What is Menopause?

Menopause, also known as 'the change', which most women in their late 30s to early 40s dread. This phase in a woman's life is when she stops having periods and her ovaries lose their reproductive function. Normally, this happens between the ages of 45 and 55 but it can happen earlier for some women. Menstruation occurs due to hormones (oestrogen and progesterone) produced by the ovaries. As women age, less oestrogen is produced which causes 'the change' – this phase can take up to several years. When symptoms arise gradually, before menstruation stops completely, this is what's called as peri-menopause. From hot flushes to night sweats to low mood, symptoms can be distressing. In addition to this, your skin changes during peri-menopause and menopause. Your skin's ability to retain moisture is reduced which leads to redness, dryness, spots and more pronounced signs of ageing. Here at Poko, we understand hormonal imbalance and we want to support you at this phase in your life with a balanced and holistic approach to your skin health.

Star Buys for Symptoms of Perimenopause and Menopause

Caring for Yourself During Menopause

Poko was made with you in mind, creating products to help you tackle some of the symptoms of peri-menopause & menopause.

Routine for Menopausal Skin

As hormone levels plummet during menopause, our skin can become dry, slack, and thin. Conditions such as acne, eczema and rosacea can become worse during this time or skin which has never experienced breakouts may begin to suffer. It is vital you give your skin the extra attention it needs.

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Menopause 101

Menopause is a stage in a woman's life when her period stops and can no longer get pregnant. Menopause, a phase that every woman goes through is the taboo subject that for a long time nobody talked about, so much so that even your GPs might not have felt equipped to deal with it in the past. According to a 2019 Mayo Clinic study, only 6.8% of the medical residents they surveyed felt adequately prepared in menopause care. That's because menopause isn't mandatory learning in medical school. This

In Ireland, more than half of Irish women are going through difficult menopause symptoms with the average woman experiencing up to seven symptoms at once. In the same research, it is revealed that 86% of women reported menopause having a big impact on their lives.

Since Poko was founded due to PCOS, a hormonal imbalance which is often mismanaged and misdiagnosed due to the lack of education and resources on the subject – we understand the difficulty and roadbloacks women going through menopause face in being heard and their symptoms to be taken seriously. This is why we developed products we think would help in managing some of the symptoms that women are going through with menopause.