What extra care does perimenopausal skin need?
Mature skin does need extra care. As you age, the skin begins to lose its plumpness and tone. You may also notice more irregular pigmentation and age spots. You also may have persistent redness across your cheeks and nose that may be rosacea, a common and treatable condition that begins as a tendency to flush or blush easily, and progresses to persistent redness in the center of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. In short, you need better skin care, more of it, and different ingredients than at age 35. Key ingredients to search for: soy isoflavones, peptides, retinol, antioxidants. Sunscreen takes on new meaning as any UV exposure will serve to increase pigmentation and redness or flushing. Richer moisturizers are critical as skin loses its natural oil supply and thinning causes a compromised barrier which increases sensitivities.