There is very little research available about how the hormonal changes that menopause causes has a direct effect on wrinkling of the skin.
Menopause usually occurs in women over the age of forty-five so she has reached the age where wrinkles will just naturally be occurring anyway. However, it is generally agreed that menopause does speed up the wrinkling process.
That doesnt mean that there is nothing that can be done to slow it back down.
Hormone replacement therapies (HRT) have been maligned of late and there is much research that does suggest that some of these hormone replacement therapies can and do increase the risk of breast cancer.
Many women are understandably reluctant to use hormone replacement therapies as a result.
There are, however, natural hormonal replacements that are available online and in real brick and mortar drug stores, dietary supplement stores and large discount department stores nation wide.
The things that a woman who is in menopause can do to help protect her skin are:
Try to avoid excessive frowning or holding your face in any other than relaxed position.
Apply moisturizers at least twice a day….more often if possible. Remember that price has nothing to do with effectiveness.
Eat a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Weight gain is a problem through out menopause and beyond but eating small meals frequently that consist of whole grains, fruits and vegetable will aid in both weight control and slowing down the wrinkling process.
Drink a lot of fluids…preferably water. Good hydration of the body tissues helps to delay wrinkling and, besides, it will make you just feel better.
Follow an effective skin care routine. An effective routine includes thorough cleansing. Use only ph balanced soaps. Do not use soaps that contain deodorants or perfumes.