How can menopausal women improve their physical health and appearance?

Getting older is a blessing. It means that you have experience, have made memories and have learned a lot about life. As the saying goes: “Do not regret getting older. It’s a privilege denied to many.” However, just because you embrace your age, it doesn’t mean you have to look aged. But is it still possible to have soft skin and vitality once you reach menopausal age?

Issues like wrinkles, age spots, sagging skin and cellulite can creep up apparently from nowhere. It seems like one minute your complexion is supple and clear, and the next minute you are spending hundreds on creams and ointments to revitalise your skin. It can be frustrating but when you understand what caused the issues, it makes it a lot easier to tackle existing issues and prevent further problems occurring.

Some causes are less controllable than others. Environmental factors like UV rays and pollution can really damage the skin. Many people only worry about UVB rays (the ones that burn the skin) and only wear sun cream when it is hot. However, UVA rays can also damage the skin. These can penetrate cloud and even glass and are responsible for ageing the skin with wrinkles and brown spots. To protect your skin from these it is important to apply UV moisturiser daily and cover up the skin when possible. The face is most susceptible to wrinkles because it is always exposed so make sure you protect it. Pollution can also damage and dry out the skin so choose a cream that protects against this too as in modern life it is difficult to avoid it.

What changes can you make to improve your skin’s appearance and all round health?

Other factors that affect your skin’s appearance and all round health can be controlled. A poor diet, smoking, lack of sleep and excessive alcohol consumption can all age your skin and affect the way your body functions. Getting enough sleep can make a massive difference to energy levels and all round vitality as well as improve your appearance. Your body rejuvenates itself when you sleep so if it doesn’t have enough time to do this, your health and skin will be affected. Aim for a minimum of seven hours every night.

Eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of greens and fruit will brighten your skin and improve your health. Avoid foods high in salt and processed foods as much as possible. Try and quit or cut down on smoking and drinking as both adversely affect the body and can dehydrate the skin cells leaving you looking drained. Drink eight glasses of water a day to improve blood circulation and keep your body hydrated. If you don’t exercise, try and introduce some into your week. Even just a brisk walk can make the difference, while a regular exercise regime can tighten skin and improve muscle definition.

One of the main reasons wrinkles appear as you get older is when you reach 25, collagen production slows down; and, as collagen is responsible for smooth skin and luscious hair, this is when some people will find skin is not as supple and more prone to wrinkles. Fortunately hormone replacement therapy from Source can help restore collagen. While you won’t look 25 again, coupled with a healthy lifestyle, it can really improve your overall health, skin and appearance.

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