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Am I going through the M phase yet?

June 23, 2019 52 Comments

Am I going through the M phase yet?

Out of the mouths of 'babes' (or in my case Emma)

So there I was minding my own business when my best friend was telling me about her experiences going through Menopause....I was kind of switched off (this wasn't me) when out of nowhere I heard Emma say (LOUDLY) 'Mom aren't you going through Menopause yet'?? And you know what I was like - I am 50 now surely this can't be me - or can it be?

What did Google say?

And so for the past few weeks I have been reading articles from my other best friend (aka Google) and doing some tests on my own self :) you know to see! Here are some of the things I now know:

                                                      

 this is not me....yet! I have read if you have a Hot Flash you will know about it!

 

                                                                         

 

last time I checked I even had estrogen so yay for that!

 

 

okay I have to admit over the past few months my hair does seem thinner!

 

 

not itchy so much but...so dry and I have got rash like stuff. On the fence with this one.

 

 

 

 and this made so much sense - with age collagen does decrease so yes for this one!

 

 

 

 

From these symptoms I only have dry skin and hair loss - surely this isn't IT for me (2/ 10)? At this point I decided to disagree with the darling Em and deal with my skin (please let me know your thoughts on this). 

So back to my skin - I needed a change! It was so dry and sore and bumpy. Even after washing it was sore and tight. 

Change is Good and sometimes Necessary!

And this is my NEW routine (everything geared to hydration and obviously collagen - because yes I am sure my skin is thinner now). I have created a link below for all the products so you can see them on one page - hope this is easier for you? Let me know.

1) I use the Tri-micellar Nourishing Milk from AA Cosmetics and I clean my skin every day and night. It is so gentle I love it. I put some on cotton wool and gently massage my face taking off the day/ nights impurities. It leaves my skin so clean and happy. 

2) I then use the HA+ day/ night cream also from AA Cosmetics and I put tons on. I let it sink in and then apply some more (just in case you know).

3) and I have been using the Red bubble mask twice a week 

Above picture has the 2 Bubble masks + HA+ cream + AA Cosmetics Toner + Nourishing Milk

Bottom picture has the same except I am trying these new face washes from AA Cosmetics. I need to be gentle and they are definitely.

Results yet?

We all know results are so important and I can report that the 'rashiness' has gone. My skin does tend to start feeling drier after 6 pm but it recovers immediately after using the nourishing milk - IMMEDIATELY! And it also is more comfortable when I wear makeup....last week I could see some 'cakeyness' but this week it is better. It isn't 100% yet but I know it will be soon :) 

Before I end this post I just want to add something about the big M. You may know to be prepared for hot flashes and night sweats when you get to menopause, but you may not know that falling estrogen levels can also affect the health of your skin and hair. Collagen loss begins early but is most rapid in the first few years of menopause, leading to dry, flaky skin and lackluster locks. And Estrogen helps keep things hydrated and plump and youthful-looking so once that starts to decrease you will definitely feel changes in the texture of your skin. I actually didn't know this - oil glands shrink after menopause - also explaining dry flaky skin. 

Here are some things you can do: 1) stop smoking 2) increase your vitamins 3) increase your levels of omega oils 4) be gentle with your skin 5) use a sunscreen 6) Drink more water 7) stress less

As promised HERE is the link. 

Remember don't hesitate to ask me any questions. Generally my feeling is we all going to get older - so we can either spend all our time trying to stop it from happening or - just BE!

Stay sweet and be cool.

Gaelxxx

 




52 Responses

Tamrin-lee Johannessen
Tamrin-lee Johannessen

July 02, 2019

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Take this post for example. Mom always asks herself whether she’s going through the M phase, and it annoys her. But reading this post I am sure she will learn a valuable tip or too. So for that, thank you.

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Tamrin-lee Johannessen
Tamrin-lee Johannessen

July 02, 2019

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Jade Liezel Stevens
Jade Liezel Stevens

July 02, 2019

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rushana
rushana

July 02, 2019

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rushana

July 02, 2019

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rushana adams

June 30, 2019

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Marise van der merwe
Marise van der merwe

June 30, 2019

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Ajmina
Ajmina

June 30, 2019

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Judy Padayachee
Judy Padayachee

June 28, 2019

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Sonam D
Sonam D

June 28, 2019

Very informative and interesting indeed! Will definitely be showing this to my family.

Rearabetswe
Rearabetswe

June 28, 2019

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Natalie
Natalie

June 28, 2019

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Natalie
Natalie

June 30, 2019

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Denise Moodley
Denise Moodley

June 28, 2019

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Queen Phadu
Queen Phadu

June 28, 2019

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Anele Mtambo
Anele Mtambo

June 27, 2019

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Ashira Maharaj
Ashira Maharaj

June 27, 2019

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Ashira Maharaj
Ashira Maharaj

June 27, 2019

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Michelle Morris
Michelle Morris

June 27, 2019

WOW!!!
Thank you for posting this kind of info. I’m 43 and I stress about this all the time. I do however also have a 2/10 score at this stage…..just cause I’m not 22 or 32 doesn’t mean I don’t still love looking my best!!!!!
Absolutely love the article 👌

Ajmina
Ajmina

June 27, 2019

So detailed and informative post. Thank u. My moms hair is also very thin now so guess it has to do with menapause.

