MAY 2019

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26 @dayspamagazine • May 2019 SPOTLIGHT What skin issues arise most often during menopause? Christie Lavigne, director of skincare, Oasis Day Spa in New York City: The epidermis thins and the dermal papilla fl attens out, resulting in a loose, tissue-like texture, dryness and wrinkles. Because the cell renewal rate also declines, circulation and healing may be slower. Desquamation becomes uneven, so age spots and hyperpigmentation from pre-existing sun damage increase—and are more visible. Decreasing estrogen and increasing androgens may also lead to breakouts. Veronica Barton-Schwartz, founder, Veronica Skin & Body Care Center in Santa Monica and Malibu, California: During menopause, the body stops making as much collagen and elastin. Women also lose some fat under the skin, which leads to less elasticity. These things, combined with dryness caused by hormonal changes, can lead to sagging, fi ne lines and wrinkles. Because the complexion and subcutaneous layer become thinner during this time, it's important to keep the skin and body hydrated. A client's metabolism, digestion and lifestyle also factor into her menopausal transition. Jessica Moreton, owner and esthetician, Ara Spa Services in Thompson's Station, Tennessee: The biggest concerns have to do with dullness, dehydration, fi ne lines and a lack of fi rmness. Some experience more facial hair growth than they would like, not to mention hormonal breakouts, but the seemingly sudden signs of aging tend to be why the majority of my clients seek help. Menopausal Skin Comfort Zone Sublime Skin Oil Serum G.M. Collin Mature Per fection Night Cream HydroPeptide Eye Authority Guinot Liftosome Lift Firming Face Serum FarmHouse Fresh Wine Down Overnight Super Antioxidant Recover y Serum © GETTY IMAGES Spa pros discuss common midlife complexion concerns. by Alexa Joy Sherman

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