Our skin is a pretty incredible organ. It’s the largest in our bodies and its primary jobs are to protect our bodies from impacts, changes in pressure and temperature and to keep out “bad” things like harmful chemicals, radiation, micro-organisms and other foreign bodies.
As most menopausal women will tell you, menopause means havoc for your skin.
But seeing as menopause happens when both natural skin aging and premature skin aging (which is mainly caused by cumulative exposure to the sun) are starting to set in, it’s hard to tease out how many of the changes in your skin are due to aging and how many to menopause.
We KNOW that humidity causes breakout because we have experienced it ourselves. But in 2017 we got some confirmatory scientific proof, (1) in a Saudi Arabian study of 144 women aged between 22-24 with acne, humidity and heat significantly correlated with the number of pimples.