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Sooner or later, every woman goes through menopause. This phase in life often begins in the early 50s and is characterized by physical changes. This also affects the skin. It tends to become dry and loses elasticity and tone. Learn what you can do to prevent dry facial skin during menopause here!

18 Feb 2022


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Why does the body change during menopause?

When a woman goes through menopause, she notices some changes in her body. Due to the hormonal change, numerous symptoms appear, but they are completely normal. Due to decreasing estrogen levels, not only the metabolism changes, but also the skin.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Right at the beginning of menopause, the ovaries produce fewer sex hormones. As a result, the woman's fertility declines and menstruation becomes less frequent - until it finally stops altogether. From then on, you notice that your body is changing. The following symptoms may occur:

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Thinning hair
  • Dry skin and mucous membranes
  • Flabbier skin and wrinkles
  • Hot flushes

However, all these new symptoms can be tackled in a targeted way. The key lies in a positive attitude, regular rest periods, and adapted skin care.

Why does the skin become dry during menopause?

Dry facial skin and menopause always come hand in hand. The decreasing estrogen level promotes a reduction in hyaluron, collagen, and elastin. These three substances keep the skin plump, firm, and elastic. If you notice dry skin on your face as you age, it's worth tackling. Customize your daily skincare routine to your skin's new needs!

What active ingredients does mature skin need?

Mature skin is characterized by dryness and sagging contours. Furthermore, the skin barrier weakens with age, which is why you should definitely strengthen it. Only intact skin can protect itself from environmental factors. Therefore, rely on high-quality active ingredients that vitalize, hydrate, and keep your skin supple:

  • Vitamins
  • Vitamins are essential not only in food. The skin also needs them to maintain its natural function. Instead of taking vitamins only through food, you can also ingest them from the outside. Skin care with vitamins is the best option for a beautiful complexion. Here are some vitamins that are particularly high in antioxidants, which protect the cells from premature aging. These vitamins include vitamins A, C, and E. They strengthen the skin barrier from the ground up and make the complexion appear rosy and even.

  • Hyaluron
  • Mature skin lacks moisture. You replenish it in the form of hyaluronic acid. Serums and creams with hyaluron have an intense hydrating effect and plump the skin from the inside out. This makes it appear fuller and youthfully fresh.

  • Lipids
  • During menopause, dry skin on the face is not uncommon. In addition to moisture, the skin also lacks lipids. However, the skin's natural fats are needed to keep the cell structure of the upper skin layer intact. Without lipids, gaps develop between the skin cells, making them permeable to environmental factors. This can lead to skin irritation. To keep your skin soft and supple, lipids are essential. In creams, lipids are often referred to as ceramides.

  • Minerals
  • In addition to vitamins, mature, dry skin also benefits from minerals. These special active ingredients mostly come from the sea, from Algae, to be more precise. They strengthen the skin barrier and make it resistant to external aggressors. A face cream enriched with algae extracts is highly recommended in old age.

  • Collagen
  • Creams containing collagen ensure that collagen production is boosted and facial contours are redefined. Mature skin in particular benefits from collagen as an ingredient in skincare products. Blue Therapy Red Algae Uplift Rich is an anti-aging cream that has a plumping and strengthening effect on the skin. The collagen building blocks it contains have a positive effect on mature skin and support the appearance of a youthful complexion.

Anti-aging skin care: what to do about dry skin on the face?

Dry skin on the face can make menopause and the time following it challenging. However, skin care can be particularly effective if you use a high-quality cream. Use Biotherm regenerating products for dry skin on the face. The serums and creams enriched with Life PlanktonTM give your skin a wonderfully soothed feeling and renewed radiance. Dry skin is intensively hydrated once again and looks refined.

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Serums and creams for dry, mature skin

In order for skin to regain its youthful radiance as we age, consistent care is crucial. Moisturize and use products that support skin regeneration every day. The foundation of your skincare routine should be formed of Blue Therapy Accelerated Serum from Biotherm. The regenerating anti-aging serum intensively moisturizes and gives skin added elasticity. The face cream from the Blue Therapy range is suitable for everyday application. Blue Therapy Red Algae Uplift Cream is enriched with red algae extract and peptides. These tighten facial contours and smooth wrinkles and fine lines.

Following the right diet through menopause

Exercise and a healthy diet can reduce the symptoms of menopause. For example, avoid spicy foods, alcohol, and nicotine to prevent hot flushes. Drink plenty of fresh water and unsweetened tea to keep you hydrated from the inside. Also, fresh fruits and vegetables help regulate your weight. Dry facial skin also benefits from a balanced lifestyle. Just give it a try!

How to stay relaxed when going through menopause

Look at the new phase of your life positively: you are out of the woods and finally have time for yourself. Your children can stand on their own two feet and you can concentrate entirely on your own needs. Discover new hobbies, try out new recipes, and focus on the little things that enrich everyday life. You will see, with just the right amount of tranquility, menopause will be the best time of your life!

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Now you know how dry facial skin and menopause are related. Test out which skincare products work for you, and embrace a calm, balanced lifestyle - your skin and soul will appreciate it.


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