Keeping Your Skin Beautiful During Menopause
You can stay beautiful at any age even during the changes that menopause brings. Knowing how to prepare your skincare routine for this different phase of your life will help you look and feel your best. Menopause can bring a set of stressful changes that may affect you physically, emotionally, and mentally. Once you become familiar with potential changes brought by menopause, you will have the tools you need to make this stage a pleasant and attractive one.
What Changes May Menopause Have on my Skin?
When a woman stops having a menstrual cycle for 12 consecutive months, she officially enters into menopause. This stage can happen at various ages, but its onset is typically seen around the mid-50s. However, some women can experience menopause as early as their mid to late 40s.
Menopause produces various hormonal changes over the course of years, it does not happen overnight. During this time, the body may experience physiological and psychological changes. Fluctuations in hormonal levels can cause skin changes to appear. As hormones decline, the skin starts to lose elasticity, tone, and moisture.
It is also common to experience new sensitivities such as redness, itchy skin, breakouts, wrinkles, and texture changes. The decreased estrogen levels cause skin dryness and diminish your natural youthful glow. Although aging is a natural part of life, there are some things you can do to assist your body during menopause to maintain your skin at its best.
How Can I Manage Skin Care During Menopause?
Although menopause can put your skin in a delicate state, there are many steps you can take to ensure your skin remains at its healthiest. By paying a little more attention to your skin during menopause, you will increase your comfort and will provide your skin the support it needs during this changing phase.
Nourish Your Skin from the Inside Out
At Amaris’ Aesthetics, our philosophy is to treat your skin from the inside out combined with the latest skincare technologies for a comprehensive approach. To keep your skin properly nourished, be sure to observe what lifestyle changes you can improve. One habit that almost anyone can improve is drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
Hydrating your skin with fresh water will immediately transform your skin. This is especially important during menopause as the moisture of our skin decreases along with our thirst reflex. In addition to staying hydrated, it is also important to eat foods rich in water content such as fruits and vegetables.
It is best to avoid dehydrating substances such as caffeine and alcohol. For a powerful boost, you can take skin supplements rich in omega fatty acids, vitamin A, and other compounds that support healthy skin.
Target Specific Skin Conditions
During menopause, the symptoms you may experience will be unique. Each woman goes through menopause differently and experiences a unique combination of symptoms. Monitor the changes you notice and target the symptoms with specific treatments. These are some of the most common skincare problems during menopause:
- Dryness: To keep your skin moist, be sure to avoid extremely hot showers. Always use a quality skin moisturizer and apply sunscreen when exposed to the sun. Use mild soaps that allow you to keep your skin moist.
- Sensitivity: Try natural products that don’t have harsh chemicals that may irritate your skin. There are medical-grade products that are designed for sensitive skin.
- Blemishes: The heat from hot flashes may cause breakouts or spots. Keep your skin exfoliated to avoid these conditions.
- Sagging Skin: Consider microneedling, laser, or other advanced rejuvenating treatments to help your skin produce more collagen.
Choose a Skincare Specialist
One of the most supportive ways to help you through menopause is finding a skincare practitioner who is familiar with the changes women of all ages go through. At Amaris’ Aesthetics, we understand what your skin needs during this important stage of a woman’s life.
Our team is dedicated to providing women of all ages with state-of-the-art therapies specifically targeted to treat various skin conditions. When choosing a skincare specialist, be sure to find a licensed Aesthetician who specializes in the latest anti-aging skin care therapies.
Call Amaris’ Aesthetics to schedule a consultation and see how we can support your skin during menopause and beyond. Schedule your appointment here (link) or call (727) 647-7659.