Yes, we know it’s unfair to have greasy skin along with a sagging neck. But some people may experience an oiler skin appearance during perimenopause and menopause as the skin’s sebaceous glands make thicker sebum. (And yes, some of our sebaceous glands are producing LESS oil, too.) This tends to be related to the ratio of testosterone-related hormones and estrogen- testosterone drops more slowly than estrogen, so some people experience a relatively higher level of testosterone. This higher ratio of testosterone also leads to our next topics:
As our hormone levels skyrocket and crash during menopause, we may often feel as if we’re growing the facial hair of a particularly hirsute teen boy, particularly on the upper lip and chin. While that hair is typically thin and soft — peach fuzz, so sweet — but you may also discover thicker, rapidly growing rogue hairs in new areas
OK, bummer news: Menopause, unfortunately, does not always mean the end of acne, you may have the same skin outbreaks and flare ups you’ve always experienced. Or you might have a whole new pattern emerge. Sometimes those outbreaks may be worse. However the way we treat pimples during and post-menopause is not the same as before. That’s because, most store-bought acne treatments can be too harsh for dry, delicate older skin. The best remedies for menopausal acne come straight from your dermatologist.