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Menopausal acne can be an unwelcome surprise during mid-life. For many women, this time of changing hormones causes a flare-up of acne that is different from teenage acne and may require different treatments. Learn more about menopausal acne, its causes, and how to treat it here.

What Causes Menopausal Acne?

Menopausal acne is caused by changing hormone levels – the drop in estrogen, progesterone and testosterone that occurs during menopause. This hormonal imbalance can lead to an overproduction of oil and increased cell turnover, leading to blocked pores and breakouts. Additionally, stress associated with this time of life can increase inflammation in the skin, exacerbating acne flare-ups.

How Is Menopausal Acne Different From Hormonal Acne?

Menopausal acne is different from hormonal acne because it is caused by the hormone changes occurring during menopause as opposed to teenage hormone levels. Additionally, menopausal acne tends to be more persistent and difficult to treat due to its roots from hormonal imbalances. It’s recommended that women consult their dermatologist, skin acre professional or other healthcare professional for a treatment plan tailored specifically for their skin condition.

Keep Skin Clean and Moisturized. 

Keeping your skin clean and moisturised is one of the most important steps in treating menopausal acne. Washing away excess oil, dirt, and sweat with a gentle cleanser can help keep pores clear. Quality moisturisers that don’t clog pores or contain irritants are also essential for keeping skin soft and balanced. Additionally, using quality skincare products that encourage cell turnover may be beneficial in reducing the appearance of acne.

How to Treat Menopausal Acne?

Regularly using a gentle cleanser and a quality moisturiser can help treat and prevent menopausal acne. When choosing skincare products, look for ingredients such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or glycolic acid that can help decrease pore bacteria. Additionally, consider applying topical treatments such as creams or gels containing retinoids to reduce the presence of acne. Finally, alternative methods like light therapy or taking oral contraceptives may be beneficial for treating menopausal acne.

Establish an Effective Skincare Routine

One of the most important things you can do to treat menopausal acne is to establish an effective skincare routine. Cleansing and moisturising twice a day can greatly improve your skin by keeping it free of excess oil and dirt, while helping to retain moisture. Be sure to use gentle cleansers that are non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. After cleansing, you can use a quality moisturiser with SPF to help protect your skin from sun damage and further acne flare-ups.

SkinGoal Menopause Kit

When the naturally occurring hydration component, hyaluronic acid, which can store up to 300 times its weight in moisture, dramatically decreases, menopausal skin can suffer. Dull skin is the outcome when you combine this with a decline in collagen and a general slowdown in the ability of the skin to turn.

Our menopause skin kit bundle begins naturally with our best-selling Cream Drench, a moisturising peptide cream that locks in our super serums during the day and at night. It provides long-lasting hydration without being greasy and has potent antiaging qualities. All you need is a single pump.

Hydration is important. The key is our Power HA if your skin looks and feels dry. This potent super serum with hyaluronic acid helps to moisturise and revitalise your skin. This serum will support skin function and keep it moisturised and plump because when we enter menopause, our bodies’ natural production of hyaluronic acid significantly decreases. Use it during both your morning and evening skin routine. All that is needed is one pump. 

We have targeted hydration, so now we move on to reducing collagen production. That is where our Power AOX comes in.

Our potent vitamin C super serum is called Power AOX. Vitamin C evens out skin tone while supporting collagen synthesis. Incorporating this with Power HA will guarantee optimum skin health. You’ll find that your skin appears younger and brighter, which can lessen age spots and even out the skin tone. This should be used every morning; depending on how your skin feels in the evening, you can alternate between this and Power HA. These two super serums are a must-have if you want skin that looks younger and is healthier.

Book a call with our SKin Experts is you are concerned about Menopausal Acne. Call here.