If you’re entering the menopause, prepare yourself for some changes in your skin. Thanks to DermalInstitute for letting us in on what happens to our bodies as the years pass.
Oily Skin: During the reproductive years, B-Estradiol stimulates a more fluid sebaceous gland secretion (“anti-acne” effect). During menopause, as estrogen levels decrease, testosterone (produced by the adrenal glands) is no longer masked in the woman’s body. Testosterone reveals itself by stimulating sebaceous glands to secrete thicker sebum, giving the appearance of oily skin (and the tendency toward adult acne in some women).
Facial Hair: Also due to the unmasking of testosterone, some women may develop facial hair, particularly in the chin area.
Sagging Skin and Wrinkles: Estrogens stimulate fat deposits over the female body; as estrogen levels drop during menopause, fat deposits tend to become redistributed and often concentrated over the abdomen and/or on the thighs and buttocks. The result is a loss of supportive fat below the skin of the face, neck, hands and arms; this allows sagging wrinkles to appear, and the skin over these areas is less easily compressed, as it loses its mobility. Also, fat deposits are reduced in the breasts, resulting in loss of turgor, which causes the breasts to begin to sag and flatten.
And by the way, let’s not be disheartened by the changes. Every woman will go through it at some stage, and there’s lot of clever products out on the market. Products like Dr. Hauschka Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin which is a treatment for skin affected by menopause.
Dr. Hauschka Intensive Treatments are formulated for skin that has lost its natural balance and requires focused care. Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin balances hormonally related skin changes while supporting your skin’s natural processes of renewal. The appearance of blotchiness and spots is diminished for a calm, even complexion.
Rhythmitised dilutions of daisy and rose work with gemstones argentite, ruby powder and black cohosh to revitalize dull, lifeless skin and reduce the appearance of redness and irregular pigmentation.
Skin cells are renewed every 28 days. Mirroring this same regenerative cycle, Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin Ishould be used as skin care for 28 days in place of a toner. Intensive Treatment for Menopausal Skin works most effectively when used four times a year as a stimulus. After morning and evening leansing, mist 4-5 pumps onto the face, neck and décolleté then gently press into the skin. One bottle should provide a full 28-day course.