Most women will from time to time experience itchy skin that does not seem to have an obvious cause. In some cases it can be caused by changes to levels of oestrogen – the hormone oestrogen is vital for our skin’s health.
Our hormone levels naturally fluctuate throughout out lives, however our oestrogen levels fall considerably as we approach the menopause. Low levels can affect collagen production and can cause the skin to lose it’s natural oils which consequently causes both dryness and itchiness.
Other causes of itching skin include, allergies (although in theses cases antihistamines would usually be effective), side-effects to medication, a byproduct of stress or, more uncommonly, a sign of an illness such as diabetes.
A consultation with a specialist will determine the cause of your itchy skin. The following methods of treatment are available when a hormonal trigger is found: