During menopause your androgen levels rise, while your estrogen levels lower. The switch in hormone levels can cause complications and unsatisfactory results with your skin. Changes in your skin can very from the complexion, dryness, sagging, breakouts, wrinkles, and more. While you may already be feeling the blunders of aging of your skin, the added reminder due to menopause is far from enjoyable.
Just like your body needs water to survive, so does your skin. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking 9 cups of water daily, and daily applications of lotion. Also, beware of itching your dry skin. This can damage your skin cells and create wrinkles. If you are feeling itchy, your skin is most likely dry. To prevent this – hydrate!
The Number One Culprit:
Stay out of the sun! It’s not good to spend a great amount under the suns rays at any age – but specifically as we grow older. The sun is the number one contributor to damaged skin, and this is one of the few contributors we can control. Staying covered can prevent cancer, wrinkles, excessive sunburns, etc. So bring your tie-up, sun hat and lather up the sunblock ladies!
Smooth Away Wrinkles:
invest in a day/night cream that contains high amounts of Vitamin A. These creams will help rejuvenate where your collagen has depleted.
You thought that crossing over the age of 16 would banish your blemishes – think again! Your acne is back, and it’s here for revenge. This is happening because of your change in estrogen levels, which triggers breakout symptoms. If over the counter creams/washes (with benzoyl peroxide/ clindamycin) try speaking with your doctor about getting you a prescription wash.
Stomp it Out:
Nicotine impairs your blood vessels and prevents a healthy blood flow. Without a proper blood flow, your body loses functionality across the board. Also – tobacco smoke damages collagen, which contributes to wrinkles and saggy skin.