The spring runways reinvented makeup rules—the wings spread wider, the colours shifted spaces, the glow got glowier. Forget sweet romance—it’s the summer of bold, beautiful love.
The two most classic colours in makeup are also the most clichéd. Not just reserved for lips and nails anymore, they’re now crossing over to uncharted territory. The shades showed up as beautiful washes on the eyes and got draped high on the cheeks, even mingled with a bit of glitter and gloss on spring runways. Valentino
This is the decade when we see the most dramatic skin changes, and our hormones are to blame. “A dip in the production of female hormones oestrogen and progesterone in middle age leads to skin changes such as dryness and dullness. At the same time, there is a loss of supporting fat layer, which causes skin laxity, sagging and thinning,” says facial plastic surgeon Kambiz Golchin.
Skin becomes more susceptible to sun damage because of decreased melanin protection. Then there are hot flushes, which occur due to increased sympathetic nervous system activity and dilation of blood vessels.
Skincare rules to follow during menopause
Boost moisture: Combat dryness by increasing hydration levels. “Use a serum to replenish hyaluronic acid levels, then layer a rich moisturiser on top—an SPF is also crucial to prevent sun damage,” says Golchin. Try the hyaluronic acid-rich Bobbi Brown Skin Remedies Skin Moisture Solution No 86 under RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Treatment Daily Moisturizer, which comes with in-built sun protection.
Take supplements: Supplements are vital at this age, as they support the skin from the inside out. Golchin recommends ingredients like zinc to build collagen, vitamins A and B7 to promote healthy skin, antioxidant-rich vitamins C and E to promote glucose metabolism and selenium to combat free radicals.
Go further than skincare: As skin matures, topical products alone may not be enough to treat deeper wrinkles, skin laxity and dryness.