On behalf of Dr. Lawrence Jaeger and the medical staff at Advanced Dermatology Associates, ensuring optimum health is a choice of life for everyone, is a number one goal. As the leading Dermatologist provider network in New York City, we strongly encourage both men and women to educate themselves with the proper knowledge and to seek the necessary medical care for achieving such.
Menopause Affects Skin
Menopause is a natural condition that all women go through as they age. The exact age the process begins varies from person to person; however, it will happen at one point or another, and marks the end of a woman’s reproductive period. During this time, there are many hormonal changes that take place, and these can result in multiple changes throughout the body. Menopause affects your skin care, as such.
Clients may find that they experience mood swings, deal with migraines and have hot flashes, along with many other symptoms. Another primary change is that skin can be altered dramatically in the years just before menopause. This is because the amount of estrogen and progesterone in the female body begins to decrease during this time.
It’s important that you are aware of these changes so that you can help your clients prepare for what’s to come. By advising them to make certain preparations now, you can minimize the affect menopause has on their skin when it does finally strike. This preparation will allow clients to have more self-confidence, and ensure that they look and feel their very best on a daily basis, despite what may be going on with their hormones.
The decrease in estrogen during menopause often results in a reduction in oil production. Although this can prevent some breakouts, it has a drying effect on clients’ skin. The dehydration means that the skin isn’t as supple and is unable to hold on to the necessary level of moisture. As it dries, clients may notice a change in texture, and it may also begin to flake and peel, leaving a less-than-desirable appearance.
Skin in this condition needs smart fats, which include essential fatty acids, gamma linolenic acid (GLAs), omega-3 fatty acids, and even algae oil and squalane. These are capable of replenishing the hydrolipid barrier. Products that are designed to nourish and protect skin should be used during this time. Seek out products that contain squalane, as well as cleansers and moisturizers that use argan oil, olive oil, grape seed oil, hyaluronic acid and sea buckthorn oil.
Source: Skin Inc.