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Looking After Menopause Skin

Hormonal fluctuations during menopause can bring a variety of changes to your skin, including dryness, thinning and increased sensitivity. Here are my skincare tips to keep your complexion healthy and radiant.

1 - Use a gentle cleanser: During menopause, your skin becomes more delicate and sensitive, so it's important to use a gentle cleanser that won't strip it skin of its natural oils. Look for a mild, fragrance-free one that is specifically formulated for sensitive skin.

2 - Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise: Make this your menopause mantra! Because your complexion is likely to become drier, introduce products that hydrate and nourish. Rich, emollient moisturiser that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid or ceramides will help improve your skin's moisture barrier.

3 - Use an SPF every day: Hormonal changes make skin more vulnerable to sun damage. You should be using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day. And don't forget to reapply it every two hours when you're outdoors. Read more about my all-year-round SPF skincare advice here.

4 - Introduce a serum: Serums are highly concentrated and will deliver targeted ingredients to your skin. Look for a serum that contains antioxidants, such as vitamin C or E, which can help to protect your skin from environmental stressors and improve its overall appearance. Find out more about why you should be using a serum here.

5 - Stay hydrated: It might sound basic, but drinking plenty of water is actually one of the best things you can do to keep your complexion hydrated and healthy. Aim for at least eight glasses of water per day, and incorporate hydrating foods, like fruits and vegetables, into your diet.

6 - Steer clear of harsh skincare products: Because your skin becomes more delicate during menopause, you need to steer clear of any products that cause irritation or inflammation. So ditch anything that contain alcohol, fragrances or harsh exfoliants.

7 - Consider a professional peel: Think of it as a way of re-setting your skin, a professional peel improves texture and tone and diminishes the appearance of fine line. At Dr Julia Sen our VI Peel are specialist treatments - find out more here.


By following these skincare tips, you can help to keep your skin healthy, hydrated and radiant during menopause. However, if you have any concerns about your skin or are experiencing severe symptoms, it's always a good idea to consult with a dermatologist for personalised advice and treatment options.


You can shop my collection of anti-ageing, complexion boosting skincare here. I have selected each product to tackle a whole range of issues. Please get in touch if you have any specific skincare needs and I can advise further.


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