The menopause can be a relief for many women because it means the end of their menstrual cycle and having to deal with periods each month. However, the depleting hormones can have their downside, like hot flushes, skin irritation and hair loss, so we thought we’d put together a list of menopause hero products that can help, so that you can have a tool kit on hand to give you some support.
If your skin is feeling sensitive and you’re dealing with redness and irritation, switching to this cleanser could make all the difference to your complexion. This pH-balanced gel cream glides easily over face and eyes to cleanse without stripping your skins protective barrier whilst helping to calm and cool sensitised or highly reactive skin.
Many of our clients agree that the hot flushes are one of the worst side effects of the menopause, and that cooling yourself down can be tricky. This gel from Elemis is designed to cool and soothe the skin, and is especially useful if used on the neck, shoulders and decolletage during a hot flush. It contains extracts of arnica, birch and witch hazel, with cooling camphor and menthol to create a super cooling blend.
Thinning of the lips happens during the menopause, due to the body’s natural slow-down on collagen production and dehydration, and this lip treatment can help greatly. It’s an anti-ageing lip and perioral treatment that smoothes the appearance of laugh and feather lines while you sleep. It contains hyaluronic acid for maximum plumping benefits.
Brittle nails are another annoying side-effect of the menopause, and even those who has amazingly strong nail before can succumb to peeling and breakages. Nailtiques Protein Formula 2 is designed for soft, peeling and weak nails. It helps stimulate rapid growth and strengthens nails, making it perfect for anyone struggling with nail issues after menopause.
Problems with sleep are one of the most common side effects of menopause and de-stressing may be the key to solving it. Elemis De-Stress Massage Oil is designed to soothe the mind, melt tension and harmonise the body. It’s carefully crafted using hand selected pure essential oils of rosewood, melissa, marjoram, geranium, rosemary, lavender and chamomile, offering moisturisation for dry, parched or mature skin.