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