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Understanding Menopause Symptoms: Tips for Managing Hot Flashes and More

Navigating menopause can be as unpredictable as Melbourne weather (sorry not sorry). This quick yet detailed guide explores the symptoms of menopause and offers practical tips and skincare solutions to...

Hello symptoms my old friend! 

I’ve come to experience you again…

Menopause symptoms arrive at all sorts of inconvenient times during perimenopause. This whole transition arrives with its suitcase of surprises, from hot flashes to mood swings. It's not just a phase; it's a significant shift in a woman’s life. But don't worry, you're not alone in this journey, and no, you are not ready for the ‘hasbeen’ pile, life is not over and out! Today, we're diving into the ocean of menopause, exploring its myriad symptoms, and offering you some insights and practical tips to manage these changes effectively. With the right information and products like ours 😉 specially formulated for perimenopausal, menopausal, and postmenopausal women, you can navigate this transition more smoothly.


Menopause, is a very natural biological process, marks the end of menstrual cycles and fertility in a woman’s life. It typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 but can develop before or after this age range. Understanding the symptoms and learning how to manage them can greatly improve your quality of life during this time. Here's a quick look at some of what you might experience and a few tips to handle these changes.

So What Are the Symptoms of Menopause?

The list of menopause symptoms is long (I’ve seen lists from 15-80) and they vary greatly from one woman to another but commonly are:

Hot Flashes: A crazy sudden feeling of warmth spreading through the upper body, often accompanied by flushing and sweating.

Night Sweats: Severe hot flashes during the night that can disrupt sleep. Hello thermometer leg!

Irregular Periods: As menopause approaches, menstrual patterns can change, becoming lighter, heavier, more sporadic, or more frequent, or or or.

Mood Changes: Most women experience some mood swings, irritability, and increased anxiety or depression during menopause. 

Sleep Problems: Difficulty sleeping may arise from night sweats or shifts in hormones.

Vaginal Dryness: Decreased oestrogen levels can lead to dryness, itching, and discomfort in the vaginal area.

Thinning Hair and Dry Skin: Hormonal changes can affect skin elasticity and hair health.

Understanding and Managing Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are among the most common and disruptive symptoms of menopause. Here’s how you can manage them:

Keep Cool: Dress in layers, so you can adjust based on how you're feeling. Use a fan (or thermometer leg) in your bedroom to stay cool at night.

Mind Your Diet: Spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol can trigger hot flashes (yep all the good stuff). Keep a diary to track and minimise these triggers - there’s some great apps out there to help you do this.

Stay Active: Regular exercise can help regulate hormones, improve your mood, sleep quality and sex drive.

Skincare During Menopause

With hormonal changes affecting your skin, adopting a skincare routine that caters to your evolving needs is crucial. Let's be frank...skincare products are designed with these changes in mind, focusing on hydration and nourishment. We prioritise the inclusion of potent, active ingredients for their proven efficacy, ensuring each formula delivers targeted results. Consciously avoiding harmful chemicals and allergens, we focus on what truly benefits menopausal skin - effectiveness rooted in science, not marketing claims.

Most of all, it’s important to recognise what is and isn’t working with your skin, and change it up as you need. 

Lifestyle Adjustments for Better Sleep 

Improving sleep quality is a crucial part of managing menopause symptoms. Here are a few tips:

Routine: Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day may feel a bit boring but it is the best.

Create an environment worthy of Sleeping Beauty: Ensure your bedroom is cool, dark, and quiet. 

Limit technology: Avoid screens at least an hour before bed to help your mind unwind.

Emotional Well-being

Menopause can be a rollercoaster of emotions. 
We see you
We hear you
We are you
You are not going mad 
You are not alone.

It’s important to seek support and possibly consult a healthcare provider if you experience signs of depression or severe anxiety. Practices like mindfulness, yoga, and therapy can be beneficial. If you don’t feel you are getting the right support, jump online. Within the plethora of communities about menopause there are often some great resources and recommendations. You can even join our community!

Wrapping It Up: Owning Your Menopause Transition

Understanding menopause and anticipating the changes it brings can empower you to take proactive steps towards managing symptoms. With the right support and self-care, including effective skincare from us, this new phase of life can be approached not just with confidence but with more spark than ever.

We hope this little guide has shed some light on menopause and shown you that while the symptoms can be many and challenging, they're also manageable. 

Remember, you're not alone, and this really can be the start of the best years of your life.

Bonus: Download our Symptoms Bingo and have some fun while acknowledging what’s going on.

PS: A note on Hot Flashes AKA Hot Flushes.  It’s the same thing, it’s simply that some people say one and some say the other. More importantly, is it a doona or a duvet???

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