How should I take care of my skin and hair if I start to experience menopausal symptoms? The symptoms of menopause range from hot flashes and states of mind of mountaineering to insomnia and skin dryness, but there are other types of alarms that affect skin and hair: dehydration at the first point and fall, in the second.
[Todo lo que debes saber sobre la menopausia: causas, síntomas y cuidados]
All of this is due to the fact that women who begin to enter this phase of their lives —which until recently seemed taboo— experience important and very noticeable hormonal changes.
Estrogen and progesterone levels begin to drop, This causes the hair to grow less and when it does, it becomes thin and weaker. Added to this is the fact that menopause stimulates the production of male hormones — called androgens — that can shrink hair follicles.
He adds that there is an increase in testosterone in the body that binds to androgen receptors and produces DHT (or dihydrotestosterone), which is what makes hair follicles are considerably reduced and for a five-year hair cycle it drops to a year, then a month, then suddenly a week, after which the hair starts to fall out constantly.
But not all women experience this hair loss in the same way. While some may suffer significant loss, for others the hair becomes very weak and thin and that’s when the scalp becomes visible through the hair itself.
Is it hereditary? Yes, and almost always on the mother’s side. Of course, in addition, for women, hair loss is an emotionally bad moment, which adds to the changes that her body is going through internally and externally.
For example, in the midst of the huge avalanche of information that arrives —since talking about menopause is a very healthy way to face this phase—, we often read that washing your hair less frequently is important so that it doesn’t weaken. Well, a big mistake since hair must be cleaned daily: cleaning excess grease regularly is critical.
Mood swings, depression and fatigue, even trouble sleeping, brain fog, memory loss and hot flashes (including night sweats) are all experienced in menopause.
But let’s not forget that all of this also goes against self-esteem, which is greatly affected by all of this. And although nowadays something is changing in the awareness about this hormonal phase, fundamental in a woman’s life, there is still a general lack of understanding about how to deal with the symptoms of menopause.
What can I do to improve my quality of life?
Gut health is important. Constipation manifests itself in many cases as an alarm that something is wrong and can affect the administration of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and melatonin, which influence mood and sleep quality.
vitamins. It is essential to have an intake of vitamins B6 and B12, which can be combined with Siberian ginseng to provide energy and alfalfa to help with hot flashes.
Red wine, coffee, strawberries, nuts and seeds, oats, wheat, licorice root tea, and olive oil are phytoestrogens, also known as plant-derived compounds with properties similar to estrogen itself. There is some evidence to suggest that they may help prevent osteoporosis and reduce menopausal hot flashes.
The dream. Its quality is important at all stages of life, but at menopause it increases considerably and we must make sure of that. Magnesium is an excellent supplement to reduce sleep problems, as it helps relax muscles and promotes deeper, more restful sleep by balancing blood sugar levels.
Vitamin D. A drop in estrogen and calcium levels during menopause means that bone health can be affected. This is why it is crucial that vitamin D be included in the diet.
What symptoms will we see on the skin?
As indicated at the beginning, the skin during menopause suffers important consequences that affect self-esteem and quality of life, as it can manifest itself in the form of itchy skin, redness, rashes, dehydration, more wrinkles in less time. And, of course, who wouldn’t feel affected by undergoing such major changes added to their hair?
Although nutritional recommendations are important, the skin should be treated with proper protocols that help you improve your natural hydration process and its ability to generate new collagen and elastin, in addition to facilitating the recovery of lost volumes.
What are the most recommended treatments?
A Pro Collagen Cellcosmet treatment, indicated for skin that perceives dryness, difficulty in maintaining hydration and dull appearance without vitality. This manual treatment will provide the skin with everything it needs to regain its vitality, hydration and juiciness.
Alma Q rejuvenation technology is indicated for skins that show loss of firmness, wrinkles and that generally need to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
This treatment allows us to do a complete rejuvenation job with a non-ablative laser and, therefore, without damaging the skin. As a result, we will obtain a firmer, more luminous skin with a reduction in wrinkles.