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A woman looking her menopausal acne in the mirror
What Does Menopausal Acne Look Like?
It feels unfair that we have to add menopausal acne to the long list of bodily changes we might expect during perimenopause and menopause. We already know about fatigue, insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes and even unwanted facial hair growth—can't Mother Nature cut us a break?
Sadly, no. But luckily, she doesn't get the final say!
Menopausal and perimenopausal oily skin and acne are treatable at home. There are many options for fighting menopausal acne, including over-the-counter skin treatments, dietary supplements, lifestyle changes and updates to your skincare routine that can help prevent breakouts and support clear, healthy skin during menopause. Keep reading to learn more about what causes menopausal acne and the options for preventative menopausal acne treatment!
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A woman over 40 plucking facial hair growth at home before knowing other solutions for manopause related facial hair growth.
Unwanted Hair Growth During Menopause? Here’s Why

Hirsutism (HUR-soot-iz-um) is a condition in women that results in excessive growth of dark or coarse hair in a male-like pattern—on the face, chest and back. This unwanted hair is referred to as “terminal hair” and it affects roughly 5 to 10% of women. It is a common reason why women visit the dermatologist.

Hirsutism can be emotionally distressing. And although hirsutism doesn't cause physical complications, the underlying cause, which is a hormonal imbalance, can. Facial hair growth during menopause is typically caused by an increase in the ratio of androgen (testosterone) to estrogen. This does not necessarily point to a problem, but the increase in facial hair can be bothersome.

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In this article about How Pregnancy and IVF Takes a Toll on Your Hair, BNY features a mature female ginecologist with short gray hair wearing a blue uniform while holding ecosonograms in her consulting room.
How Pregnancy and IVF Takes a Toll on Your Hair
A lot happens to your body during pregnancy—you already know this, but this also includes your hair. In fact, this especially concerns your hair. Because your hormones are changing while you’re going through pregnancy and undergoing IVF, your hair can be affected. Hair loss during pregnancy may be a concern on your mind, especially for aging women who have thinner hair. But hair loss during pregnancy isn’t something to worry about (too much), because it’s likely to not happen. Undergoing IVF could be a different story, though, so let’s get into it.
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