Menopause is an inevitable life stage that every woman experiences at some point. If you're reading this article, chances are you're currently going through this transformative phase.
Menopause often accompanies hormonal changes that can have a noticeable impact on your skin and hair. However, there are several helpful tips that can alleviate the effects of menopause and promote healthier skin.
AGE AND SUN SPOTS
If you have spent prolonged periods of time in the sun without proper protection, you may start seeing effects now through age spots or sun spots. Sun damage accounts for over 80% of skin damage–unprotected exposure to ultraviolet rays contributes to brown spots, thinning skin, dryness and wrinkles. Find a good broad-spectrum sunscreen, with a minimum SPF 30 protection and use it every day, year round. Even in the winter, on cloudy days and when sitting next to a window, long-penetrating UVA rays can lead to damage.
Menopause skin is drier for several reasons, including a decreased ability to hold onto moisture. It can be an issue especially in areas where the air is dry. Moisturize as much as you need, making sure to include these 3 types of ingredients:
Humectants: Water loving ingredients that draw moisture into the skin’s top layer like Hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and/or propanediol.
Emollients: Prevent water loss and help soften and sooth skin. Look for oils and butters including shea, squalene, fatty acids and fatty alcohols.
Occlusives: Provide a physical barrier to help prevent water loss, while also protecting the skin from external irritants. Some ingredients can also be both emollient and occlusive like caprylic/capric triglyceride, glyceryl stearate, squalene, shea butter, etc.
Many moisturizers, including our Deep Vitality Moisture Cream, contain a combination of these 3 ingredients. Especially dry skin can benefit from layering start off with a serum and follow with your moisturizer.
GIVE IT TIME
With consistent use of skincare products, you can expect to see noticeable benefits within 3 to 6 months. Soosul products aid in increasing skin cell turnover, diminishing age spots, balancing pigmentation, and improving overall skin texture. Patience is key when incorporating new skincare products into your routine. Be diligent and consistent with your daily morning and evening skincare regimen, and complement it with healthy lifestyle habits to optimize your results.
Be selective with the products you choose, watching out, especially for those that contain irritating ingredients like drying alcohols and fragrances. Go easy on acids, which can thin skin leaving it open to irritation from external irritants; use gentle cleansers, especially if you have dry skin. And use warm, not hot to shower and wash your face.
At Soosul, we wholeheartedly embrace and encourage your menopause journey. Whether you've discovered effective solutions for managing symptoms, found empowering ways to embrace this life stage, let's create a nurturing space where we can uplift and empower one another as we navigate the unique challenges and triumphs of menopause. Together, we can celebrate the strength and resilience of women during this transformative phase.