Meriza
Meriza

June 27, 2019

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Hybrid_personality
Hybrid_personality

June 27, 2019

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Jolanda Julies
Jolanda Julies

June 27, 2019

Love your posts,keep it up/keep it coming.

Monique
Monique

June 27, 2019

I’ve still got a long way before I experience menopause and it’s always been something I’ve feared but this post made me feel much more comfortable about it. Thank you so much, such a good read. ☺️

Kayleigh Jacobs
Kayleigh Jacobs

June 27, 2019

I am not close to Menopause but this article is definitely a good for those who are going through it and for those who know nothing about it. Very informative 👌 keep it up!

Jeanine Terblanche
Jeanine Terblanche

June 27, 2019

Been trying to get my mom and sister into my skincare routine, so just gonna pop them this link 👌 thanks for the informative blog! Love reading these

Janel Sunderlall
Janel Sunderlall

June 26, 2019

Thank you for this info👍👍

Abulele
Abulele

June 26, 2019

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abulele
abulele

June 26, 2019

I enjoy reading the blog posts 🤗

Cocodoes_makeup
Cocodoes_makeup

June 26, 2019

Just wow🙌🙌 , could this be any more informative because I love , love this post , I would definitely take some of those beach put points into consideration in the future. My mothere is 50 years old aswell , and she doesn’t have menopause yet , and she’s so scared for that day , but I will definitely tell her about these amazing tips , because think these tips wI’ll definitely help her 💖💖

Cheval Naidoo
Cheval Naidoo

June 26, 2019

so informative, so well put together, my mum is 54 and I’m definitely going to get her to read this, it will help her soo much and also prepare me for the future, well done on the blog and hopefully I get chosen for the MiyoSA giveaway 💖

Ayesha
Ayesha

June 26, 2019

I’m two decades away from experiencing that but it was so interesting to read! I will definitely be drinking lots of water, using daily sunscreen and being stress free starting today! 🤗

Bronte
Bronte

June 26, 2019

Your blog posts are really informative and impower woman ✨♥️

Kiara
Kiara

June 26, 2019

This was so well written and so informative when I was done reading I gave it to my mum to read ND she found the tips so absolutely helpful ❤️😍

More
More

June 26, 2019

I love this blog. It teaches me alot of things.

Keep up the good work.💥

Chantel Luttig
Chantel Luttig

June 26, 2019

Wow this is amazing blog very interesting I love makeup and I love how you give opinions and details of it :)

Paskelz
Paskelz

June 26, 2019

Very Interesting. Young woman should also read and understand Menopause, about one in 1000 woman can reach premature menopause before the age of 30.

Nirvana Dookhi
Nirvana Dookhi

June 26, 2019

Very informative blog.Really loved reading it and can definitely pass this information to others ☺

Robynn
Robynn

June 26, 2019

Love the honesty of this post. Keep it up! Such a good read, and oh so funny.

Robynn
Robynn

June 26, 2019

Love the honesty of this post. Keep it up! Such a good read, and oh so funny.

Maxine Naiker
Maxine Naiker

June 26, 2019

My mum is going through menopause and she absolutely loved reading this. She finally read an article that was so informative❤️ Thank you

Anothersouthafricangirl
Anothersouthafricangirl

June 26, 2019

wow!! so informative, so well put together! My mum will be 50 soon.. I’m definitely directing her to this blog! I know she will find it very helpful especially since she’s been complaining about her skin lately… well done on an amazing blog!!

Erica Isaacs
Erica Isaacs

June 26, 2019

Absolutely awesome blog very informative and interesting

Ayesha
Ayesha

June 26, 2019

I’m a decade away from this but it was very interesting to read and learn about💕

Anele Mtambo
Anele Mtambo

June 26, 2019

This is so informative and I’d love to try your products too… That’s why I’ve entered the giveaway/competition since I can’t buy them due to the fact that I’m still a pupil. Thumbs up tho for your work… (crossing fingers)

Amy Stockwell
Amy Stockwell

June 26, 2019

This is such a good read 😁 going to try this!

Josephine
Josephine

June 25, 2019

This is so informative will definitely share with my mother.

Maxine Naiker
Maxine Naiker

June 25, 2019

I love this👌

Sadia
Sadia

June 25, 2019

This article was so insightful and well written!
I think a lot of ladies need to read this and can gain a lot from this as well as a change in mindset, I’ll definitely be showing my mom this. This is something she needs to read!

Riona Maharaj
Riona Maharaj

June 25, 2019

Thanks hun for this. I’m far from this stage of life but this information is really helpful especially for us to educate people that are going thru it that live with us or are apart of our daily lives and are unaware of this

Dominique Jonker
Dominique Jonker

June 25, 2019

Loving these blog posts ! Keep it up 💘

Dominique Jonker
Dominique Jonker

June 25, 2019

Loving these blog posts ! Keep it up 💘

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