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Menopause & Skin - Stratford upon Avon

Posted by Mary Lawson-Evans
Mary Lawson-Evans
Mary is an advanced skin care professional and Salon Owner. She specializes in detailed skin analysis, Environ...
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on Tuesday, 25 June 2019
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Your Skin and Menopause

The symptoms may differ from one woman to another, a few are- hot flushes, night sweats, poor sleep, insomnia, exhaustion, mood swings, palpitations, breathlessness, depression, anxiety, hair loss/thinning, dry eyes/mouth, memory loss,  brain “fog”, , headaches.


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Lets look at how the menopause can affect your skin and what you can do to help!

Hormones especially Oestrogen is very important for the development of collagen, which is a protein that provides strength and structure to the skin. As hormones/oestrogen levels reduce, your cell connective tissue becomes thinner creating fine lines & wrinkles. Low oestrogen levels can lead to less blood flowing to the epidermis (upper layer of your skin). You may notice that your skin becomes more tired looking and often becomes less elastic and dull looking. Many women also experience acne and skin pigment changes.

 

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