You may be wondering why we don't combine the three products mentioned above and bring you a product that delivers moisture and oils to your skin at the same time?
The classic cream does exactly that: It consists of a water and an oil phase. Emulsifiers are needed to permanently connect these two phases. They ensure the creamy consistency. However, emulsifiers are not picky. They also connect water (from the tap) with your skin's own lipids, which are so important for the protective layer. This leads to a wash-out effect that leaves the skin barrier more porous. The dryness is getting worse.
One-phase products such as hydrating serums and gels or facial oil and waterless balms (like our shea cream) come without emulsifiers – bye bye wash-out effect! You can simply mix them together between the palms of your hands, apply to your face and your skin will do the rest.
4. Indispensable: sun protection
It's actually a must anyway, but especially now that your skin is becoming more light-sensitive. Many former sun worshipers feel that their more mature skin no longer tolerates UV light well. Avoid direct sunlight and always – ALWAYS! – to adequate protection through clothing and sunscreen. Feel free to reach for a high SPF here.
🌟 In our blog you will also find out what you should pay attention to when choosing sunscreen.
5. Important for facial care: the pH value
Maintaining the natural pH value of the skin is important for 1. an intact protective function and 2. skin moisturization1. In mature skin, the pH value tends to be higher anyway. That's why you should now be careful with care that increases it, specifically with soap. Lathering once increases the pH value of the skin for several hours. We examine in more detail what role the pH value plays in the article on the skin microbiome.
🍋 Sour makes you beautiful: It is better to use slightly acidic care products such as mild enzyme peelings, for example from Santaverde. They refine the complexion and promote regeneration.
Skincare isn't everything
Relax, you can get your skin's new dry spell under control. But I want to be honest, cosmetics alone usually don't solve the problem. The cause of skin problems during menopause are hormonal changes.And you feel it in many ways, from physical to emotional well-being. That's why it makes sense to approach the problem holistically. The role that diet, stress, sleep and self-love play in addition to the care routine is revealed to you in part 1 of this series.
I wish you every success with your new skin routine and that you continue to feel beautiful!