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How To Take Care Of Your Skin During Perimenopause

As your body goes through its own natural process of perimenopause and menopause, you may find that you also notice changes in your skin. Your body goes through a hormonal shift during this period in your life and you may need to learn to adapt and change your routine 

In this article, we will find out what perimenopause is, the symptoms and how it can affect the health of your skin. At Skinstation, we have the best perimenopause skincare that will help to nourish and hydrate your skin and help work with your skin through this transitional period. 

What Is Perimenopause?

Perimenopause is a natural process and transition that your body goes through before menopause. Throughout this period your hormone levels change and your body produces fewer eggs. Perimenopause can last from a few months up to 10 years before menopause.


Throughout this period in your life, you may suffer from a range of symptoms as your body goes through these natural hormonal changes.  For some people, symptoms can be very severe and affect their daily lives. Here are some of the  symptoms commonly associated with perimenopause:

  • Hot flushes

  • Night sweats

  • Headaches

  • Dizziness

  • vaginal dryness

  • Bladder problems

  • weight gain

  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping

How Does Perimenopause Affect The Skin?

Perimenopause can wreak havoc on your skin and can cause dryness, sensitivity, acne and reduced collagen. This is because as you go through perimenopause and head towards menopause your testosterone, estrogen and progesterone levels become unbalanced and this can affect your skin. 

Dry Skin

Throughout perimenopause your estrogen and progesterone levels are erratic and fluctuate, this can leave your skin struggling to find the right balance to stay hydrated, causing sensitivity and dryness

Decreased Level Of Collagen

Throughout perimenopause, your estrogen and progesterone will decrease at an irregular rate. As your estrogen levels naturally decrease, so will your collagen levels, your collagen production decreases by around 30% in the first five years. 

This can cause your skin to lose elasticity and firmness, with fine lines and wrinkles becoming more prominent.

Acne And Blemishes

As your body goes through this transition you may notice you are suffering from breakouts, acne and blemishes. This is because your hormones are all over the place and whilst your estrogen and progesterone levels can cause dryness as they decline, your testosterone levels do not decrease as rapidly and this can cause an increased level of sebum in your skin leading to breakouts and blocked pores.

How To Care For Your Skin During Perimenopause/After Perimenopause

When it comes to perfect perimenopause skincare, you want the products to nourish and hydrate your skin.


Your skin goes through a lot when your hormones become unbalanced, so your focus needs to be on restoration and hydration. The SkinCeuticals Emollience is perfect for dry and sensitive skin as the luxury blend of natural extracts and essential oils makes for the perfectly rich and restorative facial moisturiser.


To help combat perimenopause ageing skin, the SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3% Refining Night Cream helps to repair and refine your skin. This potent anti-ageing cream contains 0.3% encapsulated retinol, which will increase cell turnover and exfoliate dead skin cells to reveal healthier, clearer skin underneath. Also to help with ageing skin and decreased levels of collagen the Skinceuticals Tripeptide-R Neck Repair is a potent daily retinol cream, that helps to rejuvenate, tighten and firm your neck and decolletage, reducing the signs of ageing, o help your skin look youthful and glowing.


For those annoying and hard to get rid of breakouts the SkinCeuticals Blemish & Age Defense helps with blemish-prone skin. The corrective serum helps to treat acne scarring and acne breakouts.

Skinceuticals Tripeptide-R Neck Repair

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