Let's Talk About Hormonal Changes (Part I)
There are times in our life when our bodies begin to change, but that does NOT mean we have to go with the flow. We can look and feel vibrant and youthful at any age; I cannot think of a good reason why we must be complacent and deal with changes in our skin that bring us down. Even through hormonal changes, there are solutions that have been proven to heed amazing results. Yes, sometimes you must try a few things to find your skin's perfect match.
Please, consider an at-home consultation. Freshly Plum offers a thorough Zoom consultation. We also provide consults over the Phone with photos and will happily offer it complimentary with purchase. Over the next few weeks, we will discuss Perimenopause and Menopause skin conditions and how to care for them at home properly. Get ready to be Freshly Plum!
The Issue: Dullness
Perimenopause and Menopause induced dryness and decreased cell turnover make skin lackluster. This happens when skin cells build up on the surface—it looks like peaks and valleys and does not reflect the light, so our skin appears dull. The reflection of light is what shows off our glowing skin.
The fixes: Exfoliate dull skin: "Exfoliation is key to looking luminous," says Gina Robinson, Esthetician in Wesley Chapel, Florida, and founder of Freshly Plum Skincare, who experienced this herself as she approached perimenopause. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) will help slough off dead skin to reveal brighter skin. Glycolic acid, an AHA, is ideal because it is a humectant that attracts moisture and encourages healthy cell turnover. Use a glycolic-containing serum every other day if your skin can tolerate it. Freshly Plum has had massive success with their Micro-Peel Pads when used twice a week after an evening cleanse. Our clients report brighter, smooth, and glowing skin. They also enjoy a disposable pad that can travel with them if necessary.
(To Be Continued)