The Effect Of Menopausal Collagen Loss On Your Skin.
The Effects Of Menopausal Collagen Loss On Your Skin.
You won’t be surprised to learn that there’s more to menopause-related skin changes than we’ve outlined here, but rather than blinding you with the science, let’s now move on to looking at what these changes mean for you in practice (don’t worry, we’ll come onto what you can do about them shortly!). Five of the main skin changes you’re likely to experience are:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
As the collagen, elastin and fat in your skin decrease, you’ll start to notice the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Unfortunately, these are most pronounced in the thinner skin of your face, neck and upper chest.
- Sagging skin
Lower collagen and elastin levels also mean the loss of that youthful springiness and plumpness to your skin, which in turn can cause sagging skin. Again, this is most noticeable in the thinner skin on your face, neck and upper chest.
- Dry or itchy skin
With a lower moisture content due to that inability to retain water we mentioned earlier, you can start to suffer from dry and itchy skin.
- Slower wound healing
Another result of declining collagen levels is that wounds can be slower to heal. That doesn’t just mean surface wounds such as those caused by injury or surgery; it also means any kind of skin damage, including acne.
As oestrogen production declines, another effect is that your blood flow lowers and there’s less oxygen in your skin. Not only that, but fat cells increase in size so that they’re more visible - and that combines with thin, sagging skin to produce the tell-tale dimpled appearance of cellulite.
Getting your skin through the menopause
The menopause may be unavoidable, but the good news is that its effects on your skin can be lessened. With our advanced collagen supplementation and skincare products, we’re here to support you and your skin every step of the way.
The first step is to do something about that loss of collagen by taking daily collagen supplements. These replace what’s been lost, boosting your collagen levels and tricking your brain into producing even more of its own.
With all this extra collagen available to support skin renewal, the results are impressive: in clinical trials, our Bioactive Collagen Peptide® VERISOL B® brought about a 15% increase in skin elasticity after 4 weeks of 2500mg or 5000mg doses, and a 20% reduction in wrinkle volume after eight weeks of 2500mg doses.
Sound good? If you’re fed up of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, you can enjoy these fantastic benefits by taking our tasty Complete Collagen sachets for an 8000mg daily dose or Pure Collagen capsules supplements for 2500mg.
Complete Collagen also contains an array of vitamins and minerals that support good health through the menopause, including 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, which helps support collagen formation.
Not only that, but these collagen supplements will also help speed up wound healing, as well as strengthening your hair and nails.