Understanding Menopause & its Impact on Skin Health


Introducing Menopause to you

Menopause is a journey shared by women, bringing along hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats. These changes affect both the body and the skin, often showing signs of aging, dryness, and sun damage due to lower estrogen levels.

It's natural, and you can navigate it smoothly with a little know-how. 

Perimenopause is usually experienced in the late 30s to early 40s, a transitional phase when the body prepares for the upcoming changes. It can last up to a decade for some women. 

Menopause occurs typically in the late 40s to early 50s when women haven’t gotten their periods for 12 consecutive years, marking the end of their menstrual cycle and reproductive years.


Commonly known symptoms during Menopause

Symptoms of Menopause

We have all heard about symptoms like hot flashes, trouble sleeping, and mood changes but there are skin concerns that show up during this time like acne, signs of aging, and dryness to name a few. Understanding & addressing all the symptoms is crucial for all women to navigate through this phase.


Let's understand the connection between Menopause and Skin

During menopause, hormonal changes are responsible for changes in the skin. It's important to notice and understand them to give our skin & body what it needs.

Lower estrogen levels during menopause can lead to dry skin.

Less collagen and elastin mean more wrinkles and sagging. 

Abnormal melanin production can result in sun damage, leading to hyperpigmentation

One may also experience acne due to hormonal fluctuations. 


Listen to your skin during menopause – it's more than just about how it looks. 


Why prevention is important?

As we navigate the intricate landscape of menopause, the importance of preventive care cannot be overstated. 

Shielding your skin from the sun's rays is a cornerstone of prevention. 

In addition to moisturizers, ensure you're drinking enough water throughout the day.

A diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids can contribute to skin health. 

Physical activity promotes overall health & also enhances blood circulation, contributing to a vibrant and healthy complexion.

Consistency in your skincare routine is paramount. Tailor your routine to your skin's unique needs, providing the care it deserves.


Embrace menopause with simple yet powerful steps for prevention. Taking good care of your skin empowers you to face this phase confidently. Remember, your skin is a reflection of your overall health, and a little preventive care goes a long way.


What kind of skincare products work?

Opting for skincare products that are multi-active (has multiple complementary ingredients that work together to target concerns) & multi-functional (has multiple uses and tackles multiple concerns at a time) before and during menopause is crucial. Choosing clean products is a cherry on the top to achieving healthy skin.

Your go-to guide for skincare during Menopause

Each person's skin is different during each stage in life, including menopause, so take care of yours in a way that fits you. Below is a simple regime to start with.

  1. Opt for gentle cream-based cleansers to avoid disruption to your skin’s PH balance - Aminu's Cream Cleanser
  2. Serums - powerhouse of any skincare routine, penetrates deep into your skin to address specific concerns like melasma, breakouts, or dryness. Look for serums containing ingredients like peptides such as Copper Tripeptide or argireline peptides, Gallic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, or plant based retinol like Bakuchiol for effective results. - Aminu's Copper Peptide Serum, Aminu’s Regenerating serum
  3. Your skin is already losing lipids and its barrier function, so add in facial oils with ingredients like squalane, rosehip oil, ceramides, etc to give added protection to your barrier. Aminu's Radiance Face Oil, Bio Retinol Cream
  4. Finally, sunscreen – never skip it! Opt for mineral sunscreens with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect your skin from UV rays and avoid premature aging.

Following a consistent skincare regimen tailored to your needs can help prevent early signs of aging and keep your skin looking radiant and healthy. We highly recommend a detailed consultation with an expert for personalized care tailored to your unique skin.


It is more than just skincare 

  1. Feeling down? Listen to some of your favourite tracks 
  2. Feeling stressed? Indulge in some meditation or nature walks 
  3. Exercising helps to manage body heat and will help keep you active 
  4. Feeling overwhelmed? Reach out to your inner circle & have a heartful conversation.
  5. Treat yourself to a soothing bath or spa day at home.

Self-care is essential. It's about nurturing yourself, taking time for self-care, and embracing moments of relaxation as you navigate through the beautiful journey of menopause.


Finding Strength in Change

“Menopause is a life-changing experience, much like the transformative phases in pregnancy. Just as we prepare girls for their first menstruation, it's crucial to offer mental and emotional readiness for women in this significant phase." - Pooja

“During this phase, I faced unusual dryness, mood swings, and uncertainty. Educating myself was key to navigating through it with help." - Reshma

Understanding menopause and skincare helps women feel stronger and more in control. Menopause isn't just a phase; it's an opportunity to learn, be aware, and take care of yourself. 



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