Lots of women experience body changes in menopause. Natural and gorgeous as those may be as part of the changing fabric of life, that doesn't always make them easy to handle or comfortable. Furthermore, it does mean that we can benefit from updates to our body care routine in order to feel our best. So, what body changes do women experience in menopause and what can you do to help?
What body changes occur in menopause?
As with all things menopause, we experience body changes because of a common root cause - the change in hormone levels, most notably a drop in oestrogen. It is not just because of the oestrogen drop itself, but the knock-on effect that has on different interactions within the body. It's these different affected interactions that are responsible for the wide variety of symptoms (34 documented) that women experience through the three stages of menopause. Of those specifically related to body care, women commonly report the following:
- Night sweats
- Hot flushes (which results in perspiration, rapid heartbeat, blotchy skin)
- Dry skin
- Itchy skin
- Joint pain
How can you improve body care in menopause?
The really good news is that there is actually a lot that women can do to support their wellbeing in menopause and to choose their own path towards a positive experience. While history tells us that the only choice is HRT, more recent research shows that we can explore a variety of options, mixing and matching to find the best solutions for you as an individual. For example, you can explore:
- Medical solutions: such as HRT - by speaking to your GP and/or a menopause specialist.
- Holistic solutions: such as massage, acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy and skincare.
- Plant hormones: in foods, supplements and topical solutions.
- Lifestyle changes: exercise, diet, wellbeing practices like meditation, and changes to home and working environments.
Some of the best products for body care in menopause
Motivating Morning Body Oil
This indulgent body oil is energising and uplifting, helping to nourish the skin, ease away tension and boost your mood at the start of the day. It contains a combination of natural ingredients and plant hormones as well as therapeutic essential oils.
Motivating Morning Body Spritz
This cooling, toning spritz is designed to be used at the start of the day or any time you need it. This particular spritz has been formulated for use in the morning, imbued with essential oils to motivate and energise.
Motivating Morning Moisturising Mousse
This nourishing, light, fluffy moisturising body cream mousse moisturises and soothes the skin. At the same time it's supercharged with therapeutic essential oils including lavender, lemon and rosemary to relieve tension, energise mind and body, and lift your mood.