Dry skin: The skin may become drier, rougher, and more prone to itching and irritation.
Thinning hair: Hair may become thinner, less dense, and more susceptible to breakage.
Hair loss: Some women may experience hair loss or notice an increase in hair shedding.
Changes in texture: The texture of the skin and hair may change, becoming less supple and lustrous.
Skin and hair changes are common symptoms experienced by a significant number of women during menopause and perimenopause.
Approximately 40-55% of women going through menopause and perimenopause experience noticeable skin and hair changes.
The most effective treatments for skin and hair changes during menopause and perimenopause include:
Skincare routine: Adopting a consistent skincare routine with gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen can help improve the condition of the skin.
Haircare practices: Utilizing mild shampoos, conditioners, and avoiding excessive heat styling or harsh chemical treatments can help maintain hair health.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Hormone replacement therapy, particularly estrogen therapy, may help alleviate skin and hair changes associated with menopause by restoring hormonal balance.
Nutritional supplements: Consuming a well-balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids can support skin and hair health.
On average, around 60-70% of women report a reduction in skin and hair change symptoms after two months of starting menopause treatment, such as hormone replacement therapy or implementing a targeted skincare and haircare regimen.