Menopause Awareness Month October 2022

Indulgence Beauty Daventry helps with effects of menopause on ageing skin
Indulgence Beauty Daventry helps with effects of menopause on ageing skin

Menopause is a big life change for women, and this can lead to increased anxiety due to changes in appearance. Fortunately, we have helped many clients going through the menopause.

No time to read on .. Scroll straight to the bottom of the page to learn more about our treatments our clients have booked to help them look and feel younger.

History Of World Menopause Month

“World Menopause Month was created as a means to raise awareness of the stage in a woman’s life when she stops menstruating. It helps women understand the possible health issues associated when approaching, during, and after menopause. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Menopause Society designated October as World Menopause Month. October 18 was also dubbed as World Menopause Day.

In England in the 1800’s doctors prescribed a pre-meal mixture of carbonated soda to their menopausal patients. Opium and cannabis were also prescribed by doctors to curb menopause symptoms. Other remedies included a large plaster (belladonna) placed at the pit of the patient’s stomach, and some even gave out vaginal injections of acetate of lead. Doctors were then surprised when hysteria was one of the many symptoms presented.

In the 1890s, Ovariin was prescribed by doctors. Ovariin was made by desiccating and pulverizing cow ovaries. It was one of the first known commercially available treatments for menopause symptoms. By the 1930s menopause was being described as a deficiency disease. Over time Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) became commonly used and is the most sophisticated remedy for menopause symptoms to date.” Source:

What is the purpose of Menopause Awareness Month?

The first World Menopause Month was in October 2014. The purpose of World Menopause Awareness Month is “to raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing.”

Menopause has been a taboo topic with vast lifestyle changes that need brought to light. Often, women are scared to speak about the changes occurring and there is a lack of educational resources available.

Menopause Awareness Month aims to change this by encouraging conversations and offering an array of support.

The Menopause

Menopause occurs 12 months after a woman’s last period. The years leading up to that point are known as the menopausal transition or perimenopause. This tends to begin between 45 and 55. As the menopause occurs, the body’s production of oestrogen and progesterone vary; less is released into the body.

All women are affected differently by the menopause as the level of hormone production will vary between each woman.

Read more about the menopause and symptoms here

Menopause and the Skin

A common symptom of menopause is a change in your skin. Your skin can begin to react differently to your normal skincare routine as hormone levels alter. Additionally, the skin loses some ability to hold water, which can lead to the dryness women often experience during menopause.

Production of oestrogen slows down during menopause. This hormone is related to the production of collagen; less oestrogen means less collogen is produced. This can cause the texture, elasticity, and the tone of the skin to change. This is particularly noticeable in the face. Studies show that women’s skin loses about 30% of its collagen during the first five years of menopause. The skin can start to sag, around the cheekbones and pores become larger. Oestrogen is responsible for optimum levels of hyaluronic acid and sebum in our skin. This is what keeps your skin looking bouncy and glowy!

As the texture of the skin changes with menopause, wrinkles, and fine lines form, predominantly on the face, neck, and chest. Fine lines, that were once only visible during smiles and frowns, become more prominent.

Read more about the effects of menopause on the body

What can we do to help our skin?

Menopause is a big life change for women, and this can lead to increased anxiety due to changes in appearance. Fortunately, we have helped many clients going through the menopause.

First, and foremost, we listen to our clients. We take the time to discuss their concerns. Together we create a skin care treatment plan that will result in plump, hydrated and generally younger looking skin.

The treatments below will help you as you look and feel younger. Click on each image below to learn about the price saving package or the text below each images to learn more about the treatments

Things That Go Bump In The Night

things that go bump in the night - hydra facial and good skin care to avoid spots
things that go bump in the night - hydra facial and good skin care to avoid spots

Not Ghosts and Ghouls … SPOTS .. eek!

Have you ever gone to bed looking like a flawless princess and woken up to find a spot or two has erupted on your face? Well you’re not alone.

In this blog we explain why this happens and how you can avoid it happening to you.

What causes spots?

Skin contains sebaceous glands that release natural oils known as sebum, which are responsible for keeping your skin hydrated. It also locks in moisture and strengthens the skin’s protective barrier.

Sebum travels to your skin surface through skin pores. However, sebum can also attract dirt and dust, which can settle in the skin pores and block them.

It is common to have clogged skin pores in the face, nose, forehead, and cheeks as dead skin cells, excessive oil, dirt, and bacteria accumulate in the pores.

Clogged skin pores are easily visible on the skin surface, appearing larger and darker and often leading to the development of blackheads and pimples. If your pores continue to be clogged, they may become dilated over time. We highly recommend you adopt a skin care regime to prevent clogging of pores and to keep your skin healthy.

Why adopt a skin care regime?

A skincare regime is simply a collection of products you regularly use to care for your skin. As we are all individual our skin care needs will be different so a one size fits all approach to skin care is unlikely to have consistent results.

