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  • Writer's pictureMonigho Griffin

Why does your skin lose its beauty in Menopause & 6 ways you can restore it.

The truth of the matter is that many women start their journey of perimenopause without any awareness that the changes to their skin are a result of not just ageing per se but the hormonal changes that comes with this biological process.

So why does the menopause transition age you, or leave your skin dry, and what solutions are available to prevent this?


This natural biological process occurs as your hormones ( i.e. the body messengers ) either decline or fluctuate signalling the end to your body’s ability to reproduce.

These progesterone & oestrogen hormones are responsible for female production capabilities, and the female organs.

You officially reach Menopause 12 months after your last period. That is the day you can say you are in Menopause.

The 3–10-year period before Menopause, is Perimenopause and that is when you may experience numerous perimenopause symptoms, including dry skin.


1. The changes in your skin during menopause are the result of declining oestrogen

2. Oestrogen is responsible for stimulating the formulation of your body oils. In perimenopause this declines, so you are left with drier skin.

3. The reduction of Oestrogen in perimenopause means that your body’s ability to retain moisture has also been compromised so your skin may get drier quicker

4 The hormones affect the production of melanin which means in some cases it produces too much which causes hyperpigmentation and or accentuates age spots

5. Oestrogen stimulates the production of collagen, which is a protein found in muscles, bones, and skin.

6. Collagen is a hard substance that gives your skin, strength, and elasticity.

7. As your body produces less oestrogen in menopause, it means that your skin will lose its elasticity and shape, it will sag more and you may notice a jowl under your chin.

8. It is also the reason why your skin may feel itchy

9. As if this is not enough, the reduction of collagen means you are more prone to wrinkles too due to this loss of elasticity during perimenopause.

Try not to worry about it but take action to minimise the effects of menopause instead has on your skin instead

Please do not despair following these tips will certainly help you.


Your skin needs moisture

Use products that are moisturizing to wash with for example avoid sulphates and products that have alcohol in them apart from ceteayrl alcihol which is not drying

Moisturizing ingredients best for menopause skin

Mango butter, almond oil, Argan oil, olive oil and my favourite shea oil & Shea butter are all natural oils that will help to moisturize perimenopause skin.

These oils have a high moisturising and absorbing component. Oils help to seal in moisture so work well on damp skin or after using a face cream that has water in it

They will leave your skin more radiant and feeling softer

If you will like to try my award-winning, multi-benefits facial oil at a discounted rate register your interest here.

3. Perimenopause skin needs sun protection

Regardless of what you did in the past, and even if your skin is melanin rich. Perimenopause skin needs protection from the sun.

It not only helps prevent our skin from getting skin cancer as a result of exposure to harmful UV rays. It also helps reduces age spots and helps minimize hyperpigmentation.

4. Your diet can improve the condition of your skin.

Diet rich in phytoestrogens (plant oestrogens that mimic the oestrogen in our bodies )

can help balance the hormones and reduce the impact of some perimenopause symptoms.

Avocados, berries, tofu flax seeds, and soya are examples of this.

Caution: If you have a history of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease or ovarian cancer, please take professional advice before introducing soya into your diet.


Exercise reduces your stress levels. It also helps to boost circulation and relieve stress, boosting circulation that slows with age. The extra oxygen will help your skin get brighter and healthier.

Aim to do 20 mins aerobic exercise a day. I try to do 10,000 steps daily, working on brisk walking for 20mins though.

6. Sleep.

It is called beauty sleep for a reason. Good sleep promotes collagen production which results in smoother skin. Aim for 7-9 hours a night.


Perimenopause is inevitable. as it is part of the ageing process. There are effect changes you can make to combat the effect it has on your skin if you choose to do something about i rather than just live with it.

I inform & support women to find solutions that work during Perimenopause.

If you feel you need my help with this

Please email

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