Natural Plant Based Skin Care for Your Best Menopause Skin

About Menopause Skin

Are you ready to discover the secrets to maintaining radiant, supple skin during menopause? Look no further! In this section, we will unlock the mysteries of menopause skin and provide you with expert advice on how to keep your complexion glowing and vibrant.


If you are wondering why your skin has started to change with the perimenopause or menopause, then you are not alone. Did you know that our skin is our largest organ? Adults carry some 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) and 22 square feet (2 square metres of it) ~ and it needs nurturing, love and care to look its very best.


Menopause is a natural phase of our life, but it can bring about significant changes to our skin. Hormonal fluctuations can lead to dryness, loss of elasticity, and an increase in fine lines. But fear not! With the right skincare routine and a few simple lifestyle adjustments, you can combat these effects and regain your glow. From understanding the science behind menopause skin to practical tips and product recommendations, we have everything you need to navigate this transformative stage with confidence.


Here at La Femme Verte we are passionate about menopause skin and menopause skin looking its very best. Why? Because we are menopausal women. We not only know but understand the changes to our skin as a consequence of the menopause AND the different ingredients it needs to look its very best.


We also understand how changes to physiology can affect our self confidence, mood, interactions with others, our emotions and sense of self-worth. Our mission is to make all menopausal women feel seen, heard and loved using naturally empowering premium ingredients.


Our commitment to bringing a menopause skin range to all women extends beyond the ideas and designing the formulas. We also make all of the products ourselves to maintain the integrity of the product. We also only make in small batches ~ so when your product arrives it will last the six months we say it will from opening.


Get ready to embrace your beauty!


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Understand Your Skin


Menopause is an incredibly complicated process that all women endure as they reach middle age or even earlier in some cases, particularly women who have been treated for ovarian cancer. The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman’s oestrogen levels decline. In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51. But around 1 in 100 women experience the menopause before 40 years of age. This is known as premature menopause or premature ovarian insufficiency.


Before selecting a natural face cream, it’s important to understand what kind of skin you have as this will decide which ingredients work best for your complexion; see our article How does the menopause affect our skin?


So, what is the impact of the menopause on our skin? The hormonal changes that occur during and after menopause tend to change the skin’s physiology in new and different ways. Let’s take a look at some of them:


Menopause ~ Oilier skin

Testosterone without oestrogen to keep it in check reveals itself by stimulating sebaceous glands to secrete a thicker sebum, giving the appearance of oily skin (and the tendency toward adult acne in some women).


Menopause ~ Facial hair

Also due to the unmasking of testosterone, some women may develop facial hair, particularly in the chin area.


Menopause ~ Sagging skin and wrinkles

As oestrogen levels drop during menopause, fat deposits tend to become redistributed and often concentrated over the abdomen and/or on the thighs and buttocks. The result is a loss of supportive fat below the skin of the face, neck, hands and arms; this allows sagging wrinkles to appear, and the skin over these areas is less easily compressed, as it loses its mobility.


Menopause ~ Elastosis

Lowered oestrogen levels result in less production and repair of collagen and elastin in the dermis of the skin. If we lose our repair mechanism, then we lose our skin’s resiliency. This results in elastosis.


Menopause ~ Thinning epidermis

Blood flow through the dermal capillaries is reduced during menopause, and less nutrients and oxygen are available to the cells of the epidermis. This contributes to the thinning of the epidermis and a slower cell turnover rate, which is accompanied by a reduction in the barrier function of the epidermis, leading to increased water loss, more pronounced fine lines and drier skin.


Menopause ~ Hyperpigmentation or age spots

Oestrogens temper melanin production. As menopause arrives, melanin synthesis increases (due to a lack of regulation by oestrogen). This can result in brown age spots appearing on the face, hands, neck, arms and chest of many women.


Read Labels to Learn What’s in Your Cream


Once you understand the type of skin you have and the type of cream you need, it’s time to start reading labels. When choosing a natural face cream, look for products whose active ingredients like antioxidants, vitamin A, or peptides help support healthy-looking skin. Natural ingredients such as aloe vera, jojoba oil and chamomile are also beneficial in replenishing dry skin. Be sure to avoid ingredients like parabens and phthalates which can be harsh on menopausal sensitive skin; see our article What does the price of a skincare product really tell you?


Choose Natural Ingredients Over Synthetics


Natural ingredients are often safer for menopausal skin and are free of potential toxins that can be found in synthetics. When choosing, for example a natural face cream for menopausal skin, look for an ingredient list that includes natural antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E which help fight inflammation and reduce signs of aging. Other beneficial ingredients like aloe vera, jojoba oil and chamomile also help with probiotics to maintain skin hydration.


Look for Vitamin A and E in the Form of Retinol and Tocopherols


Vitamin A, also known as retinol, and E, also known as tocopherols, are two ingredients that you should make sure to include in your natural face cream. These powerful antioxidants help to fight inflammation and can aid in healing the skin. Additionally, they will help reduce the appearance of fine lines while keeping your skin hydrated and nourished.


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Menopause Skin Care Products ~ how La Femme Verte natural skincare products can help


Our menopause skin care products use only natural premium ingredients, researched extensively and selected for their efficacy in slowing down the changes that happen to our skin once oestrogen levels start to decline (from 35 years onwards). Whilst it is true that our skin will naturally show signs of ageing, many of these ‘signs’ are exacerbated in women around the time of menopause. Declining oestrogen levels affect our menopausal skin’s properties such as collagen and elastin and the rate of cell renewal.


If you would like to know how the ingredients of a particular product can support both your skin and your emotional wellbeing through menopause and beyond, select the products you are interested in within Shop and Samples to see useful information under the headings Why you’ll love it, How to use and Ingredients.


Our Natural Ingredients page presents a comprehensive selection of the ingredients we use, together with an explanation of how they support women through the transformative stage of life of peri through to post menopausal and beyond to achieve a restorative sense of well being both emotionally and physically in our skin.