Book in for a free consultation and we will provide our expertise to advise you on the best skin care regime for your skin.

As a good starting point though it is important to include the following into your morning and evening ritual. Hover or click on each number to learn more about each critical skin care step.

1. Cleanse Your Face & Neck

You may be tempted to skip this if you cleansed the night before but overnight your skin purges oil and debris (such as any missed make up, etc.).

We can advise you on the best cleanser for your skin which will either come in a lotion or wash depending on your preference.

2. Apply a Toner

Toners may seem unnecessary but they rebalance your skin's PH levels. If your skin's PH levels are unbalanced this can result in redness and irritation.

Some toners can also benefit the texture and appearance of the skin too.

3. Apply a Serum

Serums contain active ingredients to address your specific skin concerns. For example, Alumier's Everactive C&E serum works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also protects against UV damage whilst and brightens the skin.

4. Apply Eye Cream

Eye creams are really effective for reducing dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, reducing the visibility of blood vessels, and puffiness. The under eye area is extremely thin and sensitive so we'll work with you to choose the correct product for your skin type.

5. Apply Spot Treatment & Retinoid

These products are extremely individual to your needs so please book a consultation so we can determine the right products for your bespoke needs

6. Apply a Moisturiser

For your daytime regime choose a moisturiser that contains an SPF 30+.

In the evening choose a thicker and more hydrating moisturiser that includes hyaluronic acid that will help your skin hold onto water and leave you with plumper looking skin in the morning.

We Highly Recommend a Hydrafacial to Extract Black Heads & Whiteheads, Oil, and Impurities

Hydrafacial to extract pore impurities

DM us via social media or call 07734 565864 to discuss your skin care concerns

What’s With Witches & Warts


Delve into the real cause of warts, skin tags, etc. and learn how we can easily remove them if they’re bothering you ….


From around 1300 to 1650, men and women were accused, tried, and punished for the crime of witchcraft. The accused were put on trial and expected to prove their innocence. Throughout the centuries, the evidence required to prove innocence became more and more difficult to obtain, while the evidence required to prove guilt became as easy as a body search.

Witch trials would take the very physical appearance of the accused into account. Not only was the outward appearance of an accused witch judged, but so was the entirety of their body. Accused witches would be stripped and searched for any sign of abnormality on their skin, which became known as witches’ marks, witches’ teats, devil marks, and suck spots. If one of these marks was found on the accused, the proof of demonic influence was evident, and they were convicted of the crime of witchcraft.

Witches’ teats could have been anything from skin tags, moles, warts, an actual third nipple, or even something that would be diagnosed today as a melanoma. Any unexpected or unexplained piece of skin on the body could have been passed off as a witches’ teat.

Thank goodness for education. Read on to delve into the real cause of warts, skin tags, etc. and learn how we can easily remove them if they’re bothering you …

What Are Warts?

The NHS defines warts as small lumps that can develop on the skin of the hands and feet. (Though not limited to these areas)

Warts are caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus causes an excess amount of keratin, a hard protein, to develop in the top skin layer. This extra keratin produces the rough, hard texture of a wart.

Warts can be caught by close skin-to-skin contact but aren’t considered to be contagious. You are more likely to get infected if your skin is wet or damaged.

What Are Moles?

The NHS defines moles as small-coloured spots on the skin. They’re nothing to worry about unless they change size, shape or colour. Moles can come in all different shapes and sizes and can fade, disappear or new ones can form.

Moles can also be a sign of melanoma, a type of skin cancer.

It is important to check your moles to spot early signs of melanoma. Read our blog post here on how to do this. We are trained in mole removal but will always ask you to speak to your GP if we have any concerns before undertaking treatment.

What Are Skin Tags?

The NHS defines skin tags as small, soft, skin-coloured growths on your skin. They can vary in colour and size – from a few millimetres up to 5cm wide.

These are found on the neck, armpits, under the groin or under the breasts.

They can look like warts, but skin tags are usually;

  • Smooth and soft
  • Knobbly and hang off the skin
  • Not contagious

They are never normally painful or cause for discomfort.

We can remove skin tags if they are bothering you and to avoid them snagging on jewellery or clothing, etc.

Treatments for your warts, moles and skin tags


Cryopen Is A System Of Treatment Using Extreme Cold With Pen-Point Accuracy. The Cryopen Works By Applying A Very Fine Jet (Accurate To 1mm) Of Nitrous Oxide To The Skin Lesion. This Freezes The Lesion Leaving Surrounding Tissue Unaffected. Cryotherapy Can Be Used To Treat A Variety Of Lesions Including, Skin Tags, Malia, Dermatofibromas, Pigmentation And Various Other Benign Skin Issues.

What can be treated?

  • Pigmentation

  • Skin Tags

  • Warts

  • Moles

  • Xanthelasma

  • Cherry Agioma

  • Verrucas