Skin care tips during the menopause

Evening primrose oil has been used by generations of women to look after the appearance of their skin as they age. During each lifestage your skin changes with your hormones. Reduced estrogen production during the menopause, combined with diminishing cell regeneration can leave skin feeling dryer than it used to. Efamol evening primrose oil has been proven to support beautifully smooth and nourished looking skin whatever your age. In our latest skin perception survey 87% reported that their skin felt less dry.


Efamol has teamed up with celebrity skincare expert Louise Thomas-Minns who advises, “As the menopause approaches, glowing, hydrated skin can feel like it’s a thing of the past! There has never been a better time to refocus on your health, beauty and wellbeing. During the menopause our skin becomes drier and more sensitive because of reduced oestrogen levels so it’s important to give it plenty of TLC.”

Follow Louise’s Skin TLC Tips

Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water

Eat a colourful diet, rich in fruit and veg

Keep active and keep your circulation going

Invest in good quality skincare with hyaluronic acid. Make sure you always cleanse and moisturise.

Get enough good fats through your diet


Don’t forget your diet….
A varied and healthy diet low in processed foods can help keep skin looking and feeling healthy as we age.  We recommend including the following nutrients in your diet regularly.

Vitamin C 
Tomatoes, oranges, sweet potatoes and peppers are all high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Meat and dairy products plus veggies like avocados, broccoli, mushrooms and asparagus all all high in Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin).  B2 contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Chicken, tuna, salmon and avocado are all high in Vitamin B3 (Niacin). B3 contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.

Dairy, tuna, cod and eggs are high in iodine. Iodine contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.

Vitamin E
Nuts, seeds and green vegetables are all high in the antioxidant Vitamin E. Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.