Menopause symptoms can reveal themselves in a variety of types of skin
Types of Skin Problems
Now don't despair!
The great news is that you can naturally rescue your aging skin from
the ravages of hormonal changes that will dramatically reduce menopause
(Honestly, that's the last thing you need when going through "The Dreaded Change"
of menopause and hormones, isn't it?)
Hormonal changes during menopause don't just affect moods, sleep and
Fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels also affect the tone
and texture of the skin during menopause.
As you may already know, estrogen plays a major role in the growth and
development of female sexual characteristics as well as in the process
Estrogen levels are also involved in reducing menopause symptoms,
preventing skin aging, and many types of skin problems by:
- Preventing a decrease in skin collagen
- Maintaining skin moisture by increasing two types of
compounds: hyaluronic acid and acid mucopolysaccharides
- Keeping sebum levels higher
- Keeping elastic fibers more limber and flexible
- Increasing wound healing
The impact of menopause and hormones occur when levels of estrogen
begin to decrease skin collagen thins, fibers become less elastic and
skin tends to become drier.
Cue the cavalry trumpets!
Nature always works toward keeping us in balance, even when coping with
the myriad of menopause symptoms and types of skin problems. As
estrogen levels decline it
provides a natural, effective and totally safe back up plan.
Have you heard of phytoestrogenic
(Don't worry, I
can't pronounce it either.) Suffice it to say that they play a
critical role in curbing menopause skin problems as well as menopause
Phytoestrogenic compounds are found in specific food. They mimic the
reactions our own estrogen has on body systems, including the skin,
helping to maintain youthful elasticity and moisture.
Some of the highest levels of
phytoestrogens are found in these foods:
- Dried Prunes
- Specific herbs and spices
These wonderful compounds are also found in a variety of colorful and
healthy fruits and veggies, whole grains and beans.