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Menopause and skin

Menopause is an important milestone in a woman's life that brings a number of changes to the body. In addition to hormonal fluctuations that can lead to hot flashes and mood swings, menopause can also affect the skin.

In this article, we will look at the specific skin changes during menopause and provide valuable tips on how to keep your skin healthy and radiant during this phase of life as well.

During the menopause, various changes can occur in the skin. Due to the drop in oestrogen levels, the skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity, resilience and firmness.

At the same time, increased dryness can occur, as the natural moisture content and storage capacity decrease. In addition, the skin becomes more brittle due to the

decrease in sebum production.

This can cause the skin to become dry, dull and sallow during and after menopause, and feelings of tightness and even dandruff can occur. In addition, the skin can become more sensitive, which often leads to irritation, redness and itching.

Dr Med Schrammek's tips for skin care during menopause:

Gentle cleansing: Avoid harsh cleansers that can dry out the skin. Choose mild cleansers that gently remove dirt and make-up without affecting the skin's natural moisture barrier, such as Super Soft Cleanser.

Moisturising skin care: Use moisturising products rich in hyaluronic acid, glycerin or ceramides to maintain your skin's moisture levels. Use richer formulas: Choose creams and lotions with rich textures through lipids or oils to nourish and moisturise the skin. Antioxidants for protection: Supplement your skin care with products rich in antioxidants

such as vitamin C and vitamin E to protect the skin from free radicals and prevent premature skin aging.

Don't forget sunscreen: A good sun protection routine is important not only to prevent premature skin aging but also to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 — better still SPF 50 — every day.

Hormones control many processes in the body and have an important influence on the skin in terms of metabolism, skin condition and glandular activity.

Oestrogen affects the skin as follows:

• Stimulates cell division and the metabolism of the skin

• Regulates the water retention in the connective tissue and thus the skin turgor

• Influences the formation of new collagen

• Influences the production of skin lipids

• Influences the production of hyaluronic acid

The conclusion:

Menopause is a period of change, but it doesn't have to mean the end of glowing skin. By adapting your skincare routine and addressing the specific needs of your skin during menopause, you can maintain that youthful glow and continue to feel beautiful and confident. With the right skin care routine and support from beauty professionals, your skin will continue to glow during this phase of life.

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