Optimal skincare during Menopause
Menopause happens to every woman in their later stages in life and officially begins one year after your last period. Changes to the skin can start as early as in the peri menopause phase, also known as the transition phase and this can last for up to four or five years.
During this phase, oestrogen levels begin to change and while some may experience dry skin with loss of collagen, others may experience breakouts caused by erratic changes in hormonal levels. These breakouts are commonly found along the chin and jawline. Others may observe increased skin sensitivity and hair growth on the head now seems to make its way to your face. Not everyone experiencing menopause will encounter all of these changes, but one thing is for certain, a decrease in collagen production is expected for every woman undergoing this stage in life.
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Thankfully there are solutions available to mitigate these changes, one of which is to introduce hydration to your skin whenever possible. This could take the form of a good skincare regime, by incorporating products that intensely hydrates skin and is able to lock in moisture into your skin.
Another solution, albeit more immediate is to directly inject moisture in your skin. Youth Preserve using Profhilo does just this, giving skin a quick boost of hydration with one of the purest forms of hyaluronic acid available in the market and stimulating collagen production for an overall younger, and younger complexion.
Key ingredients to continue to incorporate into your skincare regime include products that include retinol and also sunscreen. Consider retinol also known as Vitamin A one of your skincare BFFs. This star ingredient found in many antiaging products is a star for a reason – eradicating fine lines and wrinkles and keeping skin soft and supple.
Another product to always have in your stash is sunscreen. Without the right protection, skin is exposed to everyday pollutants and harmful UV rays, responsible for exacerbating aging on your skin. Commit to applying a layer of heavy-duty sunscreen with at least SPF 30, that goes on before your makeup products. This ensures the right and proper protection your skin needs and deserves.
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Now that your day-to-day skincare routine is well taken care of, you might want to consider the latest in aesthetic treatments that could help to improve skin texture, lift and firm skin, reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone and even reposition sagging jowls, all without the need for invasive surgery or long downtime.
Unwanted hair growth can also be easily treated once and for all with laser hair removal treatments that gently and painlessly kill hair follicles and discourage hair growth.
Be sure to seek out the advice of an experienced aesthetic doctor who is well versed in these technologies to ensure you get the best possible outcome for yourself.