Every women after reaching to the age of forty-five starts looking for a skincare after menopause.
Menopause is the most natural process that women go through when they hit their forties. The most common and known process, but still no one prepares them for the same.
During menopause, the body undergoes certain changes especially in terms of skin. After menopause, your body stops releasing toxins and certain hormonal changes take place.
You can see the sudden changes in your skin and hair because of the imbalance in your hormones and panic. But don’t worry, it is normal and every woman goes through this.
However, the right care can help you in lessening these effects. All you have to do is to follow skincare steps to keep up with your skin in the period of your hormonal imbalance.
There are various different types of skin problems that are faced by women during their menopause period. Some of them are mentioned below with the steps to cure them. If you are also about to hit your menopause then keep on reading as this will really help you in lessening those after-effects.
Age Spots And Other Signs Of Sun-Damaged Skin
If you been in sun without the protection of sunscreen then you might see those effects now on your skin. Age spots and Darker skin spots can appear on your face, chest, neck, and arms.
After menopause, the chances of having cancer or pre-cancerous issues increase.
What you can do to protect the same is
To protect your skin from sun damage or sunburn you can follow certain steps.
Apply sunscreen every day before going outdoors: to give you protection from the sun all you have to do is apply sunscreen on all the areas where the clothes have not covered. This will protect your skin from further damage.
Make an appointment with a dermatologist to get a skin cancer screening: after menopause, the risk of cancer rises with your age. To get it to check all you have to do is meet your known dermatologist and get a cancer screening. This will clear all your doubts and will make you stress-free.
Start self-exams: on regular basis ask your dermatologist that often you should get it to test for cancer types and examine yourself accordingly.
Ask your dermatologist to recommend treatment for the age spots: before taking any other treatment for your age spots, it will be safe if you ask your dermatologist first.
By taking the treatment for age spots can help you in fading them away. One should not delay in the treatment for cancer if is getting detected. The more you delay will help cancer to grow and spread in your body.
After menopause, the estrogen level of the skin drops frequently leading to the rash in skin easily.
You can follow certain steps to overcome the situation
Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen: though it will not help in the thickening of your skin, but can help in preventing further thinning. You should wear sunscreen every time and in winter also.
Consult your dermatologist: it’s better to consult your dermatologist before heading towards any specific treatment. He will help you in suggesting the right product that can help in controlling your bruising.
During the period of menopause, the skin loses the ability to hold moisture and water, which leads to dry skin.
All that you can do to deal with your dry skin are :
Wash your face with a mild cleanser instead of soap: mild cleanser is best for mature skin. You should definitely skip the deodorant bars that will certainly cause more damage to your skin.
Apply moisturizer immediately after bathing: one should apply moisturizer to keep her skin hydrated all day and to avoid dryness. Glycerin can be helpful in moisturizing your skin.
See your dermatologist if your skin feels dry: if your skin still feels dry after applying good quality moisturizer then you must seek your dermatologist help who will guide you and prescribe you the right product for your skin type.
As the hormones drastically change in the woman’s body after menopause you can see sudden facial hair growth along your jawline, below the chin, and above the lip lines.
Don’t panic all you can do to deal with this situation is to
See a dermatologist: a certified dermatologist can help you in suggesting the correct way to remove your facial hair. Some of those ways are laser hair removal and a prescribed hair reduction cream.
Some women do think waxing is a way to remove facial hair. Yes, it is but women who are suffering from bruises can lead themselves to bleed after waxing.
Recommend a board-certified dermatologist to go for laser hair removal treatment: getting done the treatment by a skilled and certified doctor reduces the risk of getting side effects after the treatment. On the other hand, going with a non-certified dermatologist can harm you rather than improving the same.
Hair Loss on Your Head
Many women do mention shedding their hair or their hair is getting thin after menopause. The first sign that outcasts the same is the widening part.
When it comes to hair fall, as fast you start the treatment can lead you to better and good results.
All you can do to treat this is to consult a well-certified dermatologist who can study your case and can suggest or prescribe the right treatment for the same. The dermatologist may recommend you laser treatment or minoxidil. In case you have lost almost a major part of your hair, then a hair transplant can also be an option that can be recommended by a dermatologist.
Jowls, Slack skin, and wrinkles
Women’s body undergoes many changes after menopause. The hormonal changes that take place affect mostly the collagen production in women’s skin. It’s a fact that collagen production reduces by 30% in just five years after menopause. Not just the 30% but it continuously drops 2% every year.
Now you must be wondering how does that affects our skin?
The reduction of collagen production leads to the loss of its firmness and elasticity. The skin starts getting sagged. Winkles that were shown only when we used to smile or frown are now visible all the time. You may notice large pouches under your eyes or large pores that all are caused because of the reduction in the production of collagen.
If you are bothered by your sagged skin and wrinkles then you can follow this
Protect your skin from the sun: to prevent getting more wrinkles then you should protect your skin from the sun. you can wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.
Consider a product that has retinol as an ingredient.: retinol helps in increasing the production of collagen.
Pimples and other types of acne
Some women do develop teenage pimples or acne, this might lead to clogging your pores.
To avoid such pimples all you can do is:
Wash your face regularly with a mild cleanser that has salicylic acid in it.
Avoid products that increase dryness in your skin. Dryness ultimately gives your cells a signal to secrete more oil that will definitely worse your acne.
You should seek dermatologist help if after trying all the products you don’t get rid of these acnes.
Rashes and Irritated Skin
When you reach near fifty of your age, the pH level of your it drops. At this particular time, it gets more sensitive and you might develop rashes and can get allergies frequently.
Women who are already suffering from eczema and rosacea can face the worse effects in this situation.
If you notice such type of changes then all you can do is:
Use a fragrance-free moisturizer: any chemical can lead you to a rash.
Seek a dermatologist if the rash worsens the condition: in my opinion, one should immediately seek a board-certified dermatologist’s help. They will suggest you the best treatment for the same without worsening the situation.
Wounds heal more slowly
It is seen in many women who are in their menopause stage, that the wounds that they get during this time accidentally take more time to heal as compared to normal. It is all because of the sudden fall of hormones in this state.
You should not panic in this state, as it makes take a longer period to heal but eventually, it will all heal.
These changes might freak you out, but all you to do is have patience and believe that you will cross this stage by trying out the solutions that I have mentioned above.