How does the skin of pre and postmenopausal women differ?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Pre menopausal women generally have adequate levels of the hormone estrogen, and these levels decline as women enter menopause. This decline in estrogen levels can affect skin health, distorting the lipid barrier and the skin's ability to retain moisture. In general, the skin of pre menopausal women shows well ordered lipid barriers, whereas that of postmenopausal women has significantly degraded lipid content.

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