Menopause-proof your skin
Love the skin you’re in during the menopause
The word menopause literally means when your periods stop. The medical definition of being menopausal is when you have not had a period for one year. The menopause occurs when your ovaries no longer produce eggs and, as a result, the levels of hormones called oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone fall.
However, you may experience a myriad of symptoms in the months and years before you reach menopause, a phase known as perimenopause. Typically starting around age 45, though it can be earlier, reproductive hormones start to fluctuate, periods become irregular, and you may experience hot flushes, aches and pains, dry skin and low mood – to name just a few of the many symptoms. This reduction in hormones causes havoc with your body as it struggles to rebalance and it affects absolutely everything – wellbeing, mood, sleep, energy, memory and, of course, the skin causing sensitivity, dryness, and loss of radiance.
Menopause and your skin
During perimenopause and menopause, women can experience up to 30% of collagen loss due to this decline in hormone levels. Oestrogen plays a critical role in maintaining healthy, vibrant, and youthful-looking skin and it works by activating key skin cells called fibroblasts and keratinocytes. In turn, these skin cells produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, all of which help maintain the skin’s youthful appearance.
Leading up to, during and after menopause, due to the decline in oestrogen this causes a dramatic loss of collagen. In fact, low oestrogen levels cause greater collagen loss than chronological ageing. Visible signs of collagen loss include loss of elasticity, fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and dehydration.
Which skin symptoms can be caused by the menopause?
For lots of women, dry skin is a problem during and after the menopause, particularly on your hands and scalp.
Signs of ageing
Wrinkles and sagging are a normal part of getting older, but you might notice that these classics signs of ageing are accelerated by going through the menopause. In addition to falling levels of collagen, sagging on the face can be caused by a loss of bone density in the jaw and chin.
Although we tend to associate it with teenagers, acne can be a side effect of the menopause due to changing hormone levels. For menopausal women, the treatment of acne may be more challenging than for younger women, due to the skin being thinner and drier.
Worsening of existing skin conditions
If you have a skin condition like eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis, you might notice that it gets worse during the menopause.
How INGENIOUS can support menopausal skin
Many people have now embraced collagen supplementation as a way of combatting the effects of collagen loss during the menopause. INGENIOUS Beauty has been independently clinically proven to support collagen production and improve hydration. Supplementing with INGENIOUS supercharges collagen production because it stimulates the specialised collagen producing cells, fibroblasts, to produce more of the body’s own natural collagen.
The triple active formula of marine collagen peptides stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production; multi-molecular hyaluronic acid complex supports optimal hydration levels and natural astaxanthin helps to prevent the visible signs of premature ageing that accompany the menopause. In the independent clinical trial, those taking INGENIOUS Beauty showed significant improvements in their skin across four clinical measures:
- Wrinkle Reduction
- Overall skin appearance
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Taking INGENIOUS will help to replenish your collagen levels, but results can take time. The lower your collagen levels are the longer it will take to see and feel noticeable results. If you miss a dose, take less than the recommended daily dose or interrupt the cycle by skipping a few days, it will take longer to see and feel significant improvement and optimal results.