The best products for dry and itchy skin during menopause

The best products for dry and itchy skin during menopause

While hot flushes and night sweats are some of the most common symptoms of menopause, changes in hormone levels can also have a big impact on your skin. Lower levels of oestrogen and collagen can lead to menopausal skin changes that include itchy, thinning and dry skin. Fortunately, a good menopause skincare routine can help to improve skin’s appearance.

Why do you get dry skin during menopause?

Dry skin is one of the most common perimenopause skin problems and concerns for older women. As we get older, our skin loses its ability to retain water. Our oestrogen and collagen levels both play a part in our skin’s natural moisture levels and its ability to create a waterproof barrier that holds in moisture. In the early years of menopause, the production of oestrogen and collagen can decrease dramatically and you may notice your skin is most affected.

How to deal with dry skin during menopause

You may find that soap dries out mature skin, so using a mild and pH-balanced cleanser will ensure your skin stays clean but also hydrated. You’ll also want to generously apply your moisturiser throughout the day and after bathing to lock in as much moisture as possible.

Fourteen years of research into how hormonal changes can affect your skin goes into Vichy’s Neovadiol range to ensure that your skin stays hydrated throughout the day and night and make it some of the best skincare for menopausal skin. Vichy’s Neovadiol Compensating Complex Advanced Replenishing Care is enriched with hyaluronic acid glycerin and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water and helps to hydrate, smooth and nourish the skin and compensate for moisture loss during and after menopause. Vichy’s Neovadiol Magistral Day & Night Cream is a non-greasy balm with omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and anti-ageing ingredient Pro-Xylane that can be applied in the morning and evening to instantly nourish and soften skin too.

Soothing irritated and itchy skin during menopause

Healthy skin has a slightly acidic pH level. As we get older though, the pH level of our skin also changes. After 50, it gets higher and becomes more prone to sensitivity. Vichy’s Neovadiol Rose Platinum Night is suitable for sensitive skin and helps improve your skin’s barrier function, while you sleep. Its has been specifically formulated to care for mature skin and is enriched with natural origin ingredients that include shea butter and beeswax.

Discover Vichy’s full range of menopause skincare products at vichy.co.uk.

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