Menopause is a time of big changes. There are a lot of different things that your body goes through, and one of the most common changes that happen is that your skin becomes drier. So if you used to have oily skin, you might notice some dryness after menopause.
While you may be feeling like your skin is betraying you during this time, there are steps you can take to help it recover. Below are some top tips on how to treat your skin during and after menopause.
Adjust your skincare routine
As you age and go through menopause, your body goes through hormonal changes which may cause your body to produce less sebum (oil) than usual. As a result, your skin may become drier and more sensitive so you have to make sure that you use gentle products that are designed for mature or sensitive skin types. Avoid harsh cleansers that can strip your skin of its natural oils and opt for hydrating moisturizers.
Eat a balanced diet
When it comes to skin health, what you eat also matters. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is essential during and after menopause as it helps balance hormones and reduce inflammation in the body which can be beneficial for the skin. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables along with lean proteins to supply your body with vital vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that will help keep your skin looking hydrated and healthy. Additionally, limit unhealthy fats and processed foods which are known to cause inflammation in the body. Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, flaxseed, walnuts and other nuts may help reduce inflammation and improve skin health.
Another unfortunate side-effect of menopause is thinning hair and even hair loss. To help keep your hair healthy and strong, it is important to make sure that you are getting enough of the essential vitamins and minerals for hair growth. One supplement that can be beneficial during menopause is collagen peptides. You can mix this with your coffee, smoothie, or any beverage of your choice. This will help speed up the growth of your hair and it also helps hydrate your skin because during and after menopause, you’ll most likely experience dryness not just on your face, but all over your body too.
Of course, it is important and highly advised that you also consult with your holistic practitioner so they can guide you on the proper diet and lifestyle changes you need to make in order to reduce the side effects caused by menopause.
But as far as skin care goes, just make sure you re-evaluate your routine; and if you see it’s not working like it used to, then you do need to make some changes.
If you need someone to guide you with this, then feel free to book a consultation with licensed esthetician, Spela Hernandez. She has a holistic approach to skincare and will recommend you a customized skincare regimen that’s specific to your needs.
Remember, aging is inevitable. It’s understandable for people to want to preserve their youth, we just have to approach it the right way and also not lose sight of the most important thing in life which is to be happy.
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