Did you know that menopause affects more than your monthly cycle? During menopause, women experience a decrease in estrogen that can lead to changes in the skin.
Examples of menopausal skin changes include: reduced production of collagen, delays in wound healing, thinning of the skin, decreased hydration and slower formation of new blood vessels.
In other words, menopause can have a dramatic impact on your skin’s appearance.
Since there are more estrogen receptors on facial skin than skin from your thighs or breasts, the effects of estrogen loss may be more noticeable on your face than on other parts of your body.
With age comes a decrease in skin elasticity (more so in women than in men). Skin may also become more sensitive to irritants, particularly if skin care has been inadequate or too aggressive.
In the face of so many skin changes, what’s a gal to do about it? The best defense against the effects of time is regular daily protection against the sun combined with the regular use of well-formulated moisturizers.
Hydrate your skin early. Hydrate your skin often. And hydrate your skin especially after menopause. In the quest for the fountain of youth, hydration just may be the next best thing!