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Do This - Not That: Skin Care During Menopause

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Skin care for menopauseWhat do I need to know about taking care of my skin during menopause?


Your skin is the largest organ you have. It protects the other organs, holds you together, gives you shape, regulates your temperature, and so much more. Without it, you wouldn’t be you. You wouldn’t be free to move about or come in contact with anyone or anything.

With so many critical roles, it’s important to take care of your skin. The younger you start doing so, the better. However, you can make changes no matter your age. And that’s especially true if menopause is knocking at your day.

The decrease in estrogen that occurs with menopause causes changes to your skin, so it’s especially important to do what you can to combat its affects and keep your skin healthy. It may take some lifestyle changes, but you won’t regret it!

DO THIS:

  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.
  • Use a good moisturizer.
  • Go easy on all the skin products.
  • Use sunscreen.
  • Ask about hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
  • Choose a separate moisturizer for bedtime.
  • Visit with a dermatologist.
  • Keep your skin clean.
  • Eat healthy.
  • Add berries to your diet.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Manage stress.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Lotion your hands and feet before bed.
  • Learn to massage your face.
  • Shave carefully so you don’t damage your skin.
  • Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures and weather.
  • Keep lotion nearby to use throughout the day.

NOT THAT:

  • Don’t smoke.
  • Don’t go out in the sun without protection.
  • Don’t take lots of really hot showers and baths.
  • Don’t use harsh cleansers.
  • Don’t use aggressive skin scrubs.
  • Don’t fall for all the gimmick products.
  • Don’t ignore cuts and scrapes.
  • Don’t forget your hands – wear gloves in the garden and cold weather.
  • Don’t forget your feet – wear shoes to protect them from cuts and scrapes.
  • Don’t dry vigorously with a towel; instead, pat yourself dry after your shower.
  • Don’t wear make-up to bed – remove it gently.
This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

06-14-2016 - 06:41 PM


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