There is No Magic Solution
It seems like every week there is a new product launch or ingredient trending that promises to transform your skin. But with skincare, there is no magic cream or overnight sensation. When your skin is changing in menopause, it can be tempting to try lots of different products and add more steps to your routine, but this can be a recipe for inflammation and sensitivity can make hormonal skin symptoms like dryness and dullness worse. Here’s why a consistent skincare routine with the right products and carefully selected active ingredients is the most effective solution to transform your skin in menopause.
Skincare Products Take Time to Work
For the best results, skincare products need time to work. You need to use them regularly to see a visible difference. Hopping from one product to the next is counter-productive, especially in menopause, when it is easy to overload your skin. You will not see results overnight. Just like you would not expect to go for one run and be able to complete a marathon your skin isn’t going to transform itself overnight just because you started using a new night cream. You need use products consistently for 2 months before seeing the best results.
Your Skin Renewal Process
The upper layers of skin go through cycles where they shed the oldest skin cells to reveal the fresh new cells beneath. The time this cycle takes varies from person to person but broadly speaking this takes 21 days for someone in their 20’s. In our 50’s, this increases to around 45 days as cellular renewal slows down as we head through menopause.
So, to avoid switching between products and stick with your skincare routine for at least 8 weeks to see the full benefit.
In menopause, skin is under stress.
In menopause, our skin changes rapidly. Declining hormones impact collagen levels in the skin making it drier, thinner, and less radiant. Our skin barrier starts to weaken, making skin less able to hold on to water and more prone to irritation and inflammation. Our skin is under stress, and it is important to be consistent in avoiding any skincare products that are likely to cause sensitivity. Even if you have been happily using a product for years, in menopause you can suddenly start to experience irritation. Avoid any products containing fragrance, drying alcohol, essential oils, and sulphates. These are all known causes of skin irritation and can make your skin drier and inflamed as your hormones start to affect the condition of your skin. Use well-formulated skincare products with proven active ingredients at the right levels for menopause – super-strength ingredients can be damaging as our skin starts to weaken and these are typically found in ‘anti-ageing’ products. At Living M, our products have been expertly developed with ingredients at optimal levels to get excellent results whilst nourishing and protecting skin.
What is the best routine for great skincare results in menopause?
First of all, it’s never too late to start. If you want to get started with a great skincare routine for menopause but don’t know where to begin look no further than the Living M Perfect Pair. It’s a two-step, easy-to-use daily skincare duo that is easy to implement and stick to. Our award-winning serum and moisturiser have been designed to complement each other perfectly to target hormonal skin changes experienced in menopause. Expertly blended with proven active ingredients that boost collagen, relieve dryness, restore radiance, calm inflammation and target hyperpigmentation and breakouts.
STEP 1 – QUENCH & SOOTHE SERUM
Use daily AM & PM. Apply to cleansed skin.
A great serum is a must-have product in menopause. Serums are thinner in consistency and contain a higher concentration of active ingredients that make a real difference to skin condition and health. Living M Quench & Soothe Serum is a next level super hydrator designed to soothe and calm sensitised menopausal skin – peri or post. An expert blend of multi-molecular hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and vitamin B5. It helps control hormonal breakouts for an ultra-hydrated, brighter, clearer complexion and well as strengthening the skin barrier.
Top Tip – apply to skin that is slightly damp as your skin will absorb the ingredients better.
STEP 2 COLLAGEN BOOST MOISTURISER
Use daily AM & PM after Quench & Soothe Serum.
If there is one product you need to use in menopause it is a great moisturiser that has been especially created to target hormonal skin changes. Our skin can be confused in menopause – dry and dull on the one hand and breaking out and irritated on the other. You need an intelligent formula that can target these conflicting skin needs. So many moisturisers targeted at this life stage are highly fragranced and super thick which can be very irritating and end up make your skin even more dry and inflamed.
You need to be moisturising morning and night, without fail. Our award-winning Collagen Boost Moisturiser has been especially designed to target multiple skin concerns at once in menopause. A potent blend of peptides, antioxidants, vitamins, and natural butters it boosts collagen production, restores radiance, deeply hydrates, and relieves skin dryness.
Remember, the most important thing is to be consistent and stick with your routine for 8 weeks to see maximum results.