Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Natural Skin Care Remedies for Menopausal Skin - How Menopause is Hurting Your Face

In this article I intend to keep on a specific topic regarding menopause:  Your skin. More specifically, your facial skin.  With the overwhelming amount of information available on the topic of the effects of menopause on your entire body (Which I have researched extensively and could probably write a whole series of books on just the information I've found on the internet! Ha!)  I want to address  how menopause effects only your skin and provide you with natural skin care remedies, ideas and alternatives to help you address your skin care concerns during this time in your life.


Most of the changes your skin goes through during menopause is due to a decrease in the amount of Estrogen. During menopause the skin also produces less collagen and elastic fibers, and thus starts the visible  wrinkles and sagging skin.  Melanin production begins to slow down as well, which results in a lightening of the skin tone, giving you less radiant skin.   The reduction of estrogen and changing ratios of hormones in the body just doesn't slow down your body's oil production, but also reduces the body's ability to retain moisture (which results in the constant battling of dry skin).

Menopause can make a woman's skin more susceptible to skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema and rosacea.
Skin can also become pigmented with dark or light brown spots. To combat this, look for natural ingredient such as licorice extract, Kojic Acid, mulberry extract, latic acids, lemon juice and Vitamin C.

Beside dry skin, loss of collagen and elastin, and melanin productions (previous mentioned), menopause is also partially responsible for

Fine lines and wrinkles
decrease in skin strength
unwanted facial hair
decrease in dermal thickness
thinning of the skin
acne breakouts (those big "undergrounders" as commonly referred to)

In addition to all this, there are 3 additional factors that affect everyone skin over the course of their lifetime:

Environmental aging - skin comes into contact with pollutants, sprays, extreme temperatures, wind, smoke.

Intrinsic aging  - As skin ages it becomes more difficult to carry out it's normal functions. Skin thins and the production of collagen and elastins decease.

PhotoAging - Exposure of the skin to UV rays over the years.


There are several options as to the course of action that you can take. I am emphasizing the natural remedies and ingredients that are readily available for you to use.  Why? Because these natural ingredients and remedies are safe with no side effects and do show positive results.

Just as a sample, I will share a few tips and ingredients to help you get started battling the effects of menopause on your skin.

Learn of the natural ingredients that encourage collagen production, and natural ingredients that contain Vitamin A.  Just as an example, Avocado stimulates collagen production ( I have several great recipes using avocado at , and they are easy to make).

Protect yourself from the sun at all times by using at least a SPF15 sun block , even in overcast conditions.

Providing your skin with natural, topical antioxidants helps menopausal skin.  For example, green tea is a great antioxidant to use. You can take green tea extract,  or drink green  tea, and even use green tea  on your face as a topical remedy ( I have green tea skin care recipes at . I personally use the green tea skin care recipes and find it most beneficial.

Exfoliate your skin on a regular basis using alpha and beta hydroxy natural remedies. Use natural ingredients that contain alpha and beta hydroxy, such as milk, and fruits.  (You can get a selection of skin care recipes with alpha and beta hydroxy , also at

Using coconut oil recipes on the skin,  (and you can also drink coconut oil  as well!)  will help your skin with sun aging, and is a great smoothing and hydrating ingredient for the skin (you can get natural recipes using coconut oil at

Some woman experience unwanted facial hair. Many woman are not aware that spearmint tea is an  effective ingredient when it comes to battling facial hair. If you looking for a solution to this problem try a natural skin care recipe using spearmint tea before you invest in a more expensive remedy.

I have BRIEFLY addressed just a few ingredients, and addressed some of the  skin care concerns associated with menopause. I have even referenced other places to get more detailed information and recipes if you like. 

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Now your armed and ready to fight what menopause threw at your face !  

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Natural Skin Care Remedies for Large Pores

Although no product can permanently get rid of your enlarged pores, there are ways to shrink the appearance of these large pores and tighten them. Thanks to the egg !

An egg white  contains Albumin which is rich in protein and great for your skin. It also contains lysozyme which kills bacteria, which reduces blackheads and helps to get rid of your pimples quickly.  So think about an egg white mask next time you have a breakout.

If you tend to have an oily complexion and tend to break out with pimples and blackheads, the following natural home recipes will show you great results:

Basic Egg White Mask:

Separate the egg white from the yolk.   Wash your face first before you start with the egg mask.  Apply egg white to your face (be careful around the eyes) and pay special attention to the t-zone.  Leave on for approximately 10 minutes, Rinse off with warm water.

** Variations:

Add honey to the egg white – honey also moisturizes and helps to fight the acne. So go ahead and add a few drops of honey if you choose.

Add a few drops of lemon juice – this will also help with the acne. You can add  honey and lemon juice,  or just one,  or both !

Have lavender essential oil, or orange essential oil?  They can be added as well to your basic egg white recipe for added benefits.

And for dry skin:

Dry Skin Egg Yolk Recipe

 1  egg yolk
1 teaspoon honey
Few drops of olive oil or vitamin E oil
Mix ingredients together and let dry on face (approximately  20 minutes). Rinse off with warm water.

An Egg Toner:

1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon honey
1 egg
Beat together egg, honey and milk.  Apply to the face and rinse off with warm water followed by a splash of cool water.

An Egg Cleaner and Scrub:

¼ cup oatmeal
1 tablespoon honey
1 egg white.

Mix ingredients together to form a paste. Apply to face and massage approximately  10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Are you EGG-cited ?  These simple recipes show great results and you will be pleasantly surprised at how good your skin will look and feel.

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