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Your Body


Being proactive about dry winter skin can go a long way to help with chapped cheeks and peeling chins. (Karolina Grabowska/Pexels)

Your Skin

Ow! 5 Ways to Hydrate Dry Winter Skin
Feeling like a flake? Board-certified dermatologist Sarv Zand offers these tips for peeling chins and irritated cheeks.
“I Had Breast Cancer and Went Through Menopause Twice”

Your Breasts

“I Had Breast Cancer and Went Through Menopause Twice”
After a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation, Hollye Jacobs was declared cancer free. She was catapulted into menopause–twice. 
Stressed Skin: Tips to Stay Calm and Glowing

Your Skin

Stressed Skin: Tips to Stay Calm and Glowing
Whether your skin concerns stem from hormones, stress, or a combination of both, it’s absolutely possible to restore your glow and your confidence. Here’s...
These Lifestyle Tweaks Can Slash Heart Disease Risk During Menopause 

Heart health

These Lifestyle Tweaks Can Slash Heart Disease Risk During Menopause 
Menopause does not directly cause heart disease, but as estrogen levels plummet, some people develop high blood pressure or high cholesterol as a result.
Whose Pits Are These? Everything You Need to Know About Menopause Body Odor

Your Skin

Whose Pits Are These? Everything You Need to Know About Menopause Body Odor
What the funk is going on with changing body odor during midlife and menopause? We pulled up our sleeves and found out.
LGBQ and Menopause: How to Advocate for Your Health

LGBTQ

LGBQ and Menopause: How to Advocate for Your Health
The lack of conversation around menopause affects us all. But what if you have to deal with systemic health inequities at the same time?
How Racial Disparities Affect How Women of Color Experience Menopause

Mental health

How Racial Disparities Affect How Women of Color Experience Menopause
Here’s what you need to know about how race can influence this significant midlife transition.
Endometriosis and Menopause: What You Need to Know

Sexual Health

Endometriosis and Menopause: What You Need to Know
Along with fertility problems, people with endometriosis may experience early menopause. Here’s what you need to know.
Will My Hysterectomy Throw Me Into Menopause?

Sexual Health

Will My Hysterectomy Throw Me Into Menopause?
The relationship between hysterectomies and menopause is complicated. Here’s what you need to ask your doctor.
About 75 percent of all women in the menopause transition have these sudden, brief, periodic (and often intense!) increases in their body temperature. (Pixabay/Pexels)

Hot flashes

6 Hot Flash Triggers to Watch Out For
These sweat-inducing bursts of warmth arrive without warning, making it nearly impossible to focus or perform daily tasks.

Sleep


How to Get Ready for Bed (Menopause Edition)

Sleep

How to Get Ready for Bed (Menopause Edition)
If you've been struggling with getting a good night's sleep, it's time to start from scratch. 
Keeping a cool bedroom rather than a warm one is better for people who toss, turn, and wake up sweating in the night. But both have to agree that it works for them. (Kampus Productions/Pexels)

Hot flashes

You're Hot, He's Cold: Tips on How to Share a Bed During Menopause
You're hot, he's cold. Menopause, night sweats, and insomnia can turn your bed into battleground.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 60 percent of women suffer from insomnia during their perimenopausal years. (Cotton Bro/Pexels)

insomnia

3 Top Tips for Dealing with Insomnia During Menopause
It’s 4 a.m. Do you know where your sanity is? Welcome to the frustrating world of menopause and insomnia.
5 Boring Podcasts to Help Get to Sleep

podcasts

5 Boring Podcasts to Help Get to Sleep
Can't sleep? Ditch the true-crime podcasts! Drift off with these perfectly peaceful listens for a restful night's sleep.

Mental Health


While drawing boundaries may not prevent the holiday-time fights entirely, they can help us protect ourselves. (Photo by Freestocksorg/Pexels)

relationships

You Deserve Boundaries: How to Get Through Stressful Holidays With Family
Holiday with family can be gnarly. We've got solid tips to help you enjoy your dinner while protecting your sanity 
Photo by Pexels/Stas Knop

Music

Naomi's Playlist: Holiday Rock (and Soul) Edition
It's a wrap! This playlist has classic favorites as well as newer indie rock and soul entries into the holiday song canon. 
Meditation Techniques to Help with Menopause Symptoms 

Sleep

Meditation Techniques to Help with Menopause Symptoms 
Having a tough time adjusting to your new normal? You might be tempted to focus on anything but how you’re feeling. 
It’s never too late — and always a good idea — to use resilience skills to adapt to any difficulties you’re facing. (Karolina Grabowska/Pexels)

