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Menopause and the skin – Dr Sajjad Rajpar and Dr Louise Newson

In this week’s podcast, Dr Louise Newson is talking to leading consultant dermatologist Dr Sajjad Rajpar. Together, they discuss all about the skin and how it can change during the perimenopause and menopause. The low hormone levels that occur during the perimenopause and menopause often have a negative effect on the collagen in the skin, which can lead to changes in appearance and elasticity. As well as this, skin concerns such as dryness and acne are a common occurrence during this time of our lives. Dr Newson and Dr Rajpar also discuss HRT and the effectiveness of giving oestrogen through the skin as a patch or gel.

More information about Dr Rajpar, including his serum, is available here: 

Dr Rajpar’s Three Take Home Tips for Healthy Skin:

  1. Avoid soap and use gentle cleanser, moisturise twice daily.
  2. Be sensible with the sun – wear factor 50.
  3. Stop smoking! Nicotine can have a very negative effect on your skin.
Menopause and the skin – Dr Sajjad Rajpar and Dr Louise Newson

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