HOW TO CORRECT AGE SPOTS?
SKINCONSULTAI CoachingVichy laboratoires
TO THE 4TH WEEK
HOW ARE YOU TODAY? READY TO START OUR FINAL WEEK?
HERE ARE OUR 3 OBJECTIVES FOR THIS WEEK:
- UNDERSTAND WHAT ARE AGE SPOTS
- FIND ONE ME MOMENT PER WEEK TO RELAX
- LEARN HOW TO BOOST NATURAL GLOW AND UNIFY SKIN TONE
WHAT ARE AGE SPOTS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM?
SKIN & EXPOSOME – Environment, lifestyle and hormonal variations.
Dermatologist in Canada, Dr. Jennifer Beecker is specialized in medical dermatology, skin cancer as well as cosmetic dermatology.
Discover what are the impacts of hormonal variation on skin at post menopause and how to correct age spots.
NEOVADIOL POST-MENOPAUSE PROTOCOL
To target specific skin needs at post-menopause, Vichy Laboratoires created NEOVADIOL POST-MENOPAUSE Serum and Creams protocol.
Clinically scored by dermatologists, its efficacy has been tested on post-menopausal women with sensitive skin.
HEAD OF VICHY LABORATOIRES
“LET’S FOCUS ON NEOVADIOL MENO 5 BI-SERUM. ITS FORMULA IS ENRICHED WITH NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3), VITMINS CG & E AND GLYCOLIC ACID.”
CORRECT AGE SPOTS
WITH MENO 5 BI-
SERUM AND UV AGE
CORRECT AGE SPOTS WITH MENO 5 BI-SERUM AND CAPITAL SOLEIL UV AGE DAILY
At menopause, chronological ageing, UV exposure and hormonal variation alter your skin antioxidative protection. Age spots appear more visible.
NEOVADIOL MENO 5 BI-SERUM
To correct age spots apply NEOVADIOL MENO 5 BI-SERUM morning and evening before your cream. Shake well before use. Serum formula is enriched with antioxidative Niacinamide, Vitamins Cg & E to reignite radiance, and Glycolic acid to smooth and unify skin tone.
- -22% Age spots (1)
(1) Instrumental test - dark spot size reduction - 41 women after 2 months
CAPITAL SOLEIL UV AGE DAILY SPF 50+
To prevent their appearance, use a daily UVA and UVB sun protection.
More than 80% of skin ageing signs are caused by daily UV rays and pollution(2). CAPITAL SOLEIL UV AGE DAILY is an advanced high protection facial SPF50+ with a water fluid texture that helps protect the skin from the damages of UV radiation and pollution whilst targeting existing signs of photo-ageing.
It is the essential final necessary step in your daily skincare routine, all year round. The lightweight, breathable texture combined with advanced suncare technology provides uniform invisible coverage, that leaves no white cast or tacky finish.
(2) Flament, F. et al. (2013) Effect of the sun on visible clinical signs of ageing in Caucasian skin. Clinical, cosmetic and invest. dermatology. 6: 221 - 232.
A NOURISHING DAY
CREAM TO BOOST SKIN
TONE AND ELASTICIY
BOOST SKIN TONE AND ELASTICITY WITH NEOVADIOL POST-MENOPAUSE DAY CREAM
At post-menopause, skin lacks of elasticity and tone. It becomes slack.
To reactivate skin mechanisms, NEOVADIOL post-menopause creams are enriched with a powerful duo of anti-ageing derm-actives Proxylane and Cassia Extract.
DID YOU KNOW?
Proxylane increases the synthesis of procollagen I and III, collagen VII and GAGs.
The skin is plumped and firmed, wrinkles are less pronounced and sagginess decrease.
- SAGGINESS -25% (5)
- DENSITY +17% (5)
- WRINKLES -28% (5)
(1) Clinical scoring on 219 women after 3 months using Neovadiol post-menopause day cream.
DAY AND NIGHT
NEOVADIOL POST-MENOPAUSE DAY AND NIGHT CREAMS
For 30 years, Vichy has been involved in research on menopause and skin, becoming a pioneer in skincare for menopause.
To replenish lipid loss, our post-menopause protocol skincare is formulated with Omegas 3-6-9 to nourish your skin deeply.
Apply NEOVADIOL post-menopause day or night creams after your serum.
Each formula is formulated with a duo of Proxylane and Cassia Extract to compensate visible impacts of hormonal variation on skin and are enriched with antioxidative Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Vitamins Cg-E, and nourishing Omegas 3-6-9.
