Like many of you, I am currently just starting to go through menopause. When menopausal symptoms occur wrinkles, loss of elasticity and dryness can seem more apparent than ever. The right skincare regimen can make a difference.
Whatever your skin type, it is great to start using products formulated with higher concentrations of active ingredients intended to boost your skin’s density. It is also important to keep your skin stimulated with effective massages that increase the benefits of your skin care products. A few tweaks to your current skincare routine can help minimize the impact of menopause symptoms. It is best to avoid the use of creams that are too greasy. Oil-in-water based formulas that contain lipids and anti-aging ingredients that reinforce the skin’s natural protective barrier and improve hydration work well.
Skin is generally more fragile and thinner during menopause; therefore, it is best to avoid any harsh scrubs or alcohol-laden products that can increase dryness.
It is equally important to remove makeup carefully, using non-harsh, gentle water-based formulas. Our Ultra-Silky Cleanser uses extracts from Buriti, Açaí and Cupuaçu, these naturally anti-aging superfruits are rich in vitamins, oileic and fatty acids and antioxidants that help to promote skin hydration and health. Our organic Toning Bar is another excellent option for harsh chemical skin cleansing, moisturizing and toning given it is also formulated with these amazing superfruit oils and butters as well as Coffee butter which helps to tone the skin and Pataua oil which helps to stimulate collagen.
For exfoliation and renewal, we recommend our Brightening and Exfoliating Clay Mud, which is formulated with 5 suprfruit oils (Buriti, Brazil Nut, Babassu, Maracujá and Rose Hip Seed). We use açaí seed powder as the exfoliator agent instead of microbeads and Amazonian white clay to provide gentle exfoliation and a flawless finish for sensitive skin. It is best to use once a week to avoid over-exfoliating. Apply all over face and body, avoiding eye area prior to shower, leave it on for 5 minutes allowing the clay to set before rinsing it off in the shower.
Many women experience dryness, dull, thinner and overall more fragile skin during menopause. To replenish the loss of lipids and nourish the skin, we recommend you incorporate an oil based skin treatment such as our Brazilian Glow Radiance and Renewal Oil which provides a non-greasy finish and is formulated with the same set of 5 superfruit oils as our mud and given the composition of oils such as Maracujá, Brazil Nut and Babassu provide for better fluidity, easier application and quicker absorption. This multipurpose oil can be used as follows:
- Like a serum twice a day under your regular moisturizer.
- As an “moisturizing elixir”, by mixing a drop or two in your preferred skincare product.
- As a mask for more intense nourishment. Apply 8-10 drops, leave on skin for 10 minutes and wipe away excess, once a week.
- As a bath water moisturizer agent by applying a 5-10 drops in bath water.
- As an all over skin shower oil by applying all over face and body before getting your skin wet and then rinsing it off.
- Massaging a single drop into your scalp to promote scalp health given the tremendous anti-inflammatory properties of Buriti oil
- After towel drying as a moisturizer for more intense, continuous hydration.
- Extremely dry areas of your body such as elbows and knees several times a day.
- Apply a drop or to to your hands and then the ends of your hair for split ends and shine.
As far as a moisturizing cream to keep your skin intensely hydrated, we recommend our Moisture repairing butter formulated with superfruit oils from Açaí, Andiroba, Brazil Nut, Buriti, Maracuja and Superfruit butters from Murumuru and Cupuaçu which is known to be more moisturizing than Shea butter and given the usage of Brazil Nut it also absorbs well while providing intense hydration.
For your hair, our Brazilian Radiance Shampoo and Conditioner are formulated with no sulfates helping to avoid dry scalp and skin and our proprietary RainforestYouth Elixir with organic and sustainably harvested Açaí, Buriti and Cupuaçu provide intense hydration and extreme shine. It is great for all hair types.
You can check out our blogs to learn more about the benefits of some of the amazing superfruit ingredients we use in our products.