How does Menopause affect the skin?
Menopause is an incredibly complicated process all women endure as they reach middle age. For some, symptoms appear to be a mere end to the monthly cycle, for others, it is a difficult process that can last for a few years. Menopause not only affects the internal body but has dramatic affects on the skin as well. The hormonal changes that occur during and after menopause tend to change the skin's physiology in new and different ways.
Oestrogen stimulates fat deposits over the female body and as estrogen levels drop during menopause the result can be a loss of supportive fat below the face neck hands and arms which allow wrinkles to appear. It can also result in brown age spots appearing on the hands face arms and neck.
Oestrogen helps control melanin production which is responsible for the colouring in the skin. The loss of oestrogen also contributes to a thinning of the epidermis (top layer of the skin) thus resulting in dryness, in some cases excess oiliness, flaking and loss of resilience (wrinkles and sagging). During Peri menopause, Natural Menopause and Post menopause the needs of the skin are constantly changing, therefore regular visits to you professional therapist for a skin diagnosis and advice is highly recommended at Applebom we offer this as a complimentary service. We also offer a complete a range of professional treatments to suit every stage of the skin during this process.