THE menopause can be a stressful and lonely time for many women, dealing with a myriad of symptoms caused by hormonal changes.
But it’s not just the usual hot flushes, night sweats and mood changes that some women have to contend with.
Some are struck down by menopausal acne too, which wreaks havoc on your physical appearance and confidence.
But new skincare brand, Faace, have launched a new £29 mask specially formulated for menopausal skin.
The multi-use mask is packed with ingredients to nourish and soothe, and it can be used everyday as a primer for skin that really needs some daily TLC.
Or it works perfectly as a more intense overnight mask treatment to use at the end of the week.
The new treatment can be picked up directly online from Faace, and it is also available from Cult Beauty and Liberty.
Inspired by her mother’s menopausal experience, Faace founder Jasmine Wicks-Stephens decided to develop a treatment that tackles the skin woes caused by the menopause.
“I remember when my Mum started the menopause and we spoke about the symptoms, I had absolutely no clue about any of it.
“These symptoms took her by surprise with a severity that was most definitely not expected.
“I remember thinking how odd it was that neither of us were really equipped for this inevitable life change that she was going through and that one day not too far away, I would be too”.
Why does Menopause Faace work?
The treatment is packed with collagen boosting and anti-inflammatory ingredients to soothe and treat angry, dull looking skin.
The blend of carrot seed and pomegranate oil provide antioxidants to keep things plump and healthy, while rosehip oil aids hydration and puts fatty acids back into the skin.
Rose flower oil helps create a youthful glow and there’s a mega dose of sea buckthorn that is packed with vitamin C, E and various B vitamins.
What happens to the skin during the menopause?
Dr Sonia, The Derm GP and Faace skincare expert, explains that the shifts in hormones you experience throughout the perimenopause and menopause stages can be a nightmare for your skin.
“Many women start to experience shifts in hormones that send their periods haywire in the years leading up to menopause.
“While many women may be excited to stop dealing with birth control and periods, this shift in hormones doesn’t do many favours for your skin”.
Menopausal skin complaints can include dryness, fine lines caused by a drop in collagen levels, acne breakouts and hyperpigmentation.
Menopause Faace is available from wearefaace.com now priced £29 100ml.
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