How to Take Care of Your Skin During Menopause
As if hot flashes and mood swings weren’t enough, during perimenopause and menopause the skin can change dramatically. For many women, the skincare they have been using for years doesn’t seem to work anymore or even starts to irritate the skin, and it can be difficult to know which products to use.
What happens to your skin during menopause?
The most common skin conditions associated with menopause are dry sensitive skin, dullness, skin thinning, loss of radiance and breakouts. Here at New Dawn Organics we have created a Menopause Skincare Range specially selected to target these conditions.
What is the best skin care for menopausal skin?
During Menopause skin can become very sensitive so it is recommended that you use natural organic products to limit damage and protect the skin from imbalances often caused by synthetic chemicals.
With the right natural skin and hair care routine you can bring out the best in your skin and hair as it changes.
In this menopause skin care guide, we will cover:
- Acne breakouts
- Restoring your glow
- Dryness and wrinkling
- AM & PM skincare routine
1. Acne breakouts during menopause
Why does acne return in menopause? Hormonal changes are one of the biggest reasons for acne. During menopause oestrogen levels drop, which leads to a relative surplus of testosterone. This imbalance can lead to conditions such as Acne, Hirsutism (excess hair on the face) and Alopecia.
Typical treatments for acne contain retinoids, benzoyl peroxide and azelaic acid. However, all of these can irritate the skin. Acne can be very distressing, so to help combat this, in the new Menopause Range, we have included our Organic Patchouli Wash. It naturally heals, soothes and hydrates while it cleanses, leaving your skin soft and clear without causing irritation.
2. Restore your glow
As hormone levels drop, your skin can become dry and dull looking. To help restore your skin's natural glow it is important to keep it moisturised. Our Patchouli Light Moisturiser contains ingredients that have been specially selected to deeply hydrate and restore your glow in the gentlest, most effective way.
Wonderful organic ingredients such as Essential Oils, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, Shea butter, Cocoa butter and Rosehip Oil are used not only for their extraordinary healing and rejuvenating qualities, they are also skin brightening and help lower the risk of scaring to maintain happy, healthy, vibrant skin.
3. Extreme dryness, wrinkling and loss of skin laxity.
During menopause, the protective skin barrier starts to weaken and loses its ability to hold on to water. This can lead to dryness, loss of firmness and wrinkles. For this, we suggest a deeply nourishing moisturiser to combat extreme dryness.
Our Rose Geranium Rich Moisturiser makes a wonderfully nourishing Night Cream. The cream sinks into the layers of your skin, deeply nourishing, healing and rejuvenating. A thin layer is left on the surface to keep moisture in, resulting in hydrated, naturally soft healthy skin. If you have very dry skin, this moisturiser can also be used in the daytime to relieve itching. Rose Geranium is also stress relieving and uplifting.
4. AM & PM skincare routine
We have created a simple natural organic menopausal skincare routine, designed to target the plethora of changes that occur at this time of life.
Step 2 - Patchouli Light Moisturiser - Natural remedy for Dryness, Acne, Acne Scars and Fine Lines.
Step 2 - Rose Geranium Rich Moisturiser - Deeply nourishing to combat extreme Dryness, Wrinkles and Relieve Tension.
All of the products in the New Dawn Menopause Range are made with Natural Organic Essential Oils. Artificial fragrances may cause skin irritation, so we use organic essential oils with beautiful aromas and specific health benefits instead.
Feel free to reach out to us with any skin and hair care queries.