Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Scoop On Fitness After Menopause

     Today on the blog I have fitness expert and personal trainer Richie Hedderman to help us understand the importance of exercise during and after menopause. Once you read about all the benefits, I think you'll feel ready for the challenge and dive into a good exercise program!



THE SCOOP ON FITNESS AFTER MENOPAUSE

Menopause is іnеvіtаblе fоr аll wоmеn, аnd саuѕеѕ mаnу сhаngеѕ. Triggered bу lоw lеvеlѕ оf thе fеmаlе hormone оеѕtrоgеn, mеnораuѕе ѕуmрtоmѕ range from mеntаl (ѕаdnеѕѕ, dерrеѕѕіоn) tо рhуѕісаl (chronic bасk раіn, ѕtіffnеѕѕ, іnѕоmnіа, irregularity, рооr сіrсulаtіоn, wеаk muѕсlеѕ, ѕhоrtnеѕѕ оf brеаth, аnd lоѕѕ оf bone mаѕѕ). Althоugh it саn nоt bе рrеvеntеd, ѕоmе оf іtѕ negative еffесtѕ саn bе mіnіmіzеd wіth еxеrсіѕе аnd relaxation tесhnіԛuеѕ.

Exеrсіѕе саn do a lоt mоrе thаn wе could еvеr іmаgіnе. Cаrdіо еxеrсіѕеѕ mау hеlр rеlіеvе blоаtіng. Whеn уоu еxеrсіѕе, іt саn hеlр gаѕ раѕѕ thrоugh thе dіgеѕtіvе ѕуѕtеm. Pаrtісіраtе іn a fоrm оf саrdіо еxеrсіѕе fоr a mіnіmum оf 10 mіnutеѕ tо fіnd rеlіеf. Fоr ѕtаrtеrѕ, a mіnіmum оf fоur 30-mіnutе еxеrсіѕе ѕеѕѕіоnѕ еасh wееk wіll hеlр tо kеер a wоmеn'ѕ bоdу tо рrоduсе a lіttlе оеѕtrоgеn bу ѕtіmulаtіng thе adrenal glаndѕ tо соnvеrt thе mаlе hormone аndrоѕtеnеdіоnе іntо оеѕtrоgеn. 

Whеn continued оvеr ѕеvеrаl mоnthѕ, еxеrсіѕе hеlрѕ buіld ѕtrоngеr bоnеѕ аnd lоwеrѕ thе risk оf оѕtеороrоѕіѕ аѕ соmраrеd wіth nоn-еxеrсіѕеrѕ. Althоugh еvеrу wоmаn іѕ dіffеrеnt, mоѕt wоmеn lоѕе uрwаrdѕ оf 25 реrсеnt оf bоnе mаѕѕ bу thе аgе оf 65. Thіѕ іѕ ассоmраnіеd bу rеduсеd muѕсlе ѕtrеngth аnd flеxіbіlіtу, mаkіng the bоdу lеѕѕ аdарtіvе аnd mоrе рrоnе tо іnjurіеѕ. In fасt, ѕсіеntіѕtѕ hаvе рrоvеd thаt bоnе lоѕѕ bеgіnѕ аrоund thе аgе оf 35, рrосееdѕ ѕlоwlу uр tо thе mеnораuѕе, аnd thеn ассеlеrаtеѕ durіng thе fіvе tо ѕеvеn уеаrѕ аftеr thе mеnораuѕе, whеn оеѕtrоgеn lеvеlѕ аrе lоw.

