Thoughts on Better Aging

Time to Reevaluate Your Relationship with the Sun

January 23rd, 2015

Make sunscreen and anti-aging cream the two vital components of your menopause skin care routine.

Up to 80 percent of the signs of visible aging on your face, including wrinkles, sagging skin, and discoloration, can be attributed to sun damage. And according to a French study published in 2013, by their 40s individuals who have spent a lot of time in the sun appear about 5 years older than those who took care to limit their sun exposure.

As you enter menopause, many changing aspects of your body are going to start making you feel older. Don’t let sun-damaged skin be one of them. Instead, follow these simple tips for a healthy relationship with the sun that will help support beautiful skin in menopause.

Get Safe Sun Exposure

First of all, it’s important to realize that you don’t have to hide away from the sun completely. In fact, getting some sun every day is actually vital for health during menopause because it helps your body produce Vitamin D. In addition to being essential to the fight against osteoporosis, Vitamin D has also been linked to many other health benefits including prevention of colon cancer, breast cancer, depression, and heart disease.

About 15 minutes of daily sun exposure on your hands and face is sufficient to help your body produce the Vitamin D it needs. Just be sure you get this sun exposure safely! Avoid exposure between 10 and 2 and be sure to use a quality sunscreen.

Choose a Quality Sunscreen

To protect against the damaging UVA and UVB rays present in sunlight, you need to choose a quality sunscreen. The product you choose should be rated at least SPF 15 and you should make sure it promises “broad spectrum” protection to protect against both types of UV rays.

Apply Sunscreen Properly

For your sunscreen to be effective, you have to use it properly. If you work indoors, it should be sufficient to apply your sunscreen once per day in the morning. However, if you will be spending time outside, you should reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours. Be especially careful to reapply sunscreen to your hands every time you wash them.

Improve Your Skin with Anti-Aging Cream

While protecting your skin from UV rays is certainly important, sun damage isn’t the only factor that is contributing to old-looking skin during menopause. Declining estrogen levels can also contribute to older-looking skin by robbing skin of the moisture and healthy collagen production needed to maintain elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Renew Woman’s™ anti-aging cream is an excellent example of a proven therapy that can halt and to some extent even reverse this process. Our cream contains estriol and progesterone hormones, which, when applied topically, help stimulate the production of collagen in the face for a younger, smoother, tighter look. This estrogen cream is strong enough to improve skin but mild enough not to affect your overall hormonal balance, so it is safe to use with or without estrogen replacement therapy.

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