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Navigating Perimenopause and Menopause: Understanding Skin Changes and Care Tips


Perimenopause and menopause are significant stages in a woman's life that come with hormonal changes impacting various aspects, including the skin. Understanding the difference between perimenopause and menopause is crucial for effective skincare during this transition.

1. Differentiating Perimenopause and Menopause:

   Perimenopause encompasses the years leading up to menopause, characterised by hormonal fluctuations before menstruation ceases. Menopause is confirmed after a woman hasn't had a period for 12 consecutive months. Natural menopause typically occurs around the age of 51 in the UK, but external factors can induce menopause earlier.

2. Skin Changes During Perimenopause:

   Hormonal shifts during perimenopause can trigger skin issues like redness, acne flare-ups, rosacea, and variation in skin oiliness and dryness. These changes can start manifesting as early as the thirties due to the fluctuating estrogen levels.

3. Post-Menopausal Skin Transformation:

   After menopause, estrogen levels decline, leading to a reduction in collagen production. Studies indicate a significant drop in collagen levels during the initial five years of menopause, resulting in visible skin alterations such as sagging, dryness, and reduced skin healing capacity.

4. Protecting Skin in Menopause:

   Our founder Emalene, recommends treating the skin gently during menopause due to its thinning and slower healing nature. Avoid harsh treatments and opt for gentle technologies for skin tightening, collagen boost, scar reduction, and improved product absorption.

Additionally, Profhilo offers deep hydration, restoring skin plumpness and radiance effectively. Seeking a personalised skincare consultation with a Practitioner is advised to tailor a treatment plan incorporating various technologies, injectables, and topical solutions suited to individual needs.


Navigating perimenopause and menopause includes understanding the skin changes that accompany these stages and adopting appropriate skincare strategies. By treating the skin kindly, seeking professional guidance, and utilising advanced yet gentle technologies, women can manage and maintain their skin health effectively during this transformative phase.


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