Looking radiant through your menopausal years
In many ways, getting older is celebrated. You wouldn’t be as wise or confident and self-assured if it wasn’t for all of life’s experiences over the course of your years. While we commonly lament comment that men age like fine wine, we can’t say quite the same for women, no thanks to menopause.
When menopause occurs, estrogen levels dip and this could have an impact on your skin. With less estrogen, your skin is more prone to thinning, sagging, and wrinkling.
Estrogen is responsible for the thickness and quality of your skin, including the collagen content. So you can imagine that as estrogen diminishes, the quality and elasticity of your skin is compromised. Combine that with skin dryness, another possible side effect of menopause, lines on your face become more noticeable. It’s not uncommon to see more lines around your neck, jawline, cheeks and even your upper lips.
At this point, it’s more important than ever before to step up the skincare game.
Knowing that your skin is drier and in need of more moisture, find a good cleanser that doesn’t strip you further of your skin’s natural oils. Cleansers without SLS (Sodium lauryl sulphate) are ideal especially if you also have sensitive skin.
Alternatively, opt for creamy formulas that could aid in hydrating your skin. Elemis Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser is a firm favourite; this cleansing milk is gentle enough for all skin types and great for mature skin. After washing your skin, it leaves a protective film on skin without being sticky.
We all know cleaning your face just isn’t going to cut it. Invest in products with key ingredients that are right for skin in need of an uplift in hydration and glow. At this age, anything with Vitamin A aka retinol, should be deemed your best friend as it helps to rejuvenate skin, restore suppleness and youthfulness back to your skin. Which is why we love Age Defy Rejuvenating and Anti-Aging Lotion that not only includes Vitamin A, it’s packed full of hyaluronic acid and all-essential collagen that targets wrinkles and improves skin’s overall hydration and radiance.
Treat Your Skin
With the array of lasers available these days, an actual lifting and firming of sagging skin is possible without the need for surgical knives and long downtime. The 2 most popular treatments to treat aging skin are Thermage and Ultherapy. Both essentially aim to stimulate collagen production and tighten skin for a younger looking appearance. Although they may seem similar, Ultherapy works best when it comes to tightening our skin while Thermage is better at treating wrinkles and bulges. It’s important to speak to a trained doctor to decide on which treatment is most suitable for you.
If immediate results are what you’re after, threadlifts is another option for you. By using bio-absorbable threads to lift and contour the face, a trained doctor can in as short as 30 minutes, refine the appearance of your face to give you a more defined contour reminiscent of your youth. As the threads are absorbed by the body, it stimulates collagen production and helps skin to become firmer, with lines and wrinkles diminishing over time.