Your skin can be a good indicator of what it happening inside your body. What kinds of changes can we expect after menopause? Skin cells have estrogen receptors and as our estrogen declines there is a decrease in elastin and collagen production in the connective tissues. We begin to notice our skin is not as firm and we don’t look as youthful as we would like. Our skin becomes dryer and we notice wrinkles that were not there before. Declining levels of progesterone and testosterone also contribute to the aging of our skin.
When it comes to skin care, one size does not fit all nor does one product solve all our problems. Replacing hormones is only one part of maintaining youthful appearing skin. Good nutrition, hydration, exercise and taking the extra time to take care of our skin are just as important. Unfortunately, aging is a process we cannot avoid but we would all like to do it as gracefully as possible. All of us want to look and feel healthy. Think about some of the changes you can make that will make you look and feel great.
About the Author
Brenda Houdlette is a nurse coordinator at Coastal Pharmacy & Wellness. In addition to sharing health tips and hormone therapy expertise through her blog, Brenda offers patient consultation for peri- and post-menopausal women. She works to educate patients, and to help them and their practitioners develop individualized bio-identical hormone therapy plans. Call Brenda anytime at 207-899-0663, extension 223, to set up your own patient consult.