Since I went through peri and became menopausal, my skin has had a mind of its own. My collagen and oestrogen levels are decreasing, as is my skin's ability to hold on to water. Meaning? Wrinkles and lines are becoming more apparent — and that’s perfectly normal!
I've noticed the changes more over the last six months. My skin has become reactive, dry one minute and oily the next as my skin barrier has weakened. I get one issue under control and another appears. What has become apparent is the absolute importance of well-hydrated skin.
For me, this is more important than all the active products I have been using over the last few years. In fact, I have dialled it back a bit and really focused on drenching my skin and its paying off.
As a result, my skin is looking plumper, more glowy and just... healthy.
I follow three simple skincare steps — toner, serum and moisturiser.
For me, toner is the backbone of my routine. It might seem weird, but I spend a bit of time layering. Yep, layering. Sometimes it’s just two layers, other days it can be four or more. I usually use the Goodal Rice Milk Toner, $26.95, followed by the Hada Labo Lotion No.1 Super Hydrator, $35.95.
These two products really flood my skin with hydration, creating a perfect base for serums to be able to do what the need to. Plump me up, baby!