World Menopause Month: How Menopause Impacts Your Skin
October is World Menopause Month, so to mark the occasion we’re taking a look at how menopause affects skin, as well as the products and treatments to improve symptoms. Menopause is a natural aspect of the female ageing process. In basic terms, menopause occurs when ovaries no longer produce the high levels of hormones required for menstruation. Symptoms include the ceasing of periods, hot flushes, nights sweats, vaginal dryness and accelerated collagen loss in skin. Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 years old and individual symptoms vary from person to person.
Stages of menopause
- Perimenopause is the period of a woman’s life shortly before the occurrence of the menopause.
- Menopause is a period when symptoms are a regular part of life and hormonal replacements are used in some cases.
- Post-menopause is a period of time after a woman has not bled for an entire year and into the future, during this stage most of the symptoms may ease or be non-existent for many women.
How menopause affects skin
Like most things, as we age and during menopause, declining oestrogen levels cause familiar symptoms like hot flushes, but it also has a significant impact on skin. It has long been observed that after menopause, skin begins to show visible changes including:
- Epidermal thinning
- Increased wrinkles
A clinical study has shown that approximately 30% of skin collagen is lost in the first 5 years of menopause, with an average decline of 2.1% per post-menopausal year over a period of 20 years. This is the fastest acceleration of skin ageing that a woman will experience during any part of her life.
Treatments and products for menopause
Now you know how menopause affects skin, let’s talk about how we can prevent and maintain the skin you’re in. As some of our readers will already know, age management is something that needs to be maintained and managed effectively with the right treatments and active ingredients to achieve visible results. Here at Face the Future, we have a multitude of treatments, products and technologies available to activate and stimulate our skin receptors to maintain a youthful complexion.
Collagen induction therapy is a form of microneedling that causes micro traumas to the skin in order to promote a wound healing response, which stimulates our fibroblast cells. Fibroblast cells are responsible for producing collagen and elastin, making our skin appear bouncy and firm.
Watch our very own Kate complete her at-home microneedling here...
EndyMed Pro is an innovative treatment that uses radio frequency to heat the dermal layers of skin to lift, tighten and contour the facial features. The EndyMed Pro treatment includes skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, body contouring, texture improvement, acne scar reduction and stretch mark reduction.
Skincare products for menopausal skin
Emepelle is a breakthrough innovation for skin affected by menopause. It is the first and only cosmeceutical brand that features MEP technology that is clinically proven to effectively and safely rejuvenate the natural functions. Emepelle targets the root causes of accelerated ageing in skin affected by menopause, loss of oestrogen and the subsequent reduction and activation of skin cell oestrogen receptors.
Both the Night Cream and Serum from Emepelle, are specifically formulated for people experiencing perimenopause and menopause. During this time, oestrogen levels are at an all-time low, which accelerates skin ageing.
Using these two products will rejuvenate, rebalance and restore skin affected by perimenopause and menopause, without requiring any additional products for your routine.
Support skin from the inside with Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Collagen Support, which helps to build collagen and elastin while protecting skin against oxidative stress, skin collagen support contains Vitamin C, zinc, MSM, grapeseed extract, and melon concentrate. A case study showcased that 85% of individuals experienced an increase in elasticity!
If menopause is impacting your skin or your anti ageing routine isn't delivering the results you want, come visit us for a FREE consultation, where we can discuss an age management programme tailored to you.
Shop all these products and more at Face the Future. For a detailed and personalised skincare re-gime, please get in touch with our team of skin experts on firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our online skin test.
Written for you by: Jess, Face the Future
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