Skin Care

Keep supple and glowing skin after the menopause

You probably already know that your skin becomes less supple after menopause. Don’t wait to reach that age to make changes to your skin. Start early and take action if you want to keep your gorgeous, glowing skin for longer. Here are some skincare tips you should incorporate in your daily and weekly routine to protect your skin during and after menopause.

How menopause affects your skin

Over time you will see wrinkles crop up around your eyes and mouths. It's a sign of your skin becoming dry and losing suppleness. When menopause hits, your hormones play up. It's a perfectly natural process due to cells progressively producing less collagen. At the same time sebum production also slows down. Your skin cells also start to age quicker - again an unavoidable fact of life. If we don't keep ahead of the game, your wrinkles will deepen and your skin will sag. But don't panic: there are loads of treatments out there to keep leathery skin at bay.

Use a rich and nourishing anti-ageing skincare products

We all know that moisturising keeps your skin supple and this also applies after the menopause. Opt for treatments designed for mature skin that are packed with ingredients aimed at menopausal women. Be it your day or night cream, go for hydrating, nourishing formulae. The idea is to thicken and plump up your skin so that it feels supple and comfortable. The best creams for menopausal skin should contain ingredients that - boost cell renewal to redefine facial features, make up for the loss of lipids with highly nourishing active ingredients, and smooth out wrinkles.

For example, the Revitalift Laser X3 Renewing Anti-Ageing Serum by L’Oréal Paris is enriched with highly concentrated 3% Pro-Xylane + Adenosine actives to instantly refine skin texture to reduce wrinkles and boost elasticity and hydration for a smoother and radiant look. Over time, the Laser X3 Renewing Anti-Ageing Serum reverses the signs of ageing and skin feels more plump, smooth, and supple.

Watch what you eat

Your diet plays a major role in looking after your skin once menopause arrives. Certain foods are turbo-charged beauty boosters. Green tea is low in calories, combats ageing, and keeps your skin supple. Oily fish and vegetable oils are packed with beneficial essential fatty acids. Skin also loves foods packed with zinc, chromium, and magnesium. Finally, pile your plate with oysters, sardines (in oil), lentils, wholegrain cereals, and cocoa to maintain your skin’s health and youthfulness.

Menopause is inevitable but that does not mean you should stop taking care of your skin when the time comes. Follow the simple tips mentioned above and use skincare products specially created for mature skin and say goodbye to all the skin concerns that come along with menopause.