Post-Menopausal Skin: What Every Woman Needs to Know
For many women, self care and beauty are an important aspect of their life. Ranging from the latest clothing fad to maintaining the right figure, women enjoy the feeling of being beautiful, and some even relish in this type of affirmation from others.
As full advocates of women’s health and wellness, we believe that every woman deserves the kind of health pampering they can have to enhance their overall well-being. When they’re healthy within, their natural beauty comes out. It’s this same principle we believe is applicable in a woman’s skin even when they’ve reached her menopausal years.
While these years seem to be a little threatening to beauty, at Alliance ObGyn & Consultants LLC, we say that with proper care and good health, healthy skin can still glow even in the menopausal and post-menopausal years. We’ve collected helpful information on what you can expect to see in your skin so that you can prepare ahead of it or seek for intervention as the aging years arrive.
The post-menopausal skin can reveal age spots.
This can be expected from women who spent most of their days under the sun without any sun protection. You can keep this from happening or worsening by protecting yourself from the sun’s blazing rays outdoors. Do this by putting on sunscreen lotion and wearing clothing that covers the skin.
The post-menopausal skin can easily bruise.
Menopause is caused by the decline of the woman’s natural estrogen hormones, and along with this, the thinning of the skin. To avert this, ensure that your skin is always protected with sunscreen lotion with at least an SPF of 30 as this spectrum helps delay skin thinning.
The post-menopausal skin is dry.
Due to the lowering of the woman’s hormones, their skin slowly becomes unable to hold a sufficient amount of water, making it dry. Skin dryness can be especially noticeable when the air around is also dry. To alleviate this, ensure that your skin is washed with mild soap, pat-dried, and moisturized after bathing.
The post-menopausal skin triggers hair loss.
Because of menopause, the woman can also experience thinning of their hair on the head, with some women having their hairline receding. It’s very effective to address this earlier before menopause ever sets in. For the older adults who are already experiencing hair thinning, it’s best to see health experts for recommendations on what treatments to undergo.
The post-menopausal skin also results in sagging and wrinkling.
When a woman reaches the menopausal age, their skin loses collagen responsible for skin tightening. As a result, sagging and wrinkling take place.
With the right attention and care, your skin can continue to glow at any age and stage of your life!
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