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Tips For Healthy Skin During Menopause:

12 Dec, 2021
Compounding Pharmacy , Hormone , Men’s and Women’s Health ,

Want to learn more tips on how to keep your skin healthy during perimenopause and menopause? The good news is that even though you are entering a phase of your life where your hormones are changing and causing certain physical symptoms, there are some things you can do in your life and daily habits to prevent the effects of menopause on your skin.

What is menopause?

It’s a time when your body naturally changes and experiences something new. It might be the first time you have really had to deal with your body, and you might even feel a little uncomfortable. You might be wondering what changes are coming and how you can manage to feel better. All of these feelings are normal and part of the experience of menopause. Most women have some symptoms during this time, but others have none at all. There is no reason to suffer through this time in your life if you do not have to. Let us take a look at what exactly menopause is.

Menopause is a natural phase of life that occurs in women in their 40s and 50s. Although the term “menopause” refers to the complete cessation of menstruation, this usually only marks the beginning of the fourth stage of a woman’s life. How do you know if you are going through menopause? There are some physical signs and symptoms. These include vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and changes in sex drive. In addition, you may experience emotional and mental symptoms such as anxiety and depression.

During menopause, hormone levels fluctuate greatly. To understand why these changes occur and how they affect us, it’s important to learn about our hormones. Hormones are chemicals that flow through our bloodstream and control everything from our emotions to our metabolism. Our hormones are responsible for male or female characteristics, sexual desire, fertility, and menstruation. Throughout our lives, hormones fluctuate depending on how old we are, where we are in our menstrual cycle or pregnancy, and what medications we are taking (or not taking). During perimenopause (the years before menopause), your body undergoes a hormonal fluctuation that can lead to an increase in acne breakouts and hair loss.

Physical symptoms of perimenopause and menopause

  • Hot flashes and sleep disturbances are common during perimenopause. Hot flashes can be very intense, but so far only the intensity varies between women. Sleep problems are usually related to hot flashes, but in some cases, they occur alone.
  • Irregular periods can be a cause for concern. As ovulation becomes more unpredictable, the intervals between periods may be longer or shorter, your periods may be light to heavy, and you may skip some periods. If the length of your menstrual cycle permanently changes by seven days or more, you may be in early perimenopause. If there are 60 days or more between periods, you are probably in late perimenopause.
  • Menopause can affect a woman’s sex life in several ways. Changes in sexual function during perimenopause can include decreased sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, vaginal dryness, and altered orgasmic experience. However, if you had satisfying sexual intimacy before menopause, you will likely continue to experience satisfying sexual intimacy during the perimenopausal years.
  • Mood swings, irritability, and an increased risk of depression may occur in perimenopausal women. Hot flashes may also be related to the sleep disturbance that accompanies mood swings. Mood swings may also be due to factors other than the hormonal changes of perimenopause.
  • Osteoporosis is a disease that causes brittle bones. As you age, your estrogen levels drop, causing you to break down bone faster than you replace it, which increases your risk for osteoporosis. Your cholesterol levels may also change, increasing your risk for heart disease.

Tips for healthy skin during menopause

  • Vitamin D is important for calcium absorption, bone health, immunity, and cancer prevention. Good vitamin D levels can also help slow the aging process. Have your vitamin D levels checked regularly and consider taking a supplement recommended by your doctor.
  • It’s important to drink plenty of water during menopause. Dehydration can cause hot flashes and other unpleasant side effects, so drink more than usual.
  • Omega-3 rich foods nourish the skin and can help with the side effects of menopause by reducing inflammation. Soy contains phytoestrogens, a substance from plant sources that can act like estrogen produced by the body. The best sources are foods like soy milk, tofu, soy nuts, and tempeh.
  • Hot flashes are usually triggered by hot foods or drinks, coffee, spicy foods, sugar, and alcohol, so you should try to limit or avoid consumption.
  • A balanced skincare routine for your face and body includes exfoliation to remove dead skin cells. Then apply a moisturizer to replenish the skin and bring new skin cells to the surface. Then, use a high-quality toner and finish with a moisturizer.
  • Antioxidants are powerful anti-aging agents that help the skin stay young. They fight aging by protecting the skin from free radical damage and also reducing the effects of UV damage. Vitamins A, C, and E are essential for healthy, beautiful skin.
  • During menopause, the skin can become more susceptible to sun damage. Therefore, it is very important to use high-quality sunscreen for the face.
  • As you get older, your skin loses its ability to hold water in your body. This leads to dehydration and dry skin. To combat this, you can use products with hyaluronic acid to help keep water in your skin for more hydration. It is also important to moisturize your entire body with body lotions.

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Topics: Compounding Pharmacy , Hormone , Men’s and Women’s Health ,

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