Here’s what you need to know about menopause

The Body

Dry skin is one of the most common indicators that you’re beginning your transition into menopause. (Ivan Samkov/Pexels)

Your Skin

Symptom Guide: Menopause Dry Skin

It’s oily. It’s dry. You’re red. You’re itchy. Perimenopausal and menopausal skin can be the definition of haywire.

Digestion issues in menopause are a real thing. Photo by Engin Akyurt -

Digestive issues

Symptom Guide: Menopause and Digestive Issues

Experiencing weird changes to your digestive system during perimenopause and menopause? Here's the poop on how to deal with it. 

It may not be possible to stave off the sweats altogether, but your lifestyle can increase — and decrease — the odds you’ll wake up soaked. (Shea Deveraux/Pexels)

Hot flashes

Symptom Guide: Night Sweats During Menopause

Night sweats can make it hard to fall and stay asleep at night, perpetuating a cycle of sleep deprivation, stress, and — you guessed...

More than 80% of women experience hot flashes during their hormonal transition, according to the Journal of Midlife Health. Photo by Pexels/Cottonbro

Hot flashes

Symptom Guide: Hot Flashes During Menopause

Is it hot in here or is it just us? We're talking about hot flashes, a common symptom of menopause. Here are tips and advice...

Muscle & Joint Pain During Menopause: How to Make It Easier - Stripes Beauty


Muscle & Joint Pain During Menopause: How to Make It Easier

The good news is that there are ways to help and even improve pain caused by a lack of joint lubrication.

Ever pee when you sneeze? Urinary issues are a common indicator that you’re entering or in menopause. Photo credit: Pexels

Vaginal health

Symptom Guide: Menopause and Urinary Issues

Ever pee when you sneeze? Urinary issues are a common indicator that you’re entering or in menopause.

Dryness and thinning of the vaginal tissues is the most common cause of discomfort and painful sex in midlife. Photo credit: Tetyana Kovyrina/Pexels)

Vaginal health

Symptom Guide: Vaginal Atrophy and Dryness During Menopause

So dry, you wanna cry? Though it’s much more common after menopause, dryness and thinning of the vagina is...

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Your Skin

Symptom Guide: Thinning Hair and Brittle Nails During Menopause

There are definitely ways to keep your hair and nails looking better and less dry and brittle. A little care and kindness can go...

Symptom Guide: Irregular Periods During Perimenopause - Stripes Beauty

Your Periods

Symptom Guide: Irregular Periods During Perimenopause

You may start missing your period here and there, or what the heck, you get two periods a month. What’s the deal? We explain.

Ow! Breast tenderness or soreness can get intense during perimenopause. (Photo credit: Pexels)

Your Breasts

Symptom Guide: Breast Pain During Menopause

The hormone fluctuations that plague us during our menstrual years are the same ones that can cause perimenopausal mayhem: weight gain, fluid retention, and,...

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) women have the toughest time maintaining their weight from the ages of 45 to 60.  (Diana Polekhina/Unsplash)


Symptom Guide: Weight Gain

If you're a child of the 1970s through the 1990s, you've probably been immersed in weight loss culture since you can...

Studies have found that lower estrogen levels during and after menopause can alter the gut microbiome, basically throwing off the gut bacteria we need for healthy functioning. Photo: Pexels/Amy Lane


Menopause and Gut Health 101

Got a gut feeling that something has changed with your digestive health since entering into midlife? It's time to pay attention to your digestion. 

Stripes is your safe haven

Let’s change the conversation around the change

Stripes is your safe haven

Let’s change the conversation around the change

In partnership with the biotech company Amyris, Stripes created a line of holistic, science-backed solutions that promote overall wellness for people experiencing menopause. Our active ingredients are sustainably sourced, and created to be good to both you and our planet. 


Menopause affects each of us differently, which is why we designed Stripes to be inclusive of all people who experience it. When we make space for each of our unique journeys and needs, we create a collective wisdom that strengthens, empowers, and unites us all.


Stripes is not an anti-aging brand. Rather, we believe in aging well, with ease, and with pride. We promote solutions that help people navigate and mitigate the natural transitions that occur before, during, and after menopause. Growing older is a privilege that we both nurture and celebrate.