Menopause - Beat the effects on your skin
Menopause is a natural biological process which officially begins one year after your last period. When women reach their 40's - 50's, there is a natural decline in reproductive hormones can bring with it some noticeable changes to your skin, such as the following:
1. Dry Skin
After Menopause our skin losses some ability to hold water.
2. Accelerates Aging
Collagen (protein responsible for skin elasticity), production starts to decline at about age 25, and continues. It decreases even more in women after menopause.
With a combination of Dry skin this results in fine lines wrinkles, upper lip and crow's feet(they can sort of look like the foot of a many-toed crow planted on the crow of your eye.), wrinkles around the eye area and sagging neck and jaw line.
3. Rashes and easily Irritated skin
Body becomes more sensitive to changes in temperature, particularly heat. Skin becomes itchy, so you start scratch that results in rashes. If you have existing skin conditions such an eczema it can worsen.
4. Pimples or Breakouts
Drop in female hormone, oestrogen and increase on Male hormones, testosterone. Breakouts are predominantly bottom cheeks and bottom and around jawline.
5. Age spots and hyperpigmentation
During menopause, some women experience more pigmentation on their face, called melasma, which is pigmentation on the cheeks, upper lip and forehead. This is caused by a combination of hormonal changes and sun exposure.
6. Excessive hair growth due to increase hormone testosterone.
•Keep skin hydrated. Choose a Cream Cleanser using a cleanser that's right for drier skin. that hydrates instead of foam or gel.
• Use a Nourishing Mask weekly , feedback moisture.
•Introduce intensive Serum containing Vitamin C that is an antioxidant works to combat early signs of aging and promote a more youthful-looking complexion and Hyaluronic Acid ,moisture magnet, that holds moisture 1000 times then its own weight.
• Use a Sunscreen with broad spectrum, to protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
•Exercise regularly to boost circulation, which begins to slow with age. The extra oxygen and blood flow can help your skin look brighter and healthier.
• Get enough sleep. Sleep can help prevent dark circles under your eyes, and it also gives the rest of your body a chance to recharge. Lack of sleep can change your hormone levels and metabolism in many of the same ways that aging do.
• Introduce food like berries that is packed with Antioxidant, to fight of free radicals, that can accelerate aging.
• Drinks plenty of water to hydrate the skin.
Water carries helpful nutrients and oxygen to your entire body. Reaching your daily water intake will improve your circulation and have a positive impact on your overall health.
• Visit a physician, they can prescribe medication that can clear up menopausal acne.
• Book a skin treatment, where a professional can advise on skin program.
• Asses your Diet, recent studies show that hormones on dairy products contribute to acne.