Menopause not only affects you on the inside, it affects your skin as well. Your skin becomes thinner and has less elasticity. Some other common skin issues that menopausal women experience are:
- Oily Skin or acne
- Sagging Skin and Wrinkles in our face, neck, hands and arms
- Elastosis (less elastin in the skin)
- Hyperpigmentation or Age Spots
Taking Care of Your Skin during Menopause
Whether you are going through perimenopause (the changes your body goes through before menopause), or already well into menopause, great skin care can make a difference. Treat the skin type you have and use the products that give your skin the nutrients it needs at every age. Here are the basics for all skin types when you want your skin to stay healthy.
- Wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser appropriate for your skin type.
- Apply sunscreen every day.
- Use a skin exfoliant for your skin type which will remove built-up and dull-looking surface skin cells.
- Consider using prescription retinoid (a form of vitamin A) to generate healthy skin cell production.
- At night, apply products loaded with antioxidants and ingredients that restore the skin’s barrier.