Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Uneven Skin Tones After Menopause What To Do AND Some Foods That Help
Yes it's true. These conditions of spots, patches of brown, uneven coloring are normally due to hormone changes and woman over 40. Some of the things you can do to prevent the pigmentation from spreading is to use a sun screen over SPH 50+ on a daily basis. Sun will usually trigger it to become worse. Almost looks like a dirty face. Of course some makeup will cover it, bleaching cremes will make it lighter. You would need to see a dermatologist for further treatment such as laser and peels.
To keep it under control use a good sunscreen. Medicines can also trigger this condition, birth control, hormone pills with the combination of sun, will enhance the blotchy skin syndrome.
Although there isn't a cure of the brown age spots, blotchy brown patches or battle of uneven skin tones, you can keep it at a minimum by applying bleaching cremes and staying out of the sun.
Drink lots of water and keep hydrated. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Apply morning 50+ sph sunblocks and use nightly moisturizers.
Talk to you dermatologist for more options. There are several department stores that carry products that can lighten and help the condition as well.
Add some healthy skin saving foods to your diet. Salmon, snapper, flax seed, sweet potatoes, kiwi, sunflower seeds, Turkey and green tea can benefit your skin health.
4 pieces of Salmon
Jam of choice around 1 tablespoon per piece (apricot, blackberry, raspberry, peach, pineapple are some suggestions)
Place Salmon on oil sprayed aluminum foil, add the jam of choice, bake for 25 minutes (or grill for 7 minutes flipping on each side on the grill in foil.)
Note: Sprinkle the top with silvered almonds. Close the foil tightly.