6 of the most effective facial oils for menopausal skin
The menopause occurs when a woman’s level of oestrogen (B-Estradiol) production declines. This sudden change to the body’s hormones means the skin is prone to a number of issues, such as dryness, loss of elasticity, and more noticeable lines and wrinkles.
Sebaceous activity also slows down leading to a decline in oil production, and coupled with a drop in free fatty acids, ceramides and cholesterols, leads to a rough skin texture.
As a beauty therapist, it is your job is to help clients going through the change manage the impact it has on their skin, and there are some key oils out there that can help rebalance the skin. Eve Taylor’s education manager Matt Taylor explains the oils to invest in.
6 of the best skincare oils to recommend to menopausal clients:
1. Argan oil
Derived from the kernels of the argan tree native to Morocco, argan oil is a rich source of fatty acids, plant sterols, vitamin E, antioxidants and flavonoids which inhibit collagen degradation. It helps to nurture the skin by reinforcing barrier lipids.
2. Soya oil
Extracted from soya beans, soya oil is a potent phyto-oestrogen that supports menopausal and post-menopausal skin. It offers antioxidant protection and defends against visible signs of ageing by assisting with retention of epidermal moisture.
3. Galbanum essential oil
Also known as a green incense, this resin oil has an earthy, woody aroma and has been used for millennia by various civilisations, including the ancient Egyptians who used it to embalm pharaohs.It strengthens atrophied skin, improves texture and encourages a more tonified appearance.
Rosewood isrecognised for its potent cicatrisant benefits to assist cell renewal and aid in tissue regeneration, and has a warm, woody aroma that can uplift the emotions of menopausal clients experiencing overwhelming sensations and anxiety.It also revitalises the skin.
5. Clary sage
An excellent oil for reducing inflammation and conditioning the skin. Its herbaceous floral scent engages the mindset, offers skin smoothing properties and helps alleviate spikes of body temperature. It also supports low mood and helps reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes and night sweats.
With its balancing benefits to both skin and the senses, this sweet herbaceous floral smelling oil nourishes the skin while its supportive actions calm the nerves experienced through the menopausal transition. It also balances and nurtures the complexion.
Wonder product for menopausal skin – Rejuvenating Aromatic Serum No.6:
All of these amazing oils can be found in Eve Taylor London’s Rejuvenating Aromatic Serum No.6, which was developed to support the needs of post-menopausal clients who often experience the loss of skin elasticity and texture, dryness and a sluggish complexion.
A rich nourishing base of argan, soya, rosehip seed, borage seed and evening primrose oils nurture dry skin by imparting excellent moisturising properties and supporting the epidermal layers with essential lipids.
An expertly blended synergy of clary sage, galbanum, geranium and rosewood essential oils strengthen and condition the skin, reinforcing skin suppleness and offering a rejuvenated complexion.
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