You may have noticed that the older you get, the drier your skin becomes. As women age, their skin suffers a slowdown in oil production and cell turnover, especially after menopause; dry skin and menopause often become synonymous for most women. To keep dry skin in the best condition possible, it’s important to use proper cleansers that won’t deplete skin of moisture and to exfoliate on a weekly basis. Most important, you’ll need to keep skin moisturized throughout the day.
The delicate skin of the internal and external vagina is especially sensitive, and it may be more susceptible to dryness and irritation than other areas of the body. Skin care during menopause may seem easy, but moisturizers intended for the face or body can cause redness, irritation and discomfort when applied to this delicate skin. Instead, choose products designed especially for the vagina and surrounding area, such as Dr. Blatt’s PrivateRx brand of intimate skin care.