You’ve dealt with the hot flushes, the mood swings, and the drop in your sex drive.
But sagging skin – that’s a step too far. We asked Dr Benji Dhillon, cosmetic surgeon and founder of DEFINE Clinic, firstly why it happens, and then what can be done to remedy the issue.
“During menopause, oestrogen levels plummet which leads to the reduction of skin’s ability to repair and make new collagen. The reduction of collagen leads to crepe-y, dull, and loose skin – especially around the neck and jawline area,” he outlined.
So, how do women deal with the inevitable? Dr Dhillon, who works closely with premium food delivery service Kurami to promote optimum nutrition through diet, has a few suggestions.
“To get skin back into balance, consider bioidentical hormones which can level out hormones, thus positively impacting skin,” he said. “Skincare is an absolute must! Switch up your regime to products which contain retinol, vitamin C, and resveratrol, to help brighten and tighten the skin. Aesthetic treatments such as our Define Neck Rehab, which includes CynoSure’s Potenza laser and microneedling technology stimulates collagen while injecting peptides into the skin to dramatically rejuvenate the neck area.”
Some top-rated retinol products include Paula’s Choice 1% Retinol Treatment, which also includes peptides and vitamin C, Retinol Serum from Environ, and SkinCeuticals’ Retinol 0.3.
Environ and SkinCeuticals also make world-class resveratrol products, or try The Ordinary’s Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% in your skincare regime.