Good skin care choices during this time are essential... to reduce the dryness and dehydration, and increase skin luminosity.
L'ATHENE Pure Nutrient Skin Products help balance, re-hydrate and re-nutrify skin with fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, proteins & antioxidants... creating a smoother, younger-look.
Hydrate the Facial Skin
For dry skin, ULTRA Intensive Moisture Therapy is filled with proven emollients to help restore the skin's hydration. RESTORE Balancing Skin Moisturizer, a lighter weight formula, helps provide moisture and protection for combination and normal skin types.
Intensive Moisture Therapy
Balancing Skin Moisturizer
Remove Dead, Dull Cells
In just TWO minutes, MINERAL DERMA-SCRUB, L'ATHENE At-Home Microdermabrasion Treatment, can remove dead cells with the same crystals used in doctor's offices for immediate results. Used once or twice a week, this scrub keeps dead cells off the skin's surface, plus helps other skin treatments to absorb more effectively. This deep exfoliation removes dead cells from the skin's surface to allow the fresh, healthier cells to be visible.
Hydrate the Body
Apply NEROLI Body Silkening Nutrient Crème to affected dry body areas. If areas are severely dry or cracked, apply a drop or two of EXTRACT Dry Skin Hydrating Plant Oil, massage gently and follow with NEROLI.
TIP: Avoid petroleum and silicone-based skincare products as they can cause further dryness since they can not be absorbed.
Body Silkening Nutrient Creme
Dry Skin Hydrating Plant Oil
After Age 35, a Night Creme and a Wrinkle Treatment are a MUST!
Skin repair is accelerated at night. This makes the night time an extremely valuable treatment time for your skin to visibly correct accumulated sun damage. After age 35, your body AND your skin need MORE!
REJUVENATE Skin Resurfacing Night Creme helps dissolve those stubborn dead cells on the skin's surface and also stimulates cell renewal so that new healthy cells appear. Glycolic Acids are one of most common treatments used in doctor's offices for anti-aging results. Used daily, it gives your skin a night-time make-over.
Skin Resurfacing Night Creme
INTENSIVE WRINKLE TREATMENT is a great alternative to Botox® to lessen the look of lines and wrinkles from facial expressions. This treatment helps to give a lift to the forehead, crow's feet area and mouth lines.
INTENSIVE WRINKLE TREATMENT
Replenish Depleted Vital Skin Nutrients... Lost with Age
Antioxidants are nutrients that have been proven to be very effective to help reduce signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles and collagen loss. Apply VITAPURE Ultra Antioxidant Nutrient Serum to the face and neck twice daily after cleansing. Skin will feel a tingling sensation which is normal since VITAPURE is very active and absorbs quickly.
Ultra Antioxidant Nutrient Serum
Gentle, but Effective Cleansing
Avoid detergent ingredients like Sodium Lauryl Sulfates or other Sulfates found in conventional facial cleansers. A gentle, non-irritating facial cleanser, PRIMESSE Essential Facial Cleanser is a pure, non-detergent facial cleanser that will not strip the skin and keeps skin balanced and healthier. PRIMESSE is a 3-in-1 Anti-Aging Cleanser - 1) a non-detergent cleanser; 2) a toner; and 3) an eye make-up remover.
Essential Facial Cleanser
A Skin Regime Works Best
The best way to keep the skin healthy and nourished during this time is to use SR-3 Skin Rejuvenation Starter Kit, which includes the three daily basics of a cleanser, antioxidant serum and moisturizer. For added protection of the fragile skin around the eyes, NUTRIAGE Total Eye Repair Creme helps to decrease the puffiness, lines, dryness and dark circles. This 4-in-1 Antioxidant Eye Creme restores a bright-eyed look.
SR-3 Skin Rejuvenation Starter Kit
Total Eye Repair Creme
Keep the Oil in Balance... and Breakouts Away
During menopause, it is common for many women to experience oily skin, breakouts and enlarged pores in the T-Zone, and dryness in the cheek areas. This is especially true for those who had oilier skin in their younger years. CLARIFIQUE Purifying Clay Mask can help minimize surface oil and bacteria while also softening any blackheads. Used 2 or 3 times a week will help to keep skin clear and balanced-looking and, if hormonal breakouts do occur, it will lessen their duration.