- NEOVADIOL REPLENISHING ANTI-SAGGINESS DAY CREAM
A nutritive day cream to uplift contours +25% (1) and refill wrinkles +17% (1)
- NEOVADIOL REPLENISHING FIRMING NIGHT CREAM
A comfortable night cream to improve suppleness +44% (2) and replenish 100% of surface lipid loss (1)
(1) Clinical scoring on 52 women aged 54-65 years old after 3 months, using Neovadiol post-menopause day cream, (2) Clinical scoring on 52 women after 1 month, using Neovadiol post-menopause night cream
MY SKINCARE PROTOCOL AT POST-MENOPAUSE
NEOVADIOL formulas are enriched with a powerful blend of derm-actives that match your specific skin’s needs at post-menopause.
To compensate visible ageing signs due to estrogen and cortisol variations at menopause, NEOVADIOL serum and creams formulas combine a powerful duo of Cassia Extract and Proxylane from vegetal origin known to redensify and lift your skin.
To replenish lipid loss, our post-menopause protocol skincare are formulated with omegas 3-6-9 to nourish your skin deeply.
STEP 1 – CLEANSE
VICHY PUERTÉ THERMALE 3-IN-1 MILK
It cleanses impurities and pollution particles, removes makeup from face and eyes, and leaves skin feeling toned and comfortable without drying out.
STEP 2 - PREPARE
NEOVADIOL MENO 5 BI-SERUM
It reactivate 5 skin mechanisms: density, age spots, wrinkles, radiance, dryness
- -13% sagginess(1)
- -22% age spots(2)
- +61% Epidermal surface lipids(3)
- -12% wrinkles(4)
- +14% Radiance(1)
STEP 3 – PRESERVE DAILY HYDRATION & SOOTHING EFFECT
NEOVADIOL POST-MENOPAUSE REPLENISHING FIRMING DAY OR NIGH CREAMS
It reactivates skin mechanisms at peri-menopause:
- -25% sagginess (5)
- +17% density (5)
- -28% wrinkles (5)
STEP 4 – PROTECT YOUR SKIN DAILY
CAPITAL SOLEIL UV AGE DAILY SPF50+ is the essential final necessary step in your daily skincare routine, all year round. The lightweight, breathable texture combined with advanced suncare technology provides uniform invisible coverage, that leaves no white cast or tacky finish.
(1) Clinical scoring - 42 women after 2 months, (2) Instrumental test - dark spot size reduction - 41 women after 2 months, (3) Formula designed with lipids to compensate the reduction of sebum at menopause, (4) Clinical scoring on 41 women after 2 months, (5) clinical scoring on 219 women after 3 months using Neovadiol post-menopause creams
FACIAL MASSAGE TO TAKE A MOMENT FOR YOU AND RELAX
Face count 57 muscles that need to be stimulated or relaxed. Face ritual instructor, Aurelia del Sol combines breathing exercises, massage and acupressure. It is your moment, take it!
Find a comfortable posture. Inhale. Exhale. And follow the master!
CORRECT AGE SPOTS WITH MAKEUP
MAKE UP TUTORIAL
Your skin is changing and you have to adapt your make-up routine to its new needs! Learn how to have an even skin tone with natural glow in a 5 minutes daily routine.
THRIVING INTO POST-MENOPAUSE
HOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTICE
Throughout this entire period, your body undergoes a multitude of biological and clinical changes. Understanding and identifying these changes as early as possible helps to prevent the inconveniences they cause and to properly prepare your body for the years that follows.
DR. THIERRY HAAG
GYNEOCOLOGIST, VICHY SPA
“BECAUSE STRESS HAS A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON YOUR HEALTH IF IT IS PERSISTENT, IT SHOULD BE TREATED AS JUST ANOTHER SYMPTOM.“
HOW TO AVOID STRESS AND ANXIETY
HOW TO AVOID STRESS AND ANXIETY
Even though some people may experience mood changes due to hormonal modification, the large majority of you will feel stressed and anxious during menopause transition. There are many reasons for this but because stress has a significant impact on your health if it is persistent, it should be treated as just another symptom. Here are few tips to improve your well-being during this natural step of your life.
Again, loss of oestrogens can directly affect your mood. In some cases, menopause transition can lead to hyperthyroidism that we know has a strong impact on anxiety. But more commonly, stress is caused by sleep disorders. Sometimes enhanced by hot flashes, sleep troubles, when settling in time, can be the main cause of your stress.
Adopt healthy habits
Menopause is a great opportunity to reassess your health goals and rediscover benefits of healthy food. Varied and proportionate healthy food consumption will help your body adapt to the changes it is facing. It will protect your cardiovascular system and also have benefits into reducing hot flashes and sleep troubles.
