For World Menopause Day, Healthista spoke to Young LDN’s Abbey Conley who revealed the affect menopause has on your skin plus treatments that can help
Whilst many people associate menopause with mood changes and hot flushes, the effect it has on your skin can sometimes be glossed over.
From acne to increased skin sensitivity, menopause can bring unwelcome changes that can be difficult to adapt to.
Healthista caught up with Young LDN’s Abbey Conley who talks us through the four ways menopause can affect your skin, and how you can get your glow back.
#1 Menopausal Acne
Just like when we’re teenagers, when we go through menopause our hormone levels constantly rise and fall.
This has an affect on the body’s sebaceous gland and triggers it to produce more sebum – in simpler terms, this means that our skin becomes more congested and prone to breakouts.
And although acne rates do decline with age, the skin can behave more unpredictably during menopause, even if you have enjoyed clear skin for many years, and especially it’s not taken care of properly.
#2 Skin Ageing
It is common for the skin to age when you’re going through menopause as oestrogen levels drop, and oestrogen plays an essential part in the production of collagen within the skin.
So, this in turn means that our production of collagen drops too. Collagen is a protein in our bodies that helps keep the skin young and strong, so when we have less of it, it can affect the appearance of our skin and cause it to age.
#3 Increased Skin Sensitivity
Most women will experience hot flushes when going through menopause. This is due to increased blood flow in our bodies, that causes an increase in body temperature.
The increased blood flow to the face can then lead to the skin feeling more sensitive than usual. In some more extreme cases, this can lead to damaged capillaries, which can show up on the skin as thin, blue or red threads.
#4 Dry Skin
The way menopause affects our bodies can be unpredictable, and while some people’s bodies might produce more sebum (prompting acne), others might produce too little sebum.
This changes the appearance and texture of our skin, causing it to look and feel rough and dry. As a result of this, some may find that the texture of their skin becomes uneven and flaky.
Here are my top tips for getting your glow back…
Young LDN has developed a range of bespoke facials to help you cope with whichever way menopause has affected your skin.
Our senior aestheticians can work with you to create a treatment programme designed to make you and your skin feel better.
Young LDN’s popular treatments include:
The Aquapure Hydra Facial
This deep cleaning, vitamin infusion facial stimulates and helps plump, lift, and brighten menopausal skin.
It’s a non-invasive, multi-step treatment that combines cleansing, exfoliation, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, glowing skin with no discomfort or downtime.
This facial involves a combination of microneedling and AQ growth factors, which targets deep within the skin.
This type of therapy involves growth factors being micro needled into the skin to boost collagen production and elastin development.
It is designed to combat a multitude of skin concerns during menopause, and the human growth aspect of the facial deals with loss of collagen and elastin, post inflammatory pigmentation, acne, sensitivity and sun damage.
The results from this will leave you with a much brighter and glowing complexion.
Bespoke Skin Peels or Bespoke Deep Clean Facial
These bespoke facials and peels are perfect for helping to rejuvenate skin, remove clogged pores and dead skin, as well as speed up cell turnover.
Treatments are designed to leave the skin feeling refreshed, decongested and revived.
Fire and Ice
Pioneered in Beverly Hills and coveted by A listers globally, the famous fire and ice intensive treatment from iS Clinical is scientifically formulated with the purest pharmaceutical grade ingredients and designed to rapidly and safely resurface the skin, reduce fine lines, address problematic skin and encourage cellular renewal.
This no down time combination facial of heat and cooling cryotherapy and Yellow LED light therapy is ideal for even the most sensitive skin during menopause.