A problem usually associated with the teenage years, acne can go hand in hand with menopause. Usually caused by hormonal fluctuations, menopausal acne may effect our confidence and wellbeing, but with the right menopause skincare, it can be managed.
Keep reading to discover what causes acne during menopause, and how to treat menopausal skin with No7’s skincare guide.
What is menopausal acne?
A common side effect of menopause, menopausal acne is a type of hormonal acne that can occur during menopause, perimenopause and post-menopause.
What does acne from menopause look like?
Mainly found around the mouth, chin, and jawline, acne from menopause can appear as tender bumps, whiteheads, or more of a cystic type of acne.
Why does menopause cause acne?
Changes in hormone levels
Menopause skin breakouts are caused by hormonal changes. As estrogen levels rapidly fall during menopause, the increase of testosterone can lead to excess oil production in the skin.
Skin cell turnover slows down
During menopause, the rate of skincell turnover often slows down. This can lead to clogged pores and a build-up of sebum, causing acne during menopause and acne in perimenopause.
Menopausal acne and other side effects of menopause can cause feelings of anxiety, leading to the increase of stress hormones which can trigger acne, creating a vicious cycle.
Menopause acne treatment
The fall in estrogen can also leave skin feeling drier and more reactive, so it’s essential to choose gentle skincare formulas, to help reduce the likelihood of dryness and irritation.
Although menopause skincare may not be able to fully treat acne from menopause, it can help you to look and feel your best.
Skincare routine for menopausal acne
No7’s Menopause Skincare range is expertly designed to target visible signs of reduced estrogen and collagen for radiant and replenished-looking skin in just 1 week.
Step 1: Manage excess oil with a gentle cleanserBuy now with free delivery
No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Cleansing Water gently washes away face makeup, oil, and pollutants. It’s infused with a blend of fruit extracts, antioxidants and natural AHAs, to help hydrate and refresh the skin, leaving it feeling clarified, softer and smoother.
Step 2: Soothe skin with a menopause face serumBuy now with free delivery
Infused with nourishing Collagen Peptide Technology, hyaluronic acid and lipids, No7’s Instant Radiance Serum helps to improve the appearance of collagen depleted skin. Designed with an instant cooling applicator for a soothing effect, this menopause face serum helps target the accelerated appearance of skin aging for a firmer, more radiant looking face and neck in just 1 week.
Step 3: Hydrate with a day creamBuy now with free delivery
Dermatologist approved for menopausal skin, No7 Menopause Protect and Hydrate Day Cream leaves skin looking smoother after just one use. Formulated with moisturizing niacinamide and a Hydrating Complex, it offers all-day hydration to unbalanced skin without clogging pores.
Step 4: Nourish menopausal skin with a night creamBuy now with free delivery
No7 Menopause Nourishing Night Cream contains Matrixyl 3000+, nourishing lipids and ceramides to support skin during its natural overnight repair process.
Step 5: Calm the skin with a cooling mistBuy now with free delivery
Co-created with menopausal women and dermatologist approved for menopausal skin, No7 Instant Cooling Mist helps hot, flushed skin feel instantly cooled, and calm. Formulated with moisturising glycerin, this mist helps to hydrate menopausal skin, leaving it feeling radiant and smooth.