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Menopause Breakouts and How to Avoid Stress

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By Pause Well-Aging | April 30, 2021

Aging presents many hormonal imbalances in women and issues like increased facial hair, hot flashes, wrinkles and breakouts. The appearance of stress breakouts on the face happens as estrogen levels drop.

Ordinary skincare routines, products and blemish prevention tips aimed at teenagers won’t work well for women going through any stage of menopause.

What are stress breakouts?

Anxiety may not directly cause breakouts, but can trigger the excess secretion of sebum, making your skin oilier. The body also produces excess cortisol, the stress hormone, which may alter the body’s hormonal balance and result in clogged pores. 

Besides, this stress hormone is responsible for the regulation of:

  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Inflammatory response
  • Glucose metabolism
  • Insulin release
  • Immune function

Factors that trigger excessive cortisol production are hormonal imbalance, such as insufficient sleep, food habits, chronic illnesses, work-related stress, pollution, etc.

How to fight stress breakouts

  1. Use a mild cleanser to remove oil and dirt from your face.

  2. Understand your skin type and use the right moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated. A great universal option is our Collagen Boosting Moisturizer.

  3.  Add a gentle exfoliating product such as our Detox Serum to help boost cell turnover and balance oil levels without drying your skin.

  4. Avoid touching the face too often as bacteria can spread, and don’t become a pimple-popper.

  5. Apply a daily sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage.

Identifying stress/hormonal breakouts

If you wonder, “what do stress breakouts look like?” and how to differentiate them from other types of breakouts, pay attention to where your breakouts occur. If your breakouts tend to be more concentrated in the chin/cheek/jawline, this likely means that hormones and stress may be the cause.

Pause can help with your breakouts 

While you cannot stop aging, Pause can help you age gracefully. Using our proprietary formulation, Pause Complex, we create superior skin care products to treat breakouts in menopause. Visit Pause Well-Aging now and browse our products to find the right fit for you.


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