World Menopause Month was created as a means to raise awareness of the stage in a woman’s life when she stops menstruating. It helps women understand the possible health issues associated when approaching, during, and after menopause.
You might be familiar with changing up your skincare depending on the season, but did you know it’s also important to change your skincare to suit your hormones throughout menopause?
What happens to skin during menopause?
Fewer hormones are released throughout the menopause which can have a noticeable impact on the skin. The drop in oestrogen levels during menopause causes a reduction in collagen and elastin levels in the skin. It is estimated that 30% of the collagen is lost in the first five years after menopause. Since collagen contributes to thickness and elasticity of the skin, its depletion is responsible for thinning of the skin. Women may notice they have more wrinkles and that their skin is looser than before. The good news is you can help to look after your skin starting now.
What can I do about it?
It’s important to provide your skin with the hydration and nutrients required to help increase collagen and elastin levels to help maintain a more youthful complexion. Serums are the superheroes you never knew you needed…designed to deliver ingredients into the skin faster.
HYAL • VITAMIN C + E
To help boost collagen and maintain a more youthful complexion reach for REFORM Skincare Hyal • Vitamin C + E – a super serum to brighten, firm, hydrate and protect. This superior antioxidant treatment enhances your protection against environmental aggressors that contribute towards premature ageing and skin damage.
VITAMIN B5 GEL
If you’re looking to nourish dehydrated skin, REFORM Skincare Vitamin B5 gel is the perfect assistant. This fast absorbing silky serum boosts hydration and radiance. This oil free gel restores balance and moisture without clogging pores, leaving the skin feeling soft and intensely hydrated.
PHYTO BOTANICAL GEL
Serums don’t stop there! Age spots and pigmentation become more visible as oestrogen levels reduce. REFORM Skincare Phyto Botanical Gel assists in the treatment of hyperpigmentation. Intelligent skin-brightening actives visibly lighten hyperpigmentation to balance overall skin tone, while preventing further discolouration. This gel also has hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties.
And finally, sun damage…
Our skin produces less melanin when our oestrogen levels during menopause drop, so we’re more vulnerable to sun damage. REFORM Skincare SPF 50 Antioxidant sunscreen is a superb formula to introduce into your daily skincare routine. This high protection sunscreen delivers SPF 50 broad spectrum protection against the sun’s harmful UVA & UVB rays. Antioxidant properties boost the skin’s environmental defence’s & prevent premature ageing.