A few hours before bedtime, try to stop drinking all liquids, especially caffeine and alcohol. Avoid physical exercises in the evening and rather than spending time in front of your smartphones and tablets' blue lights, try to close your eyes and meditate.
However, anxiety is not necessarily related to hormonal changes. We know that menopause transition often coincides with life changes. Teenage children to manage or children leaving home, ageing parents, career changes, or partner issues comes all along with weight-gain, wrinkles and hair changes, or loss of the libido. Being aware of your own aging while dealing with major life changes is certainly not easy to deal with.
Start the conversation
In General, the best way to prevent from any loss of confidence and isolation is to be surrounded. Being able to talk about it, whether with your practitioner, your friends, or your partner, is the prerequisite to a precious step-back. Taking the time to understand what is happening to you will allow you to educate yourself and your entourage. You will then find out that it is nothing but a natural phase in woman's life which comes along with many new perspectives.
FIRMNESS WITH A
BOOST SKIN ELASTICITY AND FIRMNESS WITH A HEALTHY DIET
After having seen together how healthy diet can help you during post-menopause, let's see how you can boost skin firmness. There's a strong correlation between skin collagen loss and oestrogens deficiency due to menopause. 30% of skin collagen is lost in the first five years of post-menopause. This doesn't mean you are powerless.
HOW TO BOOST COLLAGEN AND HYALURONIC ACID SYNTHESIS WITH NUTRITION?
We have all noticed it; slackness of facial skin is a direct menopause consequence. Wrinkles are more visible, and skin loses elasticity. But some specific food intake can reduce these unwanted effects.
- Collagen is made of different amino acids, but Glycine, Proline and Lysine are the ones we find in higher proportion. They will increase collagen dermal synthesis and prevent skin ageing. You will find them in animal proteins such as dairy products, eggs, or seafood but also in vegetables like quinoa and mushrooms.
- Closely related to the skin barrier function, Omega 3 will also guard you from dryness, inflammation, itchy skin or even sun damage. You can find it in salmon, nuts, trout or flax seed, canola oil or soybean.
- Vitamin C is fundamental for collagen synthesis. You will find it in all citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons, or mandarins, but also in great quantity into kiwis, strawberries, or other green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach.
- Rich sources in Vitamin D eating fatty fish like trout or white mushrooms, will prevent you from skin dryness and will stimulate cellular proliferation of your skin.
- There is a close association between sugar and some food processing methods with skin ageing. Their mechanisms are related to skin Advanced Glycation End products (AGESs) and their accumulation fasten the ageing of your skin. Choose the right carbohydrates!
- Prefer whole grains and low sugar food.
- Avoid fried, grilled or baked food and prefer boiled, steamed or raw food
- Minerals like copper, silicon, manganese, iron are also needed for collagen synthesis. Find them in liver, oysters, spinach, legumes and red meat. As anti-nutrient (mostly found into vegetables) reduce the absorption of minerals, you can deactivate their effect by soaking or boiling the food before eating.
Nature offers endless culinary possibilities and as much as so many different pleasures. Post-menopause doesn't have to be a bad time. It is a new stage in your life, an opportunity to rediscover yourself. Never forget: The more you eat healthy food, the more you'll be healthy, the more you will go through menopause confident and happy.
AN ADAPTED DIET
ADAPTED DIET AT POST-MENOPAUSE
WHAT IS POST-MENOPAUSE?
Changes observed before menopause will now vary in terms of the severity, the intensity or the frequency and must be apprehended over a much longer period of time. Fortunately, adopting an appropriate diet will prevent you from weight-gain and decreased muscular mass, but also from long-term consequences such as bone loss density and heart diseases.
WHY ADAPTED DIET AT POST-MENOPAUSE?
During post-menopause, the body use energy differently - and because we're all different, our body will respond its own way to menopause effects. But let's start with universal tips that suits each one of us in order to prevent you from unwanted gain-weight
- Eat healthy and organic foods at each meal:
- Try to eat at least 5 portions of fruits and vegetables.
- Mainly found into fishes, fruits and vegetables we know that vitamins C, D, K as well as calcium are recommended for proper maintenance of bone health.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine and choose foods that are low in added sugars, saturated fats and sodium.
- Make water your best ally by drinking at least 1,5L per day.
- Practice daily physical exercises.
