Menopause has a massively detrimental affect on the skin which most people are unaware of! In this blog, find out how menopause affects the skin, and meet Emepelle Night Cream; the skin product targeting the effects.
What Is the Menopause?
Menopause is diagnosed after 12 months without menstruation. It occurs naturally with age as a result of ovarian function coming to a permanent end. The menopause usually occurs around the age of 50, with 51 being the average age that people experience the change.
It causes a range of additional psychological and physiological changes, including hot flushes, low mood, and difficulty sleeping. Most symptoms begin before the final menstruation¹ and usually last around 4 years from your last period.²,³
The Effects of Menopause on Skin
A decline in oestrogen levels causes adverse side effects in the skin.
“Oestrogen promotes water retention and plumpness in the skin, when oestrogen drops, you lose some of the molecules that help keep the skin moisturised.”
– Dermatologist Kiyanna Williams⁴
Collagen is vital for preserving healthy, plump skin. Oestrogen is needed to produce collagen, so when levels drop so does collagen production. Resultantly, the skin looses plumpness and will begin to sag at a more rapid rate.
30% of skin collagen is lost in the first 5 years after menopause – this is the fastest acceleration of skin aging! This is why menopause skincare is so important.
Menopause skin itching is another common complaint. Itching skin from menopause comes as a result of a loss of water retention. Therefore, using a high quality moisturiser, such as the PCA Skin Collagen Hydrator or Emepelle Night Cream, is essential.
Dark spots on menopausal skin are common too. These are a little harder to treat and generally require having a series of facial treatments. We recommend the PCA Perfecting Peel as this facial contains mandolin acid 20% which acts directly on melanocytes. A melanocyte is the technical term for the dark spots that appear. The additional exfoliation combined with the treatment’s retinoid booster make this the perfect treatment for menopausal skin.
Who Are Emepelle?
Emepelle are skincare innovators who help women coping with menopause. They aim to make menopause less of a struggle by reducing its aging effects on the skin.
Their products are specifically targeted to treat the symptoms of declining oestrogen levels on the skin.
The Emepelle serums are the only skincare to contain MEP Technology which is has been researched and developed specifically for women affected by menopause.
What Is Emepelle Night Cream?
Emepelle Night Cream is a moisturising cream that uses breakthrough MEP technology. It’s formulated to non-hormonally restore oestrogen deficient skin before, during, and after menopause.
It’s a hydrating anti aging cream that contains all the necessary ingredients needed to keep skin looking and feeling heathy and youthful. This unique face cream has excellent smoothing effects and helps to boost skin elasticity.
Emepelle Night Cream is suitable for all skin types.
The Benefits of Emepelle Night Cream
- Significant anti-aging benefits
- Reduces dry skin
- Combats sagging skin
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Increases skin hydration +54%
- Boosts skin luminosity +39%
- Increases skin firmness +19%
- Regenerating effects
When Should I Start Using Emepelle Night Cream?
The ideal time to start using Emepelle Night Cream is the minute you start to notice menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats.
Both the Emepelle Serum and Night Cream are also suitable for pre-menopause skin. This period is known as the perimenopause and this is when oestrogen levels start to decline.
Emepelle Serum and Emepelle Night Cream ingredients include antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, retinol and more in order to provide all the ingredients needed to combat menopausal skin aging.
Both products also work on post menopause skin as even post menopause oestrogen receptors can still be activated and stimulated.⁵
How Should I Use Emepelle Night Cream?
To gain the full benefits of the MEP Technology, Emepelle recommend adding both the Emepelle Serum and Emepelle Night Cream to your daily skincare routine.
The serum should be applied in the morning, while the Night Cream is best suited for evening application.
Skin affected by menopause may be more fragile and sensitive and thus more susceptible to irritation. As a result of this, its best to ease into using the cream, rather than heading straight into daily use.
Begin by using Emepelle Night Cream just 3 times a week for the first 2 weeks. Increase to 4 times a week in week 3, before moving on to application 5 times a week in week 5.
It’s never been easier to get younger looking skin, even in the face of the menopause. Emepelle is a groundbreaking brand changing the lives of women across the world.
Author: Sam Pennington
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