Can Menopause Cause Skin Sensitivity?

Can Menopause Cause Skin Sensitivity?

Menopause is a time of rapid change for our skin, and the time when we will see the most noticeable switch in the way that our skin looks and feels. It all comes down to the change in hormone levels and one of the issues that many of us will face is increased skin sensitivity.

We hear about this so much at Nakin with customers looking for face products that work for sensitive skin in the menopause, and the years following. Our natural anti-ageing face products are all designed with sensitive skin in mind and many of our customers only find out about us when searching for sensitive skin help. The range is made for all skin types but the kind and gentle naturel of our plant based formulas made them beautifully calming and nourishing to sensitive skin.

Menopause can significantly affect a woman's skin, leading to increased sensitivity. This heightened sensitivity is primarily due to the decline in oestrogen levels, which plays a crucial role in maintaining the skin's moisture and elasticity. Lower oestrogen levels result in a decrease in collagen production, thinning the skin and diminishing its barrier function. Consequently, the skin becomes more susceptible to irritation, dryness, and the effects of UV exposure, making it react more sensitively to products or environments than before.

In addition to the changes in skin sensitivity, menopause can also lead to other noticeable changes in the skin's appearance. These include an increase in fine lines and wrinkles, loss of facial volume, and uneven skin tone. These changes are primarily caused by a decrease in collagen and elastin production, two proteins responsible for maintaining the skin's firmness and elasticity.

To combat these effects, it is essential to adjust your skincare routine accordingly. This may include using gentler products like Nakin's that are specifically formulated for sensitive skin and incorporating hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid into your routine, which is in so many of our products. Additionally, regular use of sunscreen with a high SPF can help protect the skin from UV damage, which can accelerate ageing.

Everything in our range is made with sensitive skin in mind and is lovely for menopausal skin. One product that we would definitely recommend is our Revitalising Face Oil as it is hydrating and nourishing, plus healing and calming. It is 100% natural and made with a carefully selected blend of amazing plant oils that offer lots of benefits to the face and neck. Please carry out a patch test of the products before using it fully, as with any new product. For a more full face routine try the products below.

  • Begin your routine with our Advanced Cleansing Milk. The milk is an oil-based cleanser that cleanses the face while hydrating and comforting at the same time with the hyaluronic acid and the plant cleansing and conditioning extracts.
  • You could then follow with our Purifying Face Toner if you can use one, as a double cleanse and toning treatment, or if you do not use a toner then ensure the milk is thoroughly removed with damp cotton wool, a cloth, or when in the shower.
  • Use our Eye Cream Complex for the eye area which is hydrating, line smoothing and energising from its plant peptide, hyaluronic acid and stimulating plant and marine extracts.
  • Then for a treatment you could use either our Performance Face Serum or Revitalising Face Oil for your face and neck. Our face serum and face oil are both treatment products, and you can use them together, or just one of them. They have different benefits, but do share some properties, as they are both anti-ageing and reviving for the face. The serum has powerful actives for skin rejuvenation hydrating deeply with hyaluronic acid and easing lines with the plant peptide, hyaluronic acid, seaweed, and green tea. The oil would be used after the serum if using both together and is rich and nutritious without being greasy. It helps to heal the skin barrier and immediately calms skin and leaves a lovely glow, plus is great at helping with stressed skin issues like dryness or sensitivity.
  • Seal all the goodness in with our Active Dew Face Cream which hydrates, nourishes and protects the skin with hyaluronic acid, cassia, pomegranate and plant oils. This is for day and night use.
  • If you like to use a lip product then you could finish with our Lip Treatment Balm which is filled with hydrating and nourishing plant oils, butters and waxes.

Aside from skincare products, a healthy lifestyle also plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin during menopause. Adequate hydration, a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and healthy fats, and regular exercise can help improve the skin's overall health and appearance.

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