Menopause Skin Tips with Justine Masters
To mark World Menopause Day (18th of October), we've asked Justine Masters (find her here) for her top tips for menopausal skincare and makeup. Justine is a holistic facialist specialising in embracing the natural beauty of all skin. She believes in long term skincare, not quick fix treatments, and she is an expert in menopausal skin.
About your skin
From the age of 25, you start to lose collagen and the fat pads around your eyes and face begin to deplete. This can be exasperated by sugar consumption, particularly refined sugar, as it clings to collagen and breaks it down. It's important to adapt your skincare to suit your skin as these changes occur.
Your skin during the menopause
The types of skin concerns we see in menopause include hormonal acne, rosacea, enlarged pores, extremely dry skin, reddening and ruddiness, broken capillaries, hyperpigmentation and melasma.
Depleting oestrogen levels also contribute to the feeling of having 'aged overnight'. Oestrogen is like a 'youth serum' for skin, and as it decreases, collagen production plummet and skin thins, becoming less elastic.
How does this impact makeup?
Depending on what skin complaints you are suffering with depends on how your makeup is affected.
Extremely dry and dehydrated skin has more fine lines, which makeup settles into. Makeup can also irritate extremely dry skin.
Using the wrong products with acne can irritate and inflame it further, especially comedogenic products.
Covering pigmentation such as rosacea can also be tough. The skin can become irritated by the ingredients in many products.
How can Rosalique support menopausal skin?
Rosalique is a 3 in 1 formula- it conceals, heals and protects, making it perfect for menopausal skin.
For example, Rosalique contains anti-inflammatory ingredients such as panthenol and a-bisabol, which are clinically proven to reduce redness caused my conditions such as rosacea.
Rosalique also uses unique micro-encapsulated technology, with green pigments that burst to reveal skin coloured pigments. These work together to counter the red and conceal.
Rosalique also contains a Broad-Spectrum 5* Rated SPF 50, which is important for all skin, but particularly for people struggling with acne rosacea.
Use a good moisturiser underneath Rosalique, such as peptides or ceramides, or even a little oil, for extra hydration.
Justine's Favourite Makeup Tips
1. Use light, dewy makeup. Very dry skin reacts best to glowy makeup, such as BB creams, which can be applied over Rosalique.
2. Use liquid blusher. It blends better for a more natural finish. You could also use the natural flush of your skin.
3. Revamp your makeup collection! Don't stick to your old collection, go to a counter and let the experts help. Explain your skin complaint and they can recommend non-comedogenic, non-irritative products for you to try. You can even ask for samples to try before you buy
4. You are what you eat, so stress, diet and mindfulness working alongside the right skincare can make all the difference.
Finally, remember all skin is unique! Vitamin C may be rejuvenating for one person and irritating to another. If you're unsure speak to an expert for tailored advice for your skin.