With menopause, the body goes through a major change. Bones weaken, skin loses firmness, wrinkles suddenly appear on the face, hair becomes thinner and less, while hair appears on the face. There are also several factors behind the changes – estrogen levels decrease, water retention in the skin decreases, which leads to skin dehydration. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr. Sonali Gupta, Sr. Consultant and HOD, Dermatology and Cosmetology, Accord Super Specialty Hospital, Faridabad: “Our skin reflects what is happening in the body. When a person is sick the skin would reflect this and a healthy person would have glowing skin. So, to keep skin healthy after menopause, women should eat right internally – their diet should contain an adequate amount of green vegetables, nuts and protein and be combined with physical exercise. It would provide the body with nutrients that are so important for glowing and healthy skin.”
dr Nupur Gupta, Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram added: “Menopause causes many changes in our skin, particularly in our body, that stop collagen production. We also lose fat under the skin and skin elasticity also plays a role. Combined with this and the hormonal changes, dryness and sagging, it affects many parts of the body and mainly your face including your cheeks, fine lines, jaw and neck which are very visible and sometimes what we call crow’s foot. “
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The experts also noted how we can keep the skin young and radiant for a long time; they are:
hydration level: Keep your fluid levels up. Include plenty of fluids in your diet and avoid hot showers for long periods of time. All these things will keep your skin moisturized and skin dryness will not be very obvious.
protection from the sun: Sun causes many changes in the skin. As hormones decrease with age, skin quality changes, wrinkles become much more noticeable, dryness becomes more noticeable even with moisturizer. Therefore, it is important to use the right kind of skin care products that are good for your skin.
diet: Foods rich in antioxidants, lots of fruits and vegetables of different colors are important to cope with menopausal symptoms, not only in relation to the skin but also in other ways.
Emphasize: With the menopause, the skin becomes more susceptible to diseases such as psoriasis or skin cancer. So if you are able to do yoga, exercise, and meditation on a regular basis, it will try to reduce your stress.
Vitamin C Serum: Nightly use of Vitamin C Serum helps repair skin, leaving it looking younger and fresher.
eye serum: Eye serum or eye cream helps reduce signs of fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles. It also helps repair the skin and keeps it glowing.