The fact that menopause is a natural state in a woman’s life doesn’t make dealing with unpleasant menopausal symptoms any easier. Many women are happy to say goodbye to their monthly period, but not so welcoming of the effects brought on by dramatic hormone changes. Wild hot-flashes, relationship-altering mood swings, weight gain, thinning hair, wickedly-dry and wrinkly skin and the sex drive of a potted plant are a few of the challenges women face when estrogen levels plunge. For those of us in this demographic, we know the symptoms well, and for many, the effects on the skin top the chart for most disliked and most difficult to resolve.
As a woman reaches menopause, there are significant changes in the body’s hormone production – Luteinizing Hormone, Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, and estrogen levels change so significantly that they can deeply affect the way a woman feels and looks.
Hormones are messengers in the human body and they travel to precise locations to initiate, cease, speed up or slow down specific functional activity. For example, estrogen and progesterone are hormones largely involved with sexual functions, but the presence of these hormones can also improve general health. The drop in the level of these hormones not only stops our monthly cycles, but will also set off many more physiological changes in a woman's body.
Although many symptoms of menopause are felt internally, numerous women notice sudden and serious effects on their skin.
Skin is the largest and the most visible organ of the human body. During menopause, the female skin undergoes tremendous changes. The decline of estrogen levels in the body decreases the water-holding ability (moisture), and elasticity of the skin which results in dryness, itching, appearance of wrinkles and loss of skin tone.
So why does the skin change with the drop in estrogen levels?
While there’s no silver bullet where menopause is concerned, many of the undesirable skin changes can be mitigated or managed effectively when supplementing with DeepMarine’s Canadian-Made Collagen. DM’s premium-quality and ultra-small molecule size work together to replenish lost collagen in skin tissues. This keeps the skin thicker, better hydrated, less itchy, healthier and younger looking.