I know I have. Once your hormones start to change as a result of menopause, it can really impact your skin and the way you feel about your overall appearance.
Suddenly it seems there are wrinkles appearing, your neckline is not as toned, and your arms start to giggle like jello.
Aging is inevitable. That includes aging skin. So how do you keep your skin looking great no matter what your age, without having to spend a fortune?
Start with a good daily skin care routine:
- Exfoliating a couple of times a week.
Washing should be done with a gentle, natural cleanser that does not contain hormone disrupting chemicals. Many skincare products have such ingredients. In fact they can contain harsh chemicals that you want to avoid putting on your face.
Toning will help get rid of any dirt the washing might have missed, and tighten pores so they don’t become clogged with any dead skin cells.
Moisturizing in the morning should consist of applying one with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun and prevent sun damage, dark spots, skin cancer and wrinkles. Don’t forget to apply it to the backs of your hands as well-nothing gives away your real age faster than your hands.
In the evening, consider applying a heavier, more nourishing cream, especially around the eyes.
Exfoliating with sugar a couple of times a week is the equivalent of an expensive fruit peel. Just remember it will redden the skin for several hours after, so only do it at night.
Use fresh, oil-free makeup. Some foundation makeup will also have SPF, for double protection if you apply it over your moisturizer. If you have dry skin, avoid cake-y powder foundations, which go in every crack and crevice and make you wrinkles stand out more! Opt for a light liquid makeup that matches your natural skin tone and is not too stark a contrast with the skin on your neck.
Remove makeup at night
Be sure to avoid any products with a lot of chemicals and fragrance. Remove all makeup before you retire for the night so you don’t end up with clogged pores and breakouts. Your skin needs time to breath and rejuvenate.
Skin care is important, but since you are what you eat, it stands to reason that your outer skin is a reflection of your inner health.
Stop drinking alcohol and smoking
Both can cause wrinkles to appear much sooner.
Eat a healthy diet
Vitamin C is great for boosting collagen, for skin firmness and slowing down the sagging skin. Vitamin E offers rich nutrients to the skin. A will boost the immune system and B will keep puffiness down and help you cope with stress.
This keeps the circulation flowing, leading to a radiant glow, which will help with your self-confidence.
Follow these guidelines and you can put your best face forward no matter what your age, even during menopause. Not only that you can slow the sag.
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