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5 Most Common Perimenopause Skin Problems

Are you experiencing sudden, unwanted changes in your skin? If you are in your late 30s to early 50s, it can be your changing hormones and going through perimenopause that's causing your skin problems. Our skin, oh dear skin, often decides to take on a life of its own during this phase, leaving us scratching our heads and feeling like we've lost our glow. But fear not, because I'm here to spill the beans on the 5 most common perimenopause skin problems and arm you with practical, no-nonsense solutions that will help you regain your skin's radiance.

Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Ah, the inevitable passage of time. One day, you're celebrating your youthful skin, and the next, you're squinting at the mirror, wondering where those wrinkles came from. Well, blame it on the hormonal roller coaster of perimenopause. As oestrogen levels dip, our skin's collagen and elastin production slows down, leaving us susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles.

Solution: Embrace the power of targeted skincare. Concentrate on hydrating the skin and commit to a regular face massage. These can help boost collagen production, promote cell turnover, and keep your skin hydrated. And don't forget sunscreen! Shielding your skin from the sun's rays can go a long way in preventing further damage.

Product recommendation:  Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence is formulated with niacinamide, oat extract and lingonberry to deeply hydrate, plump and balance the skin.

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Hormonal Acne

Hormones, oh hormones. They can be like that uninvited guest at a party – wreaking havoc on your skin just when you least expect it. Hormonal fluctuations during perimenopause can lead to breakouts, especially along the jawline and chin.

Solution: Adopt a consistent skincare routine with gentle cleansers and non-comedogenic products. And here's a pro tip: try face massage and gua sha techniques to boost circulation and lymphatic drainage, promoting clearer skin. Remember to avoid areas on the face with inflammation and acne breakouts - work on the decollate, neck and scalp instead.

Product recommendation: Smooth Oil to Milk Cleanser is designed to clear hormonal skin. It's formulated with ingredients such as camellia oil, oat oil, lavender and palmarosa that together lift dirt from the pores, regulate skin's own oil production and clean congested skin.

Join our free 5-day gua sha challenge to get started with the right techniques!

Lacklustre Complexion

Remember that radiant glow you used to rock effortlessly? Well, perimenopause might have temporarily dimmed your sparkle. Hormonal changes can lead to a decrease in cell turnover, leaving your complexion looking dull and tired.

Solution: Exfoliation is your best friend. Opt for mild chemical exfoliants that you can use daily - Our favourite is mildly acidic Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence. It contains lactic acid that helps speed up the shedding of dead skin cells and keeps the skin looking supple. 

Sagging Skin

Elastin, the protein responsible for your skin's elasticity, takes a hit during perimenopause. As it bids adieu, you might notice your skin losing its firmness and starting to sag.

Solution: Time to indulge in facial massage! Yes, you read that right. Just like you hit the gym to tone your body, a little workout for your facial muscles can help lift and tighten your skin. Combine this with professional facial massages or even gua sha to stimulate circulation and support collagen production.

Read more on the benefits of gua sha and why you should add it to your skincare routine here.

An illustration on how to massage your face | Jenny Nordic Skincare

Dryness and Sensitivity

Dry, sensitive skin can make an unwelcome appearance during perimenopause. Blame it on the decrease in oil production, which can leave your skin feeling parched and prone to irritation.

Solution: Hydration is key. Opt for gentle, hydrating cleansers and oil serums that are loaded with nourishing ingredients like ceramides, antioxidants and fatty acids. Don't forget to include a weekly hydrating mask to give your skin that much-needed moisture boost.

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Jenny Nordic Skincare Blog | Jenny Soydanyavas, the founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare

Hi, I'm Jenny the founder and formulator of Jenny Nordic Skincare.

We are a natural, minimal skincare brand all about that grown-up glow. Your skin is not the same as it was in your 20s - or even 30s! The skin is forever changing and you're approaching a new season. It might be showing more wrinkles and spots. You’re looking for minimal, high-performance skincare that will make you feel (and look) like a treat. 

With Jenny Nordic minimal, high-performance skincare, you can take a few moments to yourself every day and care for your skin just with a few steps. I promise you'll fall in love with your skin and feel radiant.

Check out our Travel Skincare Set - it's the easiest and most convenient way to try our products!

Love, Jenny

Founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare

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