As if dealing with the effects of ageing isn't enough, menopause comes rolling into the party and shakes things up even more.
No matter how positive your attitude towards menopause is, the symptoms are REAL. And it can suck.
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For those who skipped biology class, menopause is basically the winding down of the whole mensuration game, where you'll naturally stop getting your period.
It usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, but there's a whole heap of stuff that goes on in the lead-up.
We're talking about all that cool stuff like hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and irregular periods. Fun! These are all signs that your ovaries are shutting up shop, producing less estrogen and going on a long-ass holiday.
This can be a little problematic, though - because estrogen does a lot of good things for your skin, like making sure it's healthy and strong. ARGH!
The result? Hormonal fluctuations can lead to annoying things like acne and breakouts - everything you do not need when you're already going through all that other sh*t above.
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