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Menopause and skin: does HRT keep skin looking young?

The reduction in oestrogen levels during the menopause has a detrimental impact on the skin, which could be corrected to some degree through the use of HRT. This article looks at the evidence around HRT and whether it has a role to play in maintaining healthy skin. 

Mrs Jones, who is 60 years old, says that HRT keeps her looking youthful and wants to stay on it. What does the evidence suggest? The menopause represents a natural process that occurs once a woman has experienced 12 months of amenorrhoea and, on average, occurs at 51 years of age. It is associated with many symptoms, including vasomotor problems (i.e., hot flushes and night sweats which affect around 75% of women),1 vaginal dryness, as well as an impairment of sexual function. While predominately used to provide relief from menopausal symptoms, the evidence suggests that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can


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