Thе Imроrtаnсе оf Regular Exеrсіѕе
Thе bеѕt wау tо соре uр wіth thеѕе рrоblеmѕ іѕ tо dеvеlор a bаlаnсеd еxеrсіѕе routine. Exеrсіѕе kеерѕ thе рrоblеmѕ аt bау. Lеt uѕ ѕее whаt thе bеnеfіtѕ аrе.
1. Lоwеr Rіѕk оf Oѕtеороrоѕіѕ:
Oѕtеороrоѕіѕ іѕ thе mеdісаl tеrm fоr thіnnіng оf thе bоnеѕ which рrіmаrіlу оссurѕ іn thе bоnеѕ оf thе ѕріnе, wrіѕt, аnd hірѕ. Althоugh bоnеѕ nаturаllу wеаkеn wіth іnсrеаѕіng age after age 40, wоmеn lоѕе bоnе mаѕѕ mоrе rаріdlу аftеr mеnораuѕе.
Mаkіng ѕurе tо get еnоugh саlсіum іn уоur dіеt саn hеlр ѕtrеngthеn bоnеѕ. Regular weight-bearing еxеrсіѕе like wаlkіng саn hеlр рrеvеnt оѕtеороrоѕіѕ
2. Lоwеr Rіѕkѕ оf Mеtаbоlіс Syndrome, Heart Attack, аnd Othеr Cаrdіоvаѕсulаr Dіѕеаѕеѕ:
Hеаrt dіѕеаѕе іn wоmеn rіѕеѕ ѕhаrрlу аftеr mеnораuѕе bесаuѕе еѕtrоgеn dеfісіеnсу іnduсеѕ lіріd аnd vаѕсulаr сhаngеѕ рuttіng hеаlthу blооd vessels аt rіѕk. Mаnу аdvеrѕе еffесtѕ оf аgіng аnd mеnораuѕе оn lіріdѕ аrе rеvеrѕеd bу аеrоbіс еxеrсіѕе.
3. Imрrоvеd Inѕulіn Rеѕіѕtаnсе.
4. Kеерѕ Jоіntѕ and Muѕсlеѕ Strоng.
5. Hеlрѕ Bоwеlѕ Wоrk Wеll.
6. Rеlіеvеѕ Dерrеѕѕіоn And Anxiety:
Mаnу wоmеn еxреrіеnсе mооd аnd ѕlеер dіѕturbаnсеѕ rеlаtеd tо еѕtrоgеn dеfісіеnсу; vаѕоmоtоr ѕуmрtоmѕ lіkе hоt flаѕhеѕ, nіght ѕwеаtѕ, аnd jоіnt раіn саn іmраіr ѕlеер аnd іnduсе сhrоnіс ѕlеер dерrіvаtіоn whісh саn саuѕе mооd сhаngеѕ.

Vаѕоmоtоr ѕуmрtоmѕ аrе lеѕѕ соmmоn among рhуѕісаllу асtіvе роѕtmеnораuѕаl wоmеn than among ѕеdеntаrу wоmеn. Rеgulаr еxеrсіѕеѕ саn іmрrоvе соgnіtіvе function, еnhаnсе mооd аnd рrоmоtе dауtіmе alertness аnd nocturnal ѕlееріnеѕѕ.
Exеrсіѕе саn іnсrеаѕе еndоrрhіn lеvеlѕ whісh аrе thе bоdіеѕ’ nаturаl раіn rеlіеvеrѕ.

