How Menopause can Accelerate Aging? The Effects of Menopause on the Skin.
Menopause is a natural life transition experienced by every woman in the world. Knowing how to manage your health and skin changes that accompany menopause can be both frustrating and isolating.
The most concerning issue in a woman's life are her skin and her reproductive cycle but many of us don’t know the secret relationship between these two issues. We try to maintain both of these and get worried if any of these get disturbed, but never give attention to the effects of one on the other. Menopause is a normal part of aging and marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. So today we will talk about the bonding shared between your skin and menopause. I want to see every woman embrace aging in confidence and feeling beautiful and youthful at any age. That's why I will share some interesting information with you here. But first, let's learn what is Menopause.
What is Menopause?
According to biology, “ Menopause is defined as the point in time when menstrual cycles permanently cease due to the natural depletion of ovarian oocytes from aging. The diagnosis is typically made retrospectively after the woman has missed menses for 12 consecutive months. It marks the permanent end of fertility and the average age of menopause is 51 years.
Some women experience menopause in their 50s but some get it at an early age like 40s. This is called early menopause where it's the time in a woman's life when physiological changes occur that begin the transition to menopause is called perimenopause.
Sometimes due to psychological disturbance, your menstrual cycle gets disturbed and your ovaries stop producing eggs for a little time span but this condition is not considered as menopause.
Does Perimenopause and Menopause Really Affect Your Skin?
When ovaries stop producing eggs, it also disrupt the hormone level they produce. This hormonal change affects your skin indirectly. Menopause changes the health level of your skin. Let’s study the effects of menopause on your skin:
Menopause affects your skin elasticity and firmness by reducing the level of collagen and elastin protein in the skin. Collagen provides firmness and Elastin provides elasticity. When the level of these two proteins decreases, your skin becomes saggy and wrinkled. Fine lines, Double chin, Extra fat on the skin all are the symptoms of aging skin due to menopause.
- Discoloration or pigmentation:
Disturbance in hormone production may cause discoloration or hyperpigmentation. The female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone enhances the production of melanin pigment (brown pigment in our skin) in your skin cells that leads to discoloration. Dark circles, cheeks, upper lips, and many other body parts discoloration is common in menopause.
When your hormone level drops, they cause dry and flaky skin. Dry skin also leads to aging skin. When your skin cells get dehydrated, it leads to dryness.
- Acne & Rosacea
Disturbance in hormone levels affects sebum level in your skin. Increase in sebum level promotes acne. Drop in estrogen level and increase in testosterone hormone causes acne.
Some women have also experienced redness and inflammation on the face called rosacea.
What products help treat menopausal skin?
the MIRACLE POUR multi-active serum is specifically designed to help your skin stay strong and supple, as well as repair your skin barrier that help treat your menopausal skin. This oil serum is a 100% natural youth concentrated fortified with 28 high-performance plant-based ingredients, which not only is deeply hydrating but helps to combat oxidative stress. Do you know that oils are a must for menopausal skin?
the MIRACLE POUR multi-active serum helps boost firmness and collagen production and increases elasticity with a blend of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids. The serum does wonders to your menopausal skin as it helps to fight signs of aging, hyperpigmentation and control sebum levels to prevent flares of acne. This game changer product leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and youthful looking with a natural glow.