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Menopause and Facial Skin Care

Menopause is a challenging time for women in many ways.  In addition to everything else, during menopause you have to worry about wrinkles and sagging skin from loss of collagen and breakouts and facial hair from testosterone surges.  There are some things that you can do to help improve your skin during menopause.

Exercise – 20-30 minutes a day is recommended – this will increase circulation and get oxygen to your tissues – this will benefit both body and skin, especially during menopause.

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Eat right – You should get approximately 30 percent of your calories from carbohydrates (mostly fresh fruits and vegetables) – 40 percent from lean protein – 30 percent from healthy fats.  This would include essential fatty acids, like the Omega-3’s found in salmon, walnuts and fortified eggs.  These help produce your skin’s oil barrier, which is essential in retaining moisture in the skin, before/during/after menopause.  If you can’t get enough Omega-3’s through food, add a fish oil supplement.  In addition, keep your sodium intake to a minimum to prevent fluid retention.

facials and menopause at infuse peoria il spa  Drink more water – This will help flush your system and make your skin glow.

 Have a good skin care regime –

Cleanse – removes debris and prepares skin for other products

Treat – Treat your skin with antioxidants.  All antioxidants are anti-aging and they act to protect the skin.  Vitamin A (retinoids) and vitamin C are the most researched, most proven antioxidants for anti-aging.  Both help build collagen and are important during menopause.

Moisturize – during menopause, the skin tends to dry out.  Use a good moisturizer to help with water loss and seal the skin.

Sunscreen – Make sure you are protecting your skin from further damage

menopause and skin care Treatments – A good exfoliating treatment every four to six weeks will invigorate the skin, remove dead skin cells, promote collagen production, bring oxygen to the skin and make all home care more effective.  At Infuse Skin and Body, we offer two hydradermabrasion treatments – HydraFacial and Jet Peel – they not only exfoliate the skin but also infuse it with hydration and antioxidants.  Not only will it help your skin feel better, it will help you feel better overall – something that is important when you are going through menopause.

By:  Mary Hayse, Licensed Esthetician


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