Cosmetics for menopause and beyond

Considered a taboo subject until relatively recently, menopause had to wait until the year 2000 to have its own world day, when the International Menopause Society (IMS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) agreed that it would be celebrated every October 18. It is estimated that currently in our country more than 2.6 million women suffer from symptoms related to it, despite the fact that “these problems that directly affect the quality of life are treated only in four out of ten of them, while the The rest face these ailments without receiving any type of medical help or treatment that allows them to combat them”, reveals Dr. Rebecca García, CEO of Clínicas Doctor Life.

This natural stage of women develops between 45 and 55 years, and in Spain the average age at which it enters is 51 years. It is a natural biological process in which the ovaries stop producing female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and also stop releasing eggs, which unbalances well-being and health, causing symptoms such as hot flashes, irritability, weight gain, dryness vaginal discharge, decreased sexual function and libido, and difficulty sleeping. And while menstruation is considered to have stopped for at least 365 days to claim menopause, symptoms can begin months or even years earlier.

The aging of the skin is considerable during this period: “On the one hand, women begin to lose collagen from the age of 20, but at this specific moment said loss becomes greater (increases up to 20%-30%), as well as glycosaminoglycans and water decrease. The decrease in estrogen accelerates the appearance of wrinkles as well as dryness, redness, acne and even hair on the cheeks, chin, neck and chest; as well as causing the dermis to become thinner and prone to bruises and tears”, explains Esperanza Sáenz, image manager at Nezeni Cosmetics.

Still lifes with beauty products for the theme dedicated to menopause 'Hydrate and repair' 1. Clarins Body Firming Crème Lift-fermeté.  Cream with a creamy texture that firms (bio petasites extract), reshapes (bio mitracarpus extract) and nourishes (shea butter) the silhouette in a single step.  59 euros.  2. Overnight Body Treatment, by Sarah Chapman.  Fast-absorbing body serum in oil that firms, rejuvenates, improves tone and texture, redensifies, brightens and helps you sleep better.  45 euros.  3. Light Relax Bath And Shower Oil, from Aromatherapy Associates.  Comforting bath oil thanks to ylang ylang;  it also relaxes thanks to lavender.  64 euros (at purenichelab.com) 4. Vinotherapist 24h Lipid-Replenishing Vegan Body Butter, by Caudalíe.  Rich in lipids of vegetable origin, it intensely nourishes and repairs the skin, even the driest.  Leaves the dermis smoother, more flexible and comfortable.  €23.50.  5. Emotional Reset, by Domma.  Aromatherapy roll-on formulated to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes and irritability typical of menopause;  although it also helps at any time of stress and anxiety.  18 euros.  6. Logenic Anti-Aging Nutritional Supplement.  It helps achieve radiant skin, stronger hair, increased physical performance, and supports weight loss and improved sleep quality.  €149.95/28 pods
Still lifes with beauty products for the theme dedicated to menopause ‘Hydrate and repair’ 1. Clarins Body Firming Crème Lift-fermeté. Cream with a creamy texture that firms (bio petasites extract), reshapes (bio mitracarpus extract) and nourishes (shea butter) the silhouette in a single step. 59 euros. 2. Overnight Body Treatment, by Sarah Chapman. Fast-absorbing body serum in oil that firms, rejuvenates, improves tone and texture, redensifies, brightens and helps you sleep better. 45 euros. 3. Light Relax Bath And Shower Oil, from Aromatherapy Associates. Comforting bath oil thanks to ylang ylang; it also relaxes thanks to lavender. 64 euros (at purenichelab.com) 4. Vinotherapist 24h Lipid-Replenishing Vegan Body Butter, by Caudalíe. Rich in lipids of vegetable origin, it intensely nourishes and repairs the skin, even the driest. Leaves the dermis smoother, more flexible and comfortable. €23.50. 5. Emotional Reset, by Domma. Aromatherapy roll-on formulated to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes and irritability typical of menopause; although it also helps at any time of stress and anxiety. 18 euros. 6. Logenic Anti-Aging Nutritional Supplement. It helps achieve radiant skin, stronger hair, increased physical performance, and supports weight loss and improved sleep quality. €149.95/28 podsAntarctica

