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Peri-menopause and hormones

Hello, I’m Jen a mother of 3 and a Nona to 1. As someone who began the wonderful phase of menopause in my late 30s, I understand firsthand the challenges and frustrations that accompany hormonal changes, especially when it comes to skincare and weight gain.

With years of professional experience as a Makeup Artist and Beautician, I thought I knew all there was to know about skincare. However, my personal struggle with perimenopausal skin opened my eyes to a whole new realm of challenges and complexities. It was during this time that my passion for helping others navigate this often overlooked aspect of aging was born.

Driven by a desire to share my knowledge and expertise, I’ve dedicated myself to researching and understanding the unique needs of menopausal skin. Through my journey, I’ve developed a deep empathy and insight into the struggles faced by women like myself and as time passed and weight piled on, my research also went into hormonal balancing for weight loss and anxiety.

Now, I’m on a mission to empower others by offering practical advice, personalised consultations, and simple skincare solutions tailored specifically for the needs of menopausal women. Whether it’s through online consultations, in-person workshops, or informative content, I’m here to provide support, guidance, and encouragement every step of the way.

Together, let’s embrace this chapter of life with confidence and grace, and rediscover the beauty and radiance that comes from within.

Are you experiencing changes in your hormones during perimenopause? You’re not alone. My mission is to support and empower women through this transitional phase with personalised solutions tailored to your unique needs. From skincare to makeup, I specialise in cosmeceutical products designed to address the effects of hormonal fluctuations on your skin, hair, weight and anxiety.

I started to experience symptoms in my late 30s and I want to share my knowledge and research and findings with YOU, as if its helped me then I sure want to be able to help you. It was absolute hell for me when I first started with my symptoms – the pain, the dizziness, the fatigue, the sweats, the weight gain, the mind fog. The Doctors didn’t have a clue what was going on either. I was in and our of the Doctors and Hospital, tests here and there, MRIs, you name it I had it.

My Makeup business was the busiest it had ever been coming back from lockdown, and I was so poorly, one day I would be ok but the majority I wouldn’t. Every day was hard to wake up, as the dizziness, the pain and sickness was extreme. Then I had my migraines on top, after research, I found that these multiple in perimenopause too, just my luck! I was having to rearrange some appointments as I just couldn’t get out of bed sometimes. My anxiety was through the roof, and I even had to get my husband to drive me to some appointments with the fear of me not being able to drive home.

I was sluggish, I had no energy, I had severe high blood pressure and my whole body was in constant pain. This is when I just had enough, so I decided to do some research, and ALL my symptoms pointed to perimenopause. In under a year I was able to lose 2.5 stone, although I’ve struggled all my life to lose weight, yo-yo dieting, trying all the diets on the planet! My hair become thicker, and grew faster, my skin issues started to get better, and I started to finally SLEEP, finally!

I didnt even diet as such, my appetite just decreased on its own, my sugar cravings have almost disappeared (I was addicted to chocolate and haribo sweets!) below I’ll go into a bit more depth in how I’ve been able to do this, but before I do, I just want to let you know that I feel absolutely fantastic and that I love not having to count my calories and slug away at the gym – don’t get me wrong I watch what I eat and I try to stay active if I can, but life does get in the way. And if I want the odd take away I will, but my appetite has massively shrunk, I find that I am eating more child size portions now.

What have I been using?

So what have I been using? I’ve been using hormone balancers called DAILY BALANCE. They help me a lot because it helps to stop stress and anxiety, and when my body and mind are calm I eat less. It also helps to balance out my oestrogen levels which decrease. Weight loss will happen when your hormones start to balance and the stress eases. When we are stressed our bodies release the stress hormone called cortisol, Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, which are small glands located on top of each kidney. It plays a crucial role in the body’s response to stress and helps regulate a wide range of physiological processes, including metabolism, immune function, blood pressure, and the body’s sleep-wake cycle. While cortisol is essential for helping the body respond to stress and maintain physiological balance, chronic or prolonged elevation of cortisol levels (due to chronic stress, for example) can have detrimental effects on health, including weight gain. So when this hormones stops being released at high levels and starts to lower you will start to loose weight.

I also use a probiotic tonic called RE-SET every few months, as a healthy gut is a happy gut. Anxiety causes acid which will mean that your gut isn’t happy. This means this will make you store fats and not absorb vitamins properly which can also lead to hormone imbalances, meaning you put weight on – so the cycle goes on!

We also now do a daily tummy tonic that is a powerful and potent combination of 6 live probiotic cultures and clinically studied prebiotic fibre. These cultures work together to maintain your natural flora and support your digestive balance. 18Billion Cfu of Probiotics along with Prebiotic fibre to add more good bacteria and nourish the gut bacteria for better digestion, neutralises toxins, improves metabolism and reduces bloating and gas. The hormone balances are taken daily, the tonic, is taken every 2-3months for 2 weeks at a time and the tummy tonic is taken daily if you feel the need for bloating, extra metabolism quick (this is basically the maintenance version of the RE-SET)

Now something to pay attention to is that although the tonic is quick to work, but the capsules can take some time to kick in. You may find they help with things like night sweats, hot flushes, mind fog, headaches, cramps like that quite quickly but with weight it can take a bit more time like it did with me. I even gave up from the first tub of trying, but tried again and after a few months I noticed the weight changing and my energy levels increasing and now I’ve dropped over 2.5stone.

I’ve not been able to exercise at the start due to medical issues, but I did try to do a bit of walking here and there but I wasn’t overly active. But the more I’m losing the more I am able to do, but I’m not doing cardio, just weights/Pilates/yoga.


Struggling with perimenopausal skin can be a challenging experience, as hormonal fluctuations often lead to various skin issues such as dryness, sensitivity, acne, and uneven tone. With my expertise as a makeup artist, beautician, and provider of cosmeceutical skincare and going through all this myself, I can offer tailored solutions to address these concerns. As you can see from the photo below my skin was super unhappy, sensitive and very angry. My skincare routine that once was perfect no longer sufficed. I tried all sorts of products, but stripping back my products and using a simple routine and concentrated on hydration was the key.

During perimenopause, the body undergoes significant hormonal shifts, particularly a decline in oestrogen levels. Oestrogen plays a crucial role in maintaining skin hydration, elasticity, and thickness. As oestrogen levels decrease, the skin’s ability to retain moisture diminishes, leading to dryness and increased sensitivity. Additionally, declining oestrogen can exacerbate collagen loss, resulting in reduced skin firmness and the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Hormonal fluctuations can also trigger an increase in sebum production, leading to acne or oily skin in some individuals. These changes contribute to the overall decline in skin health and can result in various complexion concerns during perimenopause.

Through personalised consultations and lessons, I can educate on the changes happening to the skin during perimenopause and recommend skincare products specifically formulated to combat these issues. Additionally, I can provide practical advice on makeup techniques to enhance and rejuvenate the complexion, boosting confidence during this transitional phase. By combining my knowledge and experience with simple skincare solutions tailored for menopausal women, I aim to empower others to embrace their skin’s natural beauty and feel confident in their appearance.


Unfortunately during peri/menopause oestrogen levels decline, which can lead to a relative increase in androgen hormones like testosterone. Some of this testosterone can be converted into DHT. This increase in DHT levels during menopause can contribute to various changes in the body, including hair loss.  I have been using a shampoo and conditioner that helps to prevent this, and encourage hair growth, and I must say, it’s the only one ill use now.

Peri/Menopause doesn’t have to ruin everything for you, once you understand it more the more in control you feel, and i’m here to help you do that.

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