MAINTAINING SKIN HEALTH IN MENOPAUSE

As our hormones take us into the menopause, we often experience surprising changes in our skin. These can range from itchiness and increased sensitivity to redness and blemishes. A change in our skin care regimes is needed to help mitigate the effects of the menopause on our skin.

WHY DOES YOUR SKIN CHANGE DURING MENOPAUSE?

The changes you see in your skin are mainly due to a drop in the hormone Oestrogen, which plays an important role in maintaining skin health. When oestrogen levels drop, women can experience a number of knock-on effects:

• Collagen levels drop
• Skin loses moisture
• Cell turnover slows down
• Skin thins out
• Skin becomes itchy

But don’t despair - with smarter skincare you can go a long way to lessening these effects.

FINDING THE OPTIMUM ROUTINE


So, what’s the answer? You need to change up the ingredients in your routine. Retinoids and other harsher ingredients will now likely aggravate your skin due to its increased sensitivity, even if you were able to use them previously with no issues. The menopause calls for gentler ingredients to balance, nourish and hydrate.

FIVE STEPS TO HEALTHIER SKIN

1. CLEANSE
Use a milder cleanser – soap is too drying for mature skin

2. SERUMS
Include a serum under your day and night creams. Serums boost the effectiveness of your products, providing extra nourishment and hydration. VIVE Concentrated Recovery Serum packs a punch with hard working actives alongside strong antioxidant power.

3. SUN PROTECTION
Possibly the most important part of any skincare regime, and one that becomes especially important during menopause, is to protect our skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Find products that include at least SPF15, such as VIVE Day Defence Cream.

4. HYDRATION
As our skin barriers weaken our skin dries out. You need to replenish lost moisture with effective actives such as glycerin, which attracts and holds moisture, and niacinamide, which strengthens those skin barriers to prevent moisture loss, resulting in a plumper complexion.

5. USE NIGHT CREAM
In the evening, use a cream that regenerates your skin while you rest. We recommend VIVE's Night Recovery Cream, which works with your circadian rhythm to restore and strengthen skin barriers overnight and reduces the appearance of blemishes and breakouts by morning.

WHY CHOOSE VIVE PRODUCTS?

In this beauty routine we have recommended using certain VIVE-branded products, this is because VIVE is a line of skincare products created specifically to address the needs of your skin during menopause. Within each product you will find the CBD Tri-Active Formula, which harnesses the powerful triple-action of CBD, niacinamide, and zinc oxide to balance, nourish and protect. These products are clinically proven with extraordinary results. Participants in clinical trials reported a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, improved skin quality, a reduction in redness and improved skin tone.
Important: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information does not constitute medical advice and it should not be relied upon as such. Consult with your doctor before modifying your regular medical regime.