The menopause is a delicate period of physiological change for women. It is different for every woman, but many symptoms are common and can affect the beauty of your skin. That is why it is crucial to adapt your beauty routine and choose a nourishing face cream that will respect your dermatological needs during this time of change.
What are the effects of the menopause on our skin?
Less oestrogen, a fundamental hormone for healthy and toned skin, accelerates skin aging. This can be especially noted in delicate areas such as the face, neck, décolleté and breast. New pathologies can also emerge from this hormonal imbalance, such as: rosacea, couperosis and acne.
During the menopause, the hydrolipid barrier that protects the superficial layer of the epidermis is weakened and can be penetrated by the harmful effects of photo-aging. Climatic changes become true nemeses, causing dry skin and hypersensitivity. Oily and combination skin types, on the other hand, have to deal with fragility, dry skin and thinning tissue for the first time.
What does your face need?
You need to start a new beauty routine that integrates cosmetic products with specific active ingredients that can help keep your skin bright and firm.
So, which are the right creams for the menopause? Both nourishing creams and anti-aging serums vie for the top spot. As we have already mentioned, dry skin is one of the most common issues during the menopause. That is why you need to change your day cream: you no longer need a hydrating cream, but rather a nourishing face cream, rich in vegetable oils, vitamins and SPF to limit the effects of photo-aging.
As for your night treatment, a serum containing a high concentration of active ingredients is ideal for regenerating the skin. Your skin is more reactive at night and more likely to absorb active ingredients. The most effective ingredients are fatty acids, biocompatible substances with cellular membranes.
Skinius has based its research on the Fospidina complex, which is composed of glucosamine, a sugar precursor to hyaluronic acid, and phospholipids, which – not by chance – are fatty acids.
This complex is found throughout our dermocosmetic range, but is especially concentrated in our anti-aging Fospid® Serum. This product is recommended for anti-aging regeneration and indicated in case of loss of elasticity and firmness. It can bring back tone, density and a glow to your skin.
Fospid Serum® can be combined with the nourishing effects of Shatui® hydrating face cream. Shatui® tackles wrinkles and micro-wrinkles and redefines the natural contours of the face, intensely increasing the elasticity and enhancing skin tone. Shatui® also contains SPF and vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the cellular membranes from free radicals.
And what about your body?
We mustn’t forget the neck, breast and décolleté areas which lose elasticity during the menopause. The skin of the décolleté has a low percentage of sebaceous glands and tends to become dry and rough, with the risk of early wrinkles. That is why it is useful to choose a regenerating and cosmetic formula in order to improve firmness and tackle skin laxity.
The most effective active ingredients for this part of the body are Superoxide Dismutase and vitamin E. Superoxide Dismutase is a radical scavenger that helps with the natural cellular repair processes, guaranteeing elasticity and healthy physiology for the tissue.
The area that includes the neck, décolleté and breast is one of the most important areas in a woman’s body. A final tip to remember: when applying cream to the breast area, always perform a breast self-exam, an initial preventative step that, especially over the age of 40, should be combined with specific check-ups.