How to Take Care of Your Skin During Menopause

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Changes in hormone levels during menopause can result in a number of skin changes. A decrease in estrogen is likely to lead to changes in the skin, such as itching and dryness, but these don’t need to be disruptive to daily life. Find out your menopause skincare routine.

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In This Article:

  1. What You Can Do
  2. Slack Skin, Jowls, Wrinkles
  3. Dry Skin
  4. Rashes and Irritated Skin
  5. Bruising Easily
  6. Pimples and Other Types of Acne

 

Menopause Skin Care for Stronger, More Beautiful Skin

What You Can Do

Making an appointment with your doctor or healthcare provider for a check-up: Finding how the alteration of hormone levels in your body affects your skin is the best way to face the problem at its core. You’ll find everything you need to know about hormones, estrogen and how they can change the properties of your skin at Yunique Medical.

Get customized BHRT: Yunique Medical will start by checking your hormone levels to see whether an excess/decline is present and customize your treatment dosage. Your specific hormone deficiency and overall health will be taken into account.

Have combined treatment: YM will consult with you on diet, supplementation, and lifestyle changes, as well as provide a variety of other therapies that can be used in conjunction with BHRT to help you meet your goals.

Depending on the condition of your skin, there are various treatments and remedies available.

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Slack Skin, Jowls, Wrinkles

Skin sheds collagen rapidly during menopause. According to studies, women’s skin loses about 30% of its collagen during the first five years of menopause. After that, the deterioration is more steady. For the next 20 years, women will lose around 2% of their collagen per year.

When collagen levels decline, the skin loses firmness and starts to sag. Jowls are visible, and wrinkles that used to be noticeable only when smiling or frowning are now visible all the time. Pouches form under the eyes, and the tip of the nose dips.

Menopause skincare tips:

  • Avoiding contact with sunlight (UV rays) can prevent new wrinkles and reduce visible wrinkles. Use sunscreen with an SPF greater than 30.
  • Avoiding patterns and gestures that cause the jaw and cheek muscles to droop, such as chewing gum, frowning, and prolonged computer usage.
  • Using peptide treatment or skin care products containing retinol can increase collagen in the skin.
  • Exercise regularly and particularly do jaw and facial exercises.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Have a healthy diet.
  • Sleep on your back instead of the stomach or the side.

 

Dry Skin

During menopause, skin loses its elasticity and ability to hold water, so the skin becomes dry, and it can be especially noticeable when the air is dry.

Menopause skincare tips:

  • Apply moisturizer after bathing and during the day as required. A moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid or glycerin is particularly beneficial as it can help prevent your skin from losing moisture and the tissue regeneration process involved in healing wounds.
  • Instead of soap, use a soft cleanser. Soap may be irritating to aged skin. It would be best if you also avoided deodorant bars.
  • Consult a dermatologist if the skin is already dry. Exfoliation or microdermabrasion can help. Skin thins during menopause, and using one of these at home can do more damage than good.

 

Rashes and Irritated Skin

Using a moisturizer | How to Take Care of Your Skin During Menopause

At the age of 50, your skin’s pH level changes, making it more sensitive, and you will be more likely to develop rashes and easily irritated skin, especially in women.

Menopause skincare tips:

  • Use a moisturizer that is fragrance-free to avoid unwanted side effects from the ingredients.

 

Bruising Easily

As collagen level drops and the skin becomes thinner, it can get bruised more easily. In addition, the UV light from the sun can reduce the level of collagen and thin your skin even further.

Menopause skincare tips:

  • Using skincare products like sunscreen to prevent further damage to your skin helps you prevent the skin from thinning.
  • Avoiding certain medications like NSAIDs, aspirin, or natural supplements such as fish oil.
  • Long sleeves and pants can help you minimize bruising.
  • Avoid tripping by positioning furniture so that it is not in the way, reducing clutter, and avoiding rugs that could cause tripping.
  • Avoiding intense exercise and heavy activities.

 

Pimples and Other Types of Acne

Before and during menopause, estrogen, and progesterone drop levels resulting in teenage-like acne developing in some women.

Menopause skincare tips:

  • Avoid acne treatments that dry out the face. Acne can be exacerbated by drying out the skin.
  • Use a salicylic acid-containing cleanser on acne-prone skin—this aids in the removal of clogged pores.

In most cases, menopause will cause hormone imbalance, leading to various skin conditions like those mentioned above. One of the best tips for menopause skincare is to strike the problem at its core.

By using bioidentical hormone replace therapy (BHRT) deriving from plants, this more natural form of symptom relief mirrors the hormone production that happens naturally in our bodies. This helps to maintain a balanced hormone level which can improve your skin’s health.

 

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