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
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.