Are you dealing with aging skin and menopause at the same time? Most people don’t associate menopause with their skin, but declining hormones can wreak havoc on your appearance.
Hot flashes AND skin aging?!
The most common result of hormonal skin aging is loss of collagen, which causes wrinkles and sagging skin. Your face will appear dry and dull looking.
I often hear from women that “I've always had good skin until recently.”
For women in menopause, many products aren't good enough
I’m sure you have seen all types of exotic ingredients on the television. It's a shame that most of these ingredients make for good commercials but they don't work any better than cheap lotions. When it comes to skin care that gives true results for women in menopause, let’s go back to the basics…the ABC’s.
The most basic ingredients can be the best... if strong enough
Vitamin A (Retinoids):
Retinol is a form of vitamin A and is proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol works by speeding up the cell turnover in the skin. It is important to know how to use retinol products properly. You can read more about essential tips for apply retinoids correctly.
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide):
Vitamin B3 is clinically proven to be effective in reducing the appearance of sun damage (hyperpigmentation and brown spots). It is a strong antioxidant and age reversing agent.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid):
Vitamin C plays a critical role in skin care. As we age the amount of natural vitamin C in our bodies decreases. Vitamin C aids in the production of collagen, brings back radiance to the skin and reduces sun damage. Only highly concentrated preparations (10% or more) deliver enough vitamin C to the cells to be topically effective at changing your appearance. Applying Vitamin C to the skin can be 20 times more effective than taking it orally. You can read more about how Vitamin C can brighten you skin and reverse the appearance of sun damage.
(Hint: look for Vitamin C in several forms - Ascorbic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate).
About the Author: Amy Colo is a licensed esthetician and skin care consultant at BioRenew Skincare. To get a free sample of our pharmacist-formulated skin care, send us a request here!