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Menopause and Melasma: Dark Spots on Your Skin

It used to be called the “mask of pregnancy” because it happens so often to women in that condition. But melasma – those darker patches on your skin – isn’t limited to pregnant women. These changes in pigmentation usually occur on the face, and while they aren’t dangerous, they can impact our self-confidence. As it […]

Is Menopause Worse for Black Women?

Stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and other health conditions are more common among Black women than white women. Unfortunately, when it comes time for menopause, you’re also likely to have more intense symptoms than your white peers. Genetic and environmental factors likely play a role, experts say. But you don’t have to let menopause […]

Menopause and Dry Skin: The Hormone Connection

Dealing with dry, itchy skin at menopause? Find out why — and get simple tips for smoother skin. Every woman in menopause knows about the infamous hot flashes. Most are familiar with the night sweats. But dry skin at menopause, too? How did that happen? The answer is simple: Hormones, specifically estrogen. It turns out […]

The Emotional Roller Coaster of Menopause

Declining estrogen levels associated with menopause can cause more than those pesky hot flashes. They can also make women feel like they are in a constant state of PMS (premenstrual syndrome). Unfortunately, these emotional changes are a normal part of menopause. Some of the emotional changes experienced by women undergoing perimenopause or menopause can include: […]

Menopausal? Here’s Exactly How To Approach Your Skincare Regime

Shrouded in obscurity – and often shame – thanks to the lack of discourse surrounding it, the menopause is a stage of life that many women fear. Prompted by changes to the levels of sex hormones (like oestrogen and progesterone) in the body, the menopause is accompanied by a raft of bodily changes – including […]