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2022 World Menopause Awareness Month
October marks the start of Menopause Awareness Month. Much progress has been made but women still report feeling blindsided and unprepared. That’s why we have created a free downloadable guide to all things perimenopause so you don’t have to be as confused as we were.
Menopause & Retinol
Retinol - it’s the gold standard skincare ingredient renowned for it's transformative effects on skin. Our retinol has been specially formulated for menopausal skin to enjoy all the benefits of retinol with none of the irritating downsides. Here's why Super A Retinol Sleep Cream is different.
Menopause & Nutrition
Julie Court is an award-winning menopause coach focussing on nutrition, lifestyle and HRT. In this week’s guest blog she looks at weight gain in menopause – why it happens and what we can do about it.
High oestrogen, the perimenopause troublemaker
The perimenopause can be a real hormonal rollercoaster for so many of us. The hormone shifts we experience can be dramatic to say the least. In our latest blog the brilliant Sophie Cartledge, specialist menopause coach and trainer, explains why it’s often all about high oestrogen in perimenopause and what we can do to help ourselves.
Why 'anti-ageing' is getting old
At Living M, we are anti "anti-ageing. We think the way we talk about ageing in beauty is long due an overhaul. Younger doesn’t equal better and ageing isn’t something we need to battle. We don’t want to turn back time – we just want to be the best version of ourselves regardless of age. Here’s why anti-ageing is getting old.
Menopause & Summer Skin
Summer can be a really tricky time if you’re going through the menopause. Dealing with sticky temperatures can make menopausal symptoms worse, leaving you and your skin feeling hot, dry and irritated. Taking proper care of your skin during the summer months is essential if you want healthy, glowing skin in menopause.
Why changing your skincare in menopause matters
Did you know that going through menopause can have a greater effect on our skin than chronological ageing? The hormonal fluctuations we experience deplete skin’s natural resources and the effects can be dramatic. Here's why switching up your skincare is key to having great skin in menopause.
Menopause, Collagen & Peptides
Collagen - everyone seems to be talking about it at the moment. It's a fact that as we go through menopause, our collagen levels decline rapidly - 30% of collagen is lost in the first 5 years following menopause. The magic ingredient you need to target collagen loss are PEPTIDES. So, what are these cutting-edge ingredients and how can they help our skin in menopause?
Lost your GLOW in Menopause
Feel like you’ve lost your glow in menopause? You’re not alone. Fluctuating hormones, lack of sleep plus hormonal skin changes can leave us lacking in sparkle on the inside and out. The good news is you CAN get your glow back with the right skincare regime and an adjusted lifestyle.
Menopause & Alcohol
Menopause can be a trying time for a lot of us. A glass or two of something chilled after a long day can seem like a good way to decompress and wind down. But when it comes to menopause, that glass of vino may not be your best friend. So what exactly is going on and why don't alcohol and menopause seem to mix well?
Spotlight on: Resveratrol
A great antioxidant should be an essential part of any menopausal skincare regime. But which one to choose? You need a real powerhouse. Here we compare two of the best and look at why Resveratrol is a better option than Vitamin C for menopausal skin.
Your Hormones & Your Skin
Think back to puberty, pregnancy, or those breakouts you get right before your period – chances are you’ve already experienced the way our hormones can affect our skin. Now it’s time for us to understand how your hormones impact your skin during menopause.
Menopause & Isolation
The psychological impact of changing hormones can impact our mental health and many women experience feelings of isolation as they go through menopause, struggling to get the help they need. The truth is we aren’t alone in feeling like this. The more we share and support one another, the better our experiences will be.
Menopause & Hyaluronic Acid
When it comes to replenishing lost hydration for dry, dehydrated menopausal skin, it doesn’t get better than hyaluronic acid. It’s the ultimate skin hydrator but did you know not all hyaluronic acid is created equal? For the best results, it's all about the molecules.
