April 15, 2022 2 min read

How does menopause impact your skin?

Oestrogen is an essential ingredient in maintaining healthy skin. It activates oestrogen receptors in key skin cells, stimulating the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid to promote healthy skin and a vibrant looking appearance.

As oestrogen levels decrease during menopause, the skin loses a large amount of collagen over a short space of time.

  • 30% loss of skin’s collagen within the first five years of menopause.
  • 1% loss of skin’s collagen in each subsequent year.
  • 1% decline in skin thickness in each postmenopausal year.

This is the reason why as you approach and go through menopause, you’ll probably notice some big changes to your skin. Increased dryness, sagging, dullness, more wrinkles; it’s all normal. There is a lot you can do to support both your health & your skin during this time .

Skinade is a multi-award winning anti-ageing collagen drink - containing patent-pending hydrolised marine collagen peptides - which triggers your natural collagen production, leading to increased skin thickness and therefore a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Developed by leading UK scientists, Skinade provides the perfect ratio of liquid to active ingredients, meaning it is one of the most advanced and effective anti-ageing skincare products available. The innovative formula is highly bio-available, meaning it has a 95% absorption rate. Skinade allows you to boost your topical skincare by take care of of your skin from the inside out . Its six active ingredients work synergistically to promote optimal skin function.

As part of a daily skincare routine, Skinade is clinically proven to increase skin hydration and radiance, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin suppleness and the overall health of hair and nails. Skinade is a great option if you have dermatitis, eczema etc . We see great results when combined with good skin care .

https://www.nualawoulfe.ie/products/skinade-marine-collagen-peptide-drink

Skin care that helps skin includes ingredients such as plant based cholesterol, omega , ceramides, hyaluronic and retinol ( seek advice on using retinol- if skin is dry or irritated retinol may not be suitable) 

 

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid restore is a good moisturiser for this skin type . 
SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser. 
Skinceuticals Retinol 0.3% 
SkinCeuticals hydrating B5gel 

SkinCeuticals Ultra 50 spf 

https://www.nualawoulfe.ie/collections/skinceuticals

Obagi Hydrate Luxe is specifically engineered for overnight, extra-strength moisturization. Just as the name suggests, this luxuriously rich face cream is extra-moisturising and contains ingredients to keep your skin looking and feeling supple and firm.

 

Call reception on 012300255 for details. 

 

Dermaceutic Regen Ceutic nourishes and firms the skin thanks to its peptides complex. The addition of hyaluronic acid and powerful antioxidants boosts the skin's natural power to protect and repair itself. Prevents signs of skin ageing. 

 

Read more on how menopause impacts skin : 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22849791/


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