7. Hеlр іn Wеіght Lоѕѕ:
Mаnу women nоtісе a gаіn in wеіght during mеnораuѕе although thеіr eating hаbіtѕ hаvе nоt changed. Studіеѕ fоund hеаlth рrоmоtіоn ѕеѕѕіоnѕ wіth a gуnесоlоgіѕt, nutrіtіоnіѕt аnd рhуѕісаl thеrаріѕt fосuѕіng оn dіеt аnd еxеrсіѕе cаn іnсrеаѕе thе gеnеrаl hеаlth оf роѕt-mеnораuѕаl fеmаlеѕ. Aеrоbіс аnd rеѕіѕtаnсе еxеrсіѕеѕ, аѕ dіѕсuѕѕеd аbоvе, саn іnсrеаѕе еnеrgу еxреndіturе аnd іnсrеаѕе lеаn bоdу mаѕѕ аnd аrе thе mоѕt еffесtіvе wауѕ tо treat wеіght gаіn.
8. Rеduсtіоn іn Urіnаtіоn Problems:
Yоu ѕhоuld аlwауѕ dо еxеrсіѕеѕ lіkе роwеr уоgа, jоggіng, аеrоbісѕ, ѕtrеngth еxеrсіѕеѕ, сусlіng аnd lіftіng wеіghtѕ.
Hоw саn уоu ѕtау mоtіvаtеd?
Sеt rеаlіѕtіс, асhіеvаblе gоаlѕ. Rаthеr thаn vowing tо еxеrсіѕе mоrе, fоr ехаmрlе, соmmіt tо a daily 30-minute wаlk аftеr dіnnеr. Frеԛuеntlу uрdаtе уоur gоаlѕ. Teaming up with ѕоmеоnе — ѕuсh аѕ a раrtnеr, friend оr neighbor — саn mаkе a dіffеrеnсе, too.

Rеmеmbеr, уоu dоn't hаvе tо gо tо thе gym tо еxеrсіѕе. Mаnу асtіvіtіеѕ, ѕuсh аѕ dаncіng аnd gаrdеnіng, also can іmрrоvе уоur health. Whаtеvеr уоu сhооѕе, tаkе time 


BIO: 


Richie started Hurricane Fitness in 2011. Starting out as a Boxer at the age of 11 and winning County, Provincial, National and International medals in Boxing, he began running fitness classes and personal training.

Since then he has gone on to work alongside Olympic, World and European Champions and has trained many clients, both at home and abroad, with a wide range of goals and needs.
You can find him on his website; hurricanefitnessireland.com, or on his Facebook or Instagram page.






Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Oral Medication For Treating Acne

     If you have a teen or young adult at home who is struggling with acne issues, my guest writer, Nagendra, is on the blog today to discuss an alternative treatment for acne. Most people reach for an over-the-counter cream or facial wash to treat their acne, but an oral medication might be more effective:


Why Oral Medicine for Acne is Better than Other Anti-Acne Products

Everybody experiences acne. It’s part of growing up; when hormones start fluctuating, stress starts accumulating, and we keep getting exposed to dirt in the environment as we go out more often to school, to work, and to socialize. 
However, some people experience it worse than other. Some are lucky enough to only have one or two pimples every year; others are unlucky as they can’t even remember the last time their face was acne-free. The there are others who may even succeed at getting rid of the acne, only to have it come back a week later, or leave uneven tone on their face or – God forbid – a scar. 
If you’re one of these people, I’m sure you are frustrated by acnes’ persistence. I’m also sure that you’ve spent a lot of money, time, and energy to get rid of these little annoyances. Maybe you’ve tried to do it traditionally – by changing your diet and using homemade remedy. Or maybe you’ve spent hundreds of dollars purchasing expensive acne cream – only for it all to end up in vain.
Don’t lose hope yet. It’s not that acne is untreatable; you just haven’t found the right treatment that works for your skin yet. After all, there are probably hundreds of types of treatments out there for acne. However, this time we’ll focus on one type of treatment that is highly effective---but often overlooked---oral medicine for acne.

What exactly is oral medicine for acne? 
Acne is actually a legitimate medical condition. It is a type of skin disease where dead skin cells, sebum, hair, and dirt clog your pores, causing inflammation and swelling. It is--- thankfully---not physically dangerous, but it does ruin your skin, causing it to look unflattering with uneven skin tones and scars. It may even cause psychological problems such as low self esteem. 
Dead skin cells, sebum, hair, and dirt accumulate daily, and therefore they shouldn’t clog your pores as long as you’re diligent with cleaning your skin every day. However, researchers have found that bacteria Propionumbacteria acnes also live on your skin, and their presence exacerbates the severity of the acne. It feeds on your sebum, and changes it into a dirty waste that irritates the skin.

