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How does menopause affect the skin

How does menopause affect the skin?

Your skin can undergo some big changes during menopause. Lower levels of oestrogen cause collagen production to slow down, which means your skin has less of a ‘plump’ appearance. In addition to this, hormonal changes often leave the skin dry, which makes any sagging look even more obvious. Loss of fat in certain areas can also leave you feeling like you need a bit of a lift. However, before doing anything drastic, why not consider a non-invasive treatment like Radio Frequency? This simple, long-lasting treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing process, which encourages it to produce more collagen, and realigns elastin fibres within the skin to tighten and lift. Find out more about Radio Frequency treatments.


There are other things you can do to maintain the best skin possible throughout the menopause too. One of the most important is regular exfoliation, which helps to stimulate cell renewal, keeping the skin radiant whilst minimising fine lines.


There is a saying that ‘well-hydrated skin never looks its age’ and this is seriously sound advice for when you’re going through menopause. By using a good serum rich in hyaluronic acid, and keeping your body well hydrated by drinking plenty of water, your skin will look plumper.

If you read the first paragraph and thought “Dry skin? I long for dry skin!” then perhaps you’re suffering from the other, less common but even more frustrating side effect of menopause: Adult acne. Hormonal changes at any stage of life can wreak havoc with your sebum levels, and while it’s less common for them to over-produce oil during menopause (in comparison to adolescence or pregnancy for example), it certainly does happen. The best thing you can do is to eat healthily, get plenty of water, exfoliate and stay as active as you can. Whatever your skin does during menopause, a healthy lifestyle really will help you get through it!


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