Let’s talk about Menopause and your skin

October 18 is International Menopause Day, so let’s talk about menopause.

Menopause officially begins one year after your last period. With the change in hormone levels, you will begin to notice changes in your body. Some of these changes include night sweats, hot flashes, brain fog, weight gain, vaginal dryness, change in sex drive, loss of skin firmness, hair thinning, and annoying chin hair.

While this may sound frustrating, many women also find this to be an empowering time in their lives. They don’t have to worry about their period or menstruation, they feel more confident and self-confident, they stop caring what other people think, they have strong bonds with other women and they have time to focus on taking care of themselves.

So what happens to the skin in menopause?

1. age spots

Some women will experience pigmentation called melasma, on the cheeks, upper lip, forehead. They may also appear on their chest, hands, and arms. This pigmentation results from a combination of hormonal changes and exposure to sunlight.

The solution:

  • Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily before going outdoors, even in the fall months. Reapply every two hours.

  • Check your skin daily. If you develop new spots or growths, book a skin cancer screening. sThe risk of developing skin cancer increases with age. The earlier skin cancer and pre-cancerous tumors are detected, the more treatable they are.

  • Lighten skin pigmentation with products that contain natural hydroquinone alternative, vitamin C and vitamin A Articles On how to lighten pigmentation naturally.

2. moisture loss

The skin loses its ability to retain moisture resulting in dry, dull skin. Cooler temperatures and indoor heating remove moisture in the air, which exacerbates moisture loss.

The solution:

3. loss of skin color

Women lose approximately 30% of the collagen in their skin during the first five years of menopause and then approximately 2% each year for the next 20 years.

When we lose collagen, the skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. This can result in raised streaks and streaks (which extend from the tip of the nose to the corners of the mouth). Wrinkles and pores become more visible. Skin becomes more delicate and sensitive, and as cell turnover slows, wounds and blemishes take longer to heal.

The solution:

  • Protect your skin from the sun’s rays to reduce visible wrinkles and prevent new wrinkles from forming.
  • Combine a skin care product containing retinol or peptides to boost collagen in your skin as well as products

    To strengthen and support the complexion and reduce inflammation in the skin.

4. eyes

Fluctuating hormone levels can affect your eyesight and appearance eyes. The skin around the eyes is the most sensitive. As we age, the skin becomes thin, we lose volume around the eyes and dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness can develop.

The solution:

  • Clean the eye area at night
  • Nourishes and moisturizes the eye area with soothing eye products
  • Massage the eye area to stimulate blood circulation

Learn more about how to take care of the skin around the eyes in our blog

5. hormonal acne

As female hormone levels drop, some women develop hormonal acne (often along the jaw line)

The solution:

  • Avoid drying acne products. Combine products with salicylic acid and phytoestrogens to heal skin, remove pore-clogging debris, and balance hormonal breakouts.

Beyond skin care, navigating perimenopause and menopause can be challenging and confusing. Women are often left feeling exhausted, lost, ignorant and ostracized. Defend your health. Learn about the health of hormones and how to deal with them comfortably, confidently and easily.

Despite all the changes, don’t forget to stop and marvel at all that your body has given you. All the fine lines, lumps, bumps, and scars tell the story of your life. Lay back the parts of you that have served you well in the past and invite new and exciting ways to explore and enjoy life.

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