Ask a woman about her biological clock and she’ll likely think you’re referring to reproductive health. But the truth is, your biological clock counts several of your body’s rhythms — including how your skin evolves during the various phases of your menstrual cycle and menopause. From oily, congested skin to fine lines and wrinkles, science says the way your skin looks and feels is significantly influenced by hormonal fluctuations.
Now, don’t let hormonal changes get in the way of achieving the healthy-looking, radiant skin you deserve. Modere is here to help! Keep on reading to discover what actually happens to your skin at every hormonal stage, plus the clean label skincare and hormone-supporting product we recommend for each phase:
SKINCARE FOR YOUR MONTHLY CYCLE IN YOUR 20s, 30s and 40s
You know the drill—the inevitable monthly cycle of mild bloating and mood swings to high energy and confidence to feeling like you could stay in bed all day. It’s no surprise these ever-changing phases also have a huge impact on your skin—in every menstrual decade of your reproductive years.
Now, when it comes to skincare and your specific age, a good rule of thumb to remember is prevention in 20s, maintenance in 30s and rejuvenate in 40s. BUT when it comes to skincare and your hormones, adjusting your skincare routine to your menstrual cycle (no matter what age) can be extremely beneficial. Let’s dive in and discover how your monthly cycle affects your skin, plus how to deal with it like a pro!
Phase 1: Period – The Skin Rebellion
During the first phase of your menstrual cycle, your skin may start to act up. Estrogen levels are at an all-cycle low, which is why skin looks dull and flakey and lines are more obvious. While daily moisture is essential during all the phases of your menstrual cycle, an extra pump of Modere CellProof Moisturizer AM and PM can help provide extra hydration to the skin for a smoother, nourished appearance. Drinking plenty of water is another great—and essential—way to help skin look more hydrated from the inside out.
Phase 2: Pre-Ovulation – The Skin Rejuvenator
As you shift away from mild cramps, occasional bloating and dry skin, you’ll notice your complexion start to rejuvenate. During pre-ovulation, estrogen levels are at a high, encouraging skin to appear bright and plump. Stick to your typical skincare routine, using a gentle cleanser, serum and moisturizer. Modere CellProof Serum features antioxidant-rich and visibly age-defying ingredients that deliver an instant visible tightening effect and boosted radiance to help you maintain that glow. This is also an excellent time to give your skin a hand, sloughing away those dead skin cells that accumulated during your period and prepping the skin to minimize congestion that commonly occurs in post-ovulation. Just mix a dropper-ful of CellProof Bakuchiol Booster, shown to be as effective as retinol** without the harsh drying or peeling, with CellProof Serum to gently remove dead, dry surface skin and help further promote a fresh, radiant complexion.
Phase 3: Post-Ovulation – The Skin Sensitive
During your menstrual cycle, the body’s normal inflammatory response fluctuates and reaches peak inflammation during post-ovulation. This is because the body’s immune system takes a back seat to allow a potentially fertilized egg to implant successfully. Increased inflammation can often lead to skin sensitivity and trigger a long list of normal symptoms like temporary redness, breakouts and increased oil production. Using a 2-in-1 cleanser like Modere CellProof Double Cleanser can help tame excess oil while targeting impurities and calming the skin with plant-based ingredients. Perfect for oily days, the first phase of CellProof Double Cleanser specifically targets oil-based impurities. Then, add a splash of water to activate the foaming phase and rinse skin clean.
PRO TIP: For dry skin days—like during your period—you can skip the first cleansing step and immediately activate Modere CellProof Double Cleanser with water for a quick, one-step wash.
Support optimal hormonal health during your menstrual cycle with Modere Ova™
Hormone-free, soy isoflavone-free Ova takes a first-of-its-kind, patent-pending approach to optimize hormonal health in every phase of your menstrual cycle. Formulated with potent herbs and two forms of zinc, this women’s health supplement helps encourage clear-looking skin, especially when skin is at its most sensitive in the post-ovulation phase.*
With 3 proprietary formulas, Ova intuitively syncs to the different phases of your unique cycle to target your period + pre-ovulation + post-ovulation. It also contains ingredients shown to effectively help relieve normal symptoms of PMS, bloating and menstrual cramps, promote healthy libido, reduce occasional stress, balance mood and more.*
SKINCARE DURING MENOPAUSE IN YOUR 50s, 60s AND BEYOUND
The onset of menopause, which typically occurs in your 50s, marks the end of reproductive years and the beginning of even more hormonal changes, which (no surprise) impact your skin.
As estrogen levels start on their steady decline, many women begin to experience excessive dryness and tired-looking skin. The heightened loss of collagen and elastin during menopause can also result in the appearance of more fine lines and wrinkles. And last but not least, just when you thought you left those breakouts behind, menopause may bring them back with a bout of hormonal congestion.
Now, we know that sounds like a lot. But by implementing an inside-out approach to skincare, you can effectively address those menopausal skin changes. Modere Inside Out Collagen Systems deliver a comprehensive routine to help address those skin needs with the multi-patented power of Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology.
This exclusive lineup includes Modere CellProof Essentials to deliver potent ingredients that visibly hydrate, firm and smooth the skin’s appearance. Cellproof Double Cleanser helps tackle both oil-based and water-based impurities to promote balanced and radiant skin while CellProof Moisturizer deeply hydrates and visibly enhances firmness. CellProof Serum specifically features an exclusive botanical complex that helps produce a tightening effect for lifted-looking skin in as little as 5 minutes.
Modere Inside-Out Collagen Systems also includes our award-winning supernutraceutical Liquid BioCell formula to nourish your skin from the inside. Powered by multi-patented Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology, Liquid BioCell help reduce the enzyme that causes skin aging while helping to increase collagen in the skin. It also helps boost hydration, promote skin firmness and elasticity and support health joint mobility and lubrication.*
Support your hormones during menopause with Ova™-m
Reinvent your hormone story with Ova-m. Powered by a potent combination of botanicals, our proprietary Estro-OS™ Complex in Ova-m is shown to help normal symptoms of perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause. This intuitive approach to hormone health will help change the way you think about menopause by working to reduce unwanted symptons like mild hot flashes and night sweats while supporting libido, mood, cognitive health and cardiovascular health. Ova-m also helps reduce oxidative stress and supports healthy sleep patterns—two crucial components when it comes to the looking and feeling your best!*
So, if you’re looking to upgrade your skincare game and sync to your biological clock, look no further than Modere. Our innovative lineup of clean label products helps support healthy-looking skin, optimal hormonal health and overall wellness from the inside out—so you can look and feel your best at any age. Explore our products at modere.com *
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These productos are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
**The ingredient bakuchiol is shown to be as effective as retinol at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and promoting more even skin tone.