Caring For Your Skin During Menopause
Friday, June 24th, 2016

Some women look forward to menopause and to the end of cramps, PMS, and accidental stains. But to others, it’s an era full of changes —one fraught with mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, a long list of skin problems, unwanted hair growth, and more.

Special Skincare Products for Menopause?

Aside from menopause, deteriorating skin quality can also be caused by overexposure to the sun and damage from lifestyle choices made over time. It pays to take care of your skin well before reaching the age of perimenopause and menopause. Menopause isn’t a skin type, so there aren’t any specific skincare products on the market for it.

Menopause causes different skin problems for every woman. No two women experience menopause the same way, so it’s difficult to mass produce skincare products targeted to menopausal women. Instead, we can focus on taking care of the skin problems that menopause can cause, such as:

  • Dry skin
  • Itchy skin
  • Oily skin (which can lead to adult acne)
  • Sagging and wrinkled skin
  • Thinning epidermis

The important thing to remember is that the more stimulation your skin receives, the more you can help it rebuild itself. Getting a gentle facial massage encourages collagen production. It’s also useful to update your skincare routine and to avoid using creams that leave your skin greasy. Look for oil-in-water formulas that include lipids and anti-aging ingredients to improve hydration.

Basic Skincare for Every Skin Type
This is a regimen with steps you can tweak according to your specific skin type’s needs.

  • Wash your face twice a day with a water-soluble cleanser.
  • Apply sunscreen every day. Aging causes the gradual degradation of melanocytes (cells that produce melanin) and makes the skin prone to sun damage.
  • Use prescription retinoids (a type of vitamin A) to promote skin cell production.
  • If you have age spots, look for a skin lightener that has hydroquinone as the main ingredient. It’s the best ingredient for repairing discolored, sun-damaged skin.
  • In the evening, use moisturizers, serums, or products full of antioxidants and skin barrier restoratives.

Dry skin can also be remedied by the products mentioned above, but in lotion or cream form. For oily to combination skin, it’s better to use liquids, lightweight gels, and serums.
If your skin issues come with other symptoms associated with menopause, it may be time to visit our hormone replacement therapy clinic in Beverly Hills. Genemedics offers a holistic approach that will keep the symptoms of hormone imbalance in check. Give us a call today to find out more about how we can help you.

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