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The lat­est skin-care in­no­va­tions for women who are older and wiser

ZOOMER Magazine - - CONTENTS - — Kim Izzo

Skin-care in­no­va­tions for women who are older and wiser

RE­MEM­BER WHEN menopause was called the “change of life”? A catchall phrase that in­cluded such gems as weight gain, thin­ning hair and mood swings? Well, all that is still true, sadly. But one el­e­ment of our phys­i­cal be­ing that we have more con­trol of is our skin – not that menopause doesn’t hit us where we smile, too. It does. “The loss of es­tro­gen sup­port af­ter menopause tends to ac­cel­er­ate the ef­fects of time – fa­cial vol­ume loss lead­ing to more prom­i­nent lines or folds, lack of skin firm­ness and crepey tex­ture tend to be com­mon con­cerns,” ex­plains Dr. Sonya Ab­dulla, a Toronto dermatologist and Vichy spokesper­son. “Dry skin is more preva­lent, em­pha­siz­ing the need to look for hy­drat­ing in­gre­di­ents like ce­ramides, glyc­erin, shea but­ter for both the face and body, as well as in­te­grat­ing gen­tle non-soap cleansers into your rou­tine.”

The bil­lion-dol­lar beauty in­dus­try – es­ti­mates put it at US$180 bil­lion by 2024 – has the funds to re­search the ef­fects ag­ing has on our skin and de­liver us the goods in a jar. But where do you start amid the shelves stocked to the rafters with skin-care creams?

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