Menopause and Itchy Skin
Hot flashes, vaginal dryness and night sweats are some of the best-known symptoms of menopause. However, other symptoms can catch women by surprise. Some women may realize they no longer recognize their own reflection as their skin becomes thin, dry and itchy. Skin changes during menopause are directly related to the same hormonal fluctuations that cause other menopause symptoms. As the ovaries stop producing eggs, the production of estrogen also declines. Estrogen stimulates the body’s oil and collagen production. When estrogen levels drop, women may experience a sudden increase in dry, flaky or itchy skin.
Natural menopause treatment can help combat dry, irritated skin during menopause, but these changes are generally permanent. Women may be able to alleviate their discomfort by eating a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of healthy fats such as those found in walnuts, eggs, sardines or salmon. Use Antiaging Institute’s soap in a warm rather than hot shower to help your skin retain those precious natural oils, and gently pat on a rich moisturizer cream, oatmeal lotion, Shea butter or simply petroleum jelly while your skin is still damp in order to keep your skin fresh and moisturized. Itchy skin also needs to be protected with a broad spectrum sunblock with an SPF of at least 15. Facial skin may benefit from regular exfoliation through scrubs or peels and antioxidant moisturizers, such as green tea.
Women who suffer from itchy skin may also consider DON’T PAUSE, which is designed to provide menopause natural relief from a variety of symptoms thanks to its special blend of green tea, pomegranate, DHEA and black cohosh. With the right treatment regimen, you can kiss your itchy skin goodbye.
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