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How to Avoid Age Spots in Menopause

Thought you were too young to develop age spots but noticed a few suspicious patches on your face or hands and started to worry? Age spots, or hyperpigmentation, can be a sign of perimenopause, but they don’t have to be permanent.

Finding a way to look after your skin to keep it looking and feeling healthy and strong could help to reduce the appearance of age spots, giving you your confidence back, while helping you to manage other menopause symptoms at the same time

Why Can Age Spots Occur in Menopause?

As your body’s supply of oestrogen begins to decline in menopause, your collagen levels can be affected, causing your skin to become thinner as the production of elastic fibres starts to decline too. This means that your skin becomes more vulnerable to sun damage, increasing your risk of hyperpigmentation.

Oestrogen also influences healthy levels of melanocytes in your body. These are the cells that make melanin, so when your body’s hormonal activity becomes unbalanced, dark spots can become more prominent on skin that has been sun-damaged in the past. This hyperpigmentation most often occurs on the face, neck, hands, chest and arms.

This can affect your confidence, particularly if you’re experiencing other menopause symptoms at the same time, but there are solutions available to help you to carry on feeling like the best version of yourself throughout your menopause journey.

Natural Menopause Treatments to Tackle Age Spots

Natural treatments can help you to manage skin changes during menopause - supplements containing ingredients designed to mimic natural oestrogen, such as DT56a, for example. Taking in this natural ingredient could boost your collagen production, helping to make your skin less susceptible to the effects of the sun.

This soy derivative can be found in Femarelle® Rejuvenate supplements, which also contain biotin to help you to look after your skin and hair during perimenopause, as well as vitamin B2. This particular vitamin should help you to sleep better, subsequently boosting your mood and energy levels, as many women struggle with these around the time of menopause.

There are other steps you can take to try to protect your skin and lower your risk of age spots in menopause, such as making sure you always wear sun cream, with factor 30 the minimum level of protection recommended. Wear it every day, even in winter and when you’re only going outside for a few minutes, as this can be enough to damage skin when it’s been weakened by a change in your hormonal balance.

If you’re experiencing other menopause symptoms as well as hyperpigmentation, learn more about how Femarelle® supplements could help you here.

Sources:

https://www.aad.org/public/skin-hair-nails/skin-care/skin-care-during-menopause

http://menopausehealthmatters.com/menopause-skin-changes/