SKIN that is dry and itchy is another symptom women can experience with fluctuating hormone levels during perimenopause.
Some women may find that their skin can develop blemishes and may feel very dry to touch. This is because the production of collagen which helps to maintain skin’s elasticity is reduced as estrogen levels drop in the body.
Women can report various symptoms affecting the skin as they go through menopause. Dry and itchy skin is the most common complaint and can occur in the back, arms and legs, neck, and chest. Women may also complain of skin rashes, irritation, and changes to the skin pigment.
There may be other contributing factors to skin complaints during this time, but if it has developed during menopause, it is likely that reduced hormone levels could be the cause.
To help keep skin healthy, it is important to have a healthy diet and lifestyle and avoid things that are harmful to the skin, such as smoking, dehydration, stress, skin-irritating soaps and body lotions, and overexposure to the sun.
Essential Oils that help support healthy skin include:
• Blue Tansy
• Roman Chamomile
• Detoxification Blend
• Anti-Aging Blend
BLUE TANSY is an annual, yellow-flowered Mediterranean plant found in northern Morocco. Chamazulene, a chemical component in BLUE TANSY, provides its characteristic indigo color. When this beautiful flower is distilled, a chemical reaction occurs, leaving a beautiful, rich color.
BLUE TANSY provides a sweet, fruity aroma that can fill any room. It's perfect for massaging into the skin with a carrier oil to provide soothing relief and skin support. BLUE TANSY is already found in our Soothing Blend.
TIP: Make sure to note that this beautiful color will bring a blue hue to your skin, so make sure to apply with a carrier oil to help it absorb.
Aromatically, you will enjoy the benefits of self-motivation, energy, and boosting your immune system. When you are battling change and just feeling like you can't get started with a task, BLUE TANSY will help you step up and be inspired to get moving.
• Diffuse to uplift mood and create a positive atmosphere.
• Add a drop to one to two ounces of your favorite moisturizer or cleanser and apply topically to help reduce the appearance of blemishes or soothe skin irritations.
SOOTHING SKIN SUPPORT RECIPE
Apply Rose Essential Oil, Anti-Aging Blend, and one drop BLUE TANSY to a clean palm, mix with other hand, and apply to face to support skin dryness.
For a body lotion, mix the same Essential Oils with a tablespoon of Hand & Body Lotion for immediate application to the skin.
QUESTION – WHICH ESSENTIAL OIL DO YOU LIKE TO USE TO SUPPORT YOUR SKIN?