The Best Day & Night Skincare Routine for Menopause

One of the questions we get asked the most is how are day and night skincare routines different? If you are looking for a simple but super effective solution, here is an easy-to-use day and night routine for menopause.

The Best Day & Night Skincare Routine for Menopause

The world of skincare routines can be daunting, especially when it comes to menopause. Our hormones can affect the health and condition of our skin even more than simply ageing so we need a specialised approach if we want great results from our skincare. Dryness, dullness, hormonal breakouts and increased sensitivity – hormonal skin needs can be complex and conflicting around menopause but caring for skin doesn’t need to be.

What is the difference between a day and night skincare routine?

Day and night skincare routines perform different functions so to get the best results you need to be using the right products at the right time of day. Your day skincare routine should be all about protecting your skin from external aggressors such as UV rays and pollution. The goal should be to keep your skin hydrated, nourished and ready to face the day ahead.  Your night skincare routine should be all about repairing and rejuvenating your skin while you sleep. At night, your skin goes through a natural regeneration process, and the aim is to provide your skin with the necessary ingredients to support this process.

Don’t forget the SPF.

In menopause, you should use SPF daily, whatever the weather.  Make it the last step in your routine and always use factor 50.  Protecting your skin is key especially if you are using retinol in the evening.

Morning routine for menopausal skin.

It’s the first step in your skincare routine and choosing the right cleanser is key to any good skincare regime. It’s even more important in menopause because of the way fluctuating hormones affect our skin. Declining collagen levels cause skin to become drier, thinner and less radiant with a weakened skin barrier.   A cream cleanser is the best choice for menopausal skin as it locks in moisture and won’t cause irritation – foam cleansers and wipes are very drying for skin and balms can strip the skin of natural oils causing it to become even drier.

Living M 2-in-1 Cream Cleanser & Mask is an intensely nourishing cream cleanser and face mask in one luxurious product. The super moisturising formulation leaves skin cleansed, rehydrated and glowing. It’s an indulgent blend of antioxidants, vitamins, nourishing natural oils and uplifting neroli blossom water that rejuvenates menopausal skin. Use AM and PM as a cleanser and reviving overnight treatment when your skin needs extra love.

Choose a moisturiser with multiple benefits for menopausal skin.

A great day moisturiser is the most important product in your menopausal skincare routine.  Look for a super-nourishing formula that can has skin benefits beyond just moisturising your skin.  For great results, you need to up your game to combat the effects of oestrogen and collagen loss.   Collagen Boost Moisturiser is a velvety cream designed to boost collagen production, boost skin radiance and relieve skin dryness.  Blended with vitamins, collagen-boosting peptides, antioxidants, multi-molecular hyaluronic acid, and natural butters in a super nourishing formula specifically designed to target the signs of oestrogen and collagen loss.

At night - use a retinol suitable for menopausal skin

It’s the gold standard skincare ingredient for ageing well and if you want glowing, healthy skin in menopause you should be using a retinol at night. It’s the most proven skincare ingredient there is – it speeds up cellular renewal, stimulates collagen production, improves skin firmness, targets fine lines and reduces hyperpigmentation. It does come with some well-known side effects like dryness, redness and flaking so choosing the right formulation suitable for menopausal skin is key if you want to maximise results and minimise irritation. 

Super A Retinol Sleep Cream has been developed especially for skin in menopause – peri and post so you can enjoy all the benefits of retinol without the irritating downsides. It contains 0.5% encapsulated time-release retinol to target cells at a deeper level and minimise irritation. The nourishing cream formula also contains skin strengthening ceramides and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and nourish skin while the retinol works its magic.    No need for extra steps or buffering with a moisturiser – just apply to clean dry skin and only use retinol in the evening. For the first two weeks - Use 1-2 times a week on non-consecutive days watching carefully for signs of irritation. If your skin is comfortable after 2 weeks you can then start to slowly increase usage over the next two weeks building gradually to use every other night.  

And that’s it – a super effective easy to use skincare routine for AM and PM with everything you need for great skincare results in menopause.