Suffering from Menopausal skin? It’s time to take action …

October is Menopause Awareness month, so I thought it would be a good time to talk all about the menopause.

First up, menopause is not an illness.

It’s a natural part of life.

But it can have a big impact on your skin. I regularly see clients suffering from skin issues due to hormonal changes. Though menopause symptoms can be difficult to deal with, eating the right diet, exercising regularly and using the correct skincare products may help alleviate and prevent them.

Help! My skin seems so dry!

Many women notice their skin becoming drier as they approach or go through the menopause. Falling oestrogen levels can also mean that your skin becomes not just drier but also more sensitive. Rosacea (redness of the skin) can become a problem.

If you’ve always had oily skin you might be pleased by this! But for most people, using the right moisturiser and keeping yourself hydrated is absolutely vital from here on in. Sadly, the moisture levels in your skin aren’t likely to revert back at any point as the skin is permanently changed by the reduction of natural lipids. Adding a serum to your routine can also help if it contains Hylauronic acid which acts as a super moisture booster for your skin.

Spots, even at my age?

Yes, unfortunately, hormonal fluctuation can leave you breaking out in spots, even in your 50s. The skin can produce more sebum to combat the lack of natural lipids. This excess skin oil can trigger acne, as the pores of your skin become blocked by bacteria, oil, dead skin cells and dirt.

Thankfully, help is at hand.

The Clinicare Pure Range works brilliantly for treating red skin, Rosacea, Acne and spots.

Used in conjunction with a Pure chemical peel and good lifestyle choices, they can make a real impact.

Clinicare pure range for menopausal skin, as well as dry skin, rosacea and acne  Woman having a chemical Peel Rosacea before and after photos

Tackling fine lines and wrinkles

As your skin becomes dehydrated, it also contains less elastin and collagen, meaning fine lines and wrinkles can become deeper and more noticeable. Skin loses its firm and plump structure, becoming saggy and slack. This can cause a major loss of confidence and low self-esteem as you notice these changes in the mirror.

But you’d be surprised how much difference something like a skin tightening treatment can make. Radio Frequency Skin Tightening can be used on both the face and the body to restore youthful vitality and also firm and lift, including treating hooded eyelids and double chins. Best of all, there’s no pain or downtime.

Check out these before and after photos:

RF Skin tightening chin before and after photos

Eat right

Eating the right foods is really important to support your body and ease the transition.

Experts recommend:

👉 Eat foods rich in Calcium and Vitamin D – try spinach, kale, tuna or cheese

👉 Eat lots of fruit and vegetables

👉 Eat more foods that are high in Phytoestrogens – like chickpeas, lentils, rice and oats

👉 Eat Protein-rich foods – add in some broccoli, eggs, chicken or salmon

👉 Avoid trigger foods

👉 Reduce refined sugar and processed foods

👉 Don’t skip meals

👉 Achieve and maintain a healthy weight

Supplements can also help to boost your body from the inside. At Christchurch Derma Spa I am proud to stock the fantastic Advanced Nutrition Programme range. I can advise which would be the best supplements to address your specific skin issues, such as Skin Accumax for problem complexions and Skin Omegas+ to nourish dry skin.

Photo Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Accumax and Skin Omegas supplements

Top tips to stay hydrated

👍 Try to drink at least eight glasses of water per day (approximately 2 litres).

👍 Create a mental schedule of when to drink, for example when you wake up, with all your meals and before you go to bed.

👍 Keep a reusable bottle of water with you during the day. If you don’t like the taste of water, try flavouring it with a slice of lemon or infusing it with other fruit.

👍 Make sure you drink water before, during and after a workout to replenish water lost through sweat.

Glass of water great for hydrating your skin especially during winter

Going through the menopause can be tough. But you don’t have to just accept symptoms and suffer in silence. There are lots of things you can do to help.

Where can I go for treatment for menopausal skin near me? And where can I purchase skincare products for the menopause?

Christchurch Derma Spa is a skin clinic in Christchurch, Dorset offering bespoke skin treatments such as Deep Cleanse FacialsChemical PeelsMicrodermabrasion, Skin Tightening and Laser Treatment.

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