Menopause & Mental Health
The physical symptoms of menopause like hot flashes and missed periods are well known but many women find themselves unprepared for the intensity and impact of the psychological symptoms. So how do changing hormones affect our mental health and emotional wellbeing and how can we better prepare ourselves to cope and seek the help we need?
Menopause & Dull Skin
Dry, dull skin is one of the most common skin concerns in menopause, It can suddenly seem as if your skin has lost its radiance over-night. That dewy, fresh complexion can feel like a thing of the past. The good news is that you CAN get your glow back with a targeted approach and the right skincare regime.
Menopause & Niacinamide
When it comes to must-have skincare ingredients for menopause, it doesn’t get better than niacinamide. Also known as vitamin B3 this skincare superstar is a true multi-tasker with a whole host of benefits for menopausal skin. Here are 10 reasons you need it in your skincare routine now.
Menopause & Breakouts
Spots – you probably thought you’d left them behind in your teen years. The hormonal fluctuations of menopause bring a whole host of skin changes – as well as becoming drier, duller and more sensitive , skin also becomes prone to hormonal breakouts. The good news is there are ways to keep menopausal acne in check.
Streamline your Skincare in Menopause
Streamlining your skincare is the best thing you can do for menopausal skin. Many women believe that the more products they use the better their skin will be but the opposite is true in menopause. Fewer super-effective multi-tasking products are the best way to get brilliant results. Simplified doesn’t mean simple.
Menopause, Stress & Skin
Many women find the time around menopause stressful. When we are under stress our skin is often one of the first places to suffer. So, what is the link between stress and menopause, how does it impact skin and what can we do to help ourselves?
Menopause & Brain Fog
You walk into a room but can’t remember what you came in for. Usually organised, you keep on forgetting things. You struggle to concentrate. Sound familiar? You aren’t going crazy but you might be suffering from brain fog.
Menopause & Dry Skin
Dry, itchy and tight – for most women dryness is their biggest skin concern in menopause. It can often seem as though your skin has changed overnight. The good news is you can get great skin again if you know how to take care of it, what products to use and just as importantly, what to avoid.
6 Ways to boost skin in perimenopause
The perimenopause can be a real hormonal rollercoaster that can play havoc with our skin as well as our mood. Here are our top tips to boost your skin and get your glow back.
Menopause & Skin Barrier
Current trends for complicated skincare regimes and excessive layering of products can be time consuming, expensive and confusing. It’s highly likely that you will disrupt your skin barrier. But what is it exactly, why is it so important, and how is it affected by menopause?
Menopause & Collagen - Everything you need to know
Collagen products have been trending for a while now. It's a fact that as we head through menopause, collagen levels start to decline rapidly. But what does it mean for our skin? And more importantly, what's really going to work and actually make a difference?
5 Tips for suriving Christmas with the Menopause
'It’s the most wonderful time of the year” or is it? We all know Christmas can be stressful. Throw dealing with menopausal symptoms into the mix and its easy to start to feel overwhelmed. Here is our checklist for coping with Christmas as well as the menopause this year.
In conversation with MPowder
A personal journey became a public mission for Rebekah Brown, the inspirational founder of the MPowder – the world’s first plant-based supplement powder range designed to target the three biochemical stages of menopause. We hope you enjoy this read as much as we enjoyed our conversation with her.
34 Symptoms of menopause
The menopause isn’t all hot flashes and missed periods – there is a whole range of symptoms from physical to psychological. Being aware of the 34 symptoms is a great place to start because there is no one size fits all with the menopause and every woman will experience it differently.
Caroline's story - am I perimenopausal?
The perimenopause can come as a shock to many women who don’t see it coming. Symptoms can sneak up on you and it can take a while to work out that it is actually your hormones that are causing them. So how do you know if you’re in perimenopause? Our co-founder Caroline shares her story
Do you need really need a different skincare range for (peri)menopause?
Read award winning beauty journalist and author of GREAT SKIN, Ingeborg van Lotringen’s blog on skincare in menopause.