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Your Body


Can Acupuncture Relieve Menopause Symptoms? - Stripes Beauty
Can Acupuncture Relieve Menopause Symptoms?
Can acupuncture help with hot flashes, night sweats, and other disruptive symptoms?
Ask A Doctor: Am I Exfoliating Too Much? - Stripes Beauty

Your Skin

Ask A Doctor: Am I Exfoliating Too Much?
In each installment of Ask a Doctor, your burning questions about hormones, menopause symptoms, sleep, sex, and more are answered...
Ask A Doctor: Why Am I Getting Such Bad Cramps? - Stripes Beauty

Your Periods

Ask A Doctor: Why Am I Getting Such Bad Cramps?
If your cramps have been getting worse, you need to read this.
Best Bras for Perimenopause Breast Pain - Stripes Beauty

Your Breasts

Best Bras for Perimenopause Breast Pain
Unlike some other symptoms of perimenopause, if your breasts hurt, there’s something you can do about it: Buy a better bra.  
What I Wish My Mom Told Me About Menopause: A Conversation with Dr. Mary Claire Haver & Katherine Haver - Stripes Beauty

Menopause

What I Wish My Mom Told Me About Menopause: A Conversation with Dr. Mary Claire Haver & Katherine Haver
The ultimate guide to mother-daughter menopause conversations, with Dr. Mary Claire Haver, creator of The Galveston Diet, and her daughter, Katherine Haver.
Chemical vs. Mineral Sunscreen: How They Work to Protect Your Skin - Stripes Beauty

Your Skin

Chemical vs. Mineral Sunscreen: How They Work to Protect Your Skin
If you're confused by all the options out there, check out our guide to finding the perfect sunscreen.
What is Fezolinetant, the New FDA Approved Drug for Hot Flashes? - Stripes Beauty

Hot flashes

What is Fezolinetant, the New FDA Approved Drug for Hot Flashes?
Veozah shows promise as a new non-hormonal treatment for preventing hot flashes. But for now, it comes with a hefty price tag. 
Trans and In Menopause? Here's What Experts Want You To Know - Stripes Beauty

LGBTQ

Trans and In Menopause? Here's What Experts Want You To Know
Are you trans and in or approaching menopause? Here's how to learn more and plan your menopause care.
Ask a Doctor: OMG, Why is There Hair Growing on My Chin? - Stripes Beauty

Your Skin

Ask a Doctor: OMG, Why is There Hair Growing on My Chin?
Do you have hair showing up in...unexpected places? It's totally normal — and, luckily, removing it is totally easy.
My Skin is More Fragile and Sensitive: Should I Still Wax? - Stripes Beauty

Your Skin

My Skin is More Fragile and Sensitive: Should I Still Wax?
Your skin has changed — does that mean it's time to bid farewell to your favorite form of hair removal?
We Asked: What Would You Tell Your Daughter About Menopause? - Stripes Beauty

relationships

We Asked: What Would You Tell Your Daughter About Menopause?
We asked women and people from our Hot Spot community what they'd like their daughters to know to about peri/menopause.
Moisture 101: What is Ectoine? What is Hyaluronic Acid? - Stripes Beauty

Your Skin

Moisture 101: What is Ectoine? What is Hyaluronic Acid?
We explain the effective, dermatologist-approved, science-backed ingredients that can help your skin look its best.
Ask a Doctor: I Have Sensitive Skin, Should I Use Retinoids? - Stripes Beauty

Your Skin

Ask a Doctor: I Have Sensitive Skin, Should I Use Retinoids?
What do retinoids actually do? And is it okay to use them on dry skin?
My Eyebrows Are Thinning: Why Is This Happening? - Stripes Beauty

Your Skin

My Eyebrows Are Thinning: Why Is This Happening?
Why do some of us get thinner, sparser brows as we age? And what can we do to grow them back?
What Is The Vaginal Biome, Anyway? We Explain It - Stripes Beauty

Vaginal health

What Is The Vaginal Biome, Anyway? We Explain It
How does your vagina keep itself healthy in menopause? And what can you do when it gets out of balance?
Ask A Doctor: How Do I Fix My Perimenopausal Acne? - Stripes Beauty

Ask a Doctor

Ask A Doctor: How Do I Fix My Perimenopausal Acne?
You're in midlife...so why are you breaking out like a teenager? And how can you make it stop? Dermatologist Dr. Sarvenaz Zand explains all...
What Does It Mean To Freeze Your Eggs — And Find Out You're On The Brink of Early Menopause? - Stripes Beauty

Menopause

What Does It Mean To Freeze Your Eggs — And Find Out You're On The Brink of Early Menopause?
"I thought freezing my eggs was being proactive. Then I found out my ovaries were failing."
How NOT to Clean Your Vagina: Tips to Keep It Healthy - Stripes Beauty

