Why am I getting acne after menopause?
Ask the doctors
Q. My skin has been breaking out since I entered menopause. Why is this happening, and what can I do about it?
A. Many women notice changes to their skin at menopause. For some women this means dryness, age spots, or a tendency toward bruising. For others, estrogen levels drop while male hormone levels, such as testosterone, remain the same, which can prompt acne breakouts.