During menopause, a decline in estrogen levels causes your skin to change. These changes include declining collagen production, increased fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, and even acne. However, it’s still possible to manage the hormonal changes happening to your skin. Having the proper skincare routine and taking in nutrients that are good for your skin are crucial to help maintain your skin’s tone and texture during this period in your life. Here are ways you can modify your skincare routine to help your skin stay healthy through menopause:
1. Use a Mild Cleanser for Gentle Cleansing
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and more delicate, so using harsh cleansers can damage it. A suitable cleanser for skin undergoing menopausal changes is a mild cleanser with gentle, hydrating formulas. Mild cleansers have hydrating properties that combat the dryness you may experience during your menopausal stages. They can also remove impurities and excess oil in your skin without irritating it, making them a great choice to add to your skincare routine.
2. Use Vitamin C to Protect against UV Damage
Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrient that can boost skin tone and texture, hydrate the skin, and even reduce signs of ageing. It can also help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays when you combine it with ultra-spectrum sunscreen. You can get vitamin C in the fruits and vegetables you consume and also supplement it with vitamin C tablets.
At Satopharm, we offer the Sato Hakubi White C Tablets which you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle. Our vitamin C tablets can help in promoting better skin even in your menopausal stage by protecting your skin from the effects of UV rays. Our vitamin C pills also contain other beneficial nutrients like L-Cysteine, which helps in the synthesis of proteins, and vitamin B6, which promotes active skin regeneration and enriches vitamin E’s antioxidant effect.
Check out our previous blog to learn more about how vitamin C supplements can help your skin from the sun.
3. Use Collagen to Combat the Effects of Lowered Estrogen
Estrogen is a key component in stimulating the dermal fibroblasts in the body, which play a key role in producing collagen. Collagen is a protein that supports your skin’s structure and replaces dead skin cells. When estrogen production decreases during menopause, fibroblast activity thus decreases and your collagen production slows down as well. When your collagen production drops, you will notice that wrinkles and fine lines will start to appear on your skin.
However, there are still ways to get enough collagen and slow down the signs of ageing. One of them is taking collagen supplements in the form of tablets or even a drink. Satopharm offers Japanese skincare products in Singapore that can give your skin the collagen it needs to combat fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing.
Our Japanese collagen drink, the Hakubi Collagen Drink, contains 10,000mg of hydrolyzed collagen. Additionally, it has other nutrients, such as vitamin B2, which aids in collagen maintenance; B6, which helps in reducing sebum in the skin; and coix seed extract, which contains properties that can manage acne breakouts and sebum production. On the other hand, our collagen tablets, the Hakubi Collagen tablets, contain royal jelly, which increases collagen production. It also has vitamins C and B to protect your skin from sun damage.
4. Don’t Forget Sunscreen
UV rays can reduce collagen production even more, so you should apply sunscreen every day as part of your skincare routine for increased sun protection. Using sunscreen is one of the easiest ways to protect your skin and slow down the signs of ageing that come with your menopause. Make sure to pick a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30, but if you spend a lot of time outdoors, you should choose a product that is SPF 60 or greater.
Get Your Dose of Vitamin C and Collagen for Healthy Skin During Menopause
If you’re looking for Japanese supplements for your skin, you can find what you need at Sato Pharmaceuticals. Our Hakubi series comes with tablets and liquid supplements that can help give your skin the nutrients it needs to manage the effects of menopause on your skin. You can check out our products or contact us to learn more. Our blog also contains useful wellness tips for your health and body, such as how to best store your vitamins and collagen supplements.