Support & protect
Over the course of our lifetime significant shifts in the performance of our skin occur. It is essential to provide it with extra support to keep it healthy and performing to its best.
Women's lifetime changes
Phase 1 | Puberty | years 9 to 14
Phase 2| Menstruation | years 15 to 50
Phase | Menopause | years 45 to 55
Phase 1| Puberty
9 to 14 years
Energy is budding, creative and curious.
This is one of the most dramatic physical and emotional shifts to occur. Adrenal glands and ovaries begin the release of progesterone, oestrogen and testosterone. Our bodies release follicle stimulating and luteinising hormones and we begin to grow body hair.
Skin may be especially disrupted and sensitive as it adjusts to this influx of new hormones and changes. Acne commonly flares up due to an excess of testosterone and insulin.
Be curious not insecure of these changes.
Focus on creating balance and stability within diet and seep. Avoid insulin heavy foods which can trigger flares up. Exercise and routines can be a good way to settle anxieties.
It is easy to feel anxious and out of control, only to aggravate your skin with stress. Understand that this is a natural shift, and treat yourself with compassion through these changes, knowing that they will settle.
Phase 2| Menstruation
15 to 50 years | in your 20s
After puberty our hormone production finds a natural balance. We can begin to identify with its natural shifts through our monthly cycles
Energies are exuberant, free and observant as we explore our identities.
Throughout these years our skin will feel steady and secure. It will be at its healthiest, clearest and most radiant.
However, our skin regenerates over 7 to 9 years, so during our mid 20's we can see another natural but unclear flare up of unsettled skin.
As our skin is renewed it is especially sensitive to environmental factors and bouts of acne can be bought on by stress and lifestyle changes.
Developing a skincare routine which supports your skins healthy function now, will maintain your skins vitality for years to come.
in your 30s
Settled and grounded in yourself, understanding and communication will flourish.
Skin naturally becomes drier and duller as we age. The lowering production of new skin cells, strengthening collagen and elastin leads to weaker skin tonality and fine lines.
Lymph glands, which are responsible for flushing out toxins, weaken. This can lead to puffiness and a dulled complexion.
Release stress and a build up of free-radicals from your body with therapeutic massages and lymphatic drainage pressure points.
Focus your skincare routine on generating new cell growth by exfoliating. Dry body brushing will boost blood circulation for a more radiant complexion.
in your 40s
Wise with understanding of our selves and our bodies, insecurities over troubled skin are diminished.
Our lymphatic system is slowing down and oestrogen production stops.
Elastic fibres and collagen are no longer maintaining skins smooth and plump appearance.
We produce less sebum, leaving the skins surface vulnerable to external factors such as smoking, UV damage and lack of sleep.
Massaging skin will boost circulation of lymphatic fluid and clear any build up of toxins, renewing your energy.
Maintain moisturised and protected skin through hydrating and fortifying treatments which are rich in essential fatty acids, omegas, vitamins and minerals.
in your 50's
Wise from experience, time is sacred for ourselves and the things we love.
Age spots may develop as new skin cells produce pigment in the absence of vitamin D and E.
Damage to blood vessels reduces healthy circulation and our complexion seems lazy and dry as it lacks essential moisture.
Focus on firming and toning skin treatments which replenish your skin with moisture and collagen.
Counter skin damage with essential fatty acids, vitamin A and retinol to boost a radiant and healthy complexion.
Phase 3 | Menopause
45 to 55 years
Since puberty our production of hormones has been regular and balanced. During the menopause energy may become restless as body temperatures rise and fall.
We experience an imbalance of male and female hormones. A surge in testosterone unsettles our feminine securities. The production of oestrogen and sebum severely decreases leaving skin thin and dry.
Redundant energy can cause irritability and the desire to withdraw. Reflect and release these anxieties with gentle exercise or a creative practice.
Maintaining balance through diet, sleep and gentle exercise will relieve tensions.
We will glow and blossom.
The healthy hormone production of oestrogen and progesterone acts like a skin conditioner.
However, as pregnancy progresses skin may become drier and tough as nutrients are predominantly directed to the development of the baby, rather than your your skin.
Vitamin rich products will support your skins protective function, but be sure to use natural products with no chemicals, paragons or toxins, which will enter your blood stream through the skin.
Focus on soothing treatments and rituals. Build your energy with a balanced and nutritious diet.