During menopause, the skin around the eyes and lip area can undergo specific changes and present distinct concerns. Hormonal shifts can lead to various issues in these delicate areas, and addressing them with appropriate skincare and lifestyle adjustments can help maintain a youthful and healthy appearance.
The most common concerns are fine lines and wrinkles. Menopause can exacerbate the appearance of vertical lines around the lips (sometimes called smoker's lines), even in non-smokers. Puffiness and dark circles around eyes are another common concern. Hormonal changes, coupled with fluid retention, can lead to puffiness around the eyes. Thinning skin and increased blood vessel visibility can cause dark circles to become more noticeable.