As some of you will know, there has been rather a lack of action on the blog front and this is due to the fact that I was visiting the folks back home in Asia with limited internet facilities! And I will be honest and admit to the fact that I was feeling makeup and skincare overload when I left London and sub-consciously steered away from looking or browsing any of the fab shops in Singapore and Malaysia.
Anyway I digress, whilst spending time with my beloved Mom who is going through, for want of a better term, the hormonal change! Now this unavoidable process happens to many women on a daily basis and whilst I have no personal experience with it and will never do, I can only gauge from talking to my mother and my aunts and various friends about it. Symptoms seem to vary from dryness of skin, excessive perspiration, hot flushes and skin sensitivity among others. Now while I can't comment on the biological effects of menopause, I can however and am quite happy to do so, address the skin needs. So before I left for Asia, I packed from my arsenal that is my stockroom items that I know would help address Mom's concerns. And before I go on to share what I brought, through the magic of Twitter, I got chatting to Sarah Brown, founder of Pai Skincare, a range that has recently been brought to my attention and after trying a few products, I am delighted to say is incredible for anyone wanting conscious organic skincare. Whilst chatting and addressing the topic of menopause, Sarah was finishing her latest post on the topic of menopausal skin and how to address some of the issues and you can read it here.
Pai Rosehip Bio-Regenerate Fruit & Seed Oil Blend
here. I brought this back for my sister who is pregnant to use on her belly to help prevent stretch marks and suggested to Mom that she tries a few drops into her night moisturiser. She reported back that it worked a treat and she woke up to her skin feeling more calm and hydrated!
Alpha-H Age Delay Facial Oil & Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum
Decleor Arromessence Neroli Face Oil
Alpha-H Harmony Infusion & Sisley Floral Water
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Extreme Fluid
Now while I cannot claim expertise on this subject, I am basing all this purely on my personal experience and my mom's. And hopefully it will come in handy if someone's looking for advice on tackling the many skincare issues that come with ageing and menopause. As always, discussion and if you have any other products that you've found useful please comment and share. By the way, so glad to be home!Tweet