How to help clients with menopausal skin concerns

By Margo Marone on June 17th, 2024

Looking to provide a little extra support to your clients experiencing menopause? Here Margo Marrone, Co-Founder of The Organic Pharmacy, shares how menopause impacts the skin and effective ways to reduce these concerns. 

Menopause is a significant phase in a woman’s life for a number of reasons, bringing an array of physical and emotional changes. One of the most noticeable changes for many occurs in the skin, which is significantly impacted by fluctuating hormones. In this blog post, we’ll explore just what the skin goes through during the menopause, and I’ll share three effective ways therapists can assist clients with menopausal skin. 

How menopause impacts your client’s hair, skin, and nails

Many of the changes our body goes through during perimenopause and menopause are attributed to the decrease in our level of oestrogen, and this includes the changes to our skin, hair, and nails. As our oestrogen levels start to drop in perimenopause, so too does our body water content, which leads to dehydration. Not only can this leave our hair and nails brittle, but it also leaves our skin looking and feeling dry. Oestrogen is also linked with our skin’s collagen levels, so as our oestrogen decreases so does our collagen and elastin, leaving our skin with less stretch and bounce. 

It isn’t just our oestrogen levels that drop in perimenopause, as during this time the body also stops producing as much progesterone. As levels of both oestrogen and progesterone drop, our hormones can become imbalanced, which in turn leads to some perimenopausal women developing acne and skin blemishes. 

3 ways to tackle these skin concerns

So, how exactly can you make sure that you help menopausal clients with their specific concerns? Use the three tips below to help your customers best take care of their skin during this period of their life. 

Balance hormones

Those experiencing both perimenopause and menopause can combat a drop in oestrogen by finding ways to balance their hormones. There are a number of tinctures and tonics on the market which can help with this. Look for products with natural ingredients to ensure you’re recommending the best solutions to your clients. Some of these tinctures come with other benefits too, such as boosting stamina and supporting the adrenals and the immune system.

You can also recommend other natural methods to help clients increase oestrogen levels that they can try at home. One of the best ways to do this is to recommend they add more oestrogen-rich foods to their diets, such as flaxseeds and foods high in soy content. You can also encourage clients to add more foods to their diet which naturally increase progesterone, such as avocados and shellfish.

Find effective acne solutions 

Menopause is a turbulent period for your client’s skin, which can feel like it’s reverting back to their teenage years with an increase in acne breakouts. This is why it’s a good idea to recommend they adapt their skincare routine to include more acne-friendly products. There are a number of natural ingredients which can help tackle acne in menopausal skin without drying it out further, such as peppermint and Manuka. Retinols can also be helpful for treating acne-prone skin, plus they come with the added bonus of reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Stay hydrated inside and out

Hydration is essential for maintaining healthy skin at any age, but it becomes even more critical during menopause. As previously mentioned, declining oestrogen levels during this period of life can dehydrate the skin, hair, and nails, resulting in dryness and increased sensitivity. You should help clients with this skin concern by encouraging them to hydrate their skin, inside and out. One way clients can do this is by increasing their water intake and adding more water-rich foods to their diet, like watermelon and cucumber. You can also recommend your customers look out for hydrating ingredients when it comes to choosing their skincare, such as honey and hyaluronic acid. 

Menopause can be a challenging time for your clients when it comes to skincare concerns, but with the tips in this blog post you can help them tackle these issues with ease. For more ways to help both your clients and your business, make sure to head over to TheHUB.

Margo Marone

Margo Marrone is Co-Founder of The Organic Pharmacy, established as a one-stop destination for all-natural health and skincare needs. Margo herself is a pharmacist, homeopath and pioneer of clean and natural beauty who founded the business in 2002 to meet the demand for natural health and beauty solutions. Aligning with her own lifestyle choices, Margo and The Organic Pharmacy pride themselves on bringing organic innovation to the world through their results-driven products that prioritise sustainability and protecting the earth's natural resources.

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