Unlocking the secrets to radiant skin throughout menopause

An introductory guide by Cheshire’s state of the art aesthetics clinic

Welcome to our guide to achieving glowing, youthful skin during and after menopause, brought to you by Cheshire’s state of the art aesthetics clinic. As experts in skin health and rejuvenation, we understand the unique challenges that menopausal women face and are dedicated to providing tailored solutions to help you look and feel your best. In this introductory guide, we’ll delve into the effects of perimenopause and menopause on your skin, explore effective skin care strategies, and highlight the role of Renew Medical Aesthetics in supporting your journey to radiant skin.

Before menopause comes the perimenopause phase

Entering the perimenopausal stage marks the beginning of hormonal fluctuations that can manifest visibly on your skin. During this transitional period, oestrogen levels may fluctuate, leading to changes such as increased dryness, sensitivity, and occasional acne breakouts. As collagen production begins to decline, skin may start to lose its elasticity, contributing to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To navigate these changes with confidence, it’s essential to adopt a targeted skincare regime that addresses your evolving needs.

Incorporating hydrating serums, gentle cleansers, and moisturisers enriched with nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and antioxidants can help replenish moisture, soothe irritation, and support skin barrier function. Additionally, regular exfoliation with mild acids or enzymes can promote cell turnover, revealing smoother, brighter skin. Consulting with one of our skincare experts can offer personalised guidance and treatments tailored to your skin’s unique requirements during the perimenopausal phase, empowering you to embrace this transition with confidence and radiant skin.

Understanding menopausal skin changes

Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life, characterised by hormonal fluctuations that can impact various aspects of health, including skin vitality. As oestrogen levels decline, your skin may undergo several changes, such as:

  • Decreased elasticity: Collagen and elastin production slows right down, leading to reduced skin firmness and elasticity.
  • Increased dryness: Diminished oil production can result in dry, dehydrated skin that feels rough to touch and tight.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles: With collagen depletion, fine lines and wrinkles become more pronounced, most commonly around the eyes, mouth and forehead.
  • Sensitivity and redness: Hormonal imbalances can make the skin more sensitive and prone to irritation, resulting in redness and inflammation.
  • Uneven tone and texture: Changes in pigmentation may cause dark spots and uneven skin tone, while decreased cell turnover can contribute to dull, lacklustre skin.
Combatting menopausal skin challenges

Achieving radiant, youthful skin during menopause requires a proactive approach to skin care.

Here are some key daily strategies that we advise considering:

Hydration and moisture

Keep your skin hydrated by using moisturisers enriched with hyaluronic acid and ceramides to lock in moisture and restore suppleness.

Collagen support

Incorporate products containing retinoids, peptides, and vitamin C to stimulate collagen production and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Sun protection

Shield your skin from harmful UV rays by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily to prevent sun damage and premature ageing.

Gentle exfoliation

Exfoliate regularly with gentle chemical exfoliants like AHAs and BHAs to remove dead skin cells, improve texture and promote cell turnover.

Targeted treatments

Address specific concerns such as dark spots and uneven tone with brightening ingredients like niacinamide, vitamin C and licorice extract.

Hormonal support

Explore hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or bio-identical hormone options under the guidance of your GP or a healthcare professional to manage menopausal symptoms and support overall wellbeing.

Our commitment to menopausal skin health

At Cheshire’s state of the art aesthetics clinic, we’re passionate about helping women embrace their beauty at every stage of life. Our team of experienced skin experts specialises in providing personalised skincare solutions that are tailored to your unique needs and concerns. Whether you’re looking to rejuvenate ageing skin, address hormonal imbalances, or enhance your natural glow, we’re here to advise and support you every step of the way.

With world class facilities and advanced treatment modalities, we offer a wide range of services designed to promote skin health and vitality, which we can advise you on at our complimentary skin consultations.

We offer:

  • Customised facials: Indulge in a luxurious facial tailored to your skin type and concerns, featuring advanced skincare formulations and therapeutic massage techniques.
  • Medical grade treatments: Experience the transformative power of medical-grade skincare treatments, including chemical peels, hydro facials and microneedling, performed by our skilled aestheticians.
  • Injectable solutions: Turn back the clock instantly with our range of injectable treatments, including botox and dermal fillers, expertly administered to restore volume, smooth lines, and rejuvenate your appearance so that you look like the best version of yourself.
  • Laser therapy: Harness the power of laser technology to target specific skin concerns such as pigmentation, redness, and texture irregularities, with minimal downtime and impressive results. We know how important it is to your confidence to address these issues, so have developed ways to do so with minimal fuss and maximum impact.
Embracing self-care and confidence

In addition to professional in-clinic treatments, self-care plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy, radiant skin during menopause. There are several things to consider that can make a big difference. Here are some holistic approaches to consider:


Fuel your body with nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats to support skin health from within.


Stay hydrated by drinking around two to three litres of water throughout the day to flush out toxins and keep your skin hydrated and radiant.

Stress management

Practise relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises to reduce stress levels and promote overall well-being, as stress can exacerbate menopausal skin symptoms.


Engage in regular physical activity to improve circulation, boost collagen production, and maintain a healthy weight, which can positively impact skin health.


Prioritise quality sleep to allow your skin to repair and regenerate overnight, aiming for 7-9 hours of restful sleep per night.

Achieving radiant, youthful skin during and after menopause is possible with a combination of professional skincare treatments, holistic self-care practices and our expert guidance. At Cheshire’s state of the art aesthetics clinic, we’re dedicated to helping you unlock the secrets to radiant skin and embrace your beauty at every stage of life.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can support you on your journey to menopausal skin health and confidence.

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