Liz Earle Wellbeing: Menopausal Skin

23 Apr 2024 | Category: Cosmetic

Liz Earle WellbeingBest Skincare Ingredients for Menopause

Liz Earle’s wellbeing website shared expert advice from Dr Ross Perry, GP and Founder/Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics. 

The article explained how the menopause chan impact on the skin.

“When we think of menopausal changes, our minds often go straight to hot flushes and weight gain. But, our skin can be significantly impacted too.”

It explained:

“As with other menopause symptoms, changes to the skin occur due to dramatic shifts in oestrogen levels.”

Skin issues associated with the menopause hormonal changes may include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loss of texture, tone or elasticity
  • Dryness, itching, sensitivity
  • Pigmentation, sun damage
  • Acne/breakouts
  • Rosacea

The good news is that choosing the right skincare product can make a difference in how your skin copes with the menopause.

Liz Earle Wellbeing asked experts to share their recommendations for the best ingredients for skin during the menopause.

Glycerin for hydration

Dr Ross Perry, GP and Founder/Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, suggested:

“This ingredient has some incredible benefits for menopausal skin

“It allows the skin to retain moisture, which can help stimulate the production of collagen. It can also help tighten the skin, strengthen it, and soften and smooth the overall texture.”

He explained that it takes a bit of time to build up, but users should see a difference in couple of weeks with full effects after around 6 weeks of use.

Dr Perry also cautioned against using harsh toners, as this may counteract the hydration provided by glycerine:

“Products containing alcohol, i.e., toners which have a drying effect on the skin, should be avoided on skin already struggling to hold onto moisture during the menopause”

Other ingredients suggested to help menopausal skin included:

  1. Retinoids
    A derivative of vitamin A, used to promote cell turnover and stimulate collagen production in order to reduce fine lines/wrinkles.


  2. Hyaluronic acid
    Helps to hydrate the skin and improve texture/elasticity, as well as reducing fine lines/wrinkles.


  3. Vitamin C
    Provides antioxidant properties, to help protect the skin, boost collagen production and reduce inflammation/redness with skin-brightening properties.


  4. Peptides
    These stimulate collagen production, skin repair and renewal for improved skin elasticity and smoother texture.


  5. SPF
    The article warns ‘Research suggests lower oestrogen levels during menopause can put skin at greater risk of oxidative damage, which can be caused by sun exposure.’ Daily application of SPF is vital to prevent premature ageing.

Not all the ingredients suggested are compatible, so it’s best to get professional advice on the best skincare routine to suit your skin.

However, whatever you do, SPF is a must.

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Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perry

Dr Ross Perry is Founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics.

He qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.

He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is best known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts skin tags) and natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic injections.

As a highly experienced medic, he frequently assists with media queries and has appeared in top titles as well as on TV.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers and laser treatments; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.

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