Essential skin care during menopause

Menopausia y piel

Menopause is a stage in a woman’s life in which important hormonal changes occur that affect different aspects of both physical and emotional health. Specifically in the skin and hair, menopause induces changes that are usually perceived in a relatively accelerated manner with generally negative effects on their appearance.

The main anatomical changes that occur in the skin during menopause are due to the fact that the most superficial layer of the skin (the horny layer) thickens, while the deeper layers atrophy and produce less collagen. In addition, the defense mechanisms against solar radiation are depleted and the usual form of skin pigmentation is altered. As for the hair follicle, the hormonal change negatively affects the hair growth cycle.

As a result, it appears:

  • Dry skin
  • Dull skin
  • Flaccid skin with loss of elasticity and appearance of wrinkles.
  • More fragile skin with a tendency to become eroded or irritated
  • Alterations in skin pigmentation: dark spots, light spots and loss of homogeneous tanning.
  • Loss of hair density and thickness

Therefore, daily skin care must be adapted to the new needs.

Tips to prevent and care for the skin during menopause:

  1. Daily sunscreen: apply sunscreen daily throughout the year to protect the skin from UV damage and delay the alteration of skin pigmentation.
  2. Moisturizing: use creams rich in effective moisturizing active ingredients that keep the skin hydrated on a daily basis and perform intensive moisturizing treatments 1 or 2 days a week.
  3. Gentle exfoliating treatments on a frequent basis according to your tolerance to reduce the horny layer, bringing luminosity to the skin and allowing the anti-aging active ingredients to penetrate the skin properly.
  4. Healthy diet: consume foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids to improve skin health.
  5. Healthy habits: sleep hygiene, physical exercise.
  6. Stress management
  7. Specific antioxidant food supplements: nutritional supplements can help prevent and alleviate menopausal symptoms.
  8. Hair care with daily use anti-hair loss shampoos and lotions and specific nutritional supplements.
  9. Care of the genital region to moisturize the skin and prevent infections.

Daily care routines during menopause recommended by TUDERMA’s dermatologists

  • Face care: Illuminating Serum + Intensive Regenerator in the morning/ Illuminating Serum and Juderma in the evening. 2 days per week Tuscrub+Jumask, 1 week per month Retinol at night.
    Antioxidant capsules
    TUDERMA 2cp/d at breakfast all year round.
  • Body care: apply Rituderma cream at least twice a week all over the body on damp skin after showering, especially on feet, legs and forearms.
  • Intimate care:
    intimate hygiene gel
    TUDERMA, tuderma intimate moisturizing oil. Daily.
  • Hair: anti-hair loss shampoo and anti-hair loss lotion daily.
    Capsules hair skin nails
    TUDERMA, 2cp/d at breakfast from March to May and from October to December.

It is very likely that, at this time of her life, a woman will need individualized medical advice about her health and wellness needs. It is advisable to consult a dermatologist to discover the best care and prevention treatments for skin and hair.