There are some visible changes to the skin and hair during menopause. Usually one year after the last period, women find that their skin becomes drier and the signs of ageing look more prominent. With declining estrogen levels, many women experience thinning hair and notice more hair growing on their face.
However, with the right daily care, the effects of menopause on the skin and hair can be minimised.
Skin Sensitivity and Dryness During Menopause
During and after menopause, your body produces less and less collagen. This makes your skin loses its firmness and strength. The fats under the skin is also depleting at a faster rate, causing the skin to sag and look aged. There are some other changes, and all together weaken the skin's barrier function and lessen its ability to hold water. The appearance of wrinkles and lines are becoming more prominent. Menopausal skin is also prone to dryness, pigmentation spots and uneven skin tone.
The hormonal changes and stress associated with menopause may make your skin more sensitive and break out. It is not uncommon for menopausal women to suffer with acne. If your skin is prone to breakout yet it shows signs of ageing, you may want to try a light-texture skincare product like Rose Gold Antioxidant Youthful Serum. This powerful and quick absorbing anti-ageing serum reduces the signs of ageing on the skin without leaving an oily residue.
Rose Gold Antioxidant Youthful Serum has been formulated with 24-karat gold nanoparticles and saccharide isomerate, a hydrating complex extracted from the plants. Nano gold has an average particle size of 0.000000001 meter which enables it to penetrate deeper into the skin to nourish and energise your skin from within. Saccharide isomerate boosts the hyaluronic acid synthesis in the skin by up to 66%. Hyaluronic acid serves as a reservoir for the skin to plump up and restore skin's youthfulness. A clinical study showed that saccharide isomerate calmed sensitive-dry skin and reduced the appearance of wrinkles by up to 79.3%.
The effects of menopause on the skin may vary individually; for some women, it affects their skin dramatically, while for others, the effects are rather mild. If you suffer with dry sensitive skin, it can accelerate your skin's ageing process. Try a nourishing anti-ageing moisturiser like Nano Gold Nourishing Cream to prevent dry skin and slow down skin ageing. Formulated with 24-karat gold nanoparticles, stabilised vitamin E, saccharide isomerate, blue chamomile and frankincense essential oils; this luxurious youth-restoring cream rejuvenates and strengthens your skin's defense mechanism against dryness and other ageing factors. For best results, apply the cream on freshly-cleansed skin on top of your usual serum, all over the face and neck every morning and evening. Blue chamomile has been used therapeutically for thousands of years to calm down sensitive skin.
“ Five star! I’ve been using this moisturiser for over a month now and am super happy. I love how it works on my face! This face cream is light and silky and it makes my skin smooth and firm. It’s not greasy at all and it absorbs right in. It really feels like I am doing something special for myself when I put it on!" Julia, UK.
The Prominent Signs of Ageing in Menopausal Skin
The signs of ageing become increasingly more prominent and visible during menopause. Menopausal skin often shows lack of elasticity and radiance. Due to the depleting levels of collagen, elastin and fat cells in the skin; menopausal women often find their skin are more susceptible to environmental damage such as uv-induced hyperpigmentation, excessive dryness and sensitivity.
If your skin shows prominent signs of ageing, apply the award-winning Bio-Collagen Serum all over the face and neck including the skin around the eyes after cleansing, morning and evening. Formulated with resveratrol, ferulic acid and coenzyme Q10; these powerful antioxidant trio strengthen your skin's defense mechanism against biological and environmental ageing factors.
Resveratrol is particularly beneficial for menopausal women. A clinical study at the Center for Menopause Maggiore Hospital of Charity of Novara in Italy showed that resveratrol reduced the severity of hot flushes in 78.6% of menopausal women. Developed using nano bio-technology, Bio-Collagen Serum has been further infused with 24-karat nano gold particles to deliver key ingredients, nutrients and oxygen to the deeper layers of the skin. It rejuvenates the skin cells and firm up the appearance of your skin.
“ Facelift in a bottle! Delighted with my purchase. Within minutes my skin feels tighter and looks fresher.” Rachel, UK.
To help lighten the pigmentation spots and prevent the excess production of melanin pigment in the skin, apply Bio-Collagen Ageless Cream on top of Bio-Collagen Serum, twice a day. This award-winning anti-wrinkle moisturiser has been formulated with niacinamide, n-acetyl glucosamine and ultra-low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid to smooth out wrinkles and reduce the appearance of pigmentation spots.
Ultra-low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid has an average particle weight of 0.0000000000000000001 gram which enables it to restore the youthfulness of the skin from the deeper layers. Studies showed that n-acetyl glucosamine works best with niacinamide to reduce pigmentation spots and regulate the excess melanin pigment production while also diminish the signs of ageing.
" When a girl reaches a certain age a little smudge of Henry's magic goes a long way! It slides onto skin as smoothly as silk and leaves your face feeling plumped-up. You'll be amazed with the wrinkle-free results!" Best Night Cream, Natural Health.
How To Slow Down Thinning Hair Due To Menopause
Estrogen has a significant effect on the hair growth cycle. During pregnancy, most women find that their hair grows faster and falls out less due to the increasing levels of estrogen in the body. In contrast, menopausal women tend to experience thinning hair on the scalp and more hair growing on their face. This is due to the declining levels of estrogen in the body.
To stimulate hair growth and reduce hair falls during and after menopause, use Hair Growth Serum twice a day, morning and evening. Formulated with caffeine, niacinamide, rosemary and menthol to boost hair growth and reduce hair falls. Menthol is the active component of peppermint essential oil which has been shown to stimulate hair growth almost twice better than minoxidil. For best results, use Hair Growth Serum in conjunction with Scalp Stimulator, a pre-shampoo treatment oil to revitalise hair follicles. Gently massage scalp stimulator into the scalp and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes before shampoo it off. It increases the blood flow to hair follicles to help optimise hair growth.
" FANTASTIC! Dear Henry, today my hair loss patient who started using Henry Tianus Hair Loss Solution Products one week ago, came to my clinic and told me that Henry Tianus products are FANTASTIC. His hair look healthier and stronger already. Congratulation Henry, good job." dr. Agustin Blanch, Spain.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
If you are concerned about the physical and psychological effects of menopause, discuss with your doctor about hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT is clearly not for everyone, nevertheless, for many women, it can significantly improve the quality of life. After all, life after menopause can be very enjoyable indeed.
Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with USA, UK and Singapore at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips.
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