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Menopause & Skin Changes

Hot flushes and mood swings are just a few of the symptoms associated with menopause, and for too long women have been expected to accept this stage of life with a "put up and shut up" attitude, even as they undergo physically and mentally challenging changes. Women going through the menopause can suffer from skin problems. Women experiencing perimenopause, also known as the transition phase, will have different skin care needs compared to those experiencing menopause. The perimenopause marks the beginning of the change, which can begin as early as age 35 and last as long as 10 years. In many cases, the body is undergoing changes that they won't even notice.

What are the most common skin complaints associated with perimenopause and menopause? A dry skin appearance, wrinkling, loss of firmness, thinning of the skin, night sweats, and sudden flushes that cause sudden redness. During menopause, collagen and elastin levels in the skin decline, causing the skin to thin more rapidly. The result can be dryness, itching, wrinkles, and a reduction in suppleness, as well as an increase in sensitivity. Due to a slow cell turnover, natural moisturising fats leave the skin and oil glands shrink and produce less sweat, contributing to dryness. Women suffering from menopausal acne are well-known to dermatologists, but exactly why it develops is unknown. Acne can affect your psychological well-being, especially when it occurs at an age when you don't expect it. Despite your skin, don't let it stop you from doing what you want. Incorporate super hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, into your skincare routine morning and night. Apply a high SPF every day to protect against UV rays. An acid serum is a good option. Apply a moisturiser on top to hydrate your skin and keep it hydrated - look for ones containing ceramides to help reinforce your skin's barrier. A night cream for aging skin counteracts any sagging, cools the skin immediately, and hydrates deeply.

what can you do to make self feel better.

Stress is said to be reduced by regular exercise such as yoga and tai chi. Consider partnering with a personal trainer to offer a combined fitness and treatment program.

Choosing a healthy diet that is high in vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats, while avoiding caffeine and spicy foods that can cause hot flashes, according to the NHS.

Self-talkWomen can feel less worthy during this time so you have to help build up your confidence. Daily affirmations to help boost self-esteem.

Your skincare routines is also your selflove routine.

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