Perimenopause Breakouts

Perimenopause Breakouts

Why Perimenopause Breakouts Happen

When oestrogen and progesterone levels start to shift and testosterone levels rise during perimenopause, this can cause changes in the skin. While testosterone is essential for maintaining skin elasticity and collagen production, an increase in its levels can lead to a surge in sebum production. Increased testosterone levels can cause breakouts on the skin.

Sebum, the natural oil produced by our skin, plays a crucial role in keeping it moisturized and protected. However, when there's an excess of sebum, it can mix with dead skin cells and clog our pores. This sets the stage for the arrival of those unexpected guests – perimenopause breakouts. These blemishes, often manifesting as pimples, blackheads, or even cysts, can be a result of this delicate hormonal change.

Are hormones the only culprit for breakouts

Now, here's the fascinating twist: hormonal fluctuations are not the only culprits. Stress, a frenemy we're all too familiar with, can also contribute to perimenopause breakouts. When stress levels rise, our body produces cortisol, a hormone that can trigger an inflammatory response in the skin, exacerbating acne.

Understanding this  allows us to approach perimenopause breakouts with compassion and wisdom. It's not just about banishing blemishes; it's about harmonising with the natural rhythms of our bodies during this beautiful phase of life.

So, as you navigate the hormonal ebbs and flows, remember that your skin reflects the story of your journey. Embrace the changes, care for your skin with intention and kindness, and let your inner radiance shine through.

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Minimalist Solutions for Perimenopause Breakouts

We believe in the power of minimalism and a holistic approach to skincare. So, let's explore some gentle, high-performance solutions to tackle perimenopause breakouts without overwhelming your skin.

Cleanse with Kindness

Opt for a mild oil cleanser to gently remove impurities without stripping your skin of its natural oils.

Smooth Oil to Milk Cleanser is formulated with organic lavender and palmarosa work together to clean congested skin, balance sebum production, reduce redness, and provide soothing relief. Camellia oil and castor oil effortlessly lift dirt from your pores, while simultaneously softening and protecting your skin.

Hydration is Key

Contrary to popular belief, well-hydrated skin is less likely to overcompensate by producing excess oil. Incorporate a lightweight, hydrating face mist, essence or moisturiser into your routine to keep your skin balanced and supple.

The favourite Rehydrate and Balance Beauty Essence offers intense hydration, a strengthened skin barrier, and a microbiome-friendly formula that absorbs quickly without any tacky feeling. The beauty essence is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants, lactic acid and peptides to give your skin an effortless, healthy glow.

Face Massage and Gua Sha

Elevate your skincare routine with the ancient art of face massage and gua sha. These techniques enhance circulation, reduce puffiness, and promote lymphatic drainage, contributing to a radiant and youthful complexion.

A dropper close-up of a face oil

Jenny's Pro Tip for Perimenopause Skin

When the skin starts to change we often resort to buying and using more products and getting treatments done. However, it's not about bombarding your skin with an army of products. Instead, focus on quality, simplicity, and a touch of self-love. Reducing and managing cortisol levels and stress are important for overall wellbeing - and the skin and how you feel will benefit from this. 

Read more about stress management and skin and ways to reduce stress.

Are you new to 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 and hugs,


Founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare and Gua Sha Therapist

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