While menopause will affect all women at a certain point in their lives, we often still don’t have enough conversations about this time of transition and the impact it can have. From hair loss to anxiety and hot flashes, there’s a lot to be aware of. One factor that often surprises women is how their skin changes. Any major hormonal shifts can send your skin into a frenzy. As well as increased dryness, your skin’s steady decline in elastin started back in your 20s, meaning you might notice sagging around areas like the eyes, neck and cheeks (aka the areas that naturally hold more fat) in your mid to late 40s. Deeper wrinkles, sensitive skin and redness can also become common problems. While estrogen decreases during menopause, we know now that cortisol—also known as the stress hormone—actually increases. This can influence the creation of collagen which causes dryness, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
Over the last 20 years, Vichy has gone the distance when it comes to research, conducting more than 20 studies on over 1,200 menopausal women, to come up with effective skincare solutions. If you want to keep your skin looking and feeling its best, expert Shari Koffman shares two Vichy products you need to help adapt your skincare routine during both pre and post-menopause.
This cream is all about densifying and plumping the skin. Formulated with a powerful blend of proxylane, cassia extract, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, this lightweight day cream can be applied to the face, jawline and neck in the morning to improve elasticity and combat dryness. And apply the night cream before bed to help improve radiance and cools the skin—perfect for those nighttime hot flashes.
During this time of the transition, women experience lipid loss, which can increase the appearance of wrinkles. To counteract this, these day and night creams are loaded with omegas 3,6 and 9 to recharge the skin with lipids to nourish the skin. Apply these nourishing enveloping balms to your face, jawline and neck day and night. Say goodbye to tight, itchy skin and hello to that radiant glow we’re all after.