Purifying Clay Mask
Avoid Products with Chemicals
With age, many women become more sensitive to chemicals in skincare. Almost all skincare, including medical skincare brands, contain standard cosmetic chemicals such as alcohols, petroleum-derivatives, detergents, and many other skin irritating ingredients. This can be particularly challenging in menopausal years when your body needs MORE to function at its best. Also, many of these chemical ingredients add to the dryness issues and the oil imbalance issues. Additionally, blood vessels in the face may become more prominent at this time, so reducing exposure to chemical irritants is critical.
Choosing skincare products that are free of chemicals and are non-irritating is important. L'ATHENE Pure Nutrient Skin Products are 99+% chemical-free. The pure, highest-quality vitamins, minerals, proteins and fatty acids are nourishing, mild and non-irritating. The <1% chemicals used are to assure maximum bacterial safety for 2 years.
Become a label reader. Avoid products with irritating chemical ingredients. Also drink more water to flush any toxins out of the body. Read more about the ingredients in L'ATHENE products.
TIP: Use a natural, non-detergent shampoo on your hair to avoid exposure on your face to potentially irritating ingredients. Cleanse in the shower using only detergent-free shampoos on your body and hair. After showering or cleansing the face, applying moisturizers to the face and body for hydration is important.
Protect Skin from Sun Exposure
During menopause, pigmentation changes on the skin can happen. These can be seen as brown or dark spots and/or patches on the sides of the face, as well as around the lips. These changes are triggered due to shifts in hormone levels. The easiest way to minimize the changes in skin tone and color is to always wear antioxidant skincare products followed by a sunblock and reapply often. Antioxidants are proven to reverse the damage caused by free radicals from the sun, stress, aging, smoking and environmental exposure.
Click here for more information about sun protection. It is best to use products specifically made for sun protection only, with a sun block of SPF 30 or more.
Bleaching cremes, gels and laser treatments are also widely used to correct pigmentation issues, and can be successful, however, it is very important to be diligent about using sun block following these products/procedures to avoid the rebounding effect of increased pigmentation.
Eat a Balanced Diet & Exercise
Many experts feel that menopause is similar to puberty since both have a multitude of changes occurring in the body. It is just as important to eat a healthy diet in menopause as it was when we were going through puberty. While the body can rebalance from small or infrequent shifts in nutrition and hydration due to changes in appetite, frequent or prolonged unhealthy dietary changes can negatively impact the body at this challenging time. Get rest, eat antioxidant foods and drink plenty of water. Exercise 3 times a week for at least 15 minutes. Walking or enjoying the outdoors is also a great way to relieve stress and keep you looking and feeling younger.
More about Menopause
During the late 30's, a woman's skin cell turnover begins to slow down. This causes dead, dull skin cells to build up on the surface of skin. The combination of dead surface cells plus the thinning out of the skin causes a decrease in skin's ability to retain moisture and an overall dull appearance of the skin. Fatty acids can powerfully help by replenishing the skin's moisture loss and providing needed emolliency.
At some point in the 40's or 50's, every woman will experience menopause. Estrogen loss can make the skin look and feel drier, dull and wrinkled. Additionally, changes in estrogen affect collagen breakdown, pore size, pigmentation, skin tone changes and thinning of skin. L'ATHENE offers a complete line of natural skincare treatments that nourish and support menopausal skin so that it looks its most healthy and vibrant.
The terms 'menopausal', 'going through menopause' and 'the change' are used to describe this time. This marks the end of the female reproductive cycle. Although a woman's body starts to produce lower hormone levels in her 30's, the symptoms associated with this time do not appear until 40's. Peri-menopause is that time from the onset of lower hormone levels (30's) up to twelve months after the last menstrual period. After one year of no menses, menopause is said to be complete. During peri and menopausal time, the hormone levels continue to decrease. The loss of the estrogen level contributes most to the changes in the skin.
Without proper care during this time and after, the skin will continue to deteriorate. Although this is a challenging time in many women's lives, these key steps can lessen the impact of menopause on skin and beauty.
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