advise on gentle cleansers, for example, those containing salicylic acid.

Getting rid of those pesky facial hairs

Tweezing, waxing, hair removal cream and threading are all tried and trusted methods for getting rid of unwanted facial hair but they are not a permanent solution. Please get in touch about the only permanent method of hair removal such as electrolysis.

Book your free consultation today

If you’d like to give your menopausal skin a real boost, come in for a complimentary consultation. As a skincare specialist I will talk you through all the best solutions for your skin type and advise on the best products for home use.