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Is Your Make-up Contributing to Your Perimenopause Symptoms?

As awareness about perimenopause symptoms grow, more women are becoming aware of the symptoms of estrogen dominance. However you might be wondering, is where all of this estrogen is coming from?


Common household products, especially cosmetics and personal care products created  for women, contain chemicals that mimic the body’s natural estrogens known as environmental estrogens. These chemicals are linked with the perimenopause symptoms of estrogen dominance, as Dr. Christiane Northrup  agrees . Environmental estrogens have also been linked with increased risk for developing breast cancer, as noted on the Cornell environmental cancer site.


While many factors contribute to estrogen dominance and other perimenopause symptoms, avoiding exposure to these chemicals may help your perimenopause symptoms.



Avoid personal care products like cosmetics, moisturizers, and shampoos with the following ingredients:

  • Parabens
  • Placental extracts (estrogen, estrone, and progesterone)
  • Benzophenones (benzophenone-1 or -2, homosalate, octinoxate, oxybenzone, sulisobenzone)


Try looking for all-natural, locally-made products at neighborhood farmers markets or in natural-health food stores. Also, you can visit the Breast Cancer Action site to see a list of all companies that are paraben-free.


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Dr. Marina Rose helps women with perimenopause symptoms in and around the city of Sunnyvale, CA by addressing the underlying cause.


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