Dry As The Sahara - Menopausal Skin
Midlife Skin Changes & What To Do About It
How to deal with menopausal skin?
Skin as dry as the Sahara? Spots on your chin as well? You moisturise, you drink water… What’s wrong with me..?
It’s not you, it’s your hormones. Again. It’s okay. We’re here to help give you a comprehensive plan as individual as you are with proven, effective products not available at box stores.
With Dr Laura’s clinical knowledge and practical holistic approach (who really has TIME for a 2 hour bedtime skincare routine?), we can get you started on a new journey and learn to LOVE YOUR SKIN AGAIN! Menopausal skin isn’t the beginning of the end, it’s a unique opportunity to pause and take stock of what you really need to take care of - your skin and yourself again…
Dr. Laura's top tips for menopausal skin
- Switch to a gentle cleanser
- Up your antioxidant game
- Invest in heavier moisturisers
- Add a supplement to your routine
- Invest time in yourself
1. Switch to a gentle cleanser
All of it starts with clean skin. Forget squeaky though. One thing we want to preserve is your skin barrier…. At night we want to remove all the sebum, last night’s make up, and prepare the skin to drink up all the goodies. Shop our selection of gentle cleansers below.
“In clinic we love iS Clinical Cream Cleanser - a beautiful blend of squalane oil - which loves to look after your skin barrier, Irish moss and safflower seed oil - a wonderful anti oxidant. Evening first cleanse removes the makeup and whatever bits of pollution we’ve picked up from the day, the second cleanse cleans the skin.”
- Dr. Laura
2. Up your antioxidant game
The older we get, unfortunately the more damage we accumulate and therefore increasing our antioxidant intake both orally and topically can help repair damage and protect agaisnt future damage. For this reason its sensible to up the ante on your antioxidant formulation. Check out some of our top tips below.
Get Your Beauty While You Sleep…Skinceuticals Resveratrol BE
Skinceuticals Resveratrol BE offers all kinds of wonderful for your skin while you sleep. Often referred to as red wine in a serum , it offers a powerful cocktail of antioxidants to work hard so you don’t have to! The addition of skull cap root - an antimicrobial and antifungal ingredient, can help keep skin clear of the dreaded acne spots that show up as an added midlife bonus. Niacinamide also offers anti-inflammatory powers to soothe and calm…. I feel better already!
In the olden days it was called a toner and may have ingredients too astringent for our mature, sensitive skin. An acid exfoliation can come in all sorts of strengths. Medik8’s Press & Glo has just the right balance of exfoliating acid Gluconolactone to lift dead skin cells, increase cell turnover, which we want, to thicken and plump the skin. Smoother skin without any of the irritation 😍 - yes please!
4. Invest in a heavier moisturiser
Finally a layer of the gorgeous iS Clinical reparative moisture emulsion means we can lock in all the moisture while we sleep. Colder nights with indoor heating cause us to lose moisture as we sleep so sealing in those night time products will make a big difference to the overall look and feel of the skin.
5. Beauty on the inside too
We’ve been stocking Fabüwellness products for a while- and with good reason. fabÜ SHROOMS MENO & PERI - offers support for our nervous systems- a fabulous addition to your self care with women reporting a return to feeling more like themselves… The fabÜ SKIN GLOW also contains Reishi mushroom which helps build your collagen- as we age we lose this- so we could use the extra boost from within.
6. More isn't always more
We’d love to add more products here- perhaps a moisture mask- or- I am gasping as I type this- the luxurious anfisa balm…. A balm that gives dewy glow… But perhaps that’s for another day. You can add more as you become more comfortable with your routine.Besides, we have enough on our plates….So we won’t overload you. We want your skincare to highlight your inner sparkle ✨ Come and see what we have to offer… You DESERVE it!