Skin Changes

In addition to the signs of ageing, peri-menopause can be the time you start seeing other changes in your skin too.

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Skin Changes during Menopause

Changes in hormones during peri-menopause and menopause can result in changes to skin.  In addition to signs of ageing, skin may become, dull, saggy, dry and itchy, plus we may become prone to acne breakouts.

Tips for Managing Skin Changes

Collagen

Collagen is a protein in our bodies and is key to maintaining firm, plump and smooth skin.  During the first five years of menopause, women can lose 30% of their skins healthy collagen.

Foods rich in vitamin C and sulfur can help your body produce more collagen.  Some foods rich in vitamin C are strawberries, raspberries, citrus fruits, kale, peppers and broccoli.

Foods rich in sulfur are broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, bananas and chicken.

To increase your collagen levels as much as possible, you may choose to take a collagen supplement to help.

Keep well hydrated

Drinking 6-8 glasses of water every day is not only good for your overall health but it’s said to be good for healthy skin too.

Sun protection

As our skin ages it becomes even more important to protect it from the sun.  Always choose a quality sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher.

Review your skin care products

As your skin changes it is worthwhile reviewing your products and changing them for ones that suit your new skin type or to target the specific areas of concern.

Adopt a good skin care routine

As a minimum you should be aiming for a routine that includes cleansing and moisturising both morning and night.  By adding exfoliators, face masks and firming creams to your skin care regime and really help combat your skin issues.