Menopause Skin

Menopause like puberty is a completely natural process. For some this rite of passage passes symptoms free.  For others, it can be a difficult process that lasts for years. Please do seek specialised medical assistance for severe symptoms. However Menopause also affects the skin.

The hormonal changes that occur during and after the menopause tend to change the skin’s physiology in different ways. But we have the solution to many of these menopausal skin problems.

Menopausal Skin Becomes Oily

During menopause, as oestrogen levels decrease, testosterone (produced by the adrenal glands) is no longer masked. This increased testosterone activity stimulates the sebaceous glands to secrete thicker sebum causing oily skin and the tendency for some women to develop adult acne or menopausal acne.

Products for Menopausal Acne & to Control Excess Oil Without Drying the Skin

Menopausal Skin is prone to Sagging and Wrinkles

Oestrogen stimulate fat deposits over the female body. As oestrogen levels drop during menopause, fat deposits tend to become redistributed and often concentrated over the abdomen and/or thighs and buttocks. The result is a loss of supportive cutaneus tissue below the skin of the face, neck, hands and arms that makes the skin look like it’s sagging.

But we have Products that Firm the Skin

Menopause Decreases Elasticity of Skin

Synthesis of collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep skin firm, are partially controlled by oestrogens. With lowered oestrogen levels production and repair of collagen and elastin in the dermis of the skin is reduced. However, using products with the correct amino acids can minimise this effect.

Our Products contain Amino Acids that  Stimulate Collagen and Elastin

Menopause Thins the Skin  

The growth and maintenance of blood capillaries in the dermis are partially under the control of the oestrogens. Blood flow through the skin capillaries is reduced during menopause. Because of this fewer nutrients and oxygen are available to the layers of the skin, it begins thinning. Thin skin results in poor barrier function of the epidermis – leading to increased trans-epidermal water loss and dry skin.

Our Products Help Reduce Trans-Epidermal Water Loss & Rebuild the Skin

Hyperpigmentation / Age Spots 

Oestrogen exerts a regulatory effect on the production of melanin – the hormone that pigments the skin. With the menopause melanin synthesis increases especially in the sun damaged area. This can result in brown “age spots” appearing on the face, hands, neck, arms and chest.

Products that Reduce Hyperpigmentation, Discolouration or Age Spots