Jump on to YouTube and search “skincare” … go on I dare you. And you will be inundated with hundreds if not thousands of videos about skin care routines.
(spoiler alert, don’t read this if you like to hate alcohol)
If you google “alcohol in skincare” you will find a lot of opinions (almost always stated as fact 😊).
Our skin is a pretty incredible organ. It’s the largest in our bodies and its primary jobs are to protect our bodies from impacts, changes in pressure and temperature and to keep out “bad” things like harmful chemicals, radiation, micro-organisms and other foreign bodies.
As most menopausal women will tell you, menopause means havoc for your skin.
But seeing as menopause happens when both natural skin aging and premature skin aging (which is mainly caused by cumulative exposure to the sun) are starting to set in, it’s hard to tease out how many of the changes in your skin are due to aging and how many to menopause.
After a long hot summer, it’s almost a relief to feel that chill in the air as winter begins.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide (a complex sugar) and it is one of the major components of the scaffolding known as the extracellular matrix of the skin.
It feels like forever since life was normal! Zoom calls, social distancing, Netflix- no chill!
Eye creams: We love them, but are they needed?
Both men and women REALLY care about the appearance of our eyes.
You know it does!
It is a bit of a chicken and egg situation.
We KNOW that humidity causes breakout because we have experienced it ourselves. But in 2017 we got some confirmatory scientific proof, (1) in a Saudi Arabian study of 144 women aged between 22-24 with acne, humidity and heat significantly correlated with the number of pimples.
Although as you age your skin gets drier and you get more wrinkles, dry skin doesn’t actually cause wrinkles.
What to do about wrinkles: The Evidence behind Antioxidants in Skincare
As we get older, our skin starts to age and usually wrinkle.
I’m in the second half-century of my life and it makes me wonder: What I would advise my younger self (or my kids –