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How to achieve a radiant complexion after menopause?

After menopause, many women notice significant changes in the appearance of their skin, particularly a loss of radiance and brightness. However, this is not inevitable and it is entirely possible to revive the vitality of the complexion, even after menopause. Discover in this article all our advice for taking care of your skin and regaining a luminous complexion.

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Published March 14, 2024, by Pauline, Head of Scientific Communication — 8 min read

Menopause: what happens in the body?

The menopause is a physiological process characterised by the cessation of menstruation. It affects all women at some point in their lives and typically occurs around the age of 50. In addition to the cessation of periods, it is estimated that about 80% of women experience other symptoms, such as hot flushes, insomnia, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and urinary problems. Furthermore, the menopause significantly impacts the quality of the skin , which loses its radiance.

The primary marker of menopause is the decline in levels of oestrogen and progesterone in the body. These steroidal hormones have several functions and notably impact the skin. Indeed, progesterone acts by increasing sebum production while oestrogens stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, making the skin more supple, hydrated and luminous. Furthermore, the hormonal imbalance encountered during menopause can interfere with the natural skin renewal process and lead to an excess of dead cells accumulating on the skin's surface. This excess can result in a dull, uneven and lacklustre complexion.

Our tips for regaining a radiant complexion after menopause.

To brighten the complexion and combat dull skin during menopause, a few daily routines are essential.

  • Getting sufficient sleep.

    Lifestyle has a significant impact on the appearance of the skin. Allowing oneself sufficient sleep is a good habit to adopt in order to wake up with a radiant complexion. Although the necessary amount of sleep varies from person to person, it is generally recommended for adults to sleep at least between 7 and 9 hours per night. Indeed, it is during sleep that cells actively regenerate. Cellular renewal helps the skin rid itself of toxins accumulated during the day and is thus crucial for a radiant skin and a luminous complexion.

  • Daily makeup removal and thorough skin cleansing.

    To regain a radiant complexion, we also advise you not to neglect the makeup removal stage and why not toperform a double cleansing of your skin. This method involves cleaning the skin twice, first with a greasy-textured makeup remover and then with an aqueous cleanser. It effectively removes all impurities accumulated on the skin throughout the day, thus preventing pore congestion and a dull complexion. Moreover, this practice aids the skin in better regenerating overnight, allowing you to wake up with a glowing appearance.

  • Invest in antioxidant skincare treatments.

    Free radicals, reactive chemical species generated by various external factors such as pollution and the sun's UV rays, accelerate skin ageing and promote a dull complexion. To counter their effects, we recommend adopting a skincare routine rich in antioxidant actives.

    At Typology, we offer a wide range of products formulated to help you regain a radiant complexion. We particularly recommend our radiance serum and our ferulic acid antioxidant serum. Highly concentrated in vitamin C (11%) and containing 3% extract of Albizia Julibrissin, a plant native to Asia, our radiance serum revitalises the skin and awakens dull and tired complexions. Our antioxidant serum, on the other hand, combines ferulic acid and ashitaba to neutralise the impact of free radicals, resulting in a more radiant and smooth skin.

    Throughout the day, you can also protect yourself from oxidative stress with our antioxidant botanical mist with green tea. This portable skincare product can be applied to the face at any time of the day to give it an antioxidant boost. Finally, we recommend relying on our urban protective serum SPF 30. Formulated with a natural mineral sunscreen and enriched with antioxidant active ingredients, this serum forms a protective shield to daily protect the skin from UVA/UVB rays and pollution.

  • Do not neglect hydration.

    Whether it's summer or winter, hydration is crucial. The more dehydrated the skin is, the more susceptible it is to the sun's UV rays, the duller it appears, and the greater the risk of sunburn and photoaging. This becomes even more important as menopause approaches, as this phenomenon leads to a weakening of the skin barrier, resulting in greater water evaporation. To counteract this problem and strengthen the hydrolipidic film, it is necessary to deeply nourish the skin.

    For this, you can utilise our antioxidant cream. Certified organic, this treatment enriched with carotenoids and lavender extract hydrates and protects the skin daily from cellular oxidation. In the evening, you can use our botanical blend radiance with white rose. Also containing rosehip oil and geranium rosat essential oil, this natural treatment revives the skin's radiance and optimises its nightly regeneration.

  • Exfoliate your skin once to twice a week.

    Another habit to adopt, at menopause or ideally before, is to incorporate a period of exfoliation into your skincare routine. Exfoliation is indeed important for deeply cleansing the skin's pores and stimulating cellular renewal. To be carried out once or twice a week on average, the exfoliant can be used in the form of a chemical exfoliant, that is to say, based on fruit acids, or mechanical, with micro-grains.

    Ourradiance facial scrubwithrosehip oil removes accumulated dead skin cells and refines your skin's texture. You can alternate this treatment with thepeeling maskcontaining red fruit acids. This exfoliating gel unclogs pores, rejuvenates the skin and brightens the complexion. It provides a dual chemical and mechanical exfoliation.

  • Adopt a diet rich in colour.

    Several foods contain vitamins and nutrients that act on the epidermis to revive its radiance. Thus, favour a diet rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A to regain a luminous complexion. Known for its stimulating effect on cell regeneration, this element is mainly present in fatty fish, like cod and herring. Do not hesitate to also incorporate carrots, pumpkins, melons, peaches, and apricots into your diet. These compounds contain beta-carotene, a compound that helps promote a healthy glow.

    Thevitamins C and Eare also recommended for achieving a radiant complexion. These powerful antioxidants are found in olive oil, walnut oil, citrus fruits, kiwi, as well as parsley and cabbage. Lastly, theseleniumprovides a complementary action to vitamin E in protecting cells from oxidation caused by free radicals. It is particularly present in whole grains, seeds, and nuts.

Sources

  • PIERARD G. & al. The Skin and the Time of Menopause. The Medical Review of Liège (2006).

  • PUIZINA-IVIC N. Skin ageing.Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina Pannonica et Adriatica (2008).

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