Menopause and Your Skin Part 4

Sun-damaged skin

Sun damage may be more pronounced during menopause. The maintenance of melanocytes is controlled by estrogen and, when these levels decrease, melanocytes become more visible. This means that areas that have been exposed to the sun for years and years are now going to show to the fullest extent.

Your esthetician can successfully address lines, wrinkles, uneven texture and pigmentation through the application of chemical peels and various forms of exfoliation. Any time that you can nourish and protect the skin, it will be to your benefit. Some ingredients that should be used include malic, glycolic and lactic acid, vitamins C and B-5, licorice extract and ferulic acid.