Because acne is a medical condition, the best treatment for it is of course, medicine. There are two kinds: a topical one and an oral one. Topical medicine is a cream or balm that you can apply on the affected area only, while oral is medicine that you take by mouth. 
Oral medicine for acne works by controlling the number of P. acnes on your skin. Therefore, you can prevent the acne from ever appearing again simply by cleaning your skin daily. This antibacterial oral medicine is called Tetralysal. If you go to a dermatologist and request an oral medicine to treat your acne, Tetralysal would be prescribed for you. However, you can also get it from your GP as it can treat other bacterial infections as well, such as urine infections, skin infections, mouth infections, and even chlamydia.

Is It More Effective that Other Treatment?
Because it is a medicine, it contains different ingredients than acne products that come from a cosmetic company. Most acne products from cosmetic companies are usually cleaning products. They clean your skin from the accumulated dead skin cell, sebum, hair, and dirt. However, they may or may not control the population of the bacteria on your skin. So, if you’ve been using the products for years and see no improvement whatsoever, this could be the reason. The product you used did clean the surface of our skin, but it stopped there.
Tetralysal contain Lymecyclin, an antibiotic that will actively reduce Propiobacteria acnes. Topical medicine that contains Lymecyclin will work just as well, but there are several advantages of consuming the medicine orally. First, it is more hygienic, as it doesn’t involve using your hand to touch your skin. Second, it will cover all areas affected by acne evenly. If your acne appears in an inconvenient place such as on the back, it would be hard for you to reach it to apply topical medicine to it. Third, it works even when you have open scars. If your acne appears too close to an open wound and you apply topical medicine to it, it can be risky. Taking the medicine orally is a safer alternative.

Where Can I Get Tetralysal?
You can get Tetralysal from the nearest dermatologist and pharmacy. You’ll need to consult with the dermatologist first and he or she will decide if you need Tetralysal. Then he or she will provide the prescription. * It is not available in the pharmacy without a prescription.
The other alternative is to consult and order it online. Good online pharmacies offer free consultation to determine whether Tetralysal is right for you, then they ship the medicine right to your door. It is a more convenient way to get the medicine. 
If you are worried about ordering medicine online, just make sure to buy it only from a registered company with clear contact info. The Independent Pharmacy is one of the registered ones, and it is regulated and secured by MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency), General Pharmaceutical Council, and NPA (National Pharmacy Association).
Before you can order Tetralycal from there, you have to do online consultation. Answer the questions honestly so that the pharmacist can ensure that you are safe to consume Tetralysal. Use this chance to ask for more information about Tetralysal, and make sure that it won’t interfere with any other treatments you are doing. After that, all you need to do is to wait until the medicine arrives and start the treatment.  

If you have a moderate to severe acne problem and have tried many treatment for years without results and are wondering why, now you know the answer and the solution. Antibacterial oral medicine is the treatment that you’re looking for. If you’re interested to learn more about it, consult the pharmacist online here.

About The Author:

Nagendra works as full time blogger. His main writing includes overall health subjects. Currently he is associated with SmileTutor, a Singapore based home tuition agency for parents and students looking for home tutors.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Fly On The Wall In The Florida Heat

     Welcome to another edition of Fly On The Wall group blog postings, hosted by Karen of Baking In A Tornado. Today, four bloggers are inviting you into their home for a sneak peek at what goes on behind closed doors.

     Things are starting to warm up a bit here in sunny south Florida. I break out into a sweat within the first 30 seconds of walking my dogs at noon. The heat makes us cranky, and when the folks in my family get cranky, they begin to complain. A lot.

"It's amazing that the leatherback turtle can lay her eggs and then leave them to hatch on their own."
"I wish I could have done that with our four kids during their teen years."

"Welcome back to Florida."
"You mean, welcome back to the steam bake state."

