It is vital that you take care of every part of your body during menopause. That is to say, starting at the top to the bottom.
Hair may be dry, so try using a good hair mask once a month. That is to say, nourish and keep your hair shampooed and conditioned.
Ears are easy to take care, be sure to use a rolled up tissue to soak up any water in your ear, that is to say any excess water, especially after swimming..
Eyes, if you wear make up, never go to bed in old makeup, because it takes a few minutes to remove it, cleanse your skin and moisturise it.
What about your face?
During menopause it is imperative to take care of your facial skin.
Face, always cleanse and moisturise your face twice a day, that is to say, try to cleanse on a regular basis and use cotton wool and a gentle toner.
Tap water: Try not to use too much water, because water has chlorine and calcium in it, and as a result may dry your skin.
If you can use a serum at night, let it soak in while, then add a good night cream.
Surrounding Skin of the eyes: Never put night cream around your eyes, always use an eye cream or eye gel.
Brush your eye brows and then put some Vaseline on them, you will find that this will keep them soft and nourished too. Why not use a lip balm too.
Keeping your face fresh and clean is vital and the elements in the air affect our skin, and especially our facial skin.
After a shower, pat dry your skin and use a good body lotion. In summer you can use a lighter one, but in the cooler months skin tends to me dryer.
Ideally if you shower in the evening and are going to bed use a lavender body lotion, add a few drops of essential lavender oil on your pillow and you will fall asleep and wake rested.
Supplements & Aids to good health
Taking care of your skin begins inside. This is a very important part of taking care of yourself during menopause.
One of the best ways to keep your skin looking good is to drink luke warm water with a slice of lemon, a slice of ginger and the tip of a teaspoon of honey.
Lemon is a detox fruit, the reason it helps your skin is because when you drink it first thing in the morning it cleanses your liver, via your kidneys. Because it is the first liquid to go through your system, it hits the point. Ginger is warming for your tummy and honey is a preservative.
Consider trying this, especially if you are taking medication on a daily basis, because this will help detox your liver, where everything is housed and kept for quite a long time.
It is really worth researching which fruit, vegetables and nuts are helpful for detoxing and keeping you healthy, because they may not be fruit and vegetables that you eat on a regular basis.
This may be a good time to try some new recipes. There are a wide variety of fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices and this is such a healthy option, that is to say at least once a week if you are a meat eater.
Our Resident Health Specialist
Dr. Jose Mercola – Doctor, Author & Natural Health Expert
The Benefit of Lemon Water
Detoxing is a not as complicated as it sounds, and is an important part of taking care of ourselves during the menopause.
The simplest description of lemon water is that it’s a mixture of lemon juice and water. The water’s temperature is a matter of personal preference, as it can be prepared either hot or cold, however ideally luke warm is easier to digest. However, in some cases, people might add a few other ingredients to improve its taste, such as cucumber slices, a few mint leaves or even chia seeds. Read more…….