Peri-menopausal skin issues and solutions

Concerns:

  • Lines becoming deeper and more visible,
  • skin becoming thinner, drier, uneven colour/texture.

Elements that will work in your favour:

  • Good diet,
  • high water intake,
  • low sugar intake,
  • good exercise regime,
  • good basic skincare ingredients,
  • minimising stress,
  • minimal sun exposure,
  • daily SPF.

Against:

  • Poor sleep,
  • history of sun exposure,
  • peri-menopausal oestrogen decline.

Summary:

Skin that is 40+ will typically start to show consequences of cumulative sun exposure and declining oestrogen. This is a time that every woman experiences what seems like a sudden acceleration of ageing to the skin but is in fact the coinciding of historical sun exposure factors starting to show and natural hormonal changes. 

Accumulated sun damage takes the form of uneven skin colour, sun spots & deepening lines especially around the eyes and neck. For the fairer-skinned there can be an increase in visible red veins to the face neck and chest.Early sun exposure and/or burning, even from childhood will show up now.

At the same time declining oestrogen and collagen levels show as lines around the mouth, laxity in the skin of the eyelids and jawline and possible thinning skin. Declining collagen levels also can cause pores to enlarge. Not much fun for something that is a natural process!!

Solutions (skincare):

Skin Essentials by Mariga Advanced C and E vitamin booster with ferulic acid

This is the time to up your skincare game in terms of more active and target skincare. Vitamin A (retinol) is a necessary addition if you are not using it already as a pre-ageing tool, as it will help to slow down the formation of lines, improve texture and keep cells functioning normally.

Find this in our Overnight Repair Cream, (normal, combination and oily skin) or Age Slowly Serum (used in combination with Skin Comfort Cream for more dry skin).

I would also suggest adding an oestrogen replacement factor in your skincare. When oestrogen is not as plentiful in the body this is one of the major factors for skin cell repair and reproduction to slow down.

Essentially certain plant derivatives mimic the shape of oestrogen on the skin cell receptors and keep vital processes boosted. (Add one vial of Youth Boost to your jar of Overnight Repair Cream).

Finally to further boost collagen production and quality and to gently exfoliate it would be good to use C&E Advanced Skin Booster twice a week. This will also help keep a strong skin barrier.

Solutions (treatments):

It is necessary to note that any good home skincare routine is intended to slow the signs of ageing, not reverse them. While visible improvements can be seen in terms of skin brightening, plumping from hydration and even some softening of lines from Vitamins A & C, true reversal of wrinkle depth and reversing skin laxity can only be achieved via advanced clinical treatments that work deeper than topical skincare can.

Treatments such as the Divine Pro platform which allows us to customise blended high-tech solutions of radiofrequency, microneedling and deep muscle activation therapy are the ones to look to when age reversal is your priority. Earlier intervention, from the very first signs of ageing, can be addresses with our Exceed microneedling suite of treatments.

Suggested routine for skin that is 40+ normal, combination, oily:

Morning: Rinse skin with water & microfiber cloth. Apply 1 pump Hydra Collagen Serum followed by SPF30 Day Cream

Evening: Cleanse with Skin Comfort Cleanser. Apply Overnight Repair Cream (mixed with Youth Boost). 

Twice a week either at night or in the morning as you prefer apply 1/3 dropper of Advanced Skin Booster to clean skin. Follow with your normal routine.

Once a week as an optional bonus you could mix a pump of Skin Comfort Oil into your night cream as a nourishing mask.

Suggested routine for skin that is 40+ dry:

Morning: Rinse skin with water & microfiber cloth. Apply 1 pump Hydra Collagen Serum mixed with 1/2 pump Lipid Repair Concentrate, followed by SPF30 Day Cream

Evening: Cleanse with Skin Comfort Cleanser. Apply 1 pump Age Slowly Serum followed by 1 pump Lipid Repair Concentrate. If skin is very dry add Skin Comfort Cream on top.

Twice a week either at night or in the morning as you prefer apply 1/3 dropper of Advanced Skin Booster to clean skin. Follow with your normal routine.

Once a week as an optional bonus you could mix a pump of Skin Comfort Oil into your night cream as a nourishing mask.