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The Impact of Menopause on Collagen and Skin Elasticity: How to Maintain Your Best Skin

Discover how menopause impacts collagen production and skin elasticity. Learn effective strategies and products from Let's be frank…skincare to maintain your best, resilient skin during this phase.

Menopause is such a huge transformative time in a woman’s life. This ‘menopause transition’ brings about many changes, both internal and external, some we never even really know about, and others we are only just beginning to understand. One of the most noticeable changes occurs in the skin, particularly with collagen production and skin elasticity. Understanding these changes helps us to manage them effectively and maintain healthy, fabulous skin. In this post, we explore how menopause affects collagen and skin elasticity and share tips and products from Let's be frank…skincare that can help you keep your skin looking as fabulous as you are!

Understanding Collagen and Its Role in Skin Health

Collagen is a vital protein that provides structure, strength, and elasticity to the skin. It keeps the skin firm, plump, and smooth. As we age, collagen production naturally decreases, but this process is sped up during menopause due to all of the hormonal changes, in particular the decline in our oestrogen levels. This drop in collagen can lead to sagging skin, wrinkles, and a loss of firmness. We’ve all looked in the mirror at some stage and thought - when did that get saggy???

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The Effects of Menopause on Skin Elasticity

Skin elasticity is the skin's ability to return to its original shape after stretching or contracting. That ‘bounce back’ when you apply eyeshadow is one of the first places we notice it. With the decrease in collagen and elastin production during menopause, our skin can become less elastic and more prone to wrinkles and sagging. This is often made worse by other menopausal symptoms like dryness and thinning of the skin.

Tips for Maintaining Collagen and Skin Elasticity During Menopause

1. Hydration is Key:

Keeping your skin well-hydrated is crucial. Have you had your 8 glasses today? Drinking plenty of water and using hydrating skincare products can help maintain skin moisture and improve elasticity. Our *Be Glowing Hydrating Face Serum* is packed with betaine and niacinamide, which work together to keep your skin hydrated and plump.

2. Boost Collagen with the Right Ingredients:

Incorporating skincare products that stimulate collagen production can be beneficial. Look for products containing ingredients like retinoids, peptides, and vitamin C. Our *Be Vibrant Rehydrating Day Cream* includes the potent peptide Matrixyl 3000® to support collagen synthesis and other gorgeous ingredients to enhance skin elasticity.

3. Sun Protection:

In the words of Mary Schmich ‘Wear Sunscreen ’. Protecting your skin from UV damage is essential for preserving collagen. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily to prevent the breakdown of collagen and keep your skin looking vibrant. We don’t offer a sunscreen as yet, but it is on the cards!

4. Healthy Diet:

We hear it all the time, and for good reason, a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals supports overall skin health as well as our physical and mental health. Foods high in vitamin C, like citrus fruits and leafy greens, can boost collagen production. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and flaxseeds can also improve skin elasticity.

5. Regular Skin Routine

Establishing and maintaining a regular skincare routine is vital, one that works for you - not the latest TikTok trend! Cleanse and moisturise daily, and consider incorporating serums and creams specifically designed for your skin (hint hint)...our Be Soothed Toning Face Cleanser gently cleanses while preparing your skin to absorb all the beneficial ingredients.

At Let's be frank…skincare, we understand the unique needs of menopausal skin, it why we created this brand. We could see the changes in our skin, and our friends, and couldn’t find brands that really spoke to us or products that truly helped us. Our products are formulated with high levels of active ingredients to address the challenges we ‘face’ during this stage.

Menopause brings significant changes to your skin, but with the right knowledge and products, you can maintain healthy, resilient skin. Can you go back to looking 20? No, and that’s ok. Our skin tells the tales of our lives, it’s been with us for every moment, so wear it with pride…and, look after it. 


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