Ask Emily... Why does skin itch after menopause?

Menopause can cause many changes in your body and it is so variable from person to person, but the one question that keeps coming up amongst my friends is how to deal with the 'menopause itch'!

Unfortunately, when oestrogen levels decrease, our collagen production is affected. This reduces the body's ability to produce necessary levels of skin oil, which means dryness and itching.

As always, it's important to speak to your doctor for prolonged symptoms, but here are some simple tips that might help ease the itch:

1. Moisturise day + night to lock moisture into the outermost layer of the skin and reduce dryness. Apply our Super Cream morning and night for extra hydration.

2. Take an oil bath: soak in lukewarm water with a couple of drops of a soothing oil, this will help keep inflammation at bay and ease itching. Try Boab + Rosehip Oil.

3. Skip the chemicals: opt for chemical-free skincare as chemicals can flare an itch up and make it more unbearable.