It’s a familiar story.
You’ve almost run out of your favourite moisturiser so you head to your local skincare clinic or hop online to stock up.
You don’t need to give it too much thought. You simply reach for the familiar packaging, or hit ‘re-order’ on the website and you’re ready to continue using that tried and tested product you know so well.
But what happens when a trusty product starts to let you down? Perhaps it’s not delivering the same results it used to. Or maybe you’re not happy with the appearance of your skin, despite sticking to your regular routine.
If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. After all, when we find a product our skin likes, we stick with it. But often that means we keep using the same products year after year, even though they might not be right for our changing skin. And this is especially true during and after menopause.
If you’ve been reaching for the same moisturisers and serums but not getting the results you want; here are four signs that it may be time for a change.
Sign 1: You’re using the same products you were before menopause
If you’re experiencing menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, irregular periods and mood changes, it’s a good indicator that your oestrogen levels are dropping.
To combat these unwanted symptoms, many women use menopause as an opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes. This might include healthy eating and exercise – but what about your skincare?
Oestrogen is essential for maintaining healthy, vibrant-looking skin, it also helps retains skin moisture levels, so when levels begin to fall, your skin’s requirements can quickly change.
Sign 2: You’ve noticed increased dryness, sagging or a loss of brightness
In the first five years of starting menopause, declining oestrogen levels can cause you to lose up to 30% of your skin’s collagen. This means that menopause causes faster skin ageing than the chronological ageing process. During this time, you’ll probably notice big changes such as a loss of firmness, increased wrinkles, or more tired and dull-looking skin with a loss of vibrancy.
You might be thinking that it’s all just a natural part of getting older. But you don’t have to accept unwelcome skin changes. It may just be a case of reassessing your skincare products to ensure you’re using ones tailored to your changing skin needs during menopause.
Sign 3: The products you used to love aren’t delivering the results
If you’re finding the moisturiser you’ve used for years is no longer working, you might think the manufacturers have been tinkering with the formulation. But it may actually be that your skin needs have changed. Skincare products are tailored for different skin types and age groups. During and after menopause, for example, your skin cells need more stimulation from products containing more powerful ingredients, targeted for menopausal skin.
Take a look at the ingredients list on your current moisturiser. Does it contain the key ingredients needed to address the effects declining oestrogen levels have on the skin, such as collagen loss and rapid skin ageing?
The ingredients to look out for include retinol and peptides to boost collagen production, niacinamide to strengthen the skin barrier and hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin and provide antioxidant protection.
Sign 4: You’re adding more products to your everyday routine
Perhaps you’ve added more and more products to your routine to try and address the new skin concerns you’ve seen during menopause. But layering multiple products can confuse the skin and when products are not formulated to work together, it can counteract their benefits.
The good news is, you don’t need lots of different products to get great results. All menopausal skin needs is a simple targeted product, formulated to address the decline in oestrogen. This will give you noticeable and effective results.
Time to switch up your skincare to Emepelle?
Emepelle® is the revolutionary skincare product clinically proven to target the root cause of ageing in skin affected by menopause.
Featuring unique MEP Technology®, Emepelle encourages the skin to act as if the oestrogen were still present. The technology awakens the skin’s messaging system (that’s the oestrogen receptors) which in turn encourages sluggish skin cells to work more efficiently and behave like a younger skin cell.
After using Emepelle, skin is firmer, brighter and more hydrated. Not only that, the synergistic formulation is packed with powerful anti-ageing ingredients including retinol, peptides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid as well as intensive moisturisers and antioxidants.
With just two products; Emepelle Serum and Emepelle Night Cream, your skin gets all the ingredients it needs to combat the changes that occur in your skin during menopause.
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