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Treatment Tips To Help Your Skin During Menopause

During perimenopause and menopause, hormonal changes occur, including a decline in estrogen levels. These changes can impact a woman’s skin, requiring adjustments to her skincare routine.

The skin becomes thinner, and more alkaline, and there is increased transepidermal water loss, leading to dry skin. The skin becomes dull with a loss of elasticity, and sun freckles and wrinkles appear with breakouts of adult acne.

Treatment tips that can help the skin during menopause


  • Prescription topical retinoid
  • Oral antibiotics for adult acne


  • Avoid harsh cleansers and alkaline soaps
  • Reduce the temperature of hot showers or baths
  • Use a targeted treatment to repair the barrier of your skin
  • Use a spot treatment for acne breakouts
  • Use an antioxidant serum plus sunscreen in the morning
  • Where possible, introduce a topical retinoid at night

Skincare ingredients that can help during menopause

  • Retinol
  • Peptides
  • Growth Factors
  • Vitamin C
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Arbutin
  • Ceramides
  • Glycerin
  • Shea Butter
  • Polyhydroxy Acids

Skincare products that can help during menopause

  • Gentle cleansers are essential, as you don’t want to further aggravate the skin or dehydrate it.
  • Targeted products encourage cellular turnover and collagen synthesis while compacting the stratum corneum and preventing breakouts.
  • Rich moisturisers containing growth factors and/or peptides that help to rebuild healthy collagen, while repairing existing damage, are ideal for mature, ageing skin during menopause.
  • Rich body creams and washes are advised for skin that has become thinner, more alkaline, and drier.

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