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Bonus March Blog Post - Menopause Skin Care: Why is my skin dry?


March is Women's History Month. Menopause is coming or already present for many women based on inevitable hormonal changes of the body. These hormonal changes lead to shifts in how the body functions and numerous skin conditions. I keep hearing, "Why isn't anyone talking about this?" Well, let's talk about it...



WHY IS MY SKIN DRY?


Mature skin tends to be dry for several reasons...


1. Hormonal Changes: Hormonal fluctuations that occur during menopause can also contribute to dryness in mature skin. Changes in hormone levels can affect the skin's lipid barrier and moisture-retaining capabilities, leading to increased dryness, itchiness, and sensitivity.


2. Decreased Oil Production: As people age, their skin's oil glands produce less sebum, which is the natural oil that helps keep the skin moisturized and hydrated. This reduction in oil production can lead to dryness, as the skin becomes less able to retain moisture.


Oil Cleansing is a great way to replace healthy oils in the skin due to aging. The Se-Brazil Oil Cleanser is made with 100% Organic Jojoba Oil. Jojoba Oil is much like the Sebum naturally products by the skin.



3. Hydration is Key! Often times, the skin will product more oil when the skin is dehydrated. The balance of oil and water in the skin is the necessary to support healthy barrier function resulting in clear skin. The Se-Brazil Hydrating Mask can be used on any area of the body to calm and soothe dry skin conditions.




4. Loss of Natural Moisturizing Factors: Mature skin may experience a decline in natural moisturizing factors (NMFs), such as hyaluronic acid and ceramides. These substances play a crucial role in maintaining the skin's hydration levels and overall moisture balance. As their levels decrease with age, the skin's ability to retain moisture diminishes, leading to dryness.


The 100% Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a great way to replenish hydration in the skin:



5. Reduced Collagen and Elastin Production: Collagen and elastin are proteins that provide structure and elasticity to the skin. As people age, the production of these proteins decreases, resulting in loss of firmness and elasticity. This structural decline can contribute to the appearance of dry, dull skin.


6. Environmental Factors: Environmental factors, such as sun exposure, harsh weather conditions, and indoor heating, can exacerbate dryness in mature skin. These external stressors can strip the skin of its natural oils and disrupt its moisture barrier, leading to increased dryness and dehydration.


Overall, the combination of intrinsic factors related to aging, as well as extrinsic factors such as environmental exposures, contribute to the dryness commonly observed in mature skin. Proper skincare routines, including hydrating products and moisturizers formulated for mature skin, can help address and alleviate dryness, restoring the balance of hydration and moisture and to promote healthier-looking skin.


Great skin care begins at home! You are with your skin all the time. Schedule the Virtual Skin Care Consultation to understand your skin type, conditions and recommendations for the best products to improve your skin health:



Remember, everyone's skin is unique and embracing pro-aging principles involves recognizing and celebrating individual beauty at every stage of life. The goal is to cultivate a positive and healthy relationship with your skin while prioritizing overall well-being.


I am here to support you!


Ready or not, Menopause is a part of the life journey. How we support the body is a reflection of how we take care of ourselves





Are you dealing with skin concerns related to Menopause?

  • I have clear, healthy skin!

  • I have hormonal breakouts

  • I have unwanted facial hair growth

  • I'm not sure and want to improve my skin condition




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