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5 proactive measures women can take to address menopausal skin issues

If you are facing menopausal skin issues then these tips are for you. However, consulting with dermatologists and other medical professionals can also be a great way to get advice and support during this life-changing phase.

Written By : India TV Lifestyle Desk Edited By : Kristina Das
New Delhi
Published on: April 11, 2024 15:08 IST
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Menopausal skin concerns are a normal part of the ageing process, but they do not have to undermine a woman's confidence and well-being. Changes in skin health can be especially noticeable and alarming among these changes. Skin problems associated with menopause can take many different forms, such as dryness, thinning, loss of suppleness, and heightened sensitivity to wrinkles and age spots. 

But according to Dr Madhu Chopra, MBBS, DORL, Cosmetologist and Managing Director of Studio Aesthetique, Mumbai, women can successfully address these issues and retain healthy, glowing skin throughout the menopausal years with preventative steps and a thorough skincare regimen.

Preventive Menopausal Skin Care Steps:

  1. Staying Hydrated: Staying hydrated is critical for keeping healthy skin at any age, but it becomes even more important during menopause. Getting enough water in your diet helps restore moisture lost to the skin and increases its suppleness. Hyaluronic acid and other moisturising skincare chemicals help seal in moisture and enhance the texture of the skin.
  2. Sun Protection: Preventing premature ageing and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and age spots requires shielding the skin from damaging UV radiation. Even on overcast days, menopausal women should use broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 every day. It's also advised to look for shade and wear protective apparel during the hottest parts of the day.
  3. Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives that are highly effective in promoting collagen formation, enhancing skin texture, and diminishing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Frequent use of retinoid-based cosmetics can encourage skin renewal and lessen the effects of menopause's decreased collagen production.
  4. Antioxidants including green tea extract, vitamin C, and vitamin E shield the skin from oxidative damage brought on by free radicals. Antioxidant-rich serums and creams can help prevent signs of ageing and support a younger-looking complexion when added to a skincare regimen.
  5. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: Vital elements that support skin health can be found in a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and healthy fats. Frequent exercise increases blood circulation, which promotes the skin cells' ability to receive nutrients. Getting enough sleep is also essential for skin healing and regeneration.

Remember, women can gracefully and confidently embrace the beauty of ageing via proper skincare and self-care practices.

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