Every woman is different and their experience of the menopause varies but for many, it can be a difficult transition.
And that is where Tristan Lee, The Gorgeousness Coach, can help as he offers his tips to sail through the menopause, while feeling marvellous and continuing to look gorgeous.
- Inside: A woman’s body has different nutritional needs over its lifetime and what a woman needs during the menopause will differ from her teenage years, pregnancy or even old age. During the menopause, women should include more calcium products to lessen the risk of fractures and eat more quality protein like nuts to increase muscle mass. Try including more healthy fats like avocados, and general slow-burning energy mood foods, such as bananas, oats and lentils.
- Outside: During the menopause, women can find their skin becomes quite dry. Exfoliate daily to remove dead skin cells. It is a simple thing to do but can instantly turn dull, tired skin into instant radiance. Try to use a face cream that contains an SPF to lessen the effects of the sun’s rays. A really good way to boost and moisturise the skin is to apply the store cupboard all-rounder, coconot oil.
- Exercise: There are several reasons why menopausal women should exercise and these include to strengthen the bones, prevent weight gain and boost mood. It has been documented in many studies that active adults have a lower risk of depression and when we exercise, our brains naturally increase dopamine levels, which make us feel good.
- Water: Being dehydrated has a negative effect on the skin, so drink around 2 litres of water a day. Also, carry a water spray for those hot flushes. Being able to mist yourself is a great way to cool off while leaving the skin with a nice, dewy glow.