"It's Cinco de Mayo! We should drink margaritas today!"
"I can't---lime juice gives me heartburn..."
"Okay, so order a margarita with a Tums floater on top. "

"If I do this cabbage soup diet for 10 days, our house is going to explode from methane gas."

"I don't know how we're going to find our way out of these woods."
"Don't worry about being lost until you hear a banjo."
"It's either bible thumping or banjo music in these parts."

"This is a really weird county we're driving through. Why is there a random dragon statue on the hill, and what does that say about this town?"

"When you say the house is a 'fixer upper', don't you mean it's a 'fucker upper'?"

"I love it when you imitate a T-Rex."
"Yeah, but it's not fun explaining to the doctor how I got carpal tunnel from doing T-Rex arms."

"Keep sunbathing like that and your skin will look as old as the paper the Constitution was written on."

"My spirit animal is a manatee."

"You know your daughter loves you when she uses her own electric trimmer to help you pluck your eyebrows and your nose hairs."


***WANT MORE MENO MAMA? This past week, I had a poem featured on MERAK MAGAZINE, which you can read here: http://merakmag.com/2018/05/05/wagner-in-seattle/

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Baking In A Tornado                  https://www.BakingInATornado. com
Menopausal Mother                     http://www.menopausalmom.com/
Never Ever Give Up Hope            https://batteredhope.blogspot. com
Spatulas on Parade                   https:// spatulasonparade.blogspot.com  

Thursday, May 17, 2018

How To Beat 6 Menopause Symptoms With Your Diet

     I've written numerous times on my blog about the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause and how I am always in search of the best solutions to battle things such as hot flashes, weight gain, and fatigue.

     Today on the blog, my guest Vinay Amin, founder of Eu Natural, is here to discuss the 6 main symptoms of menopause that can be lessened with the help of supplements.


How To Beat 6 Menopause Symptoms With Your Diet

Menopause, and the changes that come along with it, can be a shock at first. You probably knew to expect it, but when it actually arrives, you may find yourself experiencing a bevy of physical symptoms. Fortunately, you can alleviate some of those symptoms with strategic diet choices. Below are six symptoms you can beat by switching up what you eat and drink.

1. Bloating

As your hormones change during menopause and pre-menopause, you might experience water retention and bloating. Surprisingly, drinking more water is often a great solution to this issue, and it also has the added benefit of reducing that skin dryness that often accompanies menopause. Keep a bottle of water nearby throughout the day, and aim to drink eight glasses per day. If you find the taste of water to be too bland, infuse it with fruit or mint. You can also stock up on H2O by eating foods that are rich in water, like watermelon or cucumber. At the same time, aim to limit your intake of salty foods and foods that are known to cause flatulence.

2. Hot Flashes And Night Sweats

As many women know, one of the hallmark symptoms of menopause is the onset of hot flashes and night sweats. (Raise your hand if youve ever caught a friend or female relative standing in front of an open freezer for relief!) These sudden rushes of heat are still somewhat mysterious to experts—we don’t know exactly why they happen, though research has found that women with high cholesterol tend to experience them more frequently. That said, there are specific foods and drinks that could potentially contribute to the issue.

If youre experiencing more hot flashes or night sweats than youd like, experiment with reducing your intake of spicy foods. Youll also want to cut back on caffeinated beverages and alcohol to see if that makes a difference. Be on the lookout for foods that could help lower your cholesterol, like oats and certain types of fish.

3. Depression And Mood Changes

Menopause is marked by hormonal changes, so it only makes sense that you might experience some changes in your mood as a result. Many women experience a decrease in serotonin, a feel-good chemical in the brain. This can lead to mild depression or bouts of sadness during menopause, as well as a potential increase in anxiety or frustration. To help combat this, reach for foods that are rich in carbohydrates, especially complex carbs. Whole grain bread is a great start.