Skin hydration, both facial and body, is essential. “On the face, apart from creams that contain hyaluronic acid, lipids and ceramides, more unctuous anti-aging references are necessary, which help combat loss of firmness, fill in wrinkles, unify the tone and provide luminosity”, says Rocío Escalante, head pharmacist of Arbosana Farmacia, who also advises not to forget sun protection, “always essential, but more so at this stage in which skin pigmentation, due to the passage of time and hormonal changes, is more common”. Another tip is to incorporate transforming and depigmenting active ingredients such as retinol, alpha hydroxy acids or glycolic acid into your facial routine. It is important to pay special attention to more sensitive areas such as the eye contour, neck, décolletage, hands and lips.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), always under prescription, relieves the symptoms of menopause, including loss of collagen, thickness, elasticity and moisture of the skin. But it’s not for everyone because it’s risky for women with a history of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, or active liver disease. Another alternative is gestagen-free hormone therapy (TSEC). “Unlike classic hormone therapies, it acts selectively on the endometrium, which makes it possible to reduce those problems associated with this new stage and prevent the onset of other diseases such as osteoporosis,” says Dr. García. There is also bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT), “with hormones of natural plant origin, which are designed to be biologically identical to those produced by the body itself,” concludes the expert.

Still lifes with beauty products for the theme dedicated to the menopause 'Hydrate and repair'.  1. Nescens Stem Cell Activator Serum.  Increases the regeneration of skin cells, acts against signs of aging such as loss of density and firmness, smoothness and luminosity.  555 euros.  2. Alleven's Prodigy Oil Face.  Double action.  Nourishes, rejuvenates, unifies the tone, calms and protects.  130 euros.  3. Capture Totale Super Potent Serum Foundation, by Dior.  Make-up base capable of correcting the signs of aging: firmness, wrinkles, dark spots and luminosity.  85 euros.  4. Blue Therapy Amber Algae Revitalize Day, from Biotherm.  Repairing and revitalizing treatment, with a probiotic fraction of Life Plankton and amber algae, which illuminates and nourishes the face, neck and décolletage of mature skin.  €94.50.  5. Collagen Boost Ampoules, from La Cabine.  For daily use, they contain pure collagen that provides firmness and restructures the architecture of the face, as well as preventing the appearance of wrinkles and loss of elasticity.  €19.95.  6. Guerlain Intense Repair Youth Balm Oil.  Repairs dry and weakened skin due to weather conditions, the use of masks, excess stress or aesthetic treatments.210 euros.  7. L'Huile, by Chanel.  Make-up remover oil that removes make-up, even long-lasting and water-resistant formulas, impurities and contaminating particles, without unbalancing the skin.  40 euros.  8. Essential Fx Eyelid Lift Serum, by Perricone MD.  This specific eye serum firms the eyelids and the arch of the eyebrow, as well as smoothes wrinkles and improves uneven texture.  99 euros.  9. Menopause mask, by Faace.  Its formula contains ingredients that enhance collagen, hydration and anti-inflammation for people with perimenopause or menopause.  38 euros (at laconicum.com).
Still lifes with beauty products for the theme dedicated to the menopause ‘Hydrate and repair’. 1. Nescens Stem Cell Activator Serum. Increases the regeneration of skin cells, acts against signs of aging such as loss of density and firmness, smoothness and luminosity. 555 euros. 2. Alleven’s Prodigy Oil Face. Double action. Nourishes, rejuvenates, unifies the tone, calms and protects. 130 euros. 3. Capture Totale Super Potent Serum Foundation, by Dior. Make-up base capable of correcting the signs of aging: firmness, wrinkles, dark spots and luminosity. 85 euros. 4. Blue Therapy Amber Algae Revitalize Day, from Biotherm. Repairing and revitalizing treatment, with a probiotic fraction of Life Plankton and amber algae, which illuminates and nourishes the face, neck and décolletage of mature skin. €94.50. 5. Collagen Boost Ampoules, from La Cabine. For daily use, they contain pure collagen that provides firmness and restructures the architecture of the face, as well as preventing the appearance of wrinkles and loss of elasticity. €19.95. 6. Guerlain Intense Repair Youth Balm Oil. Repairs dry and weakened skin due to weather conditions, the use of masks, excess stress or aesthetic treatments.210 euros. 7. L’Huile, by Chanel. Make-up remover oil that removes make-up, even long-lasting and water-resistant formulas, impurities and contaminating particles, without unbalancing the skin. 40 euros. 8. Essential Fx Eyelid Lift Serum, by Perricone MD. This specific eye serum firms the eyelids and the arch of the eyebrow, as well as smoothes wrinkles and improves uneven texture. 99 euros. 9. Menopause mask, by Faace. Its formula contains ingredients that enhance collagen, hydration and anti-inflammation for people with perimenopause or menopause. 38 euros (at laconicum.com).
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