So why do we suddenly start to itch in all different places, sometime all over and sometimes in places we can’t see!!
It’s because our Estrogen helps with the making of Collagen which is the most abundant protein in our body and helps with our tissues, ligaments, tendons, muscles, strengthening our bones and also providing our skin with structure. So when our Estrogen levels start to drop during Perimenopause, so does not only the elasticity of our skin, but also the production of oils which keeps our skin moisturised and supple, so that means our skin can thin, become dryer and then start to itch.
What can you do to help?
Low Estrogen levels can also create vaginal dryness, irritation and itching, to the point of being painful. If you’ve been to the Doctor and it’s all part of your ‘menopausal journey’, don’t worry, we have a fantastic Vaginal Lube (developed by a female Medical Herbalist) that’s Organic and Vegan friendly in our ‘Offers’ section on this website, with a Discount Code for you to use if you want to give it a try.
NB: It’s strongly advised that you see your Doctor if your itching goes on for more than 3 days. Maybe keep a diary to see if some times are worse than others, or if certain things ‘trigger’ your itching and also what parts of your body are affected. They may run some tests to make sure it’s down to the Menopause causing your itching, or come up with another solution for you, especially if the ‘suggestions’ above haven’t worked as well as you’d hoped.
It’s good to know that you hopefully don’t have to put up with it for long and you’ve got more options than you thought you had.