Vaginal health

How NOT to Clean Your Vagina: Tips to Keep It Healthy
Is cleaning your vagina ever actually necessary? Dr. Lauren Streicher weighs in on the many (many!) myths about vaginal odor and health.
Ask A Doctor: Does Acupuncture Help With Menopause Symptoms? - Stripes Beauty

Ask a Doctor

Ask A Doctor: Does Acupuncture Help With Menopause Symptoms?
Can acupuncture help with menopause symptoms? Board-certified OB-GYN  Suzanne Fenske weighs in in this edition of "Ask A Doctor."
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” - Stripes Beauty

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 - Stripes Beauty

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  - Stripes Beauty

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.
Everything You Need to Know About Menopause and Body Odor - Stripes Beauty

Your Skin

Everything You Need to Know About Menopause and Body Odor
What the funk is going on with changing body odor during midlife and menopause? We pulled up our sleeves and found out.
Queer and Going Through Menopause? How to Advocate for Yourself - Stripes Beauty

LGBTQ

Queer and Going Through Menopause? How to Advocate for Yourself
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 - Stripes Beauty

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 - Stripes Beauty

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? - Stripes Beauty

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


What You Need To Know About Women and Sleep Apnea Symptoms - Stripes Beauty

insomniaMenopause

What You Need To Know About Women and Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Most of us think of sleep apnea as something that only affects men — but women get sleep apnea, too.
Ask A Doctor: Are Over the Counter Sleeping Pills Safe? - Stripes Beauty

Ask a Doctor

Ask A Doctor: Are Over the Counter Sleeping Pills Safe?
Are over the counter sleeping pills safer than the prescription kind? Dr. Fiona Barwick gives us serious pillow talk.
How Do I Stop Waking Up in the Middle of the Night? - Stripes Beauty

insomnia

How Do I Stop Waking Up in the Middle of the Night?
Here's why you keep waking up at 3 a.m. — and what can do to stop it.
This Is How Sleeping In Separate Beds Saved My Marriage - Stripes Beauty

insomniarelationships

This Is How Sleeping In Separate Beds Saved My Marriage
I didn't want to get a "sleep divorce" from my husband...until I realized that sleeping apart could save us from getting a real divorce.
How to Get Ready for Bed (Menopause Edition) - Stripes Beauty

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 - Stripes Beauty

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


The 2023 Adulted Awards - Stripes Beauty
The 2023 Adulted Awards
Naomi Watts, Dr. Kelly Casperson, Dr. Mary Claire Haver & others picks their favorite products for living your best midlife.
Cleaning House: How To Start Throwing Things Away - Stripes Beauty
Cleaning House: How To Start Throwing Things Away
Decluttering is intimidating — and emotionally fraught. But don't worry, you've got this.
I Wanted the Divorce, So Why Am I So Sad? - Stripes Beauty
I Wanted the Divorce, So Why Am I So Sad?
Depression after divorce is incredibly common — even if you were the one who initiated the split.
The Sandwich Generation: How To Deal With Parents (and Kids) - Stripes Beauty
The Sandwich Generation: How To Deal With Parents (and Kids)
How to take care of yourself in midlife — especially when it feels like you have to take care of others all the time.
Meno-Rage! Why Do I Feel So Angry? - Stripes Beauty

Mood ChangesPerimenopause

Meno-Rage! Why Do I Feel So Angry?
Is everything setting you off lately? The real culprit isn't that messy bathroom or late work meeting — it could be your midlife hormones.
Ask A Doctor: Why Am I Experiencing Brain Fog? - Stripes Beauty

Ask a Doctor

Ask A Doctor: Why Am I Experiencing Brain Fog?
Trouble concentrating? Can't remember anyone's name? It's a classic symptom of perimenopause — but luckily, there is help.
"The Menopause Stigma Is Lifting": The Stripes Interview With Jancee Dunn - Stripes Beauty
"The Menopause Stigma Is Lifting": The Stripes Interview With Jancee Dunn
The "Hot and Bothered" author on menopause stigma, inconvenient hot flashes, and the joy of saying "Who cares?"
Book Excerpt: "Hot and Bothered" by Jancee Dunn - Stripes Beauty

Menopause

Book Excerpt: "Hot and Bothered" by Jancee Dunn
In this excerpt from her book Hot and Bothered, author Jancee Dunn examines what is — and isn't — being done to support women...
Excerpt: "Cracking the Menopause" by Mariella Frostrup - Stripes Beauty
Excerpt: "Cracking the Menopause" by Mariella Frostrup
"Now we’re in the 21st century, it’s insanity that our value as employees is in any way connected to our fertility."
Looking To Treat Yourself? Check Out Our Summer Essentials Guide - Stripes Beauty
Looking To Treat Yourself? Check Out Our Summer Essentials Guide
Summer is full of gift-buying occasions — Father's Day, graduations, kids' birthday parties. But how about some picking...
Ask A Doctor: Is Perimenopause Making My Depression Worse? - Stripes Beauty

