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Natural Remedies for Dry Skin from Menopause

Updated on August 3, 2014

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's ringworm! Get help from your doctor!Skin allergy, stay out of the sun! Or use a really good sun block.Yippity, skippity, it's Athlete's Foot. Go. See. Pharmacist.'s ringworm! Get help from your doctor!'s ringworm! Get help from your doctor!
Skin allergy, stay out of the sun! Or use a really good sun block.
Skin allergy, stay out of the sun! Or use a really good sun block.
Yippity, skippity, it's Athlete's Foot. Go. See. Pharmacist.
Yippity, skippity, it's Athlete's Foot. Go. See. Pharmacist.

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.

Aura Cacia Organic Skin Care Oil, Balancing Jojoba, 4 Fluid Ounce
Aura Cacia Organic Skin Care Oil, Balancing Jojoba, 4 Fluid Ounce

Aura Cacia Jojoba Oil, CERTIFIED ORGANIC, 4 oz. bottle Botanical Name: Simmondsia chinensis Use as a massage, skin care or bath oil. Softening, protecting and balancing. A natural source of skin-balancing plant oil. QAI Certified 100% Organic


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.

Nature's Way Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil- Pure, Cold-pressed, Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-free- 32 Ounce
Nature's Way Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil- Pure, Cold-pressed, Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-free- 32 Ounce

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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Heal Dry Skin Naturally
Heal Dry Skin Naturally

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 Chia Seeds which can be added to smoothies, cereals, yogurt, etc. Chia Seeds help with blood 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.

Dragon Herbs Goji & Schizandra Drops -- 2 fl oz
Dragon Herbs Goji & Schizandra Drops -- 2 fl oz

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.

A Simple But Important Trick In Winter Is...

keep your shower water on the cooler side. It will prevent flaky scalp and itchy skin.

Leave a comment and help us all out!

What's Your Favorite Tip or Trick For Dry Skin?

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      5 years ago

      I have had great success with stopping dry skin by drinking lots of water, and cutting out processed food. Fatty fish like salmon works great, and lubricates the joints as well.

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      5 years ago

      I will try apples and coconut too!

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      6 years ago

      Try olive oil based soaps!!!

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      Shay Marie 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      AmLactin Lotion is amazing and so very cheap.

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      youndyd lm 

      6 years ago

      Shea butter is one of my moisturizers.

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      6 years ago

      I have used the brown sugar trick - does a nice job

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      6 years ago

      Even though I love the shower hot keep it tepid and try not to stay in too long.

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      6 years ago

      I hope I will never need it ;)

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      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Love this! Cant wait to try!

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      6 years ago

      mix brown sugar and olive oil and use as a body scrub ..put on before bath or shower.

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      6 years ago

      Great post! I have been reading your blog and I found it very interesting. I am a chef and as a payback I would like to share with you delicious recipes. Here are salsa recipe, potato salad recipe and pork tenderloin recipes. Try them, they are all worth it.

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      6 years ago

      Great skin information.! Nice lens.

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      6 years ago

      wow ,great job

      gonna sit down and dig in here for more information

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      Pastor Cher 

      7 years ago from United States

      Found some helpful tips here. Thank you. Glad chocolate is part of a cure :)

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      Deadicated LM 

      7 years ago

      Olive oil (hey I'm Italian what can I say). Thanks for all the good information contained in this lens (I'll have to buy more apples).

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Thanks for sharing this information. I've been dealing with this for years. I prefer a natural way to help my condition.

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      7 years ago

      I have super dry skin. If your face gets too dry overnight, go for made from Earth's Olive Night Creme. It works. It is not sticky which I love! so I recommend this for people who do not want dry skin.

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      7 years ago

      Great information sharing with this lens.Great work buddy.I think it's helpful to every body.

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      7 years ago

      This is a great lens. For dry skin I just use cocoa butter if I need to but I probably need to change it up. :)

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      7 years ago

      My mother also experience skin infection during her menopause she use a natural treatment for her skin.

      what age does menopause start

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      jseven lm 

      7 years ago

      BTW, you can report people who spam your guestbook like "linshi" did here. Squidoo is removing lens that have spam in their content or guestbooks. A word of advice.

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      jseven lm 

      7 years ago

      Great lens about natural treatments for dry skin. I had a hysterectomy and have used steroid creams all of my life for eczema, so my adrenals and hormones got pretty much shut down. I'm now going through steroid cream withdrawals and it has been hellish. I wrote an article the other day for Squidoo about it. Thanks for promoting natural treatments as many people use steroids like I did, and have no idea that you can get addicted.

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      7 years ago

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      Sharron Calvin 

      7 years ago from Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Great lens! I like to use coconut oil. It gets a little stiff in the winter but I can eat it too!

