The menopause receives bad press. Many women associate it with a loss of attractiveness, because it marks the end of a life stage and is the source of discomfort and changes. Less well known, perhaps, are how it causes changes in the skin that do not affect all women equally, but largely depend on skin type and lifestyle. But – is there a solution?
Menopause marks the end of the reproductive stage and involves significant changes for women. But there are ways to cope. According to the Spanish Association for Menopause Studies (AEEM), menopause occurs at 51.4 years on average, once the body stops producing oestrogen and progesterone; it ends ovarian functioning and, therefore, the menstrual period. Hormonal changes are to blame for hot flushes, insomnia, mood swings and vaginal atrophy, and also ageing of the skin, in other words, dryness, wrinkles and sagging. Read More
Generally speaking, our skin is the first thing that people see. So it’s instinctive to care for it more than for other body parts. A recent study also demonstrates that most women over 50 are more concerned about the appearance of their skin than about other factors such as their weight, face and stomach.
The study, published in the Journal of Women & Aging, was conducted in the USA on 1,789 women aged over 50 years. Its aim was to determine the women’s satisfaction with their own body. A mere 12.2% said they were happy with their physical appearance! But even more surprising was the fact that, even within this minority satisfied with their figure and weight, 78.8% were not happy with their skin. The conclusion is obvious: when it comes to one’s personal appearance, the skin is primordial. This has always been clear for young people, but now it has been demonstrated to also be the case for maturer women.