4. Bone Loss

Menopause can increase the risk of osteoporosis, and bone density loss is a common issue. Help fight against this by including lots of calcium and vitamin D in your diet, and remember that the earlier you start implementing these into your eating habits, the better—no need to wait until menopause begins. Dairy options like milk and yogurt are easy calcium-rich options, but you can also enjoy calcium through foods like broccoli, almonds, and salmon. When it comes to vitamin D, you can increase your intake both through foods and through regular exposure to bright natural sunlight. Both calcium and vitamin D can also be taken as supplements if its okay with your doctor.

5. Weight Gain

As your metabolism slows down, fight off weight gain by adding nutrient-rich, low calorie foods to your diet. Fruits and veggies are a great place to start. Youll also benefit from lean protein, and from switching to simple carbs to grains like quinoa and oats.

6. Fatigue

The chemical changes your body is experiencing can lead to exhaustion. Keep these symptoms at bay with foods rich in B vitamins, like whole grains. Oatmeal and brown rice are excellent options. Resist the urge to keep increasing your caffeine intake whenever you feel tired, because that can trigger other menopause symptoms youd probably rather avoid.

Conclusion


Menopause doesnt have to be something to dread. With a few small habit changes, like a healthy diet, prioritizing regular movement, and taking natural supplements with science-backed ingredients, you can thrive through menopause. Hot flashes and weight gain, take a seat—youve got a fun and fulfilling life to live.

BIO: 

Vinay Amin is the founder of Eu Natural, a premium wellness brand that creates pure supplements formulated to empower your health.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Alvoru Clothing: Helping Hot Women Become Cooler

     During the menopause years, hot flashes and night sweats are no joke. One minute we're dressed nice, ready to go out for the evening, and the next minute we're melting into a hot mess, peeling off layers of clothing.

     Sound familiar? Today on the blog, my guest Jeanette Knittle is here with a solution to our wardrobe malfunctions during the hot menopausal years.


  ALVORU CLOTHING: HELPING HOT WOMEN BECOME COOLER 


The middle of the night and I woke up wondering if I was swimming! Seriously, how could I be soaked? The sheets, mattress pad, me—everything was screaming wet! I thought for sure I would find a pool of water under the bed!

Maybe it was a freak incident? But wait this happened the next night, and the next, and the next! Welcome to my beginning of peri-menopause and night sweats.

While I knew that night sweats and hot flashes are a part of the aging process, I was so unprepared for the misery that would be a part of my life for years. After months of the same scenario, night after night, I decided to go online and look for sleepwear to help with the night sweats. What I found was a number of companies with wicking fabric but OMG…no way at 46 was I ready to be wearing granny gowns for the rest of my days! So much for any sex appeal in my bedroom! Still, I desperately needed sleep so I bought the best-looking option out there. Lo and behold, it helped, yet it wasn’t at all what I wanted in appearance, performance, and function.

After letting the idea percolate for a number of years (along with continued pool parties!) I decided to look into creating a line of clothing of women that would help them feel sexy, cool, confident and comfortable while struggling with hot flashes and/or night sweats. Nearly 10 years later, I launched alvöru and I’m thrilled to share my passion for my product with other women who suffer like I did (and still do!).

My brand, alvöru, is an apparel line designed for women who want FEMININE, CLASSIC, and COMFORTABLE clothes to balance career and casual while dealing with hormonal fluctuations that cause hot flashes and night sweats. Aside from menopause, many women face challenges due to increased body temperature occurring in pregnancy, chemotherapy, various medications and other illness or disease.

alvöru utilizes the technology that went into space gloves used by NASA to regulate astronauts body temperature using what’s called PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS.  Imagine ice cubes in a drink; as the ice cube changes from solid to liquid, it absorbs heat and cools the drink, keeping your drink at the desired temperature for longer. Our clothing works the same way – as the skin gets hot, the heat is absorbed, and as it cools, that heat is released. 

The alvöru collection is created using a blend of fabric that feels great against your skin. Current designs are made from a jersey knit of supima cotton, viscose and spandex. All of these components bring you the comfort of that old worn T-shirt but in a STYLISH and CLASSY design that works whether under your business suit, with jeans or even to sleep in. And, everything about our product is proudly Made in America. 

