Published: 06 May 2024

Skincare Changes During Perimenopause: Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin!

Perimenopause, the transitional phase leading up to menopause, is characterised by fluctuating hormone levels that can have a significant impact on a woman's health, including her skin! As estrogen levels decline, many women experience changes in their skin texture, elasticity, and overall appearance. Despite the challenges faced during perimenopause, there are some practical tips that will help you maintain healthy, glowing skin throughout this stage of life...

Understanding Perimenopausal Skin Changes

During perimenopause, the decline in estrogen production can lead to several skin-related issues, including...

  • Dryness: Decreased estrogen levels can result in reduced oil production, unfortunately leading to dry or flaky skin.
  • Fine Lines: Loss of collagen and elastin, coupled with reduced skin hydration, may contribute to the formation of wrinkles or fine lines.
  • Hormonal Acne: Hormonal fluctuations during perimenopause can trigger breakouts, particularly around the chin and jawline.
  • Sensitivity: Some women may experience increased skin sensitivity and irritation during perimenopause, making their skin more prone to redness and inflammation.

Skincare Tips for Perimenopausal Women 

To address these common skincare concerns and maintain healthy, glowing skin during perimenopause, consider incorporating the following tips into your skincare routine:

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Combat dryness by using hydrating skincare products that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides. Opt for a richer moisturiser or oil to replenish any lost moisture and restore skin barrier function.

Boost Collagen Production 
Support collagen synthesis by incorporating products with retinoids or peptides into your skincare regimen. These ingredients can help improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and promote skin firmness. 

Protect Your Skin
Shield your skin from environmental damage and premature aging by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, daily. SPF is especially important if adding retinoids to your skincare.

Gentle Cleansing
Choose a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser that effectively removes impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Avoid harsh exfoliants and abrasive scrubs, as they can exacerbate dryness and irritation.

Address Hormonal Acne
Combat hormonal acne by incorporating skincare products with ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or niacinamide into your routine. Consult with a dermatologist or GP for personalised treatment options if over-the-counter remedies are not effective.

Prioritise Self-Care
Manage stress levels through relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises. Adequate sleep, regular exercise, and a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids can also do so much to support your overall skin health!

Try a personalised facial
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Remember to be patient and consistent with your skincare routine, and don't hesitate to seek advice from skincare professionals for personalised recommendations and guidance. Try to embrace the journey of aging and celebrate the beauty of your evolving skin!

Published: 06 May 2024