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      7 years ago

      I am 100% for natural. God created Earth and Nature. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      7 years ago

      Really nice lens. As a former nurse, I enjoy seeing things that reflect solid research.

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      7 years ago

      Cucumbers are great moisturizers. Eat and apply natural cucumber products. I have found that for extremely dry weather, I need to apply dry skin lotion and cream. Normal skin products are not adequate, one needs to use dry skin products and moisturizers. Aloe vera is great for the skin, you can eat this herb too. Ayurveda gives a detailed account of this good herb.

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      8 years ago

      Calendula oil is great!

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      8 years ago

      Shea butter is awesome! I've got dry skin and I really have to watch it with my tattoos. Some really great tips you've shared!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      I love apples and I really appreciate you giving me another great excuse to eat chocolate :) Great suggestions!

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      8 years ago

      I use YoungLiving's Ortho Sport massage oil. Smells great! Nice useful lens.

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      Anthony Godinho 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great lens on some wonderful tips from you as well as your readers. For me, generally it's during the winter that my skins tends to get dry. I use natural skin products from Sense and they've worked really well for me. They have a self-preserving formula (paraben-free), contain a blend of botanicals and antioxidants. A lot of people don't realize that our skin is the largest organ of our body so we need to be careful what we put on it because it enters into our bodies.

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      gia combs-ramirez 

      8 years ago from Montana

      @Pmona LM: Great tip, thank you!

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      Pmona LM 

      8 years ago

      During the months that my skin gets unbearably dry, I use Alpha Keri Bath Oil directly after showering while I'm still wet. Then I'm good to go all day without feeling dry or itchy.

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      gia combs-ramirez 

      8 years ago from Montana

      @binnie1961: Bio oil is a new one to me...thanks for the tip!

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      gia combs-ramirez 

      8 years ago from Montana

      @AgingIntoDisabi: Love avocado from oil to the real fruit!

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      gia combs-ramirez 

      8 years ago from Montana

      @awakeningwellness: Excellent tip, thank you!

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      8 years ago

      Dry brushing to eliminate the dead skin cells, tumanu oil works great for skin problems like eczema...thanks for all your great tips!

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      8 years ago

      I've tried avocado oil and it's a great dry skin reliever. Avocado in general can be used for a lot of dry conditions including a dry hair mask. Great info!

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      8 years ago

      Using Bio Oil seems to help my rosacea, plus when I'm in Spain, I purchased a cream called Menaderm Simple, that is good too.

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      8 years ago

      Hi ener-G, just want you to know what a great lens you have here! The pictures also help a lot.

      I just want to share with you what Iâve discovered just recently. Because I live in a place that always has hot sunny weather, my skin tends to become tan due to exposure to the sunâs rays because I just love going to the beach. But too much tanning has caused by skin to become too dry and itchy. Then I discovered Solerra Drench Post-tan Moisturizer and it really hydrates my skin! I now also wear sunscreen daily to protect my skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. I hope this bit of information helps your readers. :)

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      Mary Norton 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great info. What about scaly skin that is not itchy? It just looks dry and scaly.

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      Mary Norton 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great info. What about scaly skin that is not itchy? It just looks dry and scaly.

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      9 years ago

      my little one suffers from dry skin :o(

      winter is horrible on his little body...

      great ideas here - thanks for sharing!


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      9 years ago

      jojoba oil is something not many people are aware of it... i should suggest my wife start adding it to her regime.. she has dry skin so we've been trying quite a few creams now...

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      GratefulGal LM 

      9 years ago

      GREAT lens. And goes hand in hand with my newest one (still working on it.) Thanks for all the great info.

      Keep up the wonderful work! (squidoo/face-care-for-dry-skin)

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      10 years ago

      I didn't know that about apples. Cool!

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      10 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I've had eczema for years, ever since my first pregnancy. For some reason that brought it out! It comes and goes. Recently I found a good video on YouTube about exzema by "asktheholisticdoctor". Also I discovered that taking the right probiotic helps. What worked for me: Daily-Dophilus Probiotics.

    • ZenandChic profile image


      10 years ago

      Interesting lens. My oldest daughter has skin that looks like the patchy skin picture except the opposite in coloring. We have never known what it is on her, but she has had it for many years.

    • giacombs-ramirez profile imageAUTHOR

      gia combs-ramirez 

      10 years ago from Montana

      [in reply to hlkljgk] I love jojoba oil to add to my normal lotion. Emu oil is also great.

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      10 years ago

      Oh joy! You mean I should eat more chocolate?

      Lots of good info here. I didn't realize a high-fiber diet helped maintain more fluid in the body. Interesting. Loved your apples photo, btw!

      Saw your link in SquidU and followed it. Glad I did.

    • hlkljgk profile image


      10 years ago from Western Mass

      one word: jojoba

      i just can't live without it


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