How to take care of your skin during Menopause
If it is not one thing, it’s another. Our skin however is something we must take care of. Even if not in vain, but for health reasons such as avoiding skin cancers and damage to our outer shell. Our skin is the largest organ on our bodies. It also helps regulate our body temperatures. I sure wish there was a built-in fan for our skin.
You may be noticing changes in your skin during menopause. The key is to hydrate your skin because your skin gets dryer and oil glands aren’t as active. We have to moisturize with heavier creams and skip long hot showers. Always moisturize while your skin is still damp which is best after your morning shower.
This is all mostly due to lower estrogen levels which can worsen the appearance of our wrinkles. We all want that youthful glow and not sure how to get it. While there are many skincare products out there to use retinoids are the most proven for anti-aging and skincare in menopause. Our bodies stop making as much collagen therefore we lose fat under our skin and our elasticity starts to drop. Combined with dryness and hormone changes we start to sag.
By the way, this photo of me is not with any filter. I just turned 54 and have had no work, botox or fillers done. NOT saying it’s grand or anything, but I have seen many women use those filters on their photos. COME on ladies, I love ya, but we have wrinkles and flaws we need to own up to and be proud we have them. HELL, we have earned every single one. Plus it’s obvious when those filters are used HA!
Personally speaking, I have found that creamy formulas and skin cleansers are best opposed to exfoliants or gels. Always be sure to use your SPF no matter what, whether it’s a day out of sunning at the beach, the pool or just running out to the store, SPF is important and should be part of your daily routine. And let’s not forget our saggy jawline be sure to cleanse and moisturize your Décolletage as well. Consider using a skincare product that contains retinol or peptides. These ingredients can increase collagen in your skin.
You may be also noticing those age spots on your face, hands, and chest. We can try a gentle exfoliating product on your hands that sheds dead skin cells. There are also skin lightening products that can help fade spots on your face. It’s best to do your own research to find the best skin exfoliating products that would suit your skin type. Getting a boost in collagen will help too. Try to incorporate eating more vegetables and fruits that are bright in color, every color of the spectrum. You can also find collagen in a supplement form or powder. I use the flavored one and it’s great! I do notice a difference in my hair, skin, and nails.
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Simple daily routines for skin care during menopause
- Apply sunscreen every day before going outdoors. I have found an SPF 30 to be sufficient. You can also find makeup such as concealer with an SPF ingredient.
- Go for a yearly visit to the dermatologist for a skin check. They may also recommend some great products for the age spots. Always be sure to self examine your own skin for any mold, discolorations, and changes. KNOW your body friends.
- Your nightly routine should be washing your face with a mild creamy face wash. I love the old standard Oil of Olay or Neutrogena. I have been using them for years now. You do not need to spend a fortune on face washes and creams.
- Moisturize and hydrate. I can’t stress this enough. You will thank me later.
Grab a few products here to get you started on your new routine: Everything I share here are products I have used and loved. They may be your next favorites as well. Please be sure to check for any skin sensitivity before use.
How to take care of your skin during Menopause
My personal skincare regime for years has been a nightly cleanse, and moisturize the face and neck every evening. In the morning, I do not use a cleanser again, I simply splash cold water on my face before hopping in the shower. After my routine shower, I moisturize my body with either coconut oil or good old fashioned cocoa butter. That’s it friends. Don’t get sucked into expensive products. Hey did you know organic coconut oil is also a great LUBE? Yes, it’s true and many practitioners even recommend it.
Here’s what a few ladies have to say about it:
“It is amazing stuff naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, hydrating. So good for you and is a natural way better than those artificial lubes made with chemicals”.
“Yep organic coconut oil is great, hubby loves it too. Win Win“
Hope y’all picked up a few tips and tricks here today at Menopause Bitch.
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