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Caring For Your Skin Through Menopause & Beyond – The Happy Menopause Podcast

Season 4 • Episode 3
Dr Emma Wedgeworth, Consultant Dermatologist

Skincare is a hot topic for many women and never more so than in midlife when the hormonal fluctuations of the perimenopause bring about a sea change in the condition of our skin. Acne, dry skin and loss of elasticity are all very common problems, and we often find that our tried and trusted skincare routine is no longer effective. And that can be a problem, because if we feel that we’re no longer presenting our best face to the world it can create a knock-on issue of loss of confidence at a time when we may already be feeling a bit less comfortable in our skin. But help is at hand with my latest guest, consultant dermatologist Dr Emma Wedgeworth.

Emma is a highly experienced clinician who treats the full range of skin conditions, including acne, rosacea and ageing skin. She’s published numerous scientific articles and been involved in cutting-edge dermatological research, so we’re definitely in good hands!

Get your pen ready, you’ll want to take notes for this one. Emma packs so much advice into such a short space of time. We discuss moisturisers, cleansers, acne, dry skin, wrinkles, those pesky facial hairs that pop up and all the things you can do about them. Emma very kindly shares advice on specific brands and products, which I’ve included in the show notes that you’ll find on the podcast page of my website.

Show Notes

Find out more about Dr Emma Wedgeworth via her website.

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Check out these products that Dr Emma recommended for menopausal skin*:


Curel make up cleansing gel

Toleriane Dermocleanser by la Roche Posay

Flawless cleanser by Dr Sam Bunting


Curel Intensive moisture facial cream

Toleriane Ultra Nuit by La Roche Posay

Cetaphil Rich Night Cream

Flawless moisturiser by Dr Sam Bunting

Avene Tolerance Extreme Riche


Anthelios by la Roche posay




Clinique Smart Clinical wrinkle correcting serum

Flawless Nightly Serum

Medik8 Retinyl Retinoate

Menopause specific products/ranges

Boots No 7 menopause skincare

Emepelle Serum and cream

*Dr Emma has worked with a number of skincare companies including La Roche Posay, Boots, Heliocare.

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