Ask a DoctorMental health

Ask A Doctor: Is Perimenopause Making My Depression Worse?
Feeling depressed? The hormonal changes of perimenopause could be the cause.
"I Want More Success, Honestly": The Stripes Interview with Candace Bushnell - Stripes Beauty

Work & Money

"I Want More Success, Honestly": The Stripes Interview with Candace Bushnell
Candace Bushnell, author of "Sex & the City," "Lipstick Jungle" and more talks success, money and the timeless joy of hanging out.
How I Came to Believe I Deserved More - Stripes Beauty
How I Came to Believe I Deserved More
"I found true wealth in taking the next step to becoming my truest self."
How to Advocate for a Menopause-Friendly Workplace - Stripes Beauty
How to Advocate for a Menopause-Friendly Workplace
In the U.S., nearly 1.3 million of us go into menopause every year. If companies want to keep us, they better wise up.
Airport Insecurity! How to Cope with Travel Anxiety - Stripes Beauty

Mental health

Airport Insecurity! How to Cope with Travel Anxiety
Tossing and turning over an upcoming trip? Here's how to chill out and remember that (gasp!) travel should be fun.
7 Perimenopause Travel Essentials - Stripes Beauty

Hot flashes

7 Perimenopause Travel Essentials
Planning a summer getaway, but worried about hot flashes/ dry skin/ achy feet? We've got you covered.
Get Lost: The Awesome, Scary, Wonder of My Midlife Travel - Stripes Beauty
Get Lost: The Awesome, Scary, Wonder of My Midlife Travel
"Launching myself into the unexpected began to seem worthwhile."
All the Feelings: The Adulted Mother’s Day Playlist - Stripes Beauty

Music

All the Feelings: The Adulted Mother’s Day Playlist
Mother's Day. It's complicated! Our musical tribute honors the complexities of our relationship to our moms and to ourselves.
10 Movies About Complicated Mother Daughter Relationships - Stripes Beauty

Humor

10 Movies About Complicated Mother Daughter Relationships
Mother-daughter relationships aren't always as simple as Mother's Day cards would have you believe.
"If We’re Not Aging, We’re Dead": 7 Questions With Karen Duffy - Stripes Beauty
"If We’re Not Aging, We’re Dead": 7 Questions With Karen Duffy
Writer, actress and former MTV VJ Karen Duffy talks love, donkeys, philosophy, and hanging with George Clooney at the Kennedy Center Honors.
Naomi's Playlist: Music To Wind Down To Edition - Stripes Beauty

Music

Naomi's Playlist: Music To Wind Down To Edition
Get ready to take a much-needed break with this playlist of soothing songs designed to help you chill out and get ready to rest.
Real Women, Real Stories: Menopause, Midlife, and Why We Need Change Now - Stripes Beauty

Menopause

Real Women, Real Stories: Menopause, Midlife, and Why We Need Change Now
We asked six women to share their feelings and thoughts about everything from midlife, menopause, and aging. Our minds were blown.
Naomi's Playlist: Friendship Edition - Stripes Beauty

Music

Naomi's Playlist: Friendship Edition
Celebrate your besties with this playlist dedicated to songs about friendship, supporting each other and all things BFF.
Ask A Friendship Expert: How Do You Make Friends As An Adult? - Stripes Beauty

relationships

Ask A Friendship Expert: How Do You Make Friends As An Adult?
How do you actually make friends as a grown-up — especially when your schedule is jam-packed and those long, lingering coffee dates of your...
Why Friendship Breakups Hurt, No Matter How Old You Are - Stripes Beauty

relationships

Why Friendship Breakups Hurt, No Matter How Old You Are
Romantic breakups get all the press — but nothing is quite so painful as when a friend has decided to cut you loose.
BFF Stories: How 8 Friends Keep Their Decades-Long Friendships Alive - Stripes Beauty

relationships

BFF Stories: How 8 Friends Keep Their Decades-Long Friendships Alive
Take some friendship lessons from eight BFFs who've been there for each other for decades.
5 Questions With Naomi Watts - Stripes Beauty

Mental health

5 Questions With Naomi Watts
In our 5 Questions interview video, Naomi Watts talks sleep, the value of friendship at midlife, and her secret talent (no spoilers!).
Naomi's Playlist: Resolve to Appreciate Your Damn Self Edition - Stripes Beauty

