After the steady running of relatively obedient skin in adults, menopause can often feel like hitting the roller coaster of puberty again.
When our hormones are out of balance, our skin also sways.
For about 2 years between the ages of 45 and 55, 80% of women regularly suffer from hot flashes, insomnia, worse skin and night sweats.
Although I can't offer a miracle cure (let's face it, who can?), I have some top tips for relieving the most frustrating skin symptoms during menopause.
The hot flashes in menopausal life can occur at any time and usually last for a few minutes.
While some only feel a brief feeling of extreme heat, others suffer from sweat, fainting and even illness.
During these hot seizures, the face, neck and shoulders blush red.
Applying a cooling and soothing mist or cream to the skin helps alleviate these annoying and depressing symptoms.
Pais chamomile & rosehip-sensitive skin cream contains, for example, active ingredients that calm, strengthen and protect reactive and flaming skin.
Keep in the refrigerator and let cool to reduce redness immediately and dissipate excess heat.
Dry, itchy and dull skin
When the estrogen level drops, collagen production slows down and the skin needs additional help to stay firm, fresh and toned.
A dietary supplement with essential fatty acids (Omega 3,6 & 9) helps to care for your skin from the inside out and to promote a soft, smooth and vibrant complexion.
Take organic oil from the spoon for best results. I strongly recommend hemp oil and here is why.
To combat dry, itchy and aggravated skin, moisturize it regularly with an alcohol-free moisturizer and body cream.
Our Macadamia & Rose Dry Skin Cream is rich in palmitic acid, the oil that the skin naturally produces with age. It is the ideal boost of moisture for mature skin.
The anti-inflammatory powers of our Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream actively calm, heal and regenerate irritated skin, while additional oils and butter replenish lost moisture.
Although insomnia is not a skin complaint, it can have a direct impact on skin health.
Lack of sleep and the stress it causes often exacerbate existing skin conditions and sensitivities and contribute to a generally tired, dull and unhealthy complexion.
Lavender is a great organic sleep aid. Keep a few dried buds on your bedside table or add a few drops of essential oil to your pillow for a sleepy effect.
Also make sure that menopause insomnia is not aggravated by additional stress.
Yoga and meditation are ideal stress busters. Try doing some gentle exercises before bed to clear and calm your mind.