Menopause can present a unique set of dermatological challenges. You may notice that your skin seems looser around your jawline or that hair is suddenly starting to sprout on your face.
Fortunately, a menopausal skincare regimen can alleviate symptoms and improve the health and appearance of skin and hair.
Continue reading to learn more about potential dermatological issues and menopausal skincare solutions.
What Are Common Skin and Hair Concerns During Menopause?
During menopause, women often experience changes in the tone, texture, and appearance of their skin and hair. Common dermatological concerns that can occur with declining estrogen levels may include:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Dry skin
- Facial hair
- Hair loss or thinning on the scalp
- Slower healing
- Skin laxity
- Rashes and skin irritation
Menopausal Skincare Solutions
If you are bothered by any of the aforementioned skin or hair concerns, there are a number of menopausal skincare solutions that can help.
Applying a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen, with at least a 30 SPF, will protect against sun damage, age spots, fine lines, and bruising. It’s also a good idea to perform self-exams and undergo a skin cancer screening with a board-certified dermatologist.
Changing to a mild cleanser is recommended if you are suffering from dry skin. While using a cleanser containing salicylic acid can keep blemishes and breakouts at bay.
Using a potent moisturizer and skincare products containing hyaluronic acid and glycerin will keep skin hydrated and supple.
Incorporating serums or creams with retinols and peptides into your menopausal skincare routine is an ideal way to boost collagen and diminish wrinkles.
When to See a Specialist
A board-certified dermatologist or menopause specialist can offer assistance and treatment options for facial hair growth, hair loss or thinning, unwanted age spots, skin laxity, wrinkles, and other concerns that have not responded to at-home care.
Learn More About Menopausal Skincare
For additional information about menopausal skincare, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified gynecologist and menopause specialist Dr. Melinda Hall.