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Dry, Flaky Skin and Menopause…

Every woman’s nightmare….when the Menopause hits. Some women are luckily enough to sail through this period of their life. For others, we will experience some dreadful symptoms such as mood swings, hot flushes, night sweats, continuous headaches, nausea, breast pain and much more….these can last for years.

One of the most common symptoms that every women will most likely experience is Dry, Itchy, Irritated Skin, which can settle or prevented with the right care holistically.

 

Why do we struggle with Dry & Itchy Skin in Menopause?

 

Simple answer! Lack of Collagen (body stops making as much) and a Decrease in estrogen levels can cause the skin to become itchy, sensitive, or irritated.

 

We rely on collagen protein to help skin stay smooth. Without this, skin becomes slacker, causing wrinkles. The decline in oil production means your body won't retain moisture as well, causing dry, itchy skin.

 

How can we help this situation?

 

Natural ways to Increase estrogen within food

  1. Soybeans
  2. Flax seeds
  3. Sesame seeds.

Vitamins and minerals

4, B vitamins

5, Vitamin D

6, Boron

7, DHEA

Herbal supplements

8, Black cohosh

9, Chasteberry

10, Evening primrose oil

11, Red Clover

12, Dong quai

 

How to increase Collagen levels naturally?

 

Eating foods rich in vitamin C and amino acids can increase the levels of hyaluronic acid and collagen in the body as both are important for skin. Foods such as oranges, red peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and strawberries are all rich in vitamin C.

 

Also there are some fantastic collagen supplements you can purchase out there….I definitely do your research before buying.

 

Personal Use: I make sure that I do all of the above, especially looking at the types of foods I eat within my daily diet. Plus I try and buy natural beauty products when it comes to my skin (Neal

Yards Remedies or Tropic Skincare are good)

One of the main things I’m currently using for my Dry Skin is my Suffolk RoseHip

Oil. I tried to take a picture of my dry skin this morning to highlight the areas I struggle with (shown in image on this post 🤦‍♀️ not very clear, apologies. Definitely need a better camera to take such pictures)

The area of concern is mainly the greasy ‘T’, in my case the Dry/Flaky ‘T’ 🙈

 

I took another picture after applying the RoseHip Oil. When applying the oil, I can feel my skin absorbing the oil more than it normally would….so I just apply a smidgen more to settle the dry patches.

 

If you would like try this as a potential option for menopause dry/flaky skin then ‘click’ on the link below: https://suffolkelderberrysyrup.co.uk/products/suffolk-rosehip-oil


 

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