Skin Care and Menopause August 28, 2013 0 Comments

Skin Care and Menopause

Being in your 50’s doesn’t mean you have to feel like you’re over the hill. As a woman in her 50’s, you have probably conquered the world by having a successful career, a beautiful family or varied interests that you take quite seriously. But, now that your body is in for a turn, your days of “I need to go on a diet” start to become more like, “I need something to stop this hot flash and go on a diet.” Giving more time and attention to your body and skin are extremely important at this stage of your life. These are the years when hot flashes and hormones become your best friend. If you take care of your body in the right way, you can minimize the startling changes.

 

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As your estrogen level decreases, menopause will slowly start to develop. “The average age of menopause for U.S. women is 51, with most women reaching this milestone somewhere between ages 45 and 55. You're considered "menopausal" when you haven't had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months.”
If you are one of the millions of women in this stage of life, here are a few tips on taking care of hot flashes and caring for your skin:

 

1)  Hot Flashes - While going through menopause you may experience those dreadful hot flashes! Say “hello shorts and thin t-shirts, goodbye cute jeans and silk blouses.” One supplement that has been proven to help with this issue is an herb called cohosh, the same as the placebo. Although one may think taking a placebo wouldn’t do any good, 35% of users actually get relief from them. As a second alternative, try putting exercise into your daily routine or try taking evening primrose oil capsules (read up on the changes this supplement can cause in your body when takes orally). Ultimate Living makes a great Hormone Balance supplement that is targeted towards alleviating hot flashes and menopausal symptoms and includes cohosh, chaste tree, red clover and hops to name a few of the herbs in the formula. One supplement I love for women just entering menopause or having intermittent bleeding and fibroids/endometriosis is Fibrovan, www.fibrovan.com. I suffered for years with these problems and this supplement is one I will never leave out. There are tons of success stories on the website and if you begin taking this supplement before menopause, it can ease your transition into this season quite uneventfully, which is what you want!!

 

2) Skin – As we age, our skin starts to become thin and wrinkled, and at times, super dry. The result of lower estrogen can result in lower levels of collagen production. Moisturizing is a KEY component during this stage in your life. As a number one tip, always moisturize your skin day and night and always remember to wear daytime moisturizer under your makeup. As a skin care company, we have found many women in their late 50’s find successful results in our Hard Night Good Morning Daytime and Nighttime moisturizer along with our Facial Cocktail Serum that helps with fine lines and wrinkles. Please visit our website http://www.hardnightgoodmorning.com for more information on these products and don’t forget to take advantage of our 17% OFF online August special.
 

References:

-       (http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/evening-primrose-oil-uses-and-risks).

-       http://www.healthywomen.org