What do you need to know about your skin and menopause?


What do you need to know about your skin and menopauseWhat is menopause?

Women go through many stages in life, and one of the ones they experience later in life is menopause. Menopause is defined by not having a menstrual period for one year. Menopause begins at different times for different women, but typically occurs between your late forties and early fifties.

Menopause can create a variety of changes in your body the stem from the decreased production of estrogen and progesterone. The most common symptoms include hot flashes, weight gain, and vaginal dryness. While it's definitely a transformational time in your life, with the right attitude and steps you can thrive.

Do remember to never compare yourself to your mother, sister, friend, or colleague. All bodies are unique and respond to these changes differently. If you do have any questions about it, talking to your doctor is the best first step.

How does it effect your skin and body?

Since the hormones within your body are changing, so will certainly functions. After the one-year period of not having your period, you will notice changes to your skin and hair. The hormones that kept your hair lustrous and skin taught, are now gone. Therefore, you will notice your skin becoming dry, slack, and thin. In addition, some extra hair may begin appearing on your face rather than your scalp.

What can you do to help?

Some women choose to do hormone therapy, however there are abundant nonchemical options to ease the transition. Small but regular changes in your lifestyle may relieve many symptoms of menopause. These include: - Weight loss - regular exercise - cooler rooms - change of diet to avoid foods that aggravate symptoms - choosing to wear natural and breathable materials.

Other women swear by acupuncture, herbal therapies, or other medications to decrease the severity of hot flashes. However to combat your changing skin, a dermatologist should be your go to.

Here are a couple of our top tips on how to protect your skin from the side effects of menopause.

  • Just like during any other part of your life, always apply sunscreen before going outdoors. Since your skin's collagen production has decreased even further. Use broad spectrum sunscreen to give your skin the protection it needs. Remember that even on cloudy days the sun's UV rays can penetrate the cloud cover. Wearing sunscreen or full clothing protection helps protect you from sunscreen and sunspots.

  • Keep regular appointments with your dermatologists to check for skin cancer screening. Unfortunately, the effects of your youth will be rearing their heads now. Skin cancer sometimes takes up to 30 years to develop, therefore your risk of having cancerous skin growth increases with age. Check with your doctor regularly to keep an eye on any abnormal growths.

  • Start skin self-exams. Learn from your dermatologist about the best way and how often you should examine your own skin. This will help you identify potentially dangerous sunspots before they develop.

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.

  • Check our "Women Want to Feel Good Care Program" has specifically designed care plan to support women's health by reducing weight, reducing incontinence, decreasing pain, boosting muscle relaxation, improves sex life and speeding up recovery from tears.
  • The best skincare products that specifically target aging and collagen production.
  • Book yourself into monthly skin facials to keep your skin hydrated and looking young.
  • Consider trying one of the INDIBA machines that can help purify, rejuvenate, and clear your skin from sunspots.
  • The INDIBA Intimate Care package has also been created to help women deal with symptoms of Menopause in their private areas.
  • Keep updated with our blogs and socials for the newest information about slowing aging and supporting healthy skin.
  • Call 0432 574 555 or email: chatswood@wonderlabbeauty.com.au to make an appointment to discuss the "Women Want to Feel Good Care Program" in full details. 

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