Does menopause age your face?
Menopause can cause some changes to your skin because of the hormonal changes and because of lower levels of collagen production.
The American Academy of Dermatology Association says:
- Skin loses about 30% of its collagen during the first five years of menopause
- After that, women lose about 2% of their collagen ever year for the next 20 years
- Some women also develop teenage-like acne and skin sensitivity
A loss of fat can also cause a loss of elasticity in the skin. Other changes might include fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, dark spots, facial hair and dryness.
In short, menopause can cause signs that might typically be associated with ageing, so it’s a good time to revise your skincare routine to give your skin what it needs and help you to feel comfortable in it.
If nothing else, it’s a good excuse for a spa day and a shopping trip.