Sick of looking in the mirror and being disappointed by those wrinkles? Has your skin seen better days and is now starting to dry out? We all know it’s going to happen. We talk about it when we’re younger and maybe avoid certain activities ‘that will give you wrinkles when you’re older’. The fact is, it’s an inevitable part of aging. However, the effects of menopause can make your skin appear and feel worse than it actually is. Here are some ways you can stay on top of it.
Drink Plenty of Water
We’ve already spoken about how important it is to stay hydrated and to drink plenty of water throughout menopause. Getting your eight glasses a day, every single day has so many benefits! As we age our skin is probably one of the biggest things we notice first. Some of us start worrying about wrinkles and dry skin long before we reach menopause. Staying hydrated does absolute wonders for aging skin. Skin, after all, is an organ. The cells in any organ need water to function successfully.
Stay Out the Sun
Exposure to sunlight fast-tracks the aging effects of our skin. Nobody wants that! Time and menopause itself are enough of a problem to battle with. Adding too much sun exposure into the mix is asking for trouble. If you live in the UK this probably isn’t so much of a problem, but it’s still advisable to wear SPF protection every day throughout the summer. Skin literally dries out as we age, so it makes perfect sense that constant hydration
Omega-3 to the Rescue
Fatty acids from natural sources help keep your skin moisturized. Eating things such as salmon, olive oil, fish oil supplements or ground flaxseed are ideal natural ways to get your quota. Dry skin leaves you looking older, the skin becomes looser and wrinkles appear more obvious. Moisture is your saviour, so anything that will help increase or maintain moisture levels in the skin is going to be your best friend.
Some studies do suggest that smoking ages the skin by breaking down collagen. It also affects blood supply which help keep skin tissue looking supple. Studies were carried out on siblings at the Twin Research Unit at St. Thomas Hospital in London. The results showed that the sibling who was a smoker had visibly more wrinkles than their non-smoking brother or sister. Smoking also tends to increase under-eye bags!
Many women have reported an improvement in skin tone when wearing the LaBalance device. Menopause related skin problems could, therefore, be overcome by wearing LaBalance 24/7. This is another reason why LaBalance is even used beyond menopause, once the hot flushes have stopped.
Start looking after your skin better today by following these tips and in a few months time we’re sure you’ll see a noticeable improvement.