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The menopause.  It’s something that many of you who visit Tonic Day Spa are experiencing, and without fail, you all have different stories to share.  While hot flushes and mood swings are commonly known, there’s another aspect of menopause that deserves our attention: its impact on the skin.

Understanding the Menopause Journey

Before we dive into the skin-related concerns, let’s briefly understand what the menopause entails. Typically occurring in women between their late 40s and early 50s, menopause marks the cessation of menstruation. This hormonal shift involves a decline in oestrogen levels, leading to various symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, and yes, changes in the skin.

The Skin: An Often Overlooked Aspect

As oestrogen and collagen production decline during menopause, the skin undergoes several changes.

Premature ageing is common with menopause. This is where the skin sags and can be  attributed to the loss of oestrogen and collagen. This decline in these key structural proteins can lead to decreased skin elasticity and firmness, causing the skin to appear looser and more prone to wrinkles. However, our skincare team at Tonic Day Spa is well-versed in combating the aging effects of menopause.

From innovative treatments to targeted skincare routines, we’re here to provide personalised guidance and support to help you maintain youthful, radiant skin throughout this transition and beyond. Yes, it is possible to embrace the beauty of menopause with confidence and grace.

One of the lesser known but significant skin issues is itching and irritation. You may find yourself scratching more frequently, noticing dryness, and experiencing discomfort on your body, and scalp. Common areas for itching include the lower legs/ankles, arms, hands, back and shoulders.

Combatting Skin Itching and Irritation

If you’re reading this, nodding along, recognising these symptoms, fear not! There are several steps you can take to alleviate skin itching and irritation during menopause:


Exfoliation plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy, glowing skin during menopause. As oestrogen levels decline, the skin’s natural renewal process may slow down, leading to a buildup of dead skin cells. This buildup not only contributes to dullness and uneven texture but also hinders the absorption of moisturising products. By incorporating regular exfoliation into your skincare routine, you can effectively slough away dead skin cells, revealing fresher, more radiant skin beneath. This not only enhances the efficacy of your moisturisers but also promotes better cell turnover, resulting in smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

Gentle Skincare Routine

Switch to gentle, fragrance-free skincare products to avoid further irritation. Look for cleansers and moisturisers specifically formulated for sensitive skin.

Avoid Hot Water

While a hot shower might feel soothing, it can strip your skin of its natural oils, exacerbating itching and dryness. Opt instead for lukewarm water and limit your time in the shower.

Choose the Right Fabrics

Choose breathable, natural fabrics like cotton to reduce irritation. Avoid synthetic materials that can trap heat and moisture, worsening itching.

Scalp Care

Pay extra attention to your scalp, which can become dry and itchy during menopause. Use a gentle shampoo and consider incorporating a weekly hydrating scalp treatment into your routine.

Consult a Professional

If your symptoms persist or worsen, don’t hesitate to seek help from a skincare expert. They can provide personalised advice and recommend suitable treatments tailored to your needs.

Your Journey to Skin Wellness with Tonic Day Spa

At Tonic Day Spa, we understand the importance of holistic skincare, especially during life transitions like menopause. If you’re experiencing skin itching and irritation or have concerns about how menopause is affecting your skin, our team of skincare experts is here to help.

Reach out today to schedule a consultation and take the first steps on your journey to healthier, happier skin. Don’t let menopause-related skin changes dampen your confidence – with the right support and skincare regimen, you can embrace this new chapter with radiance and grace.

Remember, you’re not alone on this journey. Tonic Day Spa is here to support you every step of the way. Let’s embrace menopause together – radiant skin and all!

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