Unfortunately for many people, ageing doesn't mean the end of pimples, but it can also bring on many of the signs of ageing, including dry skin and wrinkles. Hormonal changes associated with menopause can often make your skin texture more sensitive and make breakouts more likely. Here are some options for treating wrinkles and pimples at the same time.
Use an oil-free moisturiser
Pimples are not a sign that your skin is too oily, but they can be a sign that your skin is too dry and is trying to overproduce oil to compensate. Making sure that your skin is well moisturised can help to make it appear plumper, which can reduce the signs of ageing such as fine lines, whilst also making it less sensitive and prone to breakouts.
Use a light cleanser at night
It is very important to remove oil and dirt from your face, as well as any makeup. If left behind, oil and dirt can both gather in wrinkles, increasing the appearance of ageing, as well as creating a bacteria-rich environment for acne to thrive. Harsh cleaners can strip the skin of too much oil and encourage overproduction of oil, so be sure to ask your beauty therapist to recommend a suitable product for your skin.
Stop touching your face
As you touch your face, you introduce more bacteria, which can lead to skin infections. You can also introduce oils and dirt, which can exacerbate your issues with breakouts. Make a point to apply your daily skin care and makeup with freshly cleaned brushes to limit the amount of bacteria in contact with your skin (and regularly wash your compact sponge!). You can also use disposable applicators if you find this easier.
Take time for specialist treatments
As you hit menopause, it can be useful to get some regular support from a beauty therapist. It can often be useful to use some light chemical peeling to remove some of the dead skin and encourage new, fresh skin growth. A beauty therapist can also work on bespoke treatments, where some sections of the face get more anti-acne lotions, while others are treated with richer anti-wrinkle ingredients such as hyaluronic acid.
If you are struggling with wrinkles and acne, it can be a good idea to get some professional advice to improve your skin care regime. Specialist anti-ageing treatments can help to create fresher, more-youthful, and healthier-looking skin.