What Causes Wrinkles During Perimenopause?
Perimenopause is the preliminary stage of aging for women and can happen well before full blown menopause gets its hooks in you. In fact, many women are unaware that perimenopause even exists and have no idea that their body is already headed for the final menopause stage. Depending on the circumstances, some women can enter this pre-menopausal state in their 30’s and can stay that way for a very long time. The symptoms of perimenopause are very similar but less profound than actual menopause, but essentially, the symptoms involve the signs of aging, including wrinkles, thinner skin, thinning head hair and diminished libido.
As your body ages, your estrogen and progesterone levels will diminish due to the changing needs and age of your reproductive system. Once the estrogen levels diminish, this will deplete your body of the desperately needed moisture that keeps your skin looking young. This is one reason why you are far more prone to developing wrinkles during perimenopause – your skin simply dries out to the deepest levels of the dermal layers. Good wrinkle creams can help offset this dryness by filling in the sunken dermal layers, but you do need to not only be very consistent about applying the moisturizer, but must also make sure you get the right kind for your specific skin type.
Not only does perimenopause dry your skin, it also speeds up the loss of collagen in the skin as well. Collagen is a substance found in the human body and it is responsible for the firmness and elasticity of your skin. Those girls who have the dewy and fresh complexions of a young girl have an abundance of collagen and those with loose and wrinkled skin have very little. Many of the wrinkle creams on the market today are geared toward replacing that lost collagen and can help fill in those wrinkles. In fact, this is one ingredient you really need to insist upon when looking for good wrinkle creams.
Wrinkle creams that work as wrinkle fillers are a good product to use during this time, but you also need to make sure that you are exfoliating the dead skin cells, and that you eat right and have a regular exercise regimen. A healthy body will provide you with a healthy skin and even the best wrinkle creams cannot work if you don’t take care of your body as well, so be healthy and use good moisturizers for best results.
Below you’ll find some of the most effective wrinkle serum/cream formulations on the market today, in our opinion.
Our Top Wrinkle Creams
Dermatologist Recommendations for Maintaining Younger, Healthier, Vibrant Looking Skin:
- Be certain to consistently apply the product(s) you choose in accordance with its directions for use;
- Pay special attention to your neck and hands while applying the product(s) you choose, as these areas reflect your age;
- Always use sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15;
- Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to stay well hydrated;
- Avoid excessive intake of caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, as they may contribute to dehydration and exacerbate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; and
- Be sure to get adequate rest every day.