With perimenopause and menopause, our skin and hair can change considerably because of reduced collagen, and the collagen we do make is poor quality. Not like it was in our 20s. We notice that our skin and hair get dry, there are more wrinkles and our hair just breaks off. Some women even notice a change in their fingernails. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been shown to increase skin hydration, skin elasticity, skin thickness, and also reduces wrinkles. If that isn’t great enough, we know that the quality and quantity of collagen is improved when on HRT.
The low levels of estrogen and progesterone that occur with peri- and menopause means your hair may start to fall out sooner, break off more easily and grow more slowly. The goal of HRT is to help your body attain healthy, balanced hormone levels.