Many women notice that during menopause, the reflection in the mirror changes, and abruptly, as if by a click. The skin sags, becomes dry, capricious, wrinkled, and the face, as if not your own.
Yes, it is necessary to state the fact that you are no longer 25, but in no case should you write yourself down as an old woman. It is important to understand what is happening, to accept irreversible changes. And you can prolong the youthfulness of the skin and cope with all problems if you choose competent care and the necessary cosmetic procedures. How to tame the skin in menopause and restore youth, we were told by experts.
How does a woman’s skin change during menopause?
Sudden changes with the skin are easily explained by a real hormonal whirlwind. The body of a woman is very dependent on estrogen – on them, relatives build good health, attractiveness, youth and beauty. And now, in an instant, they become less and less. From here, a number of problems appear, the first of which is the unexpected dryness of the dermis. Even those who have suffered all their lives because of oily skin suffer from it.
“At menopause, the metabolism in the cells slows down. The skin becomes noticeably drier and thinner, a network of wrinkles appears, and the so-called age-related pigmentation may also appear. Many women note that the skin becomes more sensitive and prone to irritation. The vascular network is more clearly manifested, the face easily blushes, or acquires a permanent reddish tint, which in some cases even turns into a skin disease – rosacea, ”says Evgenia Ikonnikova, dermatocosmetologist at the Institute of Plastic Surgery and Cosmetology on Olkhovskaya Street.
But not only dryness with wrinkles, in response to the fact that the production of estrogen in the body decreases, the level of testosterone (male sex hormone) rises, and rashes suddenly appear. And women start looking like teenagers.
“Testosterone stimulates the active work of the sebaceous glands. At the same time, an insolvent hydro-lipid (water-fat) layer of the skin is formed, which is not able to retain moisture and resist infection. Therefore, acne is a frequent companion of the menopause that has begun, ”notes Natalia Mikhailova – dermatovenereologist, candidate of medical sciences, founder of the International Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, President of the National Society of Mesotherapy (NOM), author of the bioreparation method.
All this pales in comparison to what happens to the skin further. During menopause, it not only becomes drier, it becomes covered with wrinkles, pinpoint rashes, it is during this period that women become owners of jowls (sagging cheeks).
“Due to the fact that metabolism slows down, the production of collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid decreases, skin immunity decreases, it sharply loses elasticity. On top of that, the ligamentous apparatus of the face also loses elasticity – its mechanical properties deteriorate, and the tissues begin to sag, ”says Evgenia Ikonnikova.
How to take care of your menopausal skin at home
Most importantly, do not be upset when looking at the reflection in the mirror. You don’t need extra cortisol either. The stress hormone negatively affects all functions, including the skin.
You can make your inner goddess dance again, and the reflection please you. And you need to start with home care. Dressing table players that you’ve been using since you were 25 will have to be replaced with a different funds team. Here, cosmetic products marked “after 45-50 years old” or “for women in menopause” will come in handy.
1. Day cream Omega 369 intensive moisturizing OMEGADERM. 2. Serum–concentrate “WRINKLE CORRECTOR” – Experalta Platinum, Siberian Wellness. 3. Serum-concentrate “Restoration and rejuvenation” Ninelle. 4. Cream for face, neck and decollete Excellage Cream Institut Esthederm.
But it is best to select funds based on the composition. For daily care, put products on the dressing table that strengthen the skin frame and improve the protective functions of the skin. Among the components, look for ceramides or ceramides, fatty acids, triglycerides, hyaluronic acid, algae, oils, coenzyme Q10, collagen, vitamin B, E (healing). They increase the elasticity of the skin and increase its armor.
1. Ampoules for the face Night Renew MartiDerm. 2. Fabric collagen mask Beauty Visage. 3. Mask-veil moisturizing with Double Dare peptides. 4. Revitalizing mask with collagen against wrinkles Time-Filler Filogra. 5. Eucerin HYALURON-FILLER Night Serum Double.
In a course, that is, a month or two (and after a break), use cosmetics with powerful anti-aging components – peptides (matrikins), phytoestrogens (obtained from plant cells), retinol, vitamin C.
1. Redermic Retinol La Roche-Posay intensive concentrated anti-aging care. 2. Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum Don’t touch my face Organic Kitchen. 3. Anti-aging cream Reti Age Sesderma. 4. Day anti-aging care “Intensive rejuvenation 55+” Garnier.
Peelings will help to defeat inflammation and even out complexion. Use an acid-based product, ideally fruit-based (predominantly glycolic), once or twice a week.
Bonus – peeling frees the skin from keratinized scales, toxins, accelerates cellular metabolism.
1. Serum for the face and neck pro-collagen Elemis. 2. Mask 3 in 1 for the skin of the face and décolleté ILONA LUNDEN. 3. AgeLOC Tru Face Essence Ultra NU Skin Lifting Serum. 4. Compensating complex day care cream Neovadiol VICHY.
Don’t forget to apply SPF every day. Protection factors, up to 50, are included in the composition of care creams. They are very necessary, because ultraviolet, even when the sun just shines and does not warm, exacerbates the situation, accelerating the aging process of the skin.
At night, when applying the cream, do a light self-massage with your fingertips, take time for this. Massage helps to improve blood and oxygen microcirculation, speed up cellular metabolism.
What procedures are shown in the salon
Natalya Mikhailova offers several multidirectional procedures that are aimed at correcting age-related changes and starting rejuvenating processes in the body.
For example, fractional CO2 laser resurfacing quickly reduces the depth of wrinkles and triggers the formation of new collagen.
Peeling based on retinoic acid reduces wrinkles and evens out the relief, removes even persistent hyperpigmentation, stimulates skin cells to renew.
You can’t do without it when correcting mimic wrinkles, especially in the forehead area.
These preparations intensively moisturize the skin from the inside, stimulate the production of young collagen, elastin, own hyaluronic acid, and strengthen the vascular wall.
Indispensable for the correction of deep wrinkles and sagging of the oval. The preparation based on hyaluronic acid fills wrinkles, folds, recreates volume, and in bio-reinforcing techniques strengthens the skin and ligamentous apparatus.
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