There was a problem sending you an sms. Check your phone number or try again later.
We've sent a link to the Scribd app. If you didn't receive it, try again.
Is dry skin a big part of your reality now that menopause symptoms
have taken their toll? It may not be one of the worst symptoms, but it
certainly can be part of menopause. Also, losing hair is another one of
those \u201cnot so pleasant\u201d side effects of menopause. Let\u2019s find out why
this happens, and how they relate to menopause.
It\u2019s bad enough that women have to suffer through the night
sweats and headaches, loss of sleep and irritability, but losing your
hair? This is going too far isn\u2019t it? Some doctors are not convinced it
really is caused by menopause, or a decrease in female hormones. But
since it happens around the same time, it\u2019s possible that there is a
relationship \u2013 although age probably has something to do with also. Of
course the sun and gravity take their toll on a woman\u2019s skin too, so
don\u2019t blame it all on menopause. Maybe about 50/50? Nobody knows
for sure, but one thing is certain you need to stock up on skin cream at
Since estrogen is decreasing during menopause, let\u2019s look at
some of it\u2019s chemical side effects. The collagen and elastin that is in
skin starts to degenerate which causes wrinkles to appear, which can be
related to the estrogen decrease. Your skin starts to lose it\u2019s flexibility,
and in many women the fatty layer just under the skin starts to become
thinner as well. This also leads to more wrinkles, and a loser look to the
skin. As the skin starts to sag, the wrinkles show up even more. Add to
this the dryness many women experience at this time, and your skin is
looking more like your Mothers every day, right?
Some women resort to taking the creams that are available with
natural estrogen and progesterone ingredients, which are not only safer
than taking HRT orally but more direct since they can be applied to the
skin. These hormone-containing skin creams aren\u2019t a \u201cmiracle cure\u201d for
dry skin, but in many women seem to help slow down the process of
aging skin, which is certainly a help. While you\u2019re at it, it\u2019s probably a
great idea to either stay out of the sun, or use some type of high SPF
sun blocking cream. Can you have both?
Shop around, as there are more than likely some creams that have both
ingredients. If not just apply the estrogen or progesterone cream at
night, and the sun block during the day! See if you find something that
works, and keep experimenting. There are many alternatives out there
these days, so why suffer with dry skin?
Now bringing you back...
Does that email address look wrong? Try again with a different email.