“The skin is the largest organ in our body. It is in charge of protecting and containing our body.”
Definitely, over time, reaching a certain age, the layers of the skin tend to lose a high percentage of their original thickness and become increasingly thin and translucent. The skin loses pigmentation, there is a considerable collagen and elastin collapse, which also takes away flexibility and strength. All these changes give the appearance of aging skin that lacks vitality. This is also why one of the visible symptoms in menopause is terrible dry skin.
Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to completely stop these changes, but we can slow the aging time and make our skin look younger for a longer period.
One of the basic and essential reasons for this is hydration. Our body is made up mostly of water. Water is essential for the proper functioning of several important processes in our body, such as the digestion and absorption of nutrients, the elimination of waste and toxins, supporting the circulatory system in bringing oxygen to all cells, and of course, for the formation of collagen to give our skin a healthy and beautiful appearance.
If we feel thirsty, we have dry skin, constant headaches, muscle cramps, fatigue and decay, they are signs of dehydration and alerts that we must take into account to hydrate ourselves better; either by drinking more water or consuming fruits and vegetables that are mostly composed of liquids.
We can also help our skin by applying moisturizing products but it is very important that these do not contain chemicals and preservatives that are harmful to our health. We must look for natural options that contain vegetable oils and essential oils that in addition to hydrating and nourishing our skin.
In this case, I recommend Chestnut oil, Geranium essential oil, Clary Sage essential oil, and Palmarosa essential oil.
The Brazil nut or Chestnut, is one of the foods richest in essential fatty acids and stands out for its high content of selenium, an important mineral that contributes to the healthy functioning of our body and especially of the thyroid gland.
Geranium essential oil stands out for helping to regulate female processes and balance hormones. On the other hand, it is a great stimulant of the lymphatic system and when used on the body with a light massage it helps us eliminate toxins and contribute to good blood circulation.
Clary Sage is a great support during menopause, it helps to alleviate the various symptoms that occur during this stage. However, since it is considered an estrogen-mimetic, that is, it behaves like estrogen in our body, it is contraindicated for people with a history of breast cancer or hormone-dependent cancer.
Finally, one of my favorites is Palmarosa Essential Oil. Its aroma is very pleasant and among its properties it stands out for promoting the production of new cells, and hydrating and balancing the tone of the skin.
With this wonderful arsenal we can create a rich after bath oil. We only need to place 30ml of Chestnut vegetable oil, 21 drops of Geranium Essential Oil, 21 drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil and 21 drops of Palmarosa Essential Oil in a dark colored glass bottle, shake well and apply a small amount in the palm of your hands. Massage legs, arms and torso. It can be applied with damp skin immediately after bathing or if we want a more moisturizing effect, apply it after drying with a towel. Give it a try! You will love the softness and aroma that it leaves on your body.
Mary Carmen Zaidan.