Health

Stepping into a new life phase – Menopause

Tips to support you through menopause

At Weleda we understand the impact the years leading up to the menopause can have. We also see how women rise to the challenge with creative and empathetic solutions, and go on to enjoy a new-found confidence. Many of us welcome the freedom from monthly pre-menstrual symptoms. But before we can put periods behind us, we are often challenged by uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing symptoms: hot flushes, headaches, irritability, brain fog and night sweats.

Commonly occurring between 45 – 55 years of age, perimenopausal changes are completely natural, as oestrogen and progesterone levels decrease (the hormones produced by the ovaries). On a psychological level, middle age often sees us questioning the meaning of life and becoming spiritually restless, for example. Sufficient relaxation, exercise, a healthy diet and natural remedies may help you get through ‘the change’ leading up to the menopause. Weleda’s 100% certified natural skincare can support you during this time of change.

Finding natural ways to support your skin is important.

Feeling comfortable in one’s skin

Weleda’s skin care ranges are designed to support the skin as you go through life, preparing it for the way ahead. The Firming Face and the Regenerating Body ranges are formulated to regenerate mature skin, encourage cell renewal, and restore firmness. Hormonal changes as we reach menopause cause skin to become thinner, impairing its protective barrier function, so skin tends to become less firm. Pomegranate Seed Oil revitalises skin cells so the skin is tightened and smoothed in a natural way. You’ll look radiant and feel better for giving yourself some much-needed TLC.

Hot flushes can be an uncomfortable symptom.

Hot flushes

Not all women experience hot flushes, but many do. Weleda has several natural solutions to help you keep cool, and to give you the confidence that you don’t need to worry about body odour.

Sweating is natural. Most of us produce about half a litre of perspiration daily without realising it. Two million eccrine glands are distributed across our skin, from our scalp to the soles of our feet. As we approach menopause our bodies produce less temperature-regulating oestrogen, so the characteristic hot flushes and night sweats emerge.

Weleda’s natural Deodorants are made with skin-friendly ingredients that have natural antimicrobial properties, are formulated without zirconium or aluminium salts, are naturally fragranced with pure essential oils, and tested for reliable protection and 24-hour freshness.

Soothe hot, tired or restless feet before bed with a cooling foot rub using Weleda’s refreshing Foot Balm. If waking after a disturbed night’s sleep due to night sweats, refresh body and soul in a not-too-hot shower with Weleda’s Inspire Creamy Body Wash - Pomegranate to cleanse and cool the skin.

When out and about during the day, a simple but surprisingly effective way to deal with sudden hot flushes is to plunge ankles or wrists into cool water, which helps bring down body temperature and relieve the feeling that you are on fire. At home, you can make this feel a bit more pampering with a little splash of scented Weleda Bath Milk in a large bowl to refresh mind and body. Choose from five fragrances – depending on whether you are feeling weary, irritable, overwhelmed or frazzled.

Finding ways to relax is essential.

Irritability

Dropping energy levels can also be an unwelcome perimenopausal symptom, as well as restlessness and difficulty sleeping. The scent of Weleda’s energising Invigorating Bath Milk – Rosemary can help bring life into sharper focus if you are struggling with brain fog.

Sufficient relaxation, exercise and a healthy diet will help keep you in balance. Natural remedies such as Weleda’s Stress Oral Spray and Sleep & Relax Drops may help with certain symptoms. Relaxing Drops are traditionally used to aid peaceful relaxation and restful sleep, and can also be used as a remedy for nervous tension, irritability, restlessness and edginess.

During more demanding times, Weleda’s organic Prunus Elixir provides the perfect pick-me-up after a tiring day. Delicious diluted in hot or cold water as a fruity drink, or drizzled neat over your morning yoghurt.

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