Menopause? You Stay Young!!
Posted by Dr. Thaj
Menopause –An inevitable change that not only you, but every middle aged woman experiences for the rest of her life. It affects your physique and turn your skin oily than before; effect of testosterone, this may even result in growth of thick hairs over your chin. During menopause, development of lower levels of oestrogen makes you prone to thinning, sagging & wrinkling. Your body stops producing collagen –proteins that revitalize your skin – resulting in loss of skin elasticity.
That, combined with dryness caused by hormonal changes, can cause sagging — especially around your neck, jaw line, and cheeks — and fine lines and wrinkles. The lines and wrinkles you get with menopause are often crow’s feet and lines above the upper lip.
If you think this is the end of world, believe us, IT’S NOT, follow the instructions given below and save yourself from the menopausal effects.
Cleanse frequently: As you get older and your skin gets drier, your skin especially can benefit from extra moisture. The key is using a cleanser that’s right for drier skin.
Use a moisturizer: Skip long hot showers, use a moisturizer all over that keeps your body hydrated for a while.
Beware of the Sun: Whatever be your age, you have to skip being in sun without sunscreen oil/lotions; SPF 30 or higher would perform better for menopausal women.
Already got age spots?: Age spots on face, hands, chest, abdomen etc – no worries, start treating by simply fading them with skin lightening products like a toner.
Boost Collagen: Eat foods with higher antioxidants to make your skin stronger; fruits do help a lot.
Intake of Soy milk: Taking two 8-ounce glasses of Soy milk a day improved isoflavones that acts as Oestrogens help menopausal women in many ways.
Meditation or Yoga: Just relax, reduce your mental stress and reduce chances of psoriasis and ageing of skin.
Regular Exercise: Exercise boosts your muscles & skin through extra oxygen & blood flow that usually slows down with age.
Get enough sleep: Enough sleep helps your skin look fresh; prevents dark circles under your eyes. 7-9 hours of regular sleep every day offers enough rest for your body.