While hot flushes may top the list of the most common symptoms of the menopause, they’re certainly not the only symptom. Sensitivity, dryness and dullness are just some of the ways it can affect your skin. Fortunately, we’ve got all the skincare for menopause-related concerns you could want.
How the menopause can affect your skin
As we get older, the amount of hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the epidermis and acts like a sponge soaking up to 1,000 times its weight in water to keep your skin hydrated, starts to decline.
Add to this changes to your hormone levels, in particular declining oestrogen levels during and post menopause (which can happen by as much as 30 per cent during the first five years and impact the skin’s natural barrier function), and it’s easy to see why dry skin is one of the most common menopausal skin complaints we get.
As your oestrogen levels decline so too does the production of collagen, which is also linked to your skin’s plump and firm appearance and keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay.
Finding the right skincare for you can therefore be the difference between lacklustre skin and a glowing complexion.
Our best skincare for menopausal skin
With dry skin often the number one complaint of women during and after the menopause, investing in a good daily moisturiser can go a long way to keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. Ours come with 14 years of research into understanding the impact of the menopause on skin ageing.
Vichy Neovadiol Compensating Complex Day Cream has also been designed with dry skin in mind and combines hydrating hyaluronic acid and pro-xylane, which ’, DHEA, to help plump and skin while compensating for moisture loss.
Vichy Neovadiol Rose Platinium’s rosy mineral pigments also help to restore radiance and colour, while its combination of natural-origin beeswax and natural calcium protects and nourishes your skin and boosts its barrier function.
As our skin becomes thinner, the delicate eye contour area needs all the support it can get as dark circles and fine lines can be more persistent. Our Neovadiol Rose Platinum Eyes is formulated with caffeine and calcium to reduce under-eye puffiness and brighten the area. It also offers a blurring, colour-correcting effect to reduce the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles.
For a rich hydrating cream that gets to work while you sleep, layer on Vichy Neovadiol Rose Platinum Night Cream. Thanks to powerful active ingredients chosen specifically for mature skin, it works to improve your skin’s barrier function overnight, reduces the appearance of sleep lines and restores radiance for a healthy, rosy glow.Shop our full Neovadiol range and menopausal skincare