How To Hack Your Hormones Holistically

During menopause commonly reported symptoms include everything from hot flushes and brain fog to dry or irritated skin. But whilst everyone experiences varying symptoms, and at differing levels, a huge 70% report a ‘change in mood’ as the most common symptom. We’ve partnered up with our friends at Tisserand Aromatherapy, to share tips on how to hack your hormones holistically, from what you put on your skin to what you breathe in.

How To Hack Your Hormones Holistically

It’s predicted that by 2025, there will be 1 billion menopausal women[1]. Despite this, the perimenopause and menopause remain somewhat taboo topics.

During the transitional period of the perimenopause and menopause, commonly reported symptoms include everything from hot flushes and brain fog to dry or irritated skin. Whilst everyone experiences varying symptoms, and at differing levels, a huge 70% report a ‘change in mood’ as the most common symptom[2].

Best known for their unrivalled expertise in aromatherapy and pure essential oils, Tisserand Aromatherapy has been sourcing and carefully crafting pre-blended products to help enhance mood and wellbeing, since 1974, and already cater to several menopausal symptoms, including sleep issues, energy depletion, and anxiety.

At Living M we are sure you know that we are on a mission to positively change conversations around midlife, we believe it’s important for women to be better informed about the impact of hormones on the skin, so they can make smart changes for a happier and healthier future self.

It starts with skincare

Hormonal shifts in menopause have been found to have a greater impact on skin than that of chronological ageing. Fluctuating hormones causes skin cell turnover to rapidly decline and can lead to a range of concerns such as dryness, loss of radiance, irritation, increased sensitivity, breakouts, and a weakened skin barrier. Living M’s capsule collection of solution-led products has been expertly formulated with active ingredients at exactly the right amounts the skin needs to target skin concerns caused by hormonal changes.

Co-founders Siobhan and Caroline explain, “We don’t want to turn back time, we simply want to look and feel the best version of ourselves regardless of age, so we created Living M for the millions of women, just like us and positively change the conversation around ageing.”

Enhance your (peri)menopause self-care routine

Also understanding the effect that hormones can have on our overall wellbeing, expert aromatherapist for Tisserand Aromatherapy, Jo Kellett, set out to create Restore Balance, an expertly pre-blended range of products to be used as a supportive toolkit by anyone experiencing the perimenopause or menopause. The collection has also been intentionally designed to easily slip into everyday routines and complement existing therapies, supporting you no matter your life stage.

Jo Kellett explains, “The range is best enjoyed at any place or time that you need them most – in the bath, shower, on the move, or during a much-needed moment of rest. Simply breathe in the aromatic blend and enjoy its therapeutic effect.”

Hack your hormones holistically

Address mood and skin imbalances by bringing the spa home to you.

STEP 1  To maximize your active relaxation, start by elevating your space and wellbeing by adding 6-8 drops of the naturally mood-boosting Tisserand Aromatherapy Restore Balance Diffuser Oil to your Aroma Spa Diffuser. The Restore Balance Diffuser Oil blend features Rose, Geranium and Clary Sage 100% natural pure essential oils to harmonise your inner emotions and restore a sense of balance to your mind and body.

STEP 2  Once your space is suitably scented, apply 1-2 pumps of the Living M Quench & Soothe Serum to freshly cleansed skin and allow the super hydrating formula with multi-molecular hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to soak in, soothing and calming the skin.

STEP 3  Treat yourself to a relaxing facial massage to unwind, whilst also reaping the benefits of improved blood flow and circulation. Jo Kellett explains, “One way to show yourself some love is with a self-massage. Simply apply a moisturiser or all to your skin, thinking kind thoughts about yourself as you do.”

Take 1-2 pumps of the Living M Collagen Boost Moisturiser in your hand and apply to the face. Start from the jaw and work your way up towards the forehead, using your fingers in soft and rolling motions to work the moisturiser into the skin. Resveratrol helps to improve skin elasticity and for plumper, firmer skin, whilst signal peptides work to boost collagen production.

[1] GenM Invisibility Report 2, 2022

[2] A new, female-specific irritability rating scale (

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