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Menopause marks another stage in the skin transformation process. Deprived of estrogen and progesterone which favorably affect its hydration and thickness, this organ ages prematurely.
Hormone replacement therapies and various nutritional measures, complemented by suitable cosmetic treatments, effectively contribute to slowing down the aging process. Although sometimes better food hygiene may be enough to improve the appearance of the skin, the intake of certain nutritional supplements is particularly beneficial.
The latter are:
Vitamin A and its plant precursor beta-carotene, which at the same time possess antioxidant and lubricating properties.
Vitamin C, which, in addition to having a powerful anti-radical action, contributes to the processing of collagen.
Vitamin E, which on the one hand counteracts the oxidation caused by free radicals and on the other protects the lipids of the membranes. It should be noted that the need for this substance increases during menopause and in the case of a high intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Vitamin F, better known by the acronym AGPE (essential polyunsaturated fatty acids), the deficiency of which is frequent in modern nutrition, and which prevents skin drying. Very rich in this vitamin, especially alpha-linolenic acid, linseed oil, available in capsules, deserves a special mention.
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose natural synthesis gradually decreases over the years. The best sources of GLA, whose deficiency also causes drying and premature skin aging, are borage, blackcurrant and evening primrose oils.
NUTRITION: (fatty acid, amino acid, etc.) ESSENTIAL: substance that, not being able to synthesize it, the body must necessarily draw from food.
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