How does estrogen loss affect a woman’s skin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

When women reach their fifties, they have about one-tenth of the estrogen they have had as an adult up to that point. Since estrogen stimulates both collagen and oil production, that dramatic loss shows up as very dry skin. Cracks begin to appear, along with age spots, and fat loss in your face contributes to skin sagging.

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