Acne is supposed to be a teenager's curse, but some women find this skin issue persists into their 40s and 50s. One of the positives about having oily skin is it reduces the wrinkling of your facial skin by keeping it soft, but that does not mean you shouldn't be using anti-ageing products too. As a menopausal woman who wants to prevent over-ageing of your skin, but who doesn't want to aggravate your acne condition, what techniques will work best for you? These three tips help to keep your double trouble skin conditions at bay!
Be Mindful Of Menopause
During menopause, your skin goes through a change just like the rest of your body, and the cause of this is fluctuating levels of estrogen and changing hormone levels. However, when you had acne as a teenager, it affected the chin, nose, forehead and hairline. As an adult, you are likely to see acne appear around the neck, jawline, chin and cheeks. This is because the lower facial areas are more receptive to hormonal changes when older.
If you know where your skin is most likely to have an acne breakout, you can be sure not to aggravate those areas with your anti-ageing treatment.
Watch The Oil Levels
Your skin needs moisturiser no matter how old you are. However, moisturiser formulated for older women often contains a lot of oil to soothe the dryness of skin caused by raging hormones. As someone with acne, too much oil will trigger acne outbreaks.
Rather than buying a full oil moisturiser, look for products which are labelled serums or gels. These products contain glycerin which helps the moisturiser bind to the skin rather than the skin fully absorbing it. These products also have a lighter weight to them, so they don't clog your acne pores as thick creams do.
Get Professional Advice
Because your skin does change during menopause, a consultation with a cosmetologist is a worthy investment. A careful examination of your skin's condition leads to a recommendation about what types of products work best for you at this age and where they should be applied. The consultation process eliminates the trial and error factor of buying over-the-counter products which may or may not be right for you.
The more effort you put into adjusting for your skin's time of life now, the better it will look as you continue to age. Don't be afraid to make changes to your skin care routine now as the results are a more youthful looking you.