Women fear Menopause since he is aging, in a way. But this period has to be dreaded, just need to keep other care both inside and out and adapt them to the changes. During this stage, women's hormones are altered and this concerns both the body and the Skin, which dries and wrinkles begin to become more visible, among other aspects. The skin is very thin but very strong fabric and since it is exposed to external conditions, must always take care, but during menopause, you need greater care. Make greater does not have to mean leaving care or see worse, you can continue to have a bright skin during menopause. If you want to know how, in this GreenHealthTips article we tell you how to care for your skin during menopause.
How menopause affects the skin
With the passage of time, skin ages and shows more thin and flabby, in addition to wrinkles, pigmentation changes appear and lost property of healing, so it takes longer to repair. During menopause, in addition, the hormones are altered and, therefore, also affect our skin.
The skin is thin and dry
Estrogens are female hormones that produce the ovaries throughout the life of the woman. At menopause, estrogen go down considerably and this makes losing water, lipids, collagen, and that is fine and dry. In addition, it looses elasticity due loss of collagen and is dehydrated and dry by water loss. The fact that is fine also causes injury more easily and become more fragile.
Some spots appear
Estrogen control melanocytes, which are cells responsible for producing melanin, the pigment of the skin, eyes and hair that blocks ultraviolet rays. With menopause, the number of estrogen decreases and lost control over the melanin, which makes out spots and Lentigines (small lumps of dark color that appear on the skin).
Wrinkles begin to make their appearance also due to lack of elastin and Collagen fibers, so it lifts the skin. In addition, have more difficulty to heal and, therefore, the wounds will take longer to heal.
However, the skin of the palms of the hands and feet becomes tougher, but also dry and, therefore, sometimes cracks.
While we can not stop this process, yes we can contribute to that does not affect us so much and keep our skin healthy and careful. Let's see some tips that you can follow to care for your skin during menopause.
Hydration inside and out
As we have seen, during menopause the skin loses water and this makes sure it is dry, with the rays of the Sun. It is very important to hydrate more during menopause. Drink plenty of water, if you can drink eight glasses of water recommended a day better. This will not only help to improve your skin, but also your body and help to eliminate toxins from the body. Water is a very healthy natural remedy and that most of the time leave forgotten. The skin also cares from the inside.
But you must not forget to moisturize your skin by outside with a good moisturizer. The ideal is to apply it both day and night and there are specific moisturizers for oily skin. However, if even so your skin oils too, use it better at night, since the hours of sleep will make your skin to absorb all the cream without being exposed to factors such as the Sun. And don't forget to also extend it by the neck. Use body lotion out of the shower to keep hydrated your body skin. In the next article, you can see what are the best homemade hydrating face creams.
For the area of the hands, it is also important to hydrate them not from drying out and cracking and in the area of the foot you can file rough edges with the pumice stone. To do this, insert your feet for at least 20 minutes in a basin with warm water and salt. Then dry them gently with a towel and passes the pumice stone. Just treatment with very moisturizing cream, your feet will be like new.
The menopause diet is important
The diet is very important to take care of the skin at menopause, believe it or not. If the body is taken care of on the inside, it shows on the outside and there are many foods that help you have a healthy, flexible and more shinning skin.
The best diet for menopause is one that is rich in fruit and vegetables and, in addition, provide vitamins (antioxidant), C (which synthesizes collagen) and E (which fights free radicals).
In the following articles you can read about what is the best diet to lose weight in menopause and what are the best foods to reduce the symptoms of menopause.
Say goodbye to tobacco
Tobacco and alcohol are harmful habits, but also contribute to the ageing of the skin. Avoid them all as possible.
Tobacco makes to decrease the levels of vitamin A, which causes that changes of quantity and quality of collagen and elastin, there are so skin looks more off color Citrine and more aged at a glance. In addition, causes a slower healing, that coupled with menopause will be even worse. You can see more details in the article benefits of quitting for the skin and hair.
Exfoliate your skin
Another of the care of the skin at menopause that you should keep in mind is exfoliation, which acts on the dermis wiping it more thoroughly and making that dry skins or excess sebum which forms, especially at menopause should be removed.
It uses a neutral or mild soap daily to clean your face and exfoliate once or twice a week. In this way, and together with hydration, skin will recover its lightness and strength. Use a scrub soft to not harm you skin and even better if it is made with natural products. If you don't have none or do not want to buy it, you can mix a little sugar with water and rub it in a circular motion over the face. Then, wash it thoroughly with warm water and dry gently to Pat with a towel. Finally add a cream moisturizing and ready.
Very important hygiene
Daily hygiene is essential, but it is not just a matter of washing the face in the morning. Use a gel or SOAP to wash it better. It is also convenient to wash it at night before applying moisturizer, even if you have no makeup you. And if you use makeup, it is even more important that you spend some time before bed to remove makeup you completely. Use a cleanser of eyes and another for the face using cotton and then wash your face well.
For intimate hygiene, it is important to use a SOAP with a neutral pH to avoid allergies and dryness. In addition, during menopause the vaginal area is especially sensitive by atrophy and vaginal dryness, and more infections, may appear so it is important to take extra care in this area. It is best to use hypoallergenic products.
Exercise helps to activate blood circulation and this will improve your skin, besides being very healthy for your body and prevent conditions, such as osteoporosis.
Sun with caution
The Sun is important in menopause, since it helps to synthesize vitamin D and fix calcium in bones. However, there are careful and not exposed to Sun during the hours of maximum exposure and always using sunscreen, even if it is cloudy, since rays affect equal in the skin.
The skin has a memory and rays of Sun burn can remain long time damaging the skin and not only that, but most rapidly aging. The consequences manifest themselves until years later, so you must be careful.
This article is purely informative, in GreenHealthTips we have no faculty for prescribed medical treatment or perform any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a physician in the case to present any kind of condition or malaise.
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