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Some women experience change in their skin and hair in response to the drop in hormone levels during perimenopause and menopause. If you have experienced adult acne, it may worsen as you reach menopause. Blotchiness and redness of the skin often accompanies hot flashes. During this time in your life, your skin may become thinner and you may begin to develop wrinkles. Learn more about skin changes in mid and later life here. Sometimes, hormonal changes will affect hair growth, and women may experience excess hair growth on their bodies, including the face. Your body decreases its level of estrogen, but continues to produce a small amount of the male hormone testosterone, which can contribute to such hair growth or the thinning of hair on the scalp experienced by some women at this time.

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