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With 20 years of scientific research in menopause and skin science, at Vichy we are encouraging candid and honest conversations about menopause.
​ Find answers, support and advice from experts here.​

WHICH STAGE OF MENOPAUSE AM I?

From perimenopause to post menopause, learn about the different stages and discover which skincare products are right for your skin.

Perimenopause​

The time leading up to the Menopause when people can experience irregular periods or other menopausal symptoms. Perimenopause can be over several years.

Menopause​

The biological stage in most women's lives when they have stopped menstruating.


Post Menopause

This is the time after menopause.





OPENING UP THE CONVERSATION AROUND MENOPAUSE

Our aim is to have an empowering and life-changing impact on women, ensuring they have the support and knowledge to handle this time in their lives with confidence.

Leading this MenoTalk is Karen Arthur, founder of the podcast Menopause Whilst Black, joined by Gen M co-founder, Heather Jackson; menopause doctor and Harper Clinic founder Dr Shahzadi Harper; and nutritionist naturopath and ARTAH founder Rhian Stephenson.

DISCOVER THE
VICHY SKIN SOCIÉTÉ

FOR SUPPORT FROM OTHER VICHY LOVERS AND
ADVICE FROM EXPERTS ON ALL THINGS MENOPAUSE


PLUS, UNLOCK EXCLUSIVE EVENTS, SAMPLES AND MORE…

"Leading up to menopause there is an accelerated loss of collagen; and skin texture becomes dry and loses elasticity"



Dr Shahzadi Harper, ​
Womens Health GP and Doctor

Endorsed by
Dermatologists

PeriMenopause

WHAT IS PERIMENOPAUSE?
The time leading up to the Menopause when people can experience irregular periods or other menopausal symptoms. Perimenopause typically lasts 4 to 8 years.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PERIMENOPAUSE?
There are many symptoms associated with perimenopause, not every person will experience symptoms and the experience of symptoms will be different from person to person. Whilst this is not an exhaustive list, symptoms may include: Hot flushes, Night sweats, Loss of sleep, Anxiety, Dizziness, Fatigue, Memory loss, Mind fog, Depression, Headaches, Recurrent UTIs, Joint stiffness, aches and pains, Reduced concentration and Heavy periods.

HOW MAY PERIMENOPAUSE AFFECT YOUR SKIN?
At perimenopause, due to shifts in oestragen levels and associated collagen production decline, the skin can become increasingly dry, tight and irritated. Skin loses overall elasticity and plumpness, causing skin to sag with fine lines and wrinkles appearing more pronounced, particularly around the mouth and eyes.

Menopause

WHAT IS MENOPAUSE?
The biological stage in most women's lives when they have stopped menstruating.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE?
Most women will experience menopausal symptoms, which can have a significant impact on everyday activities and last around 4 years after your last period. However, it's important to note that some women experience symptoms for much longer. Common symptoms include:

  • Skin can become dry, tight and uncomfortable
  • Skin tone can become uneven
  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Low mood or anxiety
  • Reduced sex drive (libido)
  • Problems with memory and concentration

HOW MAY MENOPAUSE AFFECT YOUR SKIN?
More to come!

Post-Menopause

WHAT IS POST-MENOPAUSE
This is the time after menopause. For someone with intact ovaries, this is typically defined as more than 12 months with no periods. If the ovaries have been removed, this is immediately following surgery.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF POST MENOPAUSE?
Menopausal symptoms can last around 4 years after your last period. However, it's important to note that some women experience symptoms for much longer. Post-menopausal symptoms are due to an estrogen deficiency on the bladder and vagina, following bladder and vaginal symptoms most often occurring a few years after the last period, or a few years after stopping HRT. Common symptoms include:

  • Skin can lose firmness and wrinkles may begin to appear
  • Passing urine more often by day and/or by night
  • Discomfort on passing urine
  • Urine infection
  • Leakage of urine
  • Vaginal dryness, discomfort, discharge, burning and itching

HOW MAY POST MENOPAUSE AFFECT YOUR SKIN?
More to come!

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Featuring products tested under dermatological control on perimenopausal & menopausal women Backed by 20 years of scientific research in menopause & skin science

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