Being COOL, COMFORTABLE and CONFIDENT throughout your day is so easy with alvöru.



BIO:


 Jeanette Knittel never knew after graduating from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR with a B.S. in Home Economics/Child Development & Psychology, decades later that education would be integral when starting alvöru clothing. 

Prior to alvöru, Jeanette worked 10 years in the computer graphics industry owning Computer Images of Wichita and Kansas City with such clients as Pizza Hut, Inc. Sprint, AMC Theaters, and Boeing. Upon selling, Jeanette took her talents of relationship building to various sales careers – in computer-related industries and her last employment with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. 

Acceptance in 2012 into UMKC’s Entrepreneurship Scholars Program, the decision to turn a dream into a business became reality. Launching with a limited collection in March 2014, alvöru uses performance-based fabric technology that went into space garments used by NASA to regulate astronaut’s body temperature. Jeanette still considers alvöru to be in a start-up phase as she operates the business as a solopreneur.

Being COOL, COMFORTABLE and CONFIDENT throughout your day and night is easy with alvöru.

Contact:
Jeanette Knittel

913-730-0684

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Simple DIY Wrinkle Cream You Can Make At Home

     I've been pampering my skin since my early twenties when I first heard about the damaging effects of the sun. Back then, I was spending a small fortune on skincare products without realizing that I could make my own wrinkle creams at home.

     Today on the blog, my guest Jennifer Scott is here to share her DIY secrets to better skincare!  




All Natural Do It Yourself Wrinkle Cream
As we grow older our skin tells the story of our lives. As laugh lines and crow’s feet begin to appear, it’s only natural to look for remedies that will reduce aging effects. There are a variety of anti-aging serums and wrinkle creams on the market today, but why spend exorbitant amounts of money on commercial products when you can make your own wrinkle cream for a fraction of the price? 

The Benefits of Making Your Own Wrinkle Cream 
There are numerous reasons beyond the cost of commercial products to make your own wrinkle cream. Many of the serums and creams on the market today claim to be able to reduce wrinkles with long-term use. The reality is that at least some of these products contain harsh ingredients that can actually damage your skin if they’re used over a long period of time. 

When making your own wrinkle cream, you know exactly what you are using on your skin. Many of the ingredients used in the recipes below are natural antioxidants that aid in the prevention of damage caused by harmful UV rays. The butters and carrier oils soften the skin after the first use, and you have the added benefit of using all natural ingredients that are gentle on your skin. As an extra bonus, these all-natural creams have a pleasant aroma, and you get to experience the pleasure of creating them yourself. With a little time and experimentation, you can eventually hand tailor a wrinkle cream that suits you specifically. Trying out the following recipes is a great way to get started. 

The Ingredients 
Most of the ingredients that you’ll need to make your wrinkle cream can be found easily online or at your local herb/health food shop. You may even already have some of them at home. Just be sure that you purchase your ingredients from a reputable location to avoid buying products that are outdated or not of a high quality. Initially, some of the essential oils may seem a bit pricey, but in the recipes, they are only used in small amounts and will last a long time so long as you store them properly. 

Butters: Cocoa butter, Shea butter, and Mango butter all make great thickeners for wrinkle creams and they have the added benefit of being excellent for your skin. Cocoa butter has a very pleasant smell and is soothing to rough skin, while Shea butter is rich in vitamins A and E, making it an ideal moisturizer and restorative. Mango butter is a pleasant, less greasy butter suitable for those with oily skin. 

Carrier Oils: Carrier oils are typically used when you are creating a blend of essential oils. They’re also used in creams to give a smooth even blend that is less likely to clump. Like the butters, carrier oils also have properties that are beneficial to your skin. Sweet Almond oil softens the skin and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut oil is a great moisturizer, and Jojoba oil is a great choice for overly dry skin that has been damaged due to acne or eczema. 


