Approximately one-third of menopausal women report noticeable hair and skin changes during their change of life. This can be very unsettling! During menopause, your body is experiencing change and upheaval at a dramatic rate. And these differences can be hard to combat and even harder to cope with. Not only are you experiencing dry skin, thinning hair and skin, and a myriad of other physical changes, you are not in your best emotional state to deal with these changes.
In order to understand how to deal with dry skin and hair changes during menopause, you first need to understand what causes these changes during this phase of your life. The adjustments in your skin, hair and complexion are all due to changes that are occurring inside of your body.
What happens to the hair and skin during menopause?
During menopause, when estrogen levels are decreased, hair can become dry, thin, weak and prone to breaks and spit ends, and skin can also become dry and thin. Plus skin sensations such as crawling, itching or tingling may be experienced.
How does menopause affect hair and skin?
Estrogen is involved in hair and skin health and it is required by the body to maintain moisture in the skin and hair that keeps it supple and moist. During menopause or premenopause, the drop in estrogen causes imbalances contributing to hair and skin problems and a decrease in collagen production. As the hormones diminish, they are less available to stimulate the oil glands in the skin and hair, resulting in dryness.
Natural ways to address the problem?
Addressing dry skin and hair during menopause takes a little more time and attention than during other times of your life. You should always make sure that your skin is properly moisturized and don’t wash or blow dry your hair too frequently.
Herbal and vitamin therapies can help restore skin’s moisture and suppleness and strengthen hair. Look for products that contain vitamins A, D, E and Biotin. You should also look for products that are formulated specifically for hair and skin.
Be sure to humidify your home. Purchase an inexpensive humidifier and place it in your bedroom to use at night. If you do not have a humidifier, heat a pot of water on the stove every day to release moisture into the air.
Drink plenty of water. Drinking water is vital for your physical health as well as the health of your skin. So be sure to drink plenty of fluids if you are combating dry skin.
As you can see, there are ways that you can keep healthy, youthful, vibrant skin and hair throughout this change in life. With a little extra care, menopause can be a smooth transition.
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