Changes in skin, hair, and hair during menopause (Part 1)

Let’s start with the skin.

The skin in menopause

Menopause causes dry skin and decreased elasticity. The elastin and collagen fibers degrade, and the skin becomes thinner. All this produces a duller, rougher appearance, with more significant sagging and lower luminosity.

Also, estrogens, which control the functioning of melanocytes, cells responsible for skin tone, decrease, losing control over melanin and causing the appearance of pigmentation spots that cause the sound to stop being uniform, especially in more areas exposed to the sun

What can I do at home to keep radiant skin?

  1. Do not go to bed without removing makeup, during the hours of sleep, the skin regenerates and oxygenates. You must do all three steps: cleansing, toning, and nutrition.
  2. Maintain body hygiene with appropriate products: It must be done with non-irritating liquid soaps that maintain the alkaline pH (between 4 and 6), so as not to alter the hydrolipidic barrier. Currently, emulsions are used that leave a slight occlusive film on the surface. Afterward, it is advisable to dry without friction so as not to peel.
  3. Use antioxidant products: Cosmetic treatments should contain antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, or ferulic acid and retinoids overnight.
  4. Hydrate inside and out: It is convenient to drink at least one and a half liters of water daily, and you must use a moisturizer after bathing, insisting on arms and legs. The preparations that increase the hydration of the face and body have a composition of lipids and water that leaves an occlusive film on the surface, thus reducing the loss of water.
  5. Protect yourself from excessive solar radiation: Despite the beneficial effect of the sun, to maintain an optimal level of vitamin D it is recommended that you sunbathe 20 minutes a day, its excess causes most skin signs of aging, as it speeds up the processes of oxidation The exposure must be moderated, especially at noon when the radiation is most potent. Use photo protectors suitable for our skin type and activity type.
  6. Eat a balanced diet: Eat foods rich in vitamin A that is antioxidant, C, that synthesizes collagen and E, that fights free radicals, meaning that it is also an antioxidant. Keep in mind that aging is oxidation of our body, to combat it takes fruits, vegetables, and nuts. The skin is very grateful to a healthy diet.
  7. Everyday gestures: Put aside rough clothes, sudden changes in temperature and stress, … the skin is also a faithful reflection of our emotions.
  8. Forget about toxins: Both coffee and tobacco produce rapid aging of the skin; try to avoid them.
  9. Exercise: Physical activity improves the oxygenation of our body, blood circulation, cleanses the pores, and helps keep osteoporosis at bay as well as modeling our collection and avoiding overweight, among many other benefits.
  10. Sleep the necessary hours to feel relaxed and rested. If you have trouble falling asleep or you wake up during the night, check our post with tips to rest better.

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