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Was that line there yesterday? ..... Menopause & Your Skin

Stop thinking about the hot flashes and address what is going on with menopausal skin. There are four main concerns when the hormone levels start dropping; dry skin creating wrinkles, dull skin, discoloration, and even acne. As estrogen levels fall, many women first notice their skin is much drier than before. This is a common finding, but if not addressed can lead to premature fine wrinkling around the eyes and mouth.  A good way to hydrate the skin without excessive greasiness is to use a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid helps to restore moisture levels to the skin because it actively attracts water.   The skin cell turnover slows down with menopause, leading to a dull, lackluster complexion. Using g lycolic-acid-containing products , either a cleanser, toner or moisturizer, can help remove dead skin to reveal a healthy glow. After years of sun exposure, the skin takes a toll and discoloration pops up in random areas. Age spots become more pronounced.