With menopause, the body goes through a major change. bones become weak, skin loses its strengthWrinkles suddenly appear on the face, the hair starts thinning and becomes less while the hair starts appearing on the face. Many factors are also at work behind the changes – estrogen levels go down, water retention levels in the skin go down which makes the skin drier. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr. Sonali Gupta, Senior Consultant and HOD, Dermatology & Cosmetology, Accord Super Specialty Hospital, Faridabad said, “Our skin reflects what is happening inside the body. If a person is sick, the skin will reflect him and the skin of a healthy person will be glowing. Therefore, to keep the skin healthy after menopause, women should eat right internally – their diet should include plenty of green vegetables, nuts, proteins and this should be combined with physical exercise. It will nourish the body which is very important for glowing and healthy skin,
Simultaneously, Dr Nupur Gupta, Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram said, “Menopause causes many factors. changes in our skinEspecially our body, which stops making collagen. We also lose fat under the skin and the elasticity of the skin also goes for a toss. Combined with this and hormonal changes, dryness, and saggingIt affects many parts of the body and mainly your face which includes your cheeks, your fine lines, jawline, neck which are very visible and sometimes we call it crow’s feet.
The experts further noted the ways by which we can keep it skin young and glowing For a long time; they are:
hydration level: Keep your hydration level high. Take plenty of fluids in your diet and don’t use hot baths for long periods of time. All these things will keep your skin hydrated and dryness of the skin will not be very obvious.
sun protectionThe sun causes many changes in the skin. Hormones decline as we age, skin quality changes, wrinkles become more pronounced, dryness becomes even more pronounced with moisturizer. Therefore, it is important to use the right kind of skincare product that is good for your skin.
dietFood that is rich in antioxidants, lots of fruits and vegetables of different colors are important to deal with the symptoms of menopause which are not only related to the skin but also otherwise.
stressWith menopause, the skin becomes vulnerable to diseases like psoriasis or skin cancer. So if you are able to do regular yoga, exercise and meditation, it will try to reduce your stress.
Vitamin C SerumApplying vitamin C serum at night helps to repair the skin and keep it looking young and fresh.
eye serumEye serum or cream around the eyes helps to reduce the signs of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. It also helps in repairing the skin and keeping it glowing.