Everything you need to know about peri/menopause

The Basics

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Menopause isn't always easy to talk about. Here are tips on how to have an effective conversation with your doctor. (Photo credit: Pexels)


How to Talk to Your Gyno About Menopause

Here are some tips on how to talk to your gynecologist to get the most out of your appointment so you come away feeling...

Am I Going Through Early Menopause?


Am I Going Through Early Menopause?

Early menopause — sometimes called ovarian insufficiency — typically happens between ages 40 and 45 (compared to premature menopause, which happens before age 40). 

Understanding the process can take the anxiety out of menopause can help you take charge of your body as you approach your reproductive system’s second act. Photo credit: Pexels


Symptom Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Perimenopause

Understanding the entire menopause process can take the anxiety out of the experience and help you take charge of your body.

The Body

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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...

The Mind

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Sleeplessness and even insomnia is a common side of effect for those in perimenopause and menopause. Photo by Pexels/Cottonbro


Symptom Guide: Menopausal Insomnia and Sleeplessness

Insomnia and sleeplessness getting you down? These tips can improve your chances for getting a good night's rest.

Tired all the time? Fatigue is tktktk (Photo credit: Sora Shimaza/Pexels)


Symptom Guide: Menopause Fatigue

Tired of being tired? It doesn’t have to be this way. Here’s what you need to know about lethargy during perimenopause and menopause. 

Symptom Guide: Menopause Brain Fog

Mental health

Symptom Guide: Menopause Brain Fog

Brain fog isn’t a medical diagnosis; it’s usually a symptom of something else going on, whether it’s exhaustion, stress, or, in this case, menopause. 

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.