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Hormonal changes and their impact on the skin: understanding menopause

cambios hormonales en la menopausia

Menopause is not just a milestone in a woman’s biological clock; it brings with it a series of hormonal changes that can significantly affect the skin and that we all need to understand in order to be aware and not blame ourselves for it.

During this period, many women experience dryness, loss of collagen and elasticity, hot flashes and changes in sweating.

These changes not only alter the appearance of the skin, but may also require a different approach to skin care.

At Såper we understand the importance of adapting beauty routines to align with these natural transitions, offering products designed to specifically address these needs.

Understanding hormonal changes

One of the most significant hormonal changes during menopause is the decrease in estrogen and progesterone production. These hormones play a crucial role in keeping the skin hydrated, elastic and firm.

A decrease in estrogen can result in a decrease in collagen, a protein essential for keeping skin strong and elastic. As a result, the skin may become thinner, less elastic and more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging.

In addition, estrogen loss also affects the skin’s ability to retain moisture, leading to increased dryness. This can manifest itself in a feeling of tightness and dullness. Dryness is not only uncomfortable, but can also exacerbate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

loss of skin elasticity in menopause

In addition to the decrease in estrogen and progesterone, other hormones such as androgens may remain at relatively higher levels. This can lead to changes in skin texture and, in some cases, an increase in the appearance of acne or oily skin in women who have not previously experienced it.

Hormonal changes can also affect body temperature regulation, leading to the well-known hot flashes. These episodes of sudden heat are not only uncomfortable, but can also cause redness and tenderness of the skin, and in some cases, increased sweating.

Finally, estrogen plays a role in the healing and inflammatory response of the skin. Its decrease can lead to slower healing and increased skin sensitivity, making the skin more susceptible to irritation and redness.

Addressing dryness and loss of elasticity

To combat dryness and strengthen the skin, it is crucial to choose products that offer deep hydration and promote cell regeneration. We recommend our

Bio-Antipollution Firming Cream

made with high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, which maintains hydration to the deepest layers of the skin and stabilized Vitamin C, which regenerates the skin, smoothes blemishes, evens tone and corrects photoaging.

nourishing cream against loss of elasticity due to menopause

It is ideal for dry and mature skins, thanks to its high nourishing and regenerating power.

Hot Flashes and Sweating

Hot flashes and sweating are common symptoms during menopause. These can cause discomfort and affect skin health. It is important to choose products that help balance skin temperature and provide a cooling sensation like our award-winning Fresh Flower Tonic facial toner.

This facial toner, winner of the ORGANICS CLEAN AWARDS 2022 and the BEAUTY SHORTLIST AWARD 2023, is made with aloe vera, rose water, and immortelle extract, and lemon, providing a refreshing, soothing sensation and balancing the skin’s pH.

facial tonic to balance skin pH

Adaptation to changing skin type

Menopause can change your skin type, which means that products that used to work well for you may not be suitable now. For example, if your skin becomes drier, you may need to switch to a more moisturizing cleanser or a richer cream.

At Såper we offer a variety of products adapted to different skin types, allowing you to customize your skin care routine, such as the Nourishing Facial Cream, which contains avocado, sesame and grape seed vegetable oils, restructuring collagen and improving skin firmness and elasticity.

Listening to your body

Every woman experiences menopause differently. It is essential to be aware of changes in your body and skin, and adapt your facial care routine accordingly.

Hormonal changes can also affect your emotional and physical well-being. Paying attention to how you feel can give you clues about how your body is handling these changes and how they may be reflected in your skin.

listening to your body in menopause

At Såper we believe in a holistic approach to beauty, which includes listening and responding to your body’s needs in a conscious and gentle way.

A skin care specialist can offer you personalized guidance, which, combined with the quality and naturalness of our products, can be key to maintaining healthy, radiant skin.

Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life, but it does not have to be a time of difficulty for the skin. With the right products and a conscious approach to skin care, it is possible to go through these changes with confidence and grace. We are committed to supporting you at every stage of your beauty journey, offering products that respect and enhance natural beauty at every stage of life.

About the author
Victoria Sánchez
Victoria Sánchez
Soy una apasionada de la cosmética natural y ecológica, y creadora de la marca Saper Organic Skincare en 2011. Máster en Cosmetología y experta en evaluación y seguridad del producto cosmético. Mi objetivo es la belleza, la salud y la sostenibilidad del planeta. Para ello busco siempre los mejores ingredientes e investigo formulaciones de cosmética vegana, obteniendo los mejores resultados para la piel, cuidando siempre del medio ambiente.
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