Raging Hormones!

Carol Paterson talks about all things menopause

I have been a beauty therapist nearly 25 years and now have a beauty salon for the last 3 years, which I run on my own called Queen Bee in the Woods, in The Sands, Farnham. My clientele tend to be of a similar age to myself  (53) who are all going through the same menopausal issues as me, so I daily have discussions about the subject. This has prompted me to do more research, which is why I am happy to share the information I have learnt on my journey, with others.

One of my clients’ main concerns is embarrassing excess facial hair that occurs as hormones begin to change. I have specialised in electrolysis hair removal and advanced electrolysis for skin lesions for over 20 years. These treatments are relatively pain free and easily carried out, but there is a fear and embarrassment in dealing with this problem. One of my clients was shaving her chin every day when we started treatment – I now see her just once a month for a quick tidy. She is so pleased with the result!

I have also run an Intense Pulse Light (IPL) clinic for 2 years, and can give good advice about the success of these treatments.

Skin aging, loss of skin tone, pigmentation, lines & wrinkles, skin brightness can all be improved with the correct skin care and advice. Sadly, as we age, if you want to maintain a youthful look, it takes regular care and attention. We all dry out with age, so regular moisturisation of the skin and drinking 2-3 litres of water a day will help immediately.

I love aromatherapy and essential oils, and found out in my early 20’s how powerful and useful they can be. I have worked very closely with a Tea Tree oil brand for many years and have many stories to tell about how amazing its’ benefits are.

They are also fantastic for balancing hormones and affecting your mood. The oils can have very profound psychological effects when used in the correct way.

I am personally focussing on nutrition and recording the difference this makes on me physically and on my mood, and this will also be discussed, as well as the benefits of regular exercise.

Myself and another colleague have a Facebook page, called the Seven Dwarves of Menopause Community, where you can share any relevant information or ask for help and advice, so please find us and feel free to join.

I am very much looking forward to sharing all this information with you!

Carol, Queen Bee in the Woods X


Carol Paterson is presenting her workshop, Holding Back the Years During the Menopause and Beyond at the Whole Woman Conference