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Tackle the Effects of Menopause on Skin & Hair: Read our Top Tips

Menopause is a significant event in a woman’s life, with hormonal changes that extend their effects beyond internal processes to include skin and hair health. As estrogen levels decline, the skin undergoes noticeable changes such as increased dryness, the beginning of wrinkles, dark spots and a loss of firmness. Additionally, hair may become thinner, while unwanted facial hair growth might also occur, adding to the challenges women face during this transition.

These changes require a complex approach that encompasses skincare, lifestyle changes, and in some cases, medical interventions. Here are some tips to help manage the effects of menopause on the skin and hair:

Dietary Considerations

Opt for a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to support skin health. Incorporate foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and omega-3 fatty acids which can help combat inflammation and promote skin restoration.


In addition to using moisturising skincare products, ensure sufficient hydration by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Hydrated skin appears plumper and more youthful, helping to ease the effects of dryness and dullness associated with menopause.

Stress Management

High stress levels can intensify menopausal symptoms and impact skin health. Practice stress-reducing techniques such as mindfulness meditation, yoga or deep breathing exercises to promote relaxation and overall wellbeing.

Regular Exercise

Engage in regular physical activity to support circulation and promote healthy skin. Exercise can also help maintain muscle tone, which contributes to a more youthful appearance.

Skincare Routine

Establish a thorough skincare routine tailored to address the specific concerns of menopausal skin. Include products containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid and peptides to hydrate, exfoliate and stimulate collagen production.

Sun Protection

Protect the skin from harmful UV radiation by wearing sunscreen daily, even on overcast days. Select a broad-band sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply every two hours, particularly if spending extended periods outdoors.

Ask your GP to refer you to Novus Health

If you feel that your skin and hair require professional medical attention, don’t hesitate to discuss your concerns with your GP and enquire about a referral to Novus Health for expert dermatological care.

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