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Most women experience menopause during their fifties. With menopause the hormone estrogen declines and due to this the skin becomes drier, starts to wrinkle, develops lines, and starts to sag. However, you need not to worry as we presents solution for your skin and menopause related issues and best ways to improve it.
Dryness is something that will happen to your skin once you hit the menopausal phase. Hence, while choosing between different face cleansers you need to be extra cautious from the ones that will further dry and irritate your skin. Instead choose cleansers that will keep it hydrated and help retain skin’s suppleness. One brand that will do your skin good at this age is Dr. Sylvia Skin Cares Gentle Foaming Wash.
When you step out into the sun its harmful UV rays can cause your skin to sag and wrinkle. Hence you must use sunscreen every time you step out. Also, it is good to read the instructions on the bottle and apply it at regular intervals. If you are planning to go for a swim, even then you should use sunscreen liberally as it will protect your thinning skin from the chlorinated water.
It is advisable to use a good moisturizer that will nourish your skin before you hit the bed at night. Gently massage your face, neck and the back of your hands as these areas develop a lot of wrinkles easily. You should, in fact, use a cream on your hands and feet as well as these also tend to dry up faster now. During winter, before a bath you should even use oil – almond and olive oil being the best options – to massage your skin well.
One thing that affects menopausal women are age spots and these can add years to your skin and make you look older. Regularly exfoliating your skin removes the dead skin and clean skin will reduce the appearance of these spots. Using lotions meant for skin lightening, application of a toner, and massaging Evion vitamin E can help lighten the spots.
If you eat food that is rich in antioxidants then your skin will appear firmer and less wrinkled. Most brightly coloured fruits and vegetables, nuts, and fish are rich in nutrients that will restore youthfulness into your skin. Soy also improves the texture of skin due to the presence of isoflavones (compounds found in plants that act like estrogen when it enters the human body).
A mind that is stressed can show its effect on the skin and make one look older. Regular sex will help you de-stress and will give you exercise that will make your face glow. Meditation, yoga sessions, massages, and hot showers are also ways to keep yourself de-stressed.
Exercise will not only de-stress you but it will also tone your muscles. It also improves the oxygen circulation in the body and thus will make your skin look more radiant.
Lack of sleep can make you feel tired and also make you look exhausted. So do make sure that you are getting 6-8 hours of sleep everyday.
When menopause sets in the skin slowly but steadily starts to sag. This happens because the body now produces lesser collagen – one that is responsible for maintaining the elasticity of the skin. If you want to keep your skin looking firm and tight then, with the doctor’s approval, you can get the ultherapy done. The FDA approves this. It is an ultrasound treatment that helps to make the skin firmer right from the area near the eyebrows, to the jawline, and till the chest. Making the ultrasound energy focus on the skin’s layers so as to increase production of collagen through regeneration. Many also use Exilis Ultra 360 treatment along with this to make the skin even tighter. This is a non-invasive way that uses radio frequency to treat the skin.
With age when the amount of collagen goes down the skin looks sunken. Today we have access to dermal-fillers which are non surgical. Hyaluronic acid fillers, for example, can be used as these also occur naturally in the body. When the fillers are used the skin looks smoother and even reduces the eye bags.
Once the wrinkles form you might want to go in for Botox. Botox, or Botulinum Toxin, is non-surgical in nature. This procedure briefly stops the indicator from a nerve to a muscle. Due to this the lines that are formed when muscle contractions happen goes down and so the skin smoothens out. Do consult an experienced doctor when considering Botox. Be warned though that if not done correctly you might look quite weird as seen with celebrities whose Botox treatments went bad.
Menopause changes the texture of the skin and makes you look old. Laser treatment is a treatment that can smoothen the skin. It can help to produce more collagen that makes the skin feel tighter and hence more youthful.
Menopause is bound to change the way your skin looks and feels. But there are many options available that can help you restore the youthfulness back into it. So go ahead and do some research and find the best therapy that would suit you and start looking younger today.