Take care of your skin during menopause

To maintain healthy skin during menopause, we must avoid all types of harmful habits and hydrate ourselves properly, both outside and inside, to nourish the cells.

Menopause is a stage filled with many changes in which women must take care of themselves in many forms, both internal and external.

One of the areas that suffer the most is the skin. Indeed, it is particularly weakened during this period of life.

That’s why in this article we will explain how to take care of it and moisturize it.

What happens to the skin during menopause?

The skin of a woman is 25% thinner than that of a man of any age, but during menopause, this proportion increases.

Over time, the skin ages and its main functions are altered: regulate body temperature, defend against sunlight and germs, store water and nutrients, etc.

If it depends on heredity, genetics, and lifestyle in general, from the age of 50, the first signs of aging of the skin appear:

  • Drought
  • Flaccidity
  • roughness
  • Rides

We can also note a greater delicacy, changes in pigmentation, benign formations and vascular dilatations.

  • Water hydration is less, and this decreases its ability to repair tissue or heal wounds
  • As it contains less collagen, the skin is less elastic
  • As the body produces less estrogen, the number of cells loaded with skin color decreases, causing stains and lentigo
  • In the case of the skin of the hands and the soles of the feet, it becomes thicker and with more cracks

Care for the skin during menopause

Hormonal changes can be regulated with medical treatment.

However, there are habits that the woman must change or improve if she wants to enjoy a more radiant and fresh skin during this stage.

Pay attention to the following tips:

Protect yourself from the sun
If the sun’s rays can be dangerous at any age, during menopause, the skin does not have the capacity to cope with them. Remember to use high index sunscreen, especially in the middle of the day and in the summer.

Similarly, it is recommended to be exposed to the sun for 15 minutes a day to be able to correctly synthesize vitamin D (which improves bone health while allowing the absorption of calcium, for example).

If your complexion is too white, it is best to use a sunbleach (even when the weather is cloudy or it is cold).

Hydrate during menopause

It is essential to consume between 2 and 3 liters of water per day for hydration to start from the inside.

If you don’t like water or prefer to drink something else, you can replace it with natural juices, fruit smoothies or herbal teas. However, do not replace it with coffee, soda or alcohol as these drinks have the opposite effect.

Similarly, it is advisable to use special moisturizers for the face and body. In stores, there are many products that are ideal for this stage of women’s lives. Apply them in the morning and evening.

To clean yourself

Good skin hygiene is fundamental for it to be healthier and younger:

  • You must wash your face with a neutral soap that keeps the skin’s pH always alkaline and that does not alter the hydrolipid barrier
  • In the end, make emulsions to leave a protective film. Dry without friction to avoid irritation

Eating during menopause

In addition to using nutritious creams on your skin, we recommend that you follow a balanced diet full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

  • Fruits and vegetables are your main allies because not only are they natural, but they also contain a lot of water and nutrients
  • Leave aside fats, flours, and sugars. Say no to industrial and fast food and prefer homemade, natural, healthy and prepared dishes based on seasonal ingredients

In this way, you will provide your body with everything it needs to protect itself from free radicals that are harmful to the health of the skin.

exfoliation

It is advisable, once a week, to carry out a deep exfoliation in order to remove impurities, while stimulating cell renewal.

You can use homemade masks that contain, for example, sugar or honey. This will slow down the effects of time on the face or the neck.

Exercise during menopause

Physical activity is very important to keep the skin radiant at all times of life, but especially during menopause.

  • Exercise is fundamental to eliminate toxins through the pores and to increase dermal elasticity
  • As if that were not enough, the sport also prevents osteoporosis, improves heart health, reduces stress and brings vitality

It is therefore essential to do an activity even if it is quiet and relaxed. If you have never done it, start with yoga, pilates or swimming.

Reduce unhealthy habits

In this category, we can mention smoking, stress or alcohol. All of these things make our health worse and that affects the condition of the skin.

  • For example, when you smoke, not only do harmful toxins multiply in the body, but it also prevents the skin from being able to regenerate and stay hydrated
  • Stress goes hand in hand with other problems like insomnia, which causes dark circles and spots on the skin
  • As for alcohol, it has negative effects similar to those of cigarettes. Indeed, it brings many toxins that can not be easily removed