Music

Naomi's Playlist: Resolve to Appreciate Your Damn Self Edition
New Year, new you. Wait, says who? This playlist is all about appreciating all the things that make you special, just the way you...
Tired Of Those Dreaded Holiday Conversations? Here's How To Avoid Them - Stripes Beauty

Mental health

Tired Of Those Dreaded Holiday Conversations? Here's How To Avoid Them
Learn how to avoid and diffuse the the kind of headache-inducing holiday talk that drives you out of your chimney.
Humorist Wendi Aarons On Why We Should Throw Menopause Parties - Stripes Beauty

Humor

Humorist Wendi Aarons On Why We Should Throw Menopause Parties
Humorist Wendi Aarons, in an excerpt from her new book I'm Wearing Tunics Now, weighs in on why we should all be throwing menopause parties.
Soothe Yourself! How to Take a Sound Bath at Home - Stripes Beauty

Mental health

Soothe Yourself! How to Take a Sound Bath at Home
You've tried meditation. But have you ever taken a sound bath? Molly Rabuffo of Bloom Sound Collective tells us how to do it at home.
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  - Stripes Beauty

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 - Stripes Beauty

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 - Stripes Beauty

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


How To Choose The Best Sex Toys In Midlife - Stripes Beauty
How To Choose The Best Sex Toys In Midlife
Much like your favorite band, your favorite food, or your favorite Sex and the City, your favorite sex...
How to Feel Sexy at 40, 50 and Beyond - Stripes Beauty

relationships

How to Feel Sexy at 40, 50 and Beyond
When your body and life are changing, it can take a toll on your sexual confidence. Here's how to start feeling sexier now.
I’m Over 40. What Kind of Lube Should I Be Using? - Stripes Beauty

Vaginal health

I’m Over 40. What Kind of Lube Should I Be Using?
Picking the right lube can feel complicated — especially if you're experiencing vaginal dryness. But it doesn't have to be.
Ask A Doctor: Why Do I Keep Getting UTIs? - Stripes Beauty

Ask a Doctor

Ask A Doctor: Why Do I Keep Getting UTIs?
Dr. Lizellen LaFollette briefs us on why UTIs can get more frequent as we age — and what we can do about it.
Ask A Doctor: What Can I Do About Painful Sex? - Stripes Beauty

Ask a Doctor

Ask A Doctor: What Can I Do About Painful Sex?
Why can sex get painful during menopause? Board-certified OB-GYN Lizellen LaFollette weighs in in this edition of "Ask A Doctor."
Menopause & Sex: A Valentine’s Day Cheat Sheet - Stripes Beauty

relationshipsSexual Health

Menopause & Sex: A Valentine’s Day Cheat Sheet
Get fully prepared for your favorite V-Day activities with our guide to your biggest sex questions, from lubrication to communication.
Ask A Doctor: How Does Birth Control Affect Your Perimenopause? - Stripes Beauty

Ask a Doctor

Ask A Doctor: How Does Birth Control Affect Your Perimenopause?
Can the type of birth control you use impact your perimenopause and menopause symptoms? Board-certified OB-GYN Lizellen LaFollette weighs in.
Why Am I So Horny in Perimenopause? - Stripes Beauty

Sexual Health

Why Am I So Horny in Perimenopause?
Libido during perimenopause is complex! If you're wondering why you're feeling extra, um, enlivened in your 40s, we have answers.
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 - Stripes Beauty

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 - Stripes Beauty

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  - Stripes Beauty

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  - Stripes Beauty

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


Here's The Best Way To Cool Down After A Workout - Stripes Beauty

Exercise

Here's The Best Way To Cool Down After A Workout
Cooling-down after a workout is even more important for people in menopause. Here's how to tweak your routine for right now.
What Does Weight Loss Mean To You in Midlife? - Stripes Beauty

Mental health

What Does Weight Loss Mean To You in Midlife?
Many of us have spent our entire adult lives on one diet or another. But when we try to lose weight, what are we...
Skipping The Gym? How To Find Exercise You Actually Like - Stripes Beauty

Exercise

Skipping The Gym? How To Find Exercise You Actually Like
So you'd rather go into Witness Protection than take another Pilates class. The issue isn't willpower — it's that you haven't found the right exercise for...
How to Actually Make Changes (Not New Year's Resolutions) - Stripes Beauty

Mental health

How to Actually Make Changes (Not New Year's Resolutions)
If you're tired of New Year's resolutions that always seem to fall apart by February, use these expert tips to make real, lasting change.
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).

The Hot Spot by Stripes

Find others with similar lived experiences in our community.

The Hot Spot by Stripes

Find others with similar lived experiences in our community.
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. 

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.

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.