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Why is my skin so dry during menopause

Why is my skin so dry during menopause?

The top three skin concerns on your menopausal changes list are itchiness, sagging, and dryness. We know dryness can be particularly uncomfortable, and understandably lots of us are looking for effective ways to keep our skin hydrated. But before we can address the problem at hand, we need to understand why our skin is struggling to retain moisture in the first place.

Lots of us struggle with dry skin during menopause

Dryness is a prominent clinical change during facial skin ageing in women who have reached menopause. Among various dermatological conditions experienced by mature women, dry skin is highly prevalent.

A recent study conducted on 3,875 women aged over 40, all in the postmenopausal stage, revealed that 36.2% of them reported dry skin.

This is caused by decreased levels of oestrogen and progesterone. As women reach their 50's, the pH level of their skin changes, along with water retention capacity. Additionally, metabolic rate slows down which makes it harder for the skin to stay as hydrated, radiant, firm and smooth as in our younger days. Altogether less friendly, that’s for sure...

Exploring the multifaceted symptoms of menopausal dry skin

Symptoms include:

  1. Tight skin after showering or swimming
  2. Flaky or peeling skin
  3. Cracks on hands and feet
  4. Itchy skin
  5. You can notice grey or ashy tones on your skin if you have a darker skin tone

These skin transformations occur when the turnover of the keratinocytes (cells making up 90% of the outermost layer of the skin) decelerates, resulting in the build-up of aged cells on the surface of the epidermis. Consequently, the lipid barrier loses its organisation, leading to a decline in the skins resistance.

Moreover, (the last one for this article, we promise!) the naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid becomes increasingly susceptible to degradation by a specific enzyme known as hyaluronidase, resulting in a gradual deterioration of hydration and firmness. Due to the less structured lipid barrier, dryness becomes a skin concern.

Skincare products tailored for menopause

The Neovadiol range is designed specially to target menopausal skin symptoms. Your skin can need different things from perimenopause to post-menopause. Whatever stage you're in, we have you covered with our Neovadiol Perimenopause products and our Neovadiol Rose Platinum for postmenopausal skincare.

Here are some of the most effective of our menopausal products to tackle dry skin:

Neovadiol Perimenopause Plumping Day Cream for Dry Skin:

This soothing and hydrating cream has been designed to combat menopausal symptoms. Enriched with proxylane, cassia seed extract and hyaluronic acid, it leaves the skin feeling firmer and makes the skins contours look more defined. It replenishes moisture to reveal radiant, smoother skin. Hypoallergenic and tested on menopausal women with sensitive skin.

Neovadiol Meno 5 Serum for Menopausal Skin 30ml:

This unique blend of dermatological actives target menopausal skin concerns with a lightweight serum formulation that nourishes, restores comfort, and reveals a radiant complexion. Target dryness, dullness, uneven skin tone and texture, and welcome firmer, smoother skin.

Neovadiol Multi-Corrective Eye and Lip Care for Menopause 15ml:

Revitalise the fragile eye and lip area during menopause with Vichy's Neovadiol Multi-Corrective Eye and Lip Care. This targeted skincare formulation is specifically designed to minimise the impact of hormonal ageing signs, to help reduce fine lines and eye bags. Enriched with powerful actives, it nourishes and soothes skin, and helps skin feel firmer and bouncier.

Unlock hydrated skin: key takeaways

1. Dryness of the skin is a result of reduced oestrogen levels, leading to inadequate hydration.

2. Imbalanced oestrogen affects your skin's resilience and ability to retain moisture effectively.

3. With the right ingredients, you can restore optimal hydration and combat dryness during menopause.

Don't let dryness diminish your skin's radiance. Act now and embrace the secrets to maintaining well-hydrated, glowing skin. Visit Le Vichy Mag to unveil more information on menopause and take charge of your skincare journey

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