How the menopause affects your skin and hair
Each woman has her own menopause story, but on average women reach menopause between the ages of 45 to 55. Hormonal changes and a reduction of collagen (a powerful protein that helps to maintain the skin’s structure), means your skin can become dry and start to thin. This results in more fine lines and wrinkles developing and your skin losing its ‘glow’ and youthful appearance.
Hormonal changes, notably the drop in oestrogen can cause your hair to lose volume and length. Oestrogen is a hair-friendly hormone, and its reduction means that when new hair grows its thinner and more fragile. Some women also report they experience hair loss when they reach the menopause.
Going through the menopause is truly a life changer and finding products that are suitable for menopausal skin and hair can be tricky. But, there’s no need to despair as we’ve developed a range that is specifically designed to cater to your skin and hair needs as you go through this transition.
The best routine to support your menopausal skin
Start off by cleansing your skin to remove dirt and any impurities to create a perfect base for your remaining skincare routine. Fortify with Vichy’s 89 Hyaluronic Acid Hydration Booster, the perfect first step at all life stages to protect, hydrate and strengthen the skin’s barrier function.
To your cleansed and dry skin apply a concentrated dose of hydration with a moisturiser that is specially designed for menopausal skin. We recommend using Neovadiol Rose Platinum that’s enriched with natural origin beeswax and minerals to restore your skins radiance and colour. Apply to your face and carefully massage into your skin using your fingertips.
If you have concerns that the skin around your neck is starting to sag, use Neovadiol Phytosculpt Neck & Face Contour Cream to tighten and firm the area.
Makeup for the menopause
As you reach the menopause and transition through it, you’ll probably find that makeup may no longer suits your skin tone or offers the coverage it once did. Look for a foundation that is capable of covering skin pigments and . Then on top of this apply a setting powder to set the look for longer.
Menopausal hair loss
As well as everything else you experience with the menopause, hair loss and hair thinning can profoundly affect a woman's confidence.
Vichy’s Dercos Energising range that is recommended by dermatologists to reduce the appearance of hair loss and intensely nourish hair to restore radiance . Start with Dercos Energising Shampoo that is enriched with ￼ . Gently massage the shampoo into wet hair and rinse thoroughly to leave your hair feeling nourished, revitalised and reinforced from root to tip. Vichy Mineralizing Water . Gently massage the shampoo into wet hair and rinse thoroughly to leave your hair feeling nourished, revitalised and reinforced from root to tip.
We recommend using Dercos Energising Shampoo in partnership with Dercos Aminexil Pro. The multi-target ampoules contain five ￼ ingredients that focus on rebalancing the scalpand help maintain the density of thinning hair.
With you at every stage
We believe that women shouldn’t have to go through the menopause on their own. That’s why we’ve developed a range of products to support your skin and hair’s unique needs. Discover out full Neovadial and Dercos range visit