Essential Oils: Essential oils are pure aromatics that are distilled or pressed from the flowers, bark, roots, seeds or leaves of herbs and other plants. Pure essential oils are very concentrated and deliver a higher concentration of the beneficial properties of the plant than a simple infusion. The following are just a few essential oils that are beneficial for skincare: 

  • Frankincense oil – Repairs damaged skin and balances skin tone.
  • Calendula oil – Repairs dry damaged skin and eases any discomfort associated with chapping.
  • Lemon oil – A great antioxidant that clears and freshens the skin.
  • Pomegranate Seed oil – Acts as a natural sunscreen and reduces the effects of aging due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Lavender oil – Eases chapped skin and smoothes fine wrinkles.
  • Geranium oil – Balances combo skin that is both oily and dry. It also repairs damaged skin.
  • Carrot Seed oil – Rejuvenates the skin and smoothes wrinkles.
Recipes 
Both of the recipes listed below are easy to make. You will need the following items in addition to your ingredients to make these creams: 

  • A clean glass jar with a screw top lid – Essential oils will cling to plastic, so avoid plastic jars.
  • Glass eye droppers – one for each essential oil you plan to use. 
  • A small saucepan – this will act as a double boiler while making your cream.
  • A small whisk – A whisk will blend your ingredients more evenly, and it can also be used to fluff your cream.
  • Measuring Spoons and Measuring Cups – Stainless steel or glass are best.
  • Beeswax – Beeswax can be purchased in pellets or blocks. It is used as a thickener.
  • A spoon – Glass is better, but you can also use stainless steel. 
  • A glass bowl – You’ll need to make sure that your bowl will fit in your saucepan for heating. Some people prefer to create their creams directly in the jar that it will be stored in, but this can make it difficult to blend the cream thoroughly.




Start by bringing about 3-4 inches of water to a simmer in your saucepan. While the water is heating, measure your butters and carrier oils into a glass bowl or jar. When the water is simmering, place the bowl or jar into the pan and heat until your base ingredients are completely melted, stirring occasionally. If you would like a thicker cream, add beeswax and allow it to thoroughly melt. 

Once your butters and carrier oils are melted, remove the bowl or jar from the pan and allow the mixture to cool until it starts to thicken. Continue to stir occasionally while it cools and when it has the consistency of a lotion add your essential oils. Using your whisk, continually whip the cream until cool to thoroughly blend the oils and to help prevent separation. If you want a really fluffy cream, you can continue to whisk your mixture by hand or you can use an electric mixer on low speed. 

When your cream has reached the desired consistency, store it in a clean glass jar. Your cream should last approximately three months. 

Anti-aging Wrinkle Cream 
¾ cup Shea Butter 
2.5 tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil 
1 teaspoon Beeswax 
8 drops Frankincense Oil 
8 drops Carrot Seed Oil 
10 drops Pomegranate Seed Oil 
4 drops Lemon Oil 
Apply to clean, dry skin in the morning and before bed. 

Rejuvenating Cream for Wrinkled and Damaged Skin 
½ cup Cocoa Butter 
½ cup Shea Butter 
3 tablespoons Coconut Oil 
1 teaspoon Sweet Almond Oil 
10 drops Pomegranate Seed Oil 
12 Drops Calendula Oil 
6 drops Geranium Oil 
10 drops Lavender Oil 
Apply to clean, dry skin in the morning and before bed. 
Beauty may only be skin deep, but first impressions can still last a lifetime. Making your own wrinkle cream is a wonderful, inexpensive way to nourish your skin so that you can face the world with a beautiful, healthy glow.

BIO: 

Jennifer is the beauty and brains behind Beautifully Alive! She loves eating healthy and trying new recipes.The self-proclaimed Zumba Queen has a passion for beauty products and loves reading new books. She's always down for a DIY project! 



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