Menopause can cause acne, sun spots and wrinkles to appear simultaneously, but there are many treatments to handle them.
“In the first five years of menopause, a woman can lose approximately 30% of her skin’s collagen, causing a loss of firmness which contributes to the development of wrinkles and jowls,” says Dr. Marmon.
-Protect your skin from the sun -Try taking a doctor-prescribed estrogen supplement -Try using an estrogen topical cream -Use OTC skincare products that include retinol or peptides -See a dermatologist about tretinoin, laser treatments or chemical peels
As mentioned above, estrogen promotes water retention and plumpness in your skin. So when your E-levels drop, your skin might get brittle and require more TLC.
-Up your moisturizing game -Wash with mild cleansers
The increased prevalence of androgens relative to estrogen can cause pimples and blemishes to pop up especially along the jawline, according to Dr. Marmon.
-Ask about prescription acne medications -Try using a salicylic acne wash
“Your whole life, you're getting damaged from the sun and from pollution” says Dr. Hooper. “So as your skin gets thinner it reveals a little bit of the trouble beneath and brown spots become more apparent.”
-Use sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen -Ask your dermatologist about age spot treatments
Thinner skin from sun damage, aging and menopause tends to get bruise more easily, too, says Dr. Hooper.
-Ask about hormone treatment -Apply sunscreen -Try a retinoid cream