How to Ameliorate Menopause Skin Problems

The experts from skin care specialists AMELIORATE explain how to deal with skin problems before, during and after menopause 

What are the main skin concerns during perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause?
Like most things in life, skin concerns may differ from person to person, however the below skin concerns mentioned are the most common.

  • Dryness – As estrogen levels decrease, you may experience increased dryness due to decreased sebum (oil) production.
  • Dehydration – As we age, our hyaluronic acid levels (which keep the skin hydrated) decrease.
  • Enlarged Pores – Pores will appear larger due to weaker collagen and elastic tissue.
  • Blemishes – Due to hormonal changes, women may break out during perimenopause and menopause.
  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles – In the first five years of menopause, a woman can lose approx. 30% of her skin’s collagen, causing a loss of firmness which contributes to the development of wrinkles.

What causes them?
As the skin ages, its cell turnover slows down, which means that dead skin cells are more likely to accumulate on the top layer. The skin is thinner and more sensitive, meaning gentle exfoliation is super important. The recommendation is that those with menopausal skin should exfoliate no more than twice a week, using a gentle, hydrating, and natural exfoliating scrub.

When looking for products to help with oily or blemish-prone skin during menopause, it’s recommended to avoid harsh blemish remedies because the skin is thinner and more sensitive from aging. Try looking for soap-free cleansers with salicylic acid to unclog pores as well as using a retinoid 2 to 3 times per week.

What are the active ingredients in AMELIORATE products?
Our scientific-led approach to skincare begins in the lab with industry-leading ingredients and high-performance skincare actives – our iconic LAH6 hydration complex is the powerhouse of our body, face, and scalp products as it provides intense, long-lasting hydration to repair and protect.

{La: Lactic Acid H: Hydration complex formula 6: Six active ingredients: Lactic Acid, Urea, Sodium Lactate, Serine, Allantoin and Hydrolysed Milk Protein. Other active ingredients: Hydrating Sweet Almond Oil softens and protects the skin, enhancing its natural moisture barrier.}

Are they suitable for pregnant women?
Yes absolutely. AMELIORATE is cruelty-free, silicone-free, PEGs free, dermatologically tested and clinically proven. Our products are suitable for children age 3+ and pregnancy-safe.


Are they suitable for vegetarians or vegans?
All of our products are suitable for vegetarians, but our LaH6 range is not vegan, as our products contain milk protein. Vegan products can be found in our LaB6 (blemish-prone) range.

Are they suitable for people with nut allergies?
AMELIORATE’s products in the LaH6 range contain Sweet Almond Oil – Almond Oil does not contain the proteins that cause concern for allergy sufferers. However, if you have a severe nut allergy we advise you to take medical advice before using any product that contains a nut-derived ingredient.

Can I use the products if I have psoriasis or eczema?
You can use AMELIORATE products to treat extremely dry skin conditions – we have lots of success stories and reviews from people who have treated their extremely dry skin conditions using AMELIORATE’s hero product, Transforming Body Lotion. However, as Psoriasis and Eczema are medical conditions, they should be treated as advised by a doctor or medical practitioner first.

What’s the story behind AMELIORATE?
Originally born out of our founder Annette’s desire to find a successful treatment for her Keratosis Pilaris (also known as ‘chicken skin’ commonly found on the backs of your arm) AMELIORATE’s skincare scientists used their expertise to help combat the condition’s rough, dry and bumpy texture. After a lifetime of struggles with KP, it was when Annette’s own children developed the same condition that she decided to take action. Together with some of the UK’s leading skincare scientists, they created AMELIORATE.

We are the UK’s first dermatological skincare brand proven to help treat rough, dry, bumpy skin where each product is formulated with a scientifically-based blend of ingredients that are dermatologically approved to maximise the health of your skin. All of our product lines are uniquely designed for targeted solutions, from keratosis pilaris to blemish-prone oily skin.

Where can I find out more about AMELIORATE?
You can find out more about AMELIORATE Skincare online at or by searching AMELIORATE on LookFantastic, or on social media @ameliorateskin

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