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HOW DOES MENOPAUSE AFFECT THE SKIN?

As we age, we know that stubborn wrinkles, fine lines, dryness and a lack of radiance can surface on the skin. But with the onset of menopause, these skin changes become even more apparent – it’s like the aging process begins to fast-forward.

Due to the reduced activity of female hormones, skin can lose up to 57% of its natural lipid content, leading to an epidermal layer that’s thinner and more fragile than it once was. Lower levels of estrogen and decreased collagen production often mean a loss of volume in our face, so skin is more vulnerable to wrinkles and sagging.

EXPERT TIPS TO MANAGE MENOPAUSE’S EFFECTS ON YOUR SKIN

Choose wisely.A few tweaks to your current skincare routine can help minimize the impact of menopause on skin. Avoid the use of creams that may appear to provide comfort but don’t actually treat your menopausal skin symptoms. We recommend formulas that contain lipids and anti-aging ingredients to reinforce the skin’s natural protective barrier and to improve hydration.

Give your skin some TLC at night. Since your skin is more fragile and thinner during menopause, avoid any harsh scrubs or alcohol-laden products that can make dryness worse. Look for cleansing creams that boost moisture with an oil-based serum or a moisturizing balm. And don’t forget to remove makeup carefully with a cream or a gentle water-based formula.