Skin Conditions – Menopause

It’s often at perimenopause that my clients contact me as they begin to see things on the skin surface they have never noticed before.

Some common symptoms include:

Dryness: Decreased estrogen levels can reduce oil production, resulting in dry and flaky skin.

Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Loss of collagen and elastin fibres can contribute to the development of wrinkles and fine lines, making the skin appear aged.

Thinning Skin: Estrogen decline can cause a decrease in skin thickness, making it more fragile and prone to injury.

Sagging Skin: Reduction in collagen and elastin can lead to a loss of skin firmness, resulting in sagging skin, particularly around the cheeks, jawline, and neck.

Redness and Sensitivity: Some women may experience increased skin sensitivity and redness, possibly due to hormonal fluctuations affecting blood flow and skin barrier function.

Acne or Breakouts: Hormonal changes during menopause may lead to increased acne or breakouts, particularly along the chin and jawline.

Uneven Skin Tone: Hormonal fluctuations can also contribute to the development of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or uneven skin tone.

Itchiness: Dry skin associated with menopause can cause itching and irritation.

It can come as quite a shock as the drop in oestrogen levels are progressively greater as the menopause continues. I have treated menopausal skin for years and use my own experience as a post-menopausal woman to show that this can be a positive time, if well managed.

Menopause Skin Products & Treatments



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