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More than Hot Flashes: How Menopause Affects the Skin

More than Hot Flashes: How Menopause Affects the Skin

Experts from Emepelle are here to talk about how menopause affects the skin and explain the benefits of using Emepelle products.

Menopause is well known for causing symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings, but what is talked about much less is the significant effect menopause has on the skin.

When women experience increased dryness, laxity, sagging skin, fine lines, wrinkling and dullness, they may not consider that menopause could be at fault. The good news is that there is a solution for women to look their best through all stages of menopause.

How menopause affects the skin

Estrogen is a vital component to maintaining skin health. However, during menopause (and in the years leading up to menopause), estrogen levels naturally decline [1, 2, 3].

This reduction in estrogen can cause dramatic changes in a woman’s facial appearance—often over a short period of time. In fact, low estrogen levels cause greater collagen loss than chronological aging [3].

How estrogen helps maintain skin health

Estrogen maintains skin health by stimulating and activating estrogen receptors in two key skin cells: fibroblasts and keratinocytes.

The process encourages fibroblasts to produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid while keratinocytes produce new skin cells, maintaining healthy, vibrant and younger-looking skin [1, 2, 3].

During the first five years of menopause, decline in estrogen leads to a 30% decrease in dermal collagen. This is the fastest breakdown in collagen and acceleration of intrinsic skin aging that women will experience during any stage of their life [2, 3].

Even before menopause, women can notice changes in the appearance of their skin as estrogen levels begin to decline in perimenopause.

What this means

Women want to look their best at every stage of life, so it can be frustrating for them to see their skin aging at such a rapid rate.

There is often a lack of education and support for women going through menopause. While they may be able to get help from their general practitioner to tackle other symptoms, they often don’t make the connection between sudden rapid skin aging and menopause.

“A woman could be doing everything right. She could be using her antioxidants every day, using the appropriate skin care, using daily sun protection, eating a healthy diet, drinking enough water, and she’s still not going to look her best because she’s missing that one factor after menopause. She’s missing that estrogen factor,” says Dr. Diane Berson, an NYC-based dermatologist.

Even though this accelerated skin aging is completely normal, there were previously no skin care solutions to help address the root cause of Estrogen Deficient Skin brought on by perimenopause and menopause.

Introducing Emepelle®

Emepelle® is clinically proven to significantly improve visible signs of skin aging brought on by Estrogen Deficient Skin, which occurs during perimenopause and menopause [3, 4, 5]. In fact, Emepelle is the only cosmeceutical to feature breakthrough MEP Technology®, clinically proven to safely and effectively address the root cause of Estrogen Deficient Skin. Results can be seen in as little as eight weeks.

MEP Technology® is a new cosmeceutical ingredient for mature skin that is innovative and unique. Emepelle with MEP Technology® is available in a Serum and Night Cream and can easily be incorporated into a daily regimen.

Containing MEP Technology®, antioxidants, peptides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, Emepelle Serum invigorates skin and replenishes the complexion to restore skin’s radiance, combat oxidative stress and promote a more even skin tone and texture while improving hydration and moisture retention.

Emepelle Serum

Formulated with MEP Technology®, retinol, peptides and niacinamide for powerful nighttime rejuvenation, Emepelle Night Cream works to nourish the skin while harnessing the skin’s ability to repair itself, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and improving hydration and luminosity.

Emepelle Night Cream

When used regularly, Emepelle Serum and Night Cream help reduce skin’s dryness, dullness, thinning, fine lines and wrinkles.

What else can I do to help?

At LovelySkin, we understand that hormonal deficiencies can lead to side effects that aren’t always easy to discuss with your doctor or your partner. To boost your body’s regenerative benefits, consider an intimate wellness solution like the vFit. Designed by an OB/GYN and a team of women to improve intimate wellness, this non-hormonal, non-invasive solution combines low-level light, gentle heat and sonic technology to improve sensation, pleasure and intimacy from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

vFit Intimate Wellness Solution

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1. Hall G, Phillips TJ. Estrogen and skin: the effects of estrogen, menopause, and hormone replacement therapy on the skin. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005;53:555-68.

2. Svoboda RM, DelRosso JQ, Zeichner JA, Draelos ZD. Revisiting the beneficial effects of estrogen on the skin: a comprehensive review of the literature and a look to the future. Skin. 2018;2:308-16.

3. Archer DF. Postmenopausal skin and estrogen. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2012;28 (suppl 2):2-6. Doi:10.3109/09513590.2012.705392.

4. Draelos ZD. A double-blind randomized pilot study evaluating the safety and efficacy of topical MEP in the facial appearance improvement of estrogen deficient females. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(11):1032-1035.

5. Rzepecki AK, Murase JE, Rupal J, Fabi SG, McLellan BN. Estrogen-deficient skin: The role of topical therapy. Intl. J. Women’s Dermatol. 2019;5:85-90

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