I was recently in Cosmoprof purchasing professional products for my hair and started a conversation with the sales clerk. She was 54 years old and started to complain about her skin. She shared great detail and described the changes she'd been experiencing since graced by the inevitable "Menopause" stage of her life.
I listened and looked, and heard her despair.
The ideas I had for her skin came to me so quickly. I quickly prioritized them in my mind in order of importance, knowing that I could overwhelm her with information if I wasn't careful.
I gave her some major tips and sent to our website and told her to contact me and we would come up with a protocol. Not every menopausal plan works for each individual.
When we go through Menopause our skin loses that ability to retain water, it becomes dried out. At the same time, it's losing Ceramides, Oil & Cholesterol. The skin has a lackluster, dull appearance to it when lipids and hydrophilic levels are low. Throw into the melting pot sun damage that has decided to rear its ugly head after hiding from our youth, and muscles that have gotten lazy that used to support our facial structure.
There is a plethora of menopausal ideas for woman that want to see gradual, but real changes. The key is to commit them. Take pictures from day one. It may not look like progress thirty days into your new routine, but I guarantee you'll see a difference if you look at the first day image! It will encourage and give you motivation.
30 Day List for Treating Menopausal Skin:
Use a gentle cleanser with no foam, Orchid Cleanser Or Citaphil two times per day. Massage facial skin & neck while cleansing for no less than 5 minutes
Only use Tepid Water, not hot water to rinse, and don't shower with hot water on your face
After 2-3 weeks of Micro-needling start by using a Curestem or Filorga Ampoule. These are highly concentrated ingredients that will start to create changes that reverse dehydrated & dull skin. They will trigger Collagen, and help with supporting the blood vessels and give your skin better color.
Learn how to do facial yoga by watching a Youtube video tutorial. The result is accumulative. After 30 days the difference is visible.
Learn how to do lymphatic drainage. You'll be surprised by the amount of toxins we carry under our eyes, face and neck. The face will start to take on a more toned look after practicing lymphatic drainage.
LED Facial Mask will start to stimulate Collagen.
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I recommend LED Facial Mask Treatments 3-4 times per week. Think about the results you would like to achieve each time you use it. Some nights I use our Vit. C Serum,
other nightsRectify+ Retinol & Retinoate, Curestem or Filorga
Epidermal Growth Factor Serum is a great choice as well. EGF is a protein that sends massages to our cells to reproduce. Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) serum is one of the most effective formulae to repair the skin and provide deep moisture and hydration. EGF serums rejuvenate and produce glowing skin all while repairing the skin's elasticity.
Invest in a High Frequency or Radio Frequency handheld tool. It will tighten, lift & smooth the skin.
Gua Sha is beneficial in so many ways,
It promotes blood circulation, improves fine lines & wrinkles, and Promotes lymphatic drainage. Also, it relieves tension from the facial & neck muscles.
There are so many great tutorials on using the Gua Sha Tool. This tool is so beneficial in so many ways.
Massage your face, watch an esthetician that explains techniques on Myofascial release the results can be amazing.
The muscles shorten and get tight, learn to release the fascia and soften the face & skin.
Use Glycolic, Lactic, Mandelic Acid on the skin.
It will lighten the skin, deeply hydrate & brighten.
Our Glowing Peel Pads will make a dramatic difference and lighten hyperpigmentation.
Layer a Glycolic Serum & Retinol at night.
We offer Glycolic Serum in varying strengths and our Joli Visage Retinol comes in a serum and in our Miracle Cream with EGF. Combining Glycolic & Retinol together creates Collagen & refines superficial lines & wrinkles. Increase the strength of the Glycolic & Retinol as your skin acclimates.
Drink 8 glasses of water, Relax & enjoy a warm bath!
Active Ingredients make a difference. Look for the following ingredients, and make sure the actives are listed in the upper part of the formulation or towards the middle.
Sh-Oligopeptide-1, Sh-Oligopeptide-2, Sh-Polypeptide-1, Sh-Polypeptide-11, Sh-Polypeptide-9,
Retinol, Retinoate, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract,
Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine), Flower Extract, Bellis Perennis (Daisy)Flower Extract, Hexapeptide-9, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-7, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1
Sodium Hyaluronate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8,
Snail Secretion Filtrate, Niacinamide,