By adopting these habits, you will be able to reach a healthy weight. This is also the best way to drastically reduce the increased risks of heart diseases and bone loss during post-menopause. Decreases in estrogen production both increase bone resorption and decrease calcium absorption. You can easily prevent you from bone loss and osteoporosis consequences by fulfilling your calcium and vitamin D daily needs. Dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese, along with fortified juices, green leafy vegetables and canned fish will be your best ally. Lignans such as flax seeds, broccolis or cashew nuts will also reduce the rapid rate of bone loss during the first years of post-menopause.
Last but not least; be physically active in your day-to-day life.
First It helps to maintain healthy weight and thus decreases heart diseases risks. Second, it keeps your bone strong - and third, it makes you feel good.
HOW TO BOOST SKIN NUTRITION WITH OMEGA 3?
Modern Western diet has increased Omega 6 intakes. But Omega 6 needs to be well balanced with Omega 3 so both lipids can express their full benefits on your skin.
Closely related to the skin epidermal barrier function, membrane structure, internal environment balance, and damage repair, Omega 3 will guard you from dryness, inflammation, itchy skin or sun damage.
You can find the 500mg Omega 3 dose you need daily mainly in oil fish, salmon, eggs or canned fish. If you are vegetarian, you'll find them in flax seeds, chia seeds, soybean or walnuts.
Notice that Omega 3 will not only help you fight your skin ageing, but it will also help you to lower cardiovascular diseases risks as much as coronary heart diseases.
THRIVING IN POST-
MENOPAUSE WITH A
THRIVING IN POST-MENOPAUSE WITH A HOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTICE
WHAT IS POST-MENOPAUSE?
Post-menopause is the period of time starting a year after the last menstrual period. At this stage, the ovaries have stopped releasing eggs and producing most of their estrogen.
Symptoms experienced before menopause will now vary in terms of the severity, the intensity or the frequency. For some of you they may ease, while for others they could be felt more strongly. It even happens that symptom never experienced before menopause, suddenly appear during this new phase in which you enter. The main difference between peri-menopause and post-menopause is that the second one will last your entire life. Therefore, changes on your body must be understood over a much longer period of time. Whether to prevent from short, medium or long-term consequences thorough and regular consultations with a competent physician are essential to safely and confidently face this new passage of your life, which is completely natural.
Short-term consequences are usually, but not always, those you experienced during peri-menopause. Night sweats, hot flashes, sleep trouble or loss of libido during this phase, are unpredictable and will continue to affect you differently from time to time. In some cases, non-pharmacological treatments (healthy diet, exercise, herbals, cessation of alcohol and tobacco etc.) might not be enough. In this case, a talk with your practitioner may lead you to choose Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT), which can be very helpful for some of you.
- Fat distribution
To compensate for the loss of estrogen produced by the ovaries, the body stimulates adrenal glands, which increase the fatty tissue from which oestrogens is produced. This is why we often observe a distribution of fat especially in the abdominal and buttocks area. Don’t panic, a healthy, varied and proportionate diet will help your body to adapt to these changes so you will feel better and healthier.
- Genitourinary disorders
Loss of oestrogens sometimes leads to vulvovaginal atrophy with consequences such as vaginal dryness and discomfort, frequent and sudden urges to urinate, and even sometimes to stress urinary incontinence (leakage of urine during moments of physical activity). Vaginal flora could also be affected by these changes and thus increase the risks to contract mycosis, vaginosis or lichen planus. Fortunately, specific exercises and dermatological treatments can prevent from all these effects. In most of the cases good prevention and regular follow-up will give all the tools you need.
- Skin ageing and disorders
30% of skin collagen is lost during the first five postmenopausal years. This will directly affect your skin, hair and nails. However, you can boost the smoothness and hydration of your skin by improving your intake of foods rich in vitamin E, D and omega 3. You can also exercise as much as you can and give yourself a treat with beauty care that drastically reduces these changes.
- Musculoskeletal problems
Musculoskeletal symptoms characterized by backache, fractures from minor trauma, decreased height and mobility are common due to osteoporosis. Nowadays, osteoporosis is easy to prevent. Frequent physical exercise along with a proper intake of calcium and vitamin D can avoid most of risks. In case this is not enough, some very specific treatments still exist.
- Cardiovascular diseases
Oestrogens play a decisive role into the protection of the heart and all the cardiovascular system. As their level decreases, risks of higher blood pressure, bad cholesterol and stroke increase. The best way to prevent yourself from these risks is having a healthy diet, regular exercise and giving up bad habits such as tobacco and alcohol.
For each symptom there is a solution - whether pharmacological or not. And because each of you is unique, these solutions will depend completely on your specific needs and your will. Whatever the choice you make, it has to be individualized - and this is what you’ll figure out with the continued guidance and support of your practitioner.
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