Menopause can be a slightly scary time. It feels like a transformation from the woman you knew, to someone new. Luckily, here at Wonderlab we believe in supporting you through whatever part of your life journey you are on. Check out how your skin change as you age here. In this particular post, we will talk about the 7 best things to do to look and feel your best during menopause.
Balance our your Hormones
The decreasing levels of estrogen will have multiple side effects ranging from thinking skin to your libido. Hormones get the blame for everything from wrinkles, adult acne, hairless, and weight gain. Luckily, there are lifestyle choices you can make that help support your healthy hormones. These include a fruit and vegetable diet, being mindful of drugs and alcohol, and regular exercise.
Adjust your skincare
While taking care of your skin is something you would have been doing since your early twenties. (Hopefully). Now is the time to step it up. Make appointments with the dermatologist to both targets potentially dangerous skin cancers and help keep your skin colour even. During Menopause, it is a good idea to invest in high quality creams that contain key ingredients such as peptides that help boost collagen production and lessen the visible wrinkles. Regular facials and treatments with Indiba machines, can also help reduce inflammation and improve your overall skin appearance. If you are still experiencing acne, consider adding salicylic acid to your skincare regimen to combat the inflammation and outbreaks.
Keep that Smile Bright
The combination of aging and estrogen loss can unfortunately negative impact your oral health. Your gums may begin to recede, and your tooth may increase in sensitivity. For this reason, it is important to brush and floss daily more than ever before. In addition, you can also keep regular cleanings scheduled with your dentist. Consider adding additional calcium and Vitamin D into your diet. This will support teeth and overall bone health.
Love your hair
Another side effect of decreasing estrogen is the thinning of the hair on your head. During this period in your life, the hormone changes may case female pattern hair loss. There are plenty of over-the-counter treatments that can stimulate hair growth and have historically worked better on women than men. However, by eating a nutritious diet and supplementing it with multivitamins can also give your hair a boost and shine. To counteract breakage and brittleness, invest in a heavy-duty conditioner that will keep your hair looking hydrated.
Stay active and fit
The changing of hormones contributes to muscle loss and a slower metabolism. This combination can contribute to you looking thicker in your middle than before. While menopause does not necessarily cause weight gain, the decreasing energy and lack of sleep can contribute to a change in lifestyle. For this reason, you need to force yourself to stay active and keep moving. Try some weight training at least three times a week and go for walks daily. To ensure you are not adding additional kilos simply due to eating out more frequently, be mindful of your portion sizes and nutritional intake.
Focus on getting beauty sleep
All symptoms of menopause can work together to create disruptions in your sleep. Insomnia, hot flashes, and similar can cause your nights to change from relaxing too stressful. Practice good sleep hygiene and a regular bedtime schedule. Keeping your bed dark, cool, and quiet can also help getting enough sleep. By developing a regular routine, you can help your body adjust to sleeping and waking up at the same time every day. Alcohol and caffeine can also contribute to difficulty sleeping. So, try to eliminate those, drink plenty of water, and go outside in the sunshine to help regulate your body clock.
With these tips, you are certain to transition gracefully to this next part of your life. If you are ever looking for some pampering, relaxation, or rejuvenation, book in an appointment at Wonderlab. We are here to brighten your every day and to bring out the best in you. Let your skin glow and your body relax with the myriad of spa and beauty treatments available.
How can Wonderlab Help?
We are here to support you and your skin through all parts of the journey. Feel free to make an appointment with our resident professionals to receive some of the following tips.