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.

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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