My Perimenopause Survival Kit – Beauty Edition

October 29, 2020.

Hey everyone!  My friends at perry have asked me to come up with my beauty must-haves for perimenopause. This was kind of rough, to come up with a list that can apply to a list of different people, because everybody has a different experience.  But I think I’ve done it, I’ve come up with a list that can help a broad range of people in our perimenopause journey.

Facial Hair

OK, let’s just say it: facial hair – it happens when you get old. One thing that I’ve found that is super easy and inexpensive and effective, is that thing you see on all the infomercials.

It’s the flawless finishing touch. It works, it’s cheap, it’s easy, it’s effective and it doesn’t irritate my skin.

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I wish I could tell you that there is a foundation that works great for every single person going through perimenopause. But I can’t tell you that. What I can tell you though is that if you are experiencing drier skin and you want to plump up some wrinkles – and if you experience that your foundation sometimes looks dry or cakes through the day – a great way to refresh  and add a little moisture is a facial spray.

I love NU Skin Moisture Mist, this one is great because you can also use it on your hair. It adds a little moisture without being to heavy.

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Another one for the face is Pixie Rose Glow Mist. It’s easy to refresh your make up and add moisture.

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Hyaluronic Acid & Retinol

Staying on the topic of skin – in the mornings I always make sure that my moisturizer has hyaluronic acid in it. I also like a serum, that I put on with the moisturizer. The L’Oréal Hyaluronic Acid serum has 1.5% pure hyaluronic acid and this stuff attracts moisture and holds it. It helps plump wrinkles and keeps your skin looking fresh and well hydrated.

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At night I look for something particular that has retinol. I love retinol, as it helps with the cell turn over. It helps to slough off the old cells and helps you show the news ones.

It has been great for me. The next time you are looking for a night time moisturizer, I would look for something with some retinol in it and for day time nothing really beats hyaluronic acid.

Always patch test before you try it. Especially if you rub it all over your face. Retinol can be irritating at the beginning.

Multi-purpose oils

Two multi-purpose oils I can’t live without.
1. Vitamin E Oil – Add a few drops to any moisturizer that you are using on your body (I don’t rub it on my face) – it gives you a little more umph – it’s great, especially in winter.

2. Tea Tree Oil – I have used on my nails, especially my toe nails. If I wear too much nail polish now, my nails look very unhealthy and tea tree oil brings them back to life. It’s something that I always have in my cabinet.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, does not take the place of medical advice from your physician, and is not intended to treat or cure any disease. Patients should see a qualified medical provider for assessment and treatment.

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