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From: swartzrn
Date: 05-08-2006, 12:25 PM (1 of 6)
Sorta a spin-off from Bama's question about makeup but one of you mentioned using the Bare Mineral makeup since a hysterectomy. Have any of you who have had the surgery experienced any skin changes? I had mine back in Oct 2005 and have had quite a few changes since. My facial skin which was really oily at times in the T Zone has changed completely. I seem to have more drier skin than anything. My legs seem more drier also where once I didn't have a problem with that. I have also had a complete change in my hair texture. It grew alot at first but has slowed down back to normal however I now have a little more body than before. I also had quite a few grey hairs show up almost overnight..but that could be just getting older.
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From: DorothyL
Date: 05-08-2006, 02:33 PM (2 of 6)
If you ask my husband the gray hair is from having a teenager in the house.
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From: bridesmom
Date: 05-08-2006, 11:01 PM (3 of 6)
Sounds like perimenopausal symptoms to me. My skin was always very oily and now has really gotten drier. Ditto with the body hair thing. Oh the joy's of getting more mature, like a fine wine, drier with age!! :cry:
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From: toadusew
Date: 05-09-2006, 08:56 AM (4 of 6)
I agree with Dorothy that gray hairs are caused by teens in the house! :wink:

Since my surgery, I haven't noticed much of a skin change. Mine has actually gotten better, but that may be due to my makeup and skin care routine, and regular exercise. The only thing I noticed when I first started menopause was a large brown splotch--like a huge freckle that grew to look like a birthmark--on the side of my face. It has stayed, but beginning to fade (I think it's due to the ingredients in the makeup--supposed to even out skin tone).

As I got older I noticed that my skin got drier--and it is definitely drier and not oily. My hair, on the other hand, is getting oily again! :shock: Go figure!LOL
User: toadusew
Member since: 01-08-2005
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From: Laurie H
Date: 05-09-2006, 02:51 PM (5 of 6)
I hope you don't mind someone new posting here, and probably can't add much to your discussion since my hyst. was so long ago, but the only change to my skin was that it didn't break out anymore. Not that it did often, but it would once in a while and it seemed to more or less follow my cycle. After the hyst, that stopped.

I had my hyst when I was 26, which was almost 20 years ago, so maybe I don't remember, but I believe that was my only skin change. My skin is naturally a bit dry and our cold, dry winters don't help much.
User: Laurie H
Member since: 05-07-2006
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From: bridesmom
Date: 05-09-2006, 09:24 PM (6 of 6)
Hey Laurie Welcome to the gang!! Always glad to see some new faces on the board!!
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