Menopause and your skin: what you may not know. This is a guest post for Emepelle® a new skincare range that specifically addresses the root cause of estrogen deficient skin.
You’re hot, sweaty and tired and it’s not because you’re at the beach in the middle of summer (if that were the case, you’d have a fruity drink in your hand!). You’ve reached menopause and your skin is feeling the side effects and as you progress through your post menopause years these side effects increase.
Estrogen levels decline as we get older. Along with some of the most common symptoms associated with this change including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and vaginal dryness – also comes dry skin. If you’re like me, you probably considered skin changes just a part of aging and not associated it with declining estrogen levels. Interestingly enough, estrogen plays a really important role in the health and overall appearance of facial skin. It helps retain moisture, collagen and elastin levels and helps support skin thickness (that’s why we all looked so amazing in our 20s!).
As women age, estrogen levels decline which can lead to drastic changes to your skin. Estrogen deficiency leads to a 30% loss of the skin’s collagen in the first 5 years of menopause and 2.1% loss each year thereafter. Collagen is important. So important, in fact, that everywhere you look, there seems to be a new powder, nutrition bar, drink or other product available that includes collagen. Sadly, we will all lose collagen as we age and for women, collagen loss is more closely related to declining estrogen levels than chronological age.
So, what’s a girl to do?
There are mountains of treatment options for hot and flashy women everything from hormone replacement therapies to topical estrogen to phytoestrogens all intended to help alleviate the symptoms of menopause. However, most of these treatment options are not meant to specifically address the skin. Meaning, you may be able to relieve your night sweats but you’re not optimizing your skincare routine to address the effects of estrogen loss. No matter how expensive or fancy your anti-aging skincare regimen is, it will not address the root cause of declining estrogen levels.
Don’t panic – it’s not a hopeless situation
A brand new skincare line just became available that specifically addresses the root cause of estrogen deficient skin. Emepelle® is the first and only clinically proven skincare line that safely and effectively addresses estrogen deficient skin. Emepelle includes a new and very impressive ingredient called MEP Technology® that is changing the way we approach menopausal skin aging and it does so WITHOUT hormones. That’s right, you get to have your cake and eat it too (all the benefits for your skin, without hormones!). Emepelle includes a serum (for use in the morning and/or evening) and a night cream (for use before bed) and is available on LovelySkin.com or through a healthcare professional near you. Here’s a link to find a UK healthcare professional and a US healthcare professional.
Aging doesn’t have to be scary. There are positives that come with getting older: life experience, wisdom, perspective and independence. There really is a lot to celebrate with this significant life transition and products like Emepelle make it even easier to go through this change while feeling good about yourself.
This is a sponsored post for Emepelle.