The menopause and perimenopause, the years or months preceding it, can feel like standing on shifting sands. Everything is changing – moods, skin, sleep – and you’re just trying to stay balanced.
As experts in skin health, we’re primarily focussed on the effect decreasing oestrogen has on our complexions – namely a reduction in collagen and hyaluronic acid synthesis. But it’s not the only thing. At the same time, the effects of androgens like testosterone are suddenly ‘unmasked’ triggering issues like oiliness and breakouts.
Add disturbed sleep and night sweats into the equation and it can feel overwhelming. But like pregnancy, and puberty before it, in times of hormonal flux a consistent routine can help nurture and support you through this pivotal life stage.
A BALANCING CLEANSE
When hormonal skin craves equilibrium, Active Repair Nourishing Cleansing Balm
, a comforting blend of botanical oils and butters, leaves it thoroughly clean and decongested, while respecting its delicate moisture barrier. Breaking out? Mix in one Wildsmith Skin Spoon of Active Repair Radiance Polisher
to gently lift and buff away dead skin cells – the bentonite clay is deeply cleansing and naturally healing.
TO BRING BACK BOUNCE
To plump fine lines turn to Active Repair Copper Peptide Serum
and Active Repair Copper Peptide Cream
– both formulated with bioactive copper peptides, clinically proven to improve skin firmness. Massage the serum, enriched with retinol alternative cacay, into dry skin after cleansing, followed by the hyaluronic acid-rich cream to smooth and rejuvenate.
FOR RESTORATIVE SLEEP
Disturbed sleep, a common issue in perimenopause, can take its toll. At bedtime reach for Stillness Pillow Mist
. Infused with rose geranium, roman chamomile and lavender, this calming blend helps support the natural circadian rhythm so you fall asleep faster and wake feeling more refreshed. Combine with new Super Hydrating Overnight Mask
, enriched with a calming anti-redness complex, plus deeply hydrating Pentavitin, to supercharge sleep’s positive effects.