Menopause & Collagen: Everything you need to know

When it comes to skin, collagen plays a leading role as the building block of our body’s largest organ. And although production begins to decline from our mid-twenties, it’s the menopause that can have the largest effect. 30% of collagen is lost in the first 5 years of menopause. With collagen levels decreasing and hormones shifting, skin can become drier, thinner and less radiant as the skin that supports these structures loses elasticity.

Menopause & Collagen: Everything you need to know

The good news is that, although menopause can be a testing time for skin, nourishing the body from the inside out can help a great deal.

Boost collagen topically with purposeful skin solutions

From hydrating cleansers to nourishing masks and hardworking antioxidants, topical skincare can be effective when it comes to boosting collagen production in the skin. Famed for targeting the visible signs of oestrogen and collagen loss caused by menopause, resveratrol is an effective, yet gentle route to supporting skin. Alongside collagen enhancing peptides that help to promote firmer skin, resveratrol can be found in Living M Collagen Boost Moisturiser.

For the ultimate boost, at-home beauty tech devices can help you feel truly confident in the gorgeous skin you’re in. Magnitone FaceRocket® combines elastin generating radiofrequency waves that penetrate below the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen with red light therapy to help improve skin firmness and density.

Boost collagen from within

Diet and nutrition are also important when it comes to supporting skin health - to have beautiful skin on the outside, you need to feed it from the inside with the correct nutrients. Not only does collagen production decrease through the menopause but imbalanced hormones can also impede the skin’s natural collagen producing abilities. This is where taking a daily supplement such as Kollo Premium Liquid Marine Collagen which contains collagen stimulating l-lysine can help.

Collagen Boost Giveaway

Join in the conversation on social media where we’ve teamed up with some brilliant brands to offer the opportunity to win a bundle of collagen boosting goodies worth over £400. Simply head to our @wearelivingm Instagram page to enter with a chance of winning.

In an industry obsessed with the pursuit of youth, Magnitone sees skincare as self-care and want to offer solutions not shame. Which is why they’re giving away a FaceRocket® 5-in-1 facial firming + toning device, worth £149. Combining the collagen boosting technologies of radiofrequency and red-light therapy, the FaceRocket® device is clinically proven to offer results in just 4 weeks.

Offering a 2-month supply of its Premium Liquid Marine Collagen worth £143.96, Kollo Health is the UK’s leading liquid collagen sachet. Specially formulated to support the health of the whole body, clinical studies show that when taken daily for 12 weeks, Kollo helps to improve skin radiance, tone, brightness, and elasticity while also boosting hydration.

Living M is giving away its full range is skincare, worth £125. Created with a co-community of menopausal women to specifically target hormonal skin changes caused by menopause.  The ethos of Living M centres around understanding the way changing hormones affect our skin and the range only contains purposefully selected actives chosen to support the health of skin throughout the menopause and beyond.