Menopause can affect our skin in many ways. It can be seen and felt as we approach our late 40 and into our early 50s. Changes in skin texture, tone, hydration, and overall radiance are the most common symptoms we encounter as professionals. We can also see hormonal-related acne occurring at the same time that can present a challenge for us to find a balanced yet effective approach that can address the needs of mature and combination skin.

Today we will take a closer look at the common symptom that is related to menopause and guide you towards targeted ingredients and formulas that can offer lasting results.

The changes within our skin as we age are due to many factors including genetics, habits and lifestyle, and hormonal fluctuations. The key hormones of Progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone all play an important role in our skin’s health. Their gradual decline can cause an increase in dryness and sensitivity along with volume loss that amplifies fine lines. Key Ingredients that can help densify and tone our skin are Peptides and Pullulane they restore volume, tone, and optimal levels of hydration to maturing skin types.

Other symptoms associated with menopause include increased dryness due to the lack of essential lipids. This drying effect will also alter our skin’s hydrolipidic barrier and can compromise our skin’s microbiome increasing sensitivity.  Look for formulas that are rich in natural humectants to restore hydration instantly and that replenish your skin’s moisture barrier. Our go-to formulas for dehydrated menopausal skin types contain Hyaluronic acid and Aloe Vera. Selected for their ability to condition and rehydrate the driest skin types, they have quickly become our favorite functional skincare ingredients with multiple skin-loving benefits.

The most important actives that restore lipidic protection are emollients. These are the ingredients that deeply moisturize and nourish devitalized and excessively dry skin types. Evening Primrose oil is ideal to instantly replenish the skin and restore hydration, softness, and comfort as it is rich in essential fatty acids.

It is the perfect time of year to offer tailored and personalized treatments that are designed to restore hydration, comfort volume, and tone for menopausal skin conditions. Our go-to skin treats for spring are The BioTense Facial from Nelly De Vuyst with the AHA peel, the Chrono Flash treatment from Methode Physiodermie and before summer it the perfect time to offer Photo facials that offer dramatic results on hyperpigmentation, redness, and fine lines.