Mental health

Build Mental Toughness: 5 Ways to Stay Strong
So when you can’t change certain stress-inducing circumstances, focus on empowering yourself to take them in stride by building resilience.
Studies suggest women often feel worse about themselves and their bodies during this huge hormonal shift. (Felicity Tai/Pexels)

MenopauseMood Changes

How to Be Nicer to Yourself
You deserve a healthy dose of self-compassion. Here are some ways to harness it for yourself. 
Puff or Pass? The Latest on CBD and Cannabis for Menopause Relief

Alternate Therapy

Puff or Pass? The Latest on CBD and Cannabis for Menopause Relief
Is cannabis ideal for helping people going through midlife hormonal changes? The jury is definitely still out.  
Music Makes Menopause Better: Naomi's Party Playlist

Music

Music Makes Menopause Better: Naomi's Party Playlist
Did you know that music can help your menopause symptoms? It’s not just the power of a good groove – it’s science. 
If anxious thoughts about (peri)menopause or midlife have you on edge, there’s a lot you can do to self-soothe. (Pavel Danilyuk/Pexels)

Mood Changes

High (Menopause) Anxiety! Techniques to Help You Cope
Understanding how anxiety works can give you a sense of agency (and help you reorient yourself when you’re struggling). 
While fewer than 200,000 cases of early menopause are reported every year, it can be unexpected — and come with its own set of health challenges. (Shvets Productions/Pexels)

MenopauseMood Changes

Can Stress Affect Early Menopause?
While fewer than 200,000 cases of early menopause are reported every year, early menopause can be unexpected — and come with its own set of...

Sex, Sex, Sex


Photo by Cliff Booth/ Pexels

Sexual Health

Lube + Vaginal Moisturizer = Your Sexual Wellness BFFs
Let’s talk about sex, baby — specifically, let’s talk about painful sex, and how to make it feel better. 
How to Update Your Sex Toy Collection in Midlife

Sexual Health

How to Update Your Sex Toy Collection in Midlife
Replenishing your sex toy supply — or investing in some for the first time? Here's how to give it an update.
How to Keep Menopause Mood Swings From Ruining Your Relationships

Mood Changes

How to Keep Menopause Mood Swings From Ruining Your Relationships
Here's one statement that rings true for many of us – our partners just don't understand how menopause feels. 
Menopause and Sex: How to Keep Things Sexy With Your Partner 

Sexual Health

Menopause and Sex: How to Keep Things Sexy With Your Partner 
Has your sex life lost its buzz? Here are a few expert-backed tips to get through this uncharted territory together.
Sex During (And After Menopause): How to Ask for What You Want Now 

Sexual Health

Sex During (And After Menopause): How to Ask for What You Want Now 
As your hormones change and your sex needs follow suit, it's important to know how to ask for what you want from your partner or...

Eat it, Move it


No hangover required: Holiday mocktails make everything more festive (Photo credit: Denys Gromov)

recipes

Cheers! 4 Divine Recipes for Holiday Mocktails
Whether you want to avoid the hangover this year or are sober-curious, these recipes offer celebration without the inebriation. 
Fiber helps your gut bacteria perform important functions that in turn may improve your health, especially as you inch toward your middle and menopause years. (SheEats/Pexels)

Nutrition

This F-Word Can Help Your Menopause (It’s Fiber)
An apple a day may not keep the hot flashes away, but fiber-rich foods may keep severe menopause symptoms at bay.
Exercise has also been shown to slow bone loss, which is common around menopause. (Rodnae Productions/Pexels)

Exercise

How Should I Look at Fitness During Menopause?
Want to move your body more but don’t know where to begin? We’ve got you covered. 
A few moves (and some deep breaths) can go a long way to cooling down your nerves and strengthening your body. (Anastasia Shuraeva/Pexels)

Exercise

Yoga for Menopause: 4 Yoga Poses You Have to Try
A few moves (and deep breaths) can go a long way to cooling down your nerves and strengthening your body.  
 Keeping your blood sugar stable can majorly benefit your well-being during menopause.

Nutrition

Menopause and Blood Sugar: What You Need to Know
Feeling shaky, irritable, or downright hangry? Keeping your blood sugar stable can majorly benefit your well-being during menopause (or anytime).

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
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SUSTAINABILITY

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. 

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INCLUSIVITY

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.

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HEALTHY AGING

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.