The body undergoes a major change with menopause. The bones become weaker, the skin becomes less firm, and suddenly wrinkles appear on the faces. Hair starts to thinning and decrease, while hair appears on the face. Multiple factors are responsible for these changes. For example, estrogen levels drop and water retention decreases leading to skin drying out. Dr. Sonali Gupta Sr. spoke to HT Lifestyle in an interview. Dr. Sonali Gupta, Sr., Consultant and HOD Dermatology and Cosmetology at Accord Superspeciality Hospital, Faridabad, stated that “our skin reflects what’s happening inside our bodies.” A person’s skin will reflect their health. However, a healthy person would have glowing skin. Women who want to maintain healthy skin after menopause need to eat healthy. This includes a balanced diet that includes green vegetables, nuts and protein. It should also be combined with regular exercise. It would provide nourishment for the body, which is essential for healthy and glowing skin.
Dr Nupur Gupta (Director, Obstetrics, Gynaecology), Fortis Memorial Research Institute Gurugram, stated that “Menopause causes many modifications in our skin. Especially our body which stops making collagen. Also, we lose skin fat and our skin elasticity is affected. This, combined with the hormonal changes, dryness and sagging can affect many parts of your body, including your face. It includes your cheeks and fine lines along your neck and jawline.
They also suggested ways to keep your skin healthy and vibrant for a longer time.
Hydration level: Keep your hydration level high. Drink lots of fluids and avoid taking long hot showers. These things will help keep your skin hydrated, so it won’t be obvious if your skin is dry.
Sun protection: The sun can cause a lot of skin changes. As you age, your skin quality declines, and wrinkles, dryness, and hormones decrease. It is essential to choose the best skincare products for your skin.
Diet – Food rich in antioxidants, lots and variety of vegetables are essential to manage menopause symptoms.
Stress: Skin becomes more susceptible to skin diseases such as psoriasis and skin cancer. Regular yoga, exercise, meditation and other activities can help reduce stress.
Vitamin C serum – Applying Vitamin C serum to the skin at night can help it look healthier and younger.
Eye serum – This cream or serum around the eyes can reduce fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles. It can also help to repair and maintain the skin’s glow.