And The Winner Is…
Last week I asked if you’d rather be hot or cold? And the concensus is – you’d rather be COLD. It may be because so many of us are experiencing hot flashes now. There’s a joke you probably know having visited Aspen: if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes. That’s how I feel about menopause. If I don’t like my body temperature, wait a few minutes. Can you relate?
Here are five tips that help me and hopefully can make going through menopause easier for you too:
Hasta La Vista Hot Flashes
Let’s be honest. Nothing is going to 100% get rid of hot flashes. But you can minimize the severity and frequency with an herbal supplement. I’ve had success with Equelle.
A girlfriend recommended it to me a couple of years ago. I notice I have more hot flashes and that they are more intense when I don’t take Equelle. Its key ingredient is S-equol, a plant-based component derived from soy that safely and naturally mimics estrogen — relieving hot flashes, improving sleep, and especially for me, tendon tightness.
Melt Belly Fat Without Exercising
This is me! See, I do have a belly pooch.
No one wants to gain weight, especially around the middle. Try the NuShape Lipo Red LED Light Belt to fight the dreaded belly spread. This belt has been my secret weapon for wearing crop tops, even at 51. Using the belt, eating a healthy diet and practicing Pilates have all contributed to a leaner, healthier physique. But truthfully, the belt has helped me the most to flatten my stomach.
Hormonal changes make us more likely to gain weight around our abdomen, hips and thighs. We can’t blame hormonal changes alone for our menopause weight gain though.
Adding pounds now is usually related to aging, lifestyle and genetic factors. As we age, our muscle mass decreases and fat cells increase. So not fair, right? Not having enough muscle mass slows the rate at which your body uses calories (metabolism). This makes it harder to maintain a healthy weight.
If we continue eating as we always have and don’t increase our physical activity, we will gain weight.
But! With the NuShape Lipo Red LED Light Belt, you can melt belly fat while working on the computer, watching TV, and even lying in bed while meditating.
Use the promo code pila50 to save $50.
Aren’t these pajamas too nice to just sleep in?
With Dagsmajan’s Stay Cool line. Dagsmejan is a Swiss line that uses eucalyptus, which is cooling to the touch. It’s softer than silk, cooler than linen (and without wrinkles) and wicks moisture away from the body better than cotton.
The Long Slip Dress is the best seller here at the spa. Technically, these are for sleeping. Don’t you think they’re stylish enough to wear as a dress? Would you wear them during the day? I wear them all day because they feel cool on the skin and wick away the hot flash perspiration.
Drop by the store or drop me a line to get your own since they’re still not on the website. Ooops!
Be Gentle To Your Skin
Menopausal skin needs extra hydration. Use a creamy hydrating cleanser to keep your skin feeling soft and supple. Skin Script’s Pomegranate Antioxidant Cleanser won’t strip the oils you want to keep in your skin or undo the previous night’s skincare routine.
Do you wake up with soft, healthy skin and then feel like it’s dry as cactus after washing your face? Then you want this cleanser.
Microneedle at home or in the spa
You don’t need me to remind you that your face is falling. You’re not imagining it. Studies show that women’s skin loses about 30% of its collagen during the first five years of menopause. That is a huge number! I’ll never forget my friend Carol telling me how exponentially you age in your 50s compared to your 40s. Well, now we know why.
Loss of collagen means saying bye-bye to the firmness and hello to sag and jowls appearing. Permanent lines run from the nose’s tip to the mouth’s corners. Crinkles that used to show with a smile or frown are now permanent wrinkles.
Later, the tip of the nose dips. You may see pouches under your eyes. Larger pores also are due to a lack of skin firmness.
I had so many products I wanted to tell you about, but I edited it out to share only one here.
An easy-to-incorporate at-home treatment to help fight against some of the indignities of our aging faces is the AnteAGE Home MIcroneedling System. This easy-to-use system has everything you need to microchannel at home. The AnteAGE® Microneedling Solution and a Microchannel Roller (.25mm) work together to reactivate the skin’s natural regenerative properties.
This at-home treatment is easy and simple to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and improve pore size.
When visiting Aspen, you can do a professional Microneedling session with me in the spa. I use tiny disposable needle tips to tap into the skin, triggering the body’s healing response to naturally produce more collagen and healthy skin tissue, encouraging smoother and firmer skin. In addition, large pores will look smaller. Clients see noticeable results after the first session. So you’ll still see some results even if you can only do one session while here.
To keep you from reading too much, I edited down how many anti-gravity skincare products to share with you. Do you want to know about more products that really lift your skin and make it firmer? Let’s chat using my link below or send an email or give me a call.