Hormonal changes can wreak havoc on your complexion during this most trying time, and during this time, you will lose up to 30% of your collagen, which, of course, helps skin stay firm. The following are a few tips for getting through this time with more ease.
Treat Blemishes. Yes, you heard me right. Zits, again? Unfortunately, yes. Hormonal fluctuations can lead to breakouts along your mouth, jaw, and chin. However, because your skin is now in a dry state, skip the teen acne treatments and instead reach for a gentle facial cleanser but one that will get rid of pore clogging dirt and oil without stripping skin of moisture. Try Dr Brandt Blemishes No More Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, which is strong enough to provide thorough cleansing, yet gentle enough to keep skin feeling fresh, clean, and protected without over drying.
Soothe Flushed Skin. Hot flashes are common for most women during menopause. They occur when blood vessels near the skin’s surface dilate to regulate your body temperature, which causes your face to become red and perspire. For a quick fix, tote a refreshing La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water in the 1.8 oz size to spritz on your face. It contains cooling, soothing, healing waters from natural springs in France. Top it off with GreatSkin’s Keep It Calm Serum.
Erase Age Spots Estrogen regulates the production of pigment in you skin known as melanin. So, when it decreases, brown spots, caused by exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can start to appear along your face, neck, chest and hands. Even out your skin tone by using a serum like GreatSkin Vitamin C 20%+B+E+ Ferulic, which will help wipe out discolorations and help with skin’s elasticity.
Upgrade Your Moisturizer. The face lotion that you have used for years may not be hydrating enough anymore. Oil production slows during menopause causing skin to thin and become prone to dryness. To make it more supple, switch to a cream rich in moisture with vitamins A, C, and E. Try Dermalogica’s Intensive Moisture Balance. Forget the days when you would go on vacation and come back with a glorious golden tan. Now, you’ll come back with an ugly mottled, freckled look! Therefore, your sunscreen is going to become your best friend. Try any of La Roche Posay’s Anthelios sun protectors. I personally like Anthelios SPF60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid.
Always Use a Night Time Remedy for Your Skin. The most important time to treat your skin is while you are asleep, so do not forget to apply something wonderful before retiring for the night. Try Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum, which gives maximum results with minimum irritation. It encourages the skin renewal process while enhancing the tone and texture of your skin. Fine lines and wrinkles will appear visibly reduced. Skin will look renewed, refreshed, and restored!