Menopause Skincare Guide: 6 Tips To Keep Your Skin Healthy When Your Hormones Go Haywire, Say Goodbye To Beauty Woes!
Puberty and periods bring so many skin problems for us women and it’s never-ending. And just when we think it’s all coming to an end, it just doesn’t. Much like puberty, menopause too brings loads of skin problems for us. What’s worse is that menopause doesn’t come knocking on our doors at a fixed time or age and the perimenopause period is when our skin problems tend to get worse due to hormonal fluctuations. It’s common to have to deal with skin issues like dry and thin skin and even more wrinkles and sagging. It can also lead to pigmentation, acne, redness and flaky skin among other beauty problems. All this happens mainly due to the decreasing oestrogen levels in our bodies. This is why it’s essential to change our skincare routine from time to time and pick the right products for our skin and eat right. If you’re inching closer to menopause, here are some skincare tips to keep in mind.
Here Are Some Dos And Don’ts Of Menopause Skincare.
1. Seeking professional help for your skin is essential during menopause. Check-in with your dermatologist and switch to medical-grade skincare products as recommended by your doctor. This will your skin exactly what it needs.
2. Stay away from anything that can dry your skin. Dryness is a common skin problem faced by women during menopause and the best way to deal with it is to keep your skin hydrated and stay away from perfumed products or anything that foams or dries your skin. Add more hydration ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin etc to your skincare routine and do not over-exfoliate.
3. Your skin needs retinol the most during this time. It aids in increasing collagen and improves your skin. It helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
4. DO NOT skip your sunscreen. Sunscreen is essential to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. During menopause, your skin might become more sensitive and exposure to the sun without protection can make your skin more prone to sunburn. Plus the harmful rays can also speed up skin ageing. Feel free to add Vitamin D supplements to your diet if you aren’t getting enough sun.
5. Make some necessary lifestyle changes during menopause to improve your skin. Keep yourself hydrated, get adequate sleep and limit your consumption of alcohol and caffeine.
6. Remember to keep your diet in check too. Eat more hormone-supporting food items that are rich in antioxidants, fibre-rich, and contain healthy fats. This helps keep your hormones in check and maintains a healthy skin barrier.
Along with your periods, bid adieu to skin problems too.
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