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How Menopause Affects Your Skin

During menopause, your body goes through several changes that can affect your skin. Your hormones are heavily fluctuating and your estrogen production drops significantly. During this time, your skin can be negatively affected so it’s helpful to know how to care for it. 

Less Collagen 

With less estrogen being produced, your collagen levels will also drop. Collagen is responsible for the structure and elasticity of your skin. Without it, your skin begins to sag, wrinkle, and lose volume. Since your body isn’t making the collagen it needs, many women find it helpful to take collagen supplements. You can also eat foods that are high in collagen such as bone broth. You may also consider professional treatment. Platelet-rich plasma therapy can be an effective way to treat collagen loss. 

Hormonal Acne 

Since your hormones are fluctuating a lot, it can result in hormonal acne. Most women begin menopause in their 40s and 50s, so dealing with acne again can be a challenge. Since you’ve been through puberty, you likely know a few tricks for dealing with acne. However, many of these products can be too harsh for aging skin. As you age, your skin becomes drier and you want to opt for a gentle cleanser. This method will help you deal with acne breakouts without doing further damage to your skin. You can also talk to the medical Master Estheticians at Femme Moderne about skincare products to deal with hormonal acne. 

Dry Skin 

One of the overall side effects of menopause is much drier skin. You will need to make an extra effort to keep your skin moisturized. Applying medical-grade serums containing hyaluronic acid and facial moisturizers containing essential lipids throughout the day can be very helpful. Running a humidifier in your room is another way you can keep your skin moist. You also want to avoid anything that will dry out your skin even more. Gentle cleansers are better for keeping your skin clean without drying it out. You should also take warm (rather than hot) showers. Hot water will dry out your skin. Finally, when you go outside, make sure you protect your skin from sun damage with a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF.

Going through menopause can be a trying time in many regards, but there are things you can do to ease the burden on your changing skin. If you know what to expect, then you can take steps to prepare and protect your skin. 

Professional beauty treatments can help you feel more comfortable and satisfied with your changing skin. Click 
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