- Menopause is a stage of many changes where the woman must take care of herself in several aspects, not only internal, but also external.
As for the skin, it is one of the areas that suffers the most and weakens in the climacteric .
Therefore in this article we tell you how to improve and hydrate it.
What happens to the skin during menopause?
With the passage of time the dermis is aging and altering its main functions (regulate body temperature, defend from sunlight and germs or store water and nutrients, etc.).
Although it depends on the genetic inheritance and the lifestyle in general, after the age of 50 the first signs of skin aging are seen :
We can also glimpse fineness, changes in pigmentation, benign formations and vascular dilatations.
- The hydration of the dermis is less and, therefore, decreases the ability to repair tissue or heal wounds.
- As it also has less collagen, the skin is less elastic.
- Because the body produces less estrogen the number of cells responsible for skin tone decreases, causing spots and lentigines.
- In the case of the skin of the hands and soles of the feet, it becomes thicker and with more cracks.
Caring for the skin during menopause
Hormone changes can be regulated through medical treatment.
However, there are habits that the woman must modify or improve if she wants to show a more radiant and fresh skin during the climacteric stage.
Pay attention to the following tips:
Protect from the sun
It is also recommended to expose yourself 15 minutes a day in order to adequately synthesize vitamin D (which improves bone health by allowing the absorption of calcium, for example).
If your skin is too white, it is better to use a sunscreen (even when it is cloudy or cold).
It is essential to consume 2 to 3 liters of water daily so that the hydration begins inside.
Also, it is advisable to use special moisturizing creams for the face and body. In the stores there are many products according to this stage of women’s life. Apply in the mornings and at night.
The proper hygiene of the skin is essential to make it look healthier and younger.
- You should wash the face with neutral soaps that maintain the pH of the skin always alkaline and do not alter the hydrolipidic barrier.
- When finished use emulsions to leave a protective film. Dry without friction to avoid irritation.
In addition to using nourishing creams on the skin we recommend that you take a balanced diet full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
- Fruits and
- Put aside fats, flour and sugars . Say no to fast or manufactured food and choose more homemade, healthier options with seasonal ingredients.
In this way you will provide the body with everything necessary to protect itself from free radicals that harm skin health.
It is advisable once a week to perform a deep exfoliation in order to eliminate impurities and at the same time stimulate cell renewal.
You can use homemade masks that carry, for example, sugar or honey. This way you will slow down the effects of time on the face or neck.
Physical activity is very important to maintain radiant skin at any time of life, but especially in menopause.
- The practice of exercise is essential to eliminate toxins through the pores and to increase skin elasticity.
- As if that were not enough, sports prevent osteoporosis, improve heart health, reduce stress and provide vitality.
Reduce unhealthy habits
Within this group we can mention the cigarette, stress or alcohol. All these elements worsen our health and this affects the state of the skin.
- For example, smoking not only adds harmful toxins to the body, but also removes the possibility of the dermis to regenerate or stay hydrated.
- Stress comes hand in hand with other problems such as insomnia which causes dark circles and spots on the skin.
- In the case of alcohol has negative effects similar to those of the cigarette, as it provides many toxins that can not be easily eliminated.
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