Hot flashes, weight gain, night sweats, oh my! As if that weren’t enough, menopause affects skin, too. Menopause usually occurs between age 48 to 55, on average. Some early signs of menopause include irregular periods, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. You may also notice your skin becoming thinner and more dehydrated. Don’t panic. We’ve got you covered with a few helpful tips that will hopefully make the transition easier.
Menopause causes all sorts of skin changes. Before menopause, skin is more elastic and hydrated. During menopause, hormone levels drop, causing your skin to become dry, weak, and thin. The top complaint among menopausal women is dry, delicate skin and loss of elasticity.
Mature skin has special needs. You’re going to need a game plan, and we’re here to help. With the right products, you can take back control of your skin during this new chapter of life.
When it comes to caring for dry, mature skin, you’ll want to amp up hydration and say goodbye to harsh products that zap moisture from the skin. It all starts with your cleansing routine. Use a gentle face wash and tepid water to cleanse your face no more than twice per day. We recommend griffin+row Cleanse. This gentle face wash has a hydrating formula that deeply cleans without stripping skin dry, perfect for sensitive, delicate skin during menopause.
Your next step is moisturiser. If you haven’t used a daily moisturiser before, now is the time to start. You’ll want to make sure your skin is hydrated every single day to improve elasticity. Skin after menopause can be especially dry, so adding hydration is essential while your skin is in this fragile state. Even oily skin types need a daily moisturiser to help maintain balance.
The purpose of a daily moisturiser is three-fold: It should prevent moisture loss, protect against pollution and environmental stresses, and it’s also an opportunity to soothe and restore the skin. A nourishing daily moisturiser like griffin+row Nourish does all three. It prevents dehydration and guards against environmental triggers, thanks to healing antioxidants like grape seed extract and Australian Sandalwood. Plus, the lightweight formula wears beautifully under makeup and won’t make you look greasy.
Protect and Hydrate
Menopausal skin can be thin and sensitive, causing it to lose moisture quicker than younger skin. If you live in a dry climate, spend time indoors with either heat or air conditioning, or if you travel frequently, your skin could use an extra boost of moisture. A hydrating spray is an easy solution for touch ups during the day. We recommend griffin+row Hydrate for extra moisture on the go. Just three to four sprays and you’re good to go! Your skin will thank you.
Soothe and heal with night cream
You absolutely need a really good, rich night cream after menopause. Mature skin craves hydration and repair. What better way to treat skin to an extra dose of moisture than a night cream? griffin+row Enrich is a healing, intensive night cream perfect for mature skin. Its antioxidant-rich formula repairs, nourishes, and enriches the skin with soothing botanicals. Skin does most of its healing and repair while you sleep, and a mega-rich night cream helps your skin’s healing magic really get to work.
There’s hope for your skin after menopause. Keeping skin nourished, protected, and hydrated will go a long way to keep your skin looking its best. With just a few simple steps, you can take charge of your complexion. Take that, menopause!