Your wisdom and confidence may grow as you get older, but the same isn’t true for many of your hormone levels. During Menopause, lower levels of estrogen have a big impact on your skin. Less estrogen makes you prone to thinning, sagging and wrinkled skin. Fortunately, there are a range of skin treatments to revive some of the skin related effects of ageing by taking care of your special skin care needs.

Menopause

Menopause causes many changes to your skin. Your body stops making as much collagen. You lose fat under your skin and your skin elasticity drops. That combined with dryness caused by hormonal changes, can cause sagging (especially around the neck, jawline and cheeks ) and fine lines and wrinkles. The lines you get with menopause are often crow’s feet around the eyes and fine lines above the lip.

Cleansing

Cleansing is an important skin treatment step, especially as you age. As you get older and your skin gets drier your skin can benefit from extra moisture. The key is using a cleanser that is right for drier skin. Opt for a creamy cleanser with jojoba beads or gentle scrub product.

After menopause your skin becomes drier because oil glands aren’t as active. Try to give more moisture with heavier cream. Avoid long hot showers and apply moisturiser while your skin is still damp. This helps boost hydration.

Skin Cancers and Wrinkling

Skin cancers and wrinkling are caused by the amount of sun you got during your teens, 20’s and 30’s, but you still need to protect your skin. Why? Skin has less natural protection than when you were younger so use SPF 30 or more every day.

Hormone Levels decrease with age. This can change your skin quality and make lines and wrinkles worst. Wrinkles are more obvious when your skin is dry, especially as you age. Use moisturiser on your face, neck and décolletage daily and use products designed to help fight sagging and fine lines e.g Stem cells, peptides, Vit C, Vit A and Vit B, Licorice and Burberry extracts etc that lead to a brighter overall appearance of the skin. Omnilux treatments are the perfect skin treatments to help eradicate fine lines and wrinkles.

Age spots on the face, hands and décolletage can look more obvious around menopause. Prevent them by using sunscreen. If you already have them you can eradicate with a BBL/ IPL treatment and continue with skin lightening products and toners to even out skin colour.

The backs of the hands lose moisture, collagen and fat as we age. This makes the veins more obvious and skin more wrinkled. Your hands can look translucent and bony. Use moisturiser often, protect from sun and use gloves doing the dishes or gardening.

Collagen Skin Treatments

Collagen gives your skin its youthful plumpness and keeps your skin tight. As your estrogen levels drop so does the collagen in your skin. A range of skin treatments can help restore your youthful glow. Eating foods with antioxidants may help your skin from the inside out. Look for brightly coloured fruit and veggies. Soy is rich in isoflavins, plant based compounds that act like estrogen in the body, which helps with thinning of the skin. Omnilux skin treatments can help here by reducing redness and inflammation of your skin and stimulating collagen and elastin fibres.

Stress, Exercise & Sleep

Stress can make your skin drier and more sensitive. It can also trigger conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis.

Exercise does more than just tone the muscles. It helps skin in two ways. First it relieves stress and boost circulation, which begins to slow with age. Extra oxygen and blood flow helps your skin look brighter and healthier.

Get around 8 hours sleep every night. Lack of sleep changes hormone levels and your metabolism in many of the same ways aging does. Rest and recharge.