Menopause: skin care particularly
Beauty comes from the inside – in the menopause but also dry skin, brittle hair and pimples. To blame for the “internal aging” hormones.”With the beginning of the Menopause, the concentration of female sex hormones drops. Because they help the cells Store of liquid drops, so that in the change of the moisture content in the skin and mucous membranes,” explains Dr. Susanne Holthausen, a Doctor at the techniker Krankenkasse (TK). According to the Hormone changes, the skin is renewed, also, more slowly, becomes thinner, less elastic and more prone to wrinkles and injury. “The changes brought about by menopause for skin and hair, can’t stop you. The process can be slowed down and partially compensated for even,” says Holthausen. Important a particularly thorough body care, for example, with mild washing lotions and humidity – and fat-containing creams. The delicate facial skin should be at least twice based on day with a slightly grease-and moisture-rich face care cream. When showering, bathing or washing hands, the Doctor advises the use of lipid-washing lotions instead of moisture, the alcohol will deprive them of tinctures.
Drink a lot
Many women underestimate the need in addition to your liquid. And those who drink too little, dries out his skin. In the time of the Hormone changes, women should pay particular attention to drinking enough – two to three liters a day, preferably mineral water, fruit tea or juice spritzers. Gentle brush massages, fresh air and visits to the sauna to stimulate circulation of the skin in addition to, and do well.
Intensive facial massage, however, have the opposite effect, as you drive the moisture out of the cells. Cosmetic treatments can be a treat for skin and soul, but only temporarily. Cosmetic surgery wants to be thought well: “In the case of surgery, complications are always possible, and the skin is Lifting not getting any younger, but only tightened,” warns the TK-Physician. Such interventions should be carried out, if at all, only by experienced specialist doctors for plastic surgery.
With increasing age, the light sensitivity of the skin increases. Of the Skin pigment Melanin responsible for tanning and sunburn protects, is produced by the body in lesser amount than before, since the number of pigment-forming drops cells. Therefore, extensive sun should be baths and tanning beds – the favor also the Emergence of so – called age spots-at the latest with the beginning of the menopause taboo. In the summer sun creams with a high light protection factor, long-sleeved clothing, scarves and wide-brimmed hats for additional protection.
Declining Levels Of Estrogen
Due to the declining Estrogen levels, the hair may lose its elasticity, become thinner, or even increasingly be. In order not to burden it additionally, women should not dye your hair in the menopause, and also have a permanent wave without. In addition, therapy can help with Oestrogens either as a hair tonic or in the form of tablets.
Nevertheless, advises Holthausen to a critical approach to the hormone therapy: “An American study has shown that therapy with hormone replacement drugs during menopause involves greater risks than previously assumed,” says the Doctor. According to the study, increase certain hormone preparations, the risk for diseases such as breast cancer, stroke, heart attack, or thrombosis. Dr. Susanne Holt recommends Hausen, the risks and Benefits of hormone therapy, carefully weigh against each other: “in the end, only each woman can decide for themselves how much they restrict the complaints”.
In any case, the TK-expert does not recommend hormones only as a preventive measure to take.