Natural Remedies for Dry Skin from Menopause
Menopause Dries Everything Up!
Women who are going through menopause will find that their skin changes dramatically (usually for the worse). The challenge is to keep it hydrated and focus on keeping healthy from the inside out. Through the years, I've discovered some wonderful, natural remedies to help keep the skin moisturized, healthy and young looking. They range from very inexpensive to expensive, but they all help, not only your skin, but other health issues as well. That is the joy of using natural remedies. If you've got a healthy, natural tip or two, be sure to leave them in the comments box.
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Dry Skin versus Other Skin Problems
Know the difference
In my second semester of massage therapy school, we had to learn about certain skin problems so we would know when to touch or not to touch. It was a slide show from hell...I always said, that if I'd seen that slide show first, I never would have become a massage therapist. In this lens, I'll show you a few skin conditions that are NOT about dry skin.
Dry Skin or Some Other Skin Problem?Click thumbnail to view full-size
Simple Solution #1: Just Add A Little Oil - Add oil to your bath or lotion
Oil added to your normal body lotion can immediately help your skin stay more moisturized. I like almond, avocado, sesame, or jojoba, but any kind will work.
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Coconut Oil - Coconut oil is good for hair, skin and to cook with
Coconut oil is fantastic for many reasons. Cooking with it not only helps lose weight, it also helps the body's important need for oil at a cellular level. But the same oil (which isn't liquid) also works for your skin. This summer we've been in a drought and I've had to double down on my skin potions. I now mix coconut oil AND jojoba or almond oil with it. My skin loves this potion. When things aren't so dry, I just use coconut oil by itself.
Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to a smoothie for great health benefits, or rub a tablespoon between your palms to melt it for your skin. Overtime the quality of your skin improves remarkably using coconut oil. When you first put on coconut oil, it will feel quite greasy, but within several minutes your skin will absorb it. You can also add it to your hair to moisturize it. Leave on for 20 minutes then shampoo.
Infrared Saunas - Hydrates the skin, Softens scars and more
Incredibly healthy for your skin and the rest of you as well. Dr. Oz on Oprah has stated that Infrared Saunas will help lower blood pressure, eliminate toxins and lose weight.
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An Apple a Day...
Definitely keeps the skin hydrated
High fiber diets holds water in your intestines. This allows for the body to rehydrate from the inside out. It also helps with lots of other health conditions such as constipation. Another alternative is which can be added to smoothies, cereals, yogurt, etc. Chia Seeds help with Chia Seedsblood sugar levels as well.
Tonic Herbs for Dry Skin - Nature's remedies are the best for dry skin
Tonic herbs have been proven to measurably improve your health and Dragon Herbs are the best out there. With the drops you can add them to a cup of tea.
These two herbs have traditionally be used together to nurture and protect the body and mind in a wide variety of ways. First and foremost, this is an anti-aging elixir with powerful effects on our skin, eyes, sex life, detoxification functions, mental power and energy maintenance.
Try Jurlique Skin Products - Biodynamic products for excellent skin care
Why would you buy products that contain petrochemicals as many lotions do. This company creates all organic, biodynamic products. Try their Herbal Recovery Gel, Wrinkle Cream, Calendula Lotion, Daily Face Wash and more!
Sea Salt and Oil Scrub - Get rid of dry skin so your skin can absorb lotion
Dry skin is also dead skin which does not absorb creams and lotions. Scrub off the dead skin with sea salt, while deeply moisturizing with oil. It's easy to make your own by just adding some oil to sea salt.
Eat More MUFA's like Chocolate - Foods that keep your skin well moisturized
What are MUFAs? They are foods rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. The list includes nuts, seeds, oils, olives, avocado, and chocolate. Ideally you have 2 T with every meal of one form of a MUFA. They not only help your skin, but also help lose belly fat.
Move to Hawaii! - An Alternative Is To Humidify Your House
In winter conditions a humidifier is your friend. Heating systems really dry out the air of your home. If you use a wood stove, place a pot of water on top. A fountain also helps keep water in the air as do humidifiers. Benefits, besides for the skin, are also for the lungs and sinuses.
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The Latest on Eczema, Psoriasis and Rosacea - They're viewed as the result of inflammation in the body
Eczema: itchy patches of dry, flaky skin. Latest thinking is that it's caused by inflammation in the body (also the underlying cause of many life-style diseases). Some suggestions are to drink oolong tea, take lukewarm showers and baths, stay in a cool environment, and treat with aloe vera gel, chamomile or calendula cream.
Psoriasis: Red, scaly patches often found on elbows, knees and scalp. Warm, sunny weather can help but be careful if taking medication that makes you sun sensitive. Natural remedies include taking soothing oatmeal baths, sipping green tea, and zinc and milk thistle supplements.
Rosacea: Acne like condition with bumps and small pustules, with flushing of face, and visible red blood vessels. Natural remedies include avoiding triggers such as spicy food, fragrances and detergents, using gentle face products, protecting your skin from cold during winter and taking supplements of zinc and copper.
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
Eczema is being treated well through Chinese herbs. Find a practitioner here.
- Ultraviolet Laser Therapy for Psoriasis
The latest light therapy for psoriasis.
- Dr. Weil's Newsletter on Natural Health
Andrew Weil is a doctor who knows traditional and nontraditional approaches to many health disorders. His newsletter makes an excellent gift to yourself or a loved one.
A Simple But Important Trick In Winter Is...
keep your shower water on the cooler side. It will prevent flaky scalp and itchy skin.
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