01 What happens to skin during menopause?
Fibroblasts help to produce collagen and elastin fibres within the skin that work to maintain skin health. However, over time and during menopause the production of these fibres diminishes which is what causes the loss of firmness and elasticity in the skin. Which for us shows in the form of fine lines and wrinkles.
We studied how this reduced hormonal activity affected fibroblasts when it came to maintaining fibre tension. This research showed that they lost 99.6% of their tension strength when compared to ‘young’ fibroblasts. All this means is that you can reduce this decline by ensuring your skin is receiving collagen through specialist anti-ageing skincare to keep it firm over time.