Top 5 Menopause Skincare Tips to Combat Dry and Dull Skin

Top 5 Menopause Skincare Tips to Combat Dry and Dull Skin

Jul 02, 2023
by Bonnie Giangrande minute read

Menopause is a natural process that marks the end of the menstrual cycle in women. In some cases, women can start menopause prematurely. Either way, taking care of your skin during menopause is important as it's incredibly common for women to experience changes in their skin during menopause. During this time, our estrogen levels drop, which can decrease collagen production in the skin. In return, skin can be dry, itchy, and dull, and it requires special care to stay healthy and glowing.

That's why a great menopause skincare routine is vital! See our “How Collagen Helps & Works For Your Skin” blog to dive deeper on the benefit of collagen for your skin! The purpose of this blog is to discuss how to care for menopausal skin, and which ingredients are best for women who are struggling with the effects that menopause has on their skin.

Keep Your Skin Cleansed With Gentle Cleansers

Dry skin is a common complaint among women going through menopause. Cleaning the skin properly is the first step in caring for menopause skin. Mature skin may find regular soap too drying. To keep your skin's natural oils from being stripped, you need a gentle, creamy cleanser. A great and gentle option would be RENU Purifying Gel Cleanser. This cleanser effectively removes bacteria, pollutants, and impurities while being gentle on your skin. When washing your face, avoid hot water, as you can further dry out your skin. In addition, you should avoid harsh exfoliants, since they can irritate and be too drying on your skin. Instead, opt for a gentle exfoliant like Renu’s Hydra Whip Exfoliant. With aloe, avocado, rosehip, and sweet almond oils. This exfoliant will gently remove dead skin cells while keeping moisture locked in the skin. At this time in your life, you may want to consider adding a Toner to your skincare routine. Renu Brightening and Resurfacing Toner is formulated with CoQ10 which Energizes cell activity, along with Hyaluronic Acid that will help retain moisture in the skin. 

Keep Your Skin From Getting Dry and Patchy By Moisturizing 

Moisturizing is the next essential step in a menopausal skincare routine. Our skin produces less oil as we age, which can cause dryness and wrinkles. It's important to choose a moisturizer that contains ingredients that will keep your skin nourished and restored. RENU Pure Radiance Moisturizer with active Peptides does just that. This moisturizer is formulated with Peptides that helps the skin appear supported, plump, smooth, and rejuvenated.

A Little Face Mask Never Hurt Anybody!

Face masks are perfect for mature skin, and also for our relaxation with a spa-like experience at home. Not only can face masks help to moisturize the skin, but our Hydra Rich Mineral Mask with Sea Plankton is like adding electrolytes for the skin. This mineral rich mask works synergistically to improve your skin’s vitality and serve as antioxidants, promoting collagen and elastin production, which is perfect for mature skin and a great addition to your menopausal skincare routine.


Why Retinol is a Key Ingredient in a Menopausal Skin Care Routine

Another critical ingredient in a menopausal skincare routine is retinol. During menopause, our skin looses collagen rapidly. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, "Studies show that women’s skin loses about 30% of its collagen during the first five years of menopause. After that, the decline is more gradual. Women lose about 2% of their collagen every year for the next 20 years." This is a significant loss of collagen in the first five years of menopause.
Retinol is an ingredient that is a form of vitamin A that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also improve skin texture and tone.
In addition to stimulating collagen production, RENU Repair Eye Cream contains retinol to combat fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, dark spots, and dehydration around the delicate eye area, where we start to show aging first. For some, Retinol can be irritating to sensitive skin. An alternative may be a better choice in this case. Renu's Beauty Balm with Bakuchiol is a gentle and safe botanical alternative to Retinol. As well as improving skin firmness, tone, and overall lifting, Renu Beauty Balm is a wonderful sleep mask that will add a nourishing protective layer to your skin.

Antioxidants and Their Importance in Your Menopause Skincare Routine

Antioxidants are also helpful for menopausal skin. Environmental factors such as pollution and ultraviolet rays can accelerate the aging process of our skin. Look for a serum or moisturizer that contains vitamins C and E, which are powerful antioxidants that can help slow down free-radical activity, while brightening skin and reducing the appearance of dark spots. RENU Luxury Face Oil contains 10 plant seed oils, essential rich botanical nutrients, Hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. This beauty oil is known for actively brightening and increasing collagen contributing to more a more youthful complexion. Renu Vitamin C Serum with Matrixyl offers vitamin C to  brighten, hydrate and clarify skin. Matrixyl Peptides addresses visible signs of aging and helps build collagen. Adding in high quality facial serums that contain strong antioxidants is so important and beneficial to a menopausal skincare routine. 

It’s Not Just a Good Menopause Skincare Routine, a Healthy Lifestyle is Important, Too!

In addition to these ingredients, there are also lifestyle changes that you can make to help keep your menopausal skin healthy and glowing. First, make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. This will help keep your skin hydrated and plump. Second, make sure to get some sort of exercise in 3 - 4 days a week. Start with just 10 minutes a day and gradually increase the intensity and duration.  

Exercising regularly can release the happy hormones called endorphins, which helps relieve menopause symptoms, making irritability and mood swings easier to cope with. Even going for short daily walks or doing some yoga stretches can help keep your body functioning well. Because getting enough sleep is essential during Menopause, getting some exercise in will also help you to get a restful sleep! Lack of sleep can lead to dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, as well as a dull complexion. If you’re having a hard time sleeping, try our soothing Bath Bombs to help you relax before bed. Renu’s bath bombs are made with mineral rich magnesium and sea salt to gently detoxify and re-balance your body, while aroma-therapeutic essential oils soothe your skin and calm your mind! Finally, make sure to eat a healthy diet that is rich in fiber, vitamin D and calcium. Foods that are high in antioxidants and other nutrients are essential for healthy skin.

What Changes Will You Be Making For Your Menopausal Skin?

In conclusion, menopausal skin requires special care to keep it healthy and glowing. To take care of your menopausal skin, make sure to cleanse it properly, moisturize it regularly, and use ingredients such as retinol and antioxidants that can help improve the texture and tone of your skin. In addition to these skincare tips, make sure to stay hydrated, get enough sleep, and eat a healthy diet to help keep your skin looking its best. With the right care and ingredients, you can keep your skin healthy and radiant. If you have any questions or need product suggestions to best suit your needs, drop them down below in the comments, we would love to help you out along your journey!

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