Let’s take a look at the best products and treatments for your skin during menopause so your confidence doesn’t miss a beat.
If you’re in your 40s or 50s, you may have been thinking about menopause and what you can do to best support your skin during this time. Menopause is a physiological process that occurs in women around 45-55 years old. While it can sound daunting, you can help nourish your body and skin during menopause by remaining positive, educated, and armed with the best products and treatments! Let’s find out more:
What Skin Changes Can I Expect During Menopause?
While you may feel nervous about the skin changes that can occur during menopause, don’t worry! The great news is that there are many ways to help combat the effects of menopause and keep your skin looking young and beautiful for years to come.
During menopause, women experience a decline in estrogen levels, leading to symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. But did you know that these same symptoms can also cause changes on the surface of our bodies (aka our skin)?
Common skin concerns for women undergoing or approaching menopause include:
- Skin thinning or texture changes
- Dry patches on cheeks and eyelids (may also be itchy and/or flaky)
- Increased sensitivity due to thinner epidermis (aka your skin’s top layer)
- Adult acne breakouts
- Dullness and lack of radiance
How Can I Best Support My Skin During Menopause?
It’s vital to use the right products and invest in the right treatments for your skin during menopause. As your skin’s needs change, this will ensure you maintain that youthful, radiant glow!
Another crucial aspect of skin health during menopause is getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining a sustainable exercise routine, all of which help support the body-wide changes associated with menopause. Taking intrinsic and extrinsic steps to care for your skin and self at this time will boost your confidence and help you feel beautiful and rejuvenated throughout this season of life.
The Best Skincare Products During Menopause
Revision’s D·E·J Daily Boosting Serum is a must-have for those experiencing menopause. The powerful ingredients in this serum are proven to boost skin’s cellular energy (hellooo new collagen and goodbye fine lines!), revive fatigued skin, and boost hydration – all qualities that help menopausal skin feel restored and renewed.
D·E·J Daily Boosting Serum Key Ingredients:
Patented Sunflower Sprout Extract Technology combats glycation in the skin and protects against internal and external stressors. Glycation is an inflammatory cellular response (triggered by internal and external factors – think stress, sugar, UV exposure) that contributes to premature aging and cell deterioration.
Vitamin C (in the form of THD Ascorbate) protects against harmful free radicals and boosts collagen production to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Resveratrol is an antioxidant that protects against external pollutants and free radicals, reduces redness, and promotes an even skin tone.
Squalane is a lightweight oil that mimics the nourishing qualities of skin’s natural sebum to provide lightweight moisture and strengthen skin’s barrier function.
D·E·J Daily Boosting Serum may be used morning and evening, and may be used around the eye area.
PRO TIP: Use D·E·J Serum after cleansing and toning, as it will serve as a base for your eye cream and moisturizer. Keep reading for my favorite eye cream and moisturizer for menopause!
Tensage Stem Cell Eye Cream is perfect for nourishing and hydrating the delicate undereye area, which can become dry during menopause. Tensage’s CellPro™ Technology and other potent ingredients kick-start cellular renewal and combat multiple signs of aging around the eyes.
Tensage Eye Cream Key Ingredients:
CellPro™ is clinically proven to help restore stem cell function, promoting new, healthy skin cells and improving the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles, and under-eye puffiness.
Retinol is a powerhouse antioxidant with ample anti-aging properties. Retinol stimulates skin cell turnover and boosts collagen production, making it an excellent ingredient choice for those experiencing menopause.
Grape Seed Extract is a plant-derived antioxidant containing resveratrol that reduces environmental damage while soothing skin.
Caffeine reduces puffiness and dark circles, helping the eye area appear more awake and rejuvenated.
Shea Butter is a rich emollient that nourishes skin with vitamins A, E, and F. It’s also a rich source of antioxidants and fatty acids, and is excellent for combating dry skin.
Tensage Stem Cell Eye Cream is recommended for use in the evening only. Apply nightly to the eye area; one pump is enough for both eyes.
DefenAge 24/7 Barrier Balance Cream is packed with anti-aging ingredients perfect for anyone approaching menopause. This intensive hydrator contains Age-Repair Defensins® plus other ingredients I consider essential for menopausal skincare!
DefenAge 24/7 Barrier Balance Cream Key Ingredients:
Age-Repair Defensins® are DefenAge’s Exclusive ingredients. These natural molecules signal the body to create new skin cells by activating cellular reserves. DefenAge’s Defensins are identical to human defensins made via bio-synthesis, making them the ultimate rejuvenators!
Niacinamide is a brightening ingredient that helps restore skin’s natural moisture barrier, soothe, firm, and reduce hyperpigmentation. Niacinamide can also treat acne, and has antioxidant properties to defend skin against free radicals.
Hyaluronic Acid is an excellent hydrating ingredient known for its ability to subtly plump and firm skin, helping restore youthfulness and balance moisture levels.
Sea Whip is harvested from soft coral and is known for its intensively soothing properties, making it an excellent ingredient for menopause-related skin irritation and/or dryness.
The Best Injectables During Menopause
During menopause, you may notice that your skin appears less plump and firm, which can be attributed to collagen and elastin loss. The best treatment for facial rejuvenation during menopause is Sculptra, a bio-stimulatory injectable that boosts collagen, plumps skin, and smoothes out wrinkles and creases.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). This collagen-restoring substance stimulates your body’s natural collagen-production ability to rejuvenate your skin and correct fine lines and wrinkles in the treated area.
Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, Sculptra only has a subtle initial effect (often dubbed the “Sculptra glow,” when skin appears more radiant during the collagen-synthesis process) because it’s working long-term to restore skin’s youthfulness. The PLLA in Sculptra stimulates the fibroblasts within your skin’s dermis to increase collagen production. Think of it like this: Sculptra triggers your body to make your own collagen-based filler!
How often are Sculptra treatment sessions required?
Several Sculptra procedure sessions are required to achieve the best results. Typically, 3 injections over 3-4 months are recommended. The results are long-lasting, meaning you’ll maintain your gorgeous, radiant glow for up to two years or more.
Looking for Sculptra treatment in Atlanta, GA? Book now with Cult Aestheticss.
The neck area can be another concern for you if you’re approaching menopause. Don’t fear – Hyperdilute Radiesse, another biostimulatory filler, slightly different from Sculptra, can help restore firmness and elasticity in the neck.
How Does Hyperdilute Radiesse Work?
Hyperdilute Radiesse is made from calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) crystals and is injected into the neck using a cannula to rejuvenate and restore. “Hyperdilute” simply means the Radiesse is diluted with a specific ratio of lidocaine and saline.
Radiesse, similarly to Sculptra, is a collagen biostimulator. The difference is, Radiesse’s calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) produces no initial effects, and will subtly work over time to restore collagen and elastin, creating a more rejuvenated neck area.
How often are Hyperdilute Radiesse treatment sessions required?
1-3 Hyperdilute Radiesse treatment sessions will be necessary to achieve optimal results. Results last 2+ years.
Looking for Hyperdilute Radiesse treatment in Atlanta, GA? Book now with Cult Aestheticss.
You Can Feel Beautiful During Menopause.
Your skin will thank you for treating it well during these years, and you’ll continue to reap the benefits throughout menopause and beyond.
I hope this post helped give you some insight into menopausal skincare and how to take the best care of yourself during this time. You can get through menopause with confidence by showing your body extra attention and love. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know below!