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Menopausal skincare essentials


For immediate release: 25 July 2011

Menopausal skincare essentials

Your skin is a good indicator of your overall health and wellbeing. Fluctuating hormone levels at the menopause can play havoc with your skin, leaving it dry, dull and wrinkly. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to help your skin look its best, whatever your stage in life.

In the Summer 2011 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, dermatologist and anti-ageing expert Dr Sam Bunting has some advice on keeping your skin looking good during and after the menopause. She covers how the menopause affects the different layers of your skin, ways to improve your skincare routine (with product examples), the benefits of trying out different procedures (e.g. dermal fillers) and how to make positive changes to your lifestyle.

“Skin is one of the first parts of the body to show signs of ageing and can leave women feeling self-conscious and lower their self-esteem,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. “There’s no single way to combat these changes, but a combination approach can help. In her article, Dr Bunting has useful practical advice for women seeking to improve the appearance of their skin around the menopause.”

The Menopause Exchange is completely independent – it’s not sponsored by any companies and is funded purely by subscriptions from individuals and healthcare professionals. Other articles in the Summer 2011 issue include continuous combined HRT, herbs at the menopause and alcohol and smoking in relation to the menopause.

The Menopause Exchange is offering new members an 18 month subscription instead of the usual 12 month subscription until the end of October 2011.

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For more information on The Menopause Exchange, write to The Menopause Exchange at PO Box 205, Bushey, Herts WD23 1ZS, call 020 8420 7245, fax 020 8954 2783 or send an e-mail to


1. The Menopause Exchange was launched in June 1999.

2. The founder and director of The Menopause Exchange is Norma Goldman, a pharmacist with a Master’s degree in health promotion. She gives talks on the menopause to employees in the workplace and hospitals, women and women’s groups, healthcare professionals, GP practices, organisations, health clubs and at exhibitions. Her daughter, Victoria, the editor of the newsletter, is an experienced health journalist with a BSc. degree in Biomedical Science and a Master’s degree in Science Communication.

3. The aim of The Menopause Exchange is to raise the awareness of the menopause among women, healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses and pharmacists) and complementary practitioners.

4. Topics covered in previous issues of the newsletter include: the perimenopause; HRT questions you forgot to ask your doctor; easing flushes and sweats without HRT; treating vaginal dryness; sleeping better at the menopause; menopause relief through your pharmacy; essential fatty acids; screening for women over 50 and premature menopause.

5. UK annual membership (4 issues of the newsletter, regular fact sheets, use of the information service and ‘Ask the Experts’ panel) costs £18 for individuals; £22 for local organisations; £40 for companies/national organisations; corporate (over 10 copies) and overseas memberships are available on request.

6. All press enquiries to Norma Goldman on 020 8420 7245.