Menopause Minute: dark spots

Happy Monday menopause tribe! Welcome to Issue No. 5 of #MenopauseMinute

This issue is coming at you a little late but as they say, better late than never.

You’d probably agree those stinkin’ unstable hormones during the ‘mid-life puberty’ ™️ phase of life wreak havoc on just about everything including, YOUR SKIN.

One day you’re lookin’ mighty fine and winkin’ at yourself,

The next could bring brown spots, breakouts and dry patches.

Welcome to the other side, beauties.

Thankfully, though, there are skincare experts like Cecilia Wong who is happy to dish her skincare wisdom, and share her treatment stash with us.

“I’m here to help you look your absolute best. That’s my mission.” —Cecilia Wong

In case you don’t know who Cecilia Wong is or maybe you just don’t know much about her. Here are five fast facts about Cecilia: (Try saying that 5 times in a row)

  • In 2006, she opened a salon in Hong Kong introducing organic skincare products to their market. (Very cool)
  • In 2009, after working on some of Hollywood’s most famous faces (👈🏼 I did not know that) she opened her own skincare facility in New York.
  • Her focus is on organic/holistic products and non-invasive technology in her treatments. (Can I get a whoop whoop)
  • According to her LinkedIn page she considers herself a Botox Alternative Specialist (I love that!)
  • Her products contain: No Parabens No Sulfates No PetrochemicalsNo Synthetic emulsifiers No Alcohol No Artificial colors No Mineral oil No Artificial fragrances (Double yay for her! )

That’s a wrap for now everyone. Until next time, keep your chin up but don’t forget to remove those hairs first!

Have you tried Cecilia Wong skincare? Have you had a facial from her?

I’d love to hear from you. Chime in below in the comment section.

And don’t forget to watch the following video to hear from Cecilia directly.

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Menopause Minute: 3 ways menopause can happen to you

Welcome to Issue No 1| MenopauseMinute

Menopause. Change of life. Whatever you want to call it…it’s a natural part of a woman’s life cycle.

Not unlike puberty.

In fact, so much like puberty that I’ve coined it “midlife (or second) puberty.”

I knew I would some day be in the menopause season, but I thought I would be further along in age before I got here.

What I didn’t anticipate is that I would get to menopause via breast cancer.

Now that I’m here, I’ve discovered the information and help available to women in menopause is limited.

Even female medical professionals seem lost when I approach the topic.

In my conversations with other women I’ve learned they feel discouraged. Some said, hopeless.

The reason for this is because the symptoms can be hard on the body and include body dis-morphia, low self-esteem and hair loss.

Most women in menopause opt for some sort of hormone replacement therapy to help them through the process. That’s easy to get.

But cancer survivors need to avoid those drugs, because they can lead to more cancer.

While there are some recognizable “experts” on the market, you have to be rich, famous or both to tap into them.

They don’t take insurance.

Sadly, this is becoming more and more of a trend in medicine.

So, I decided to use my journalistic background and personal experience with menopause to start the conversation, right here!

Every Monday you’ll find a new topic or interview related to menopause. Please feel free to chime in.

Now, let’s get started with the basics.

3 ways menopause can arrive

 

  1. Medical menopause | Caused by chemotherapy or radiation 🙋🏻‍♀️ (that’s how I got my initiation).
  2. Surgical menopause | Hysterectomy that includes taking your ovaries.
  3. Natural menopause |As you approach your late 30s, your ovaries start making less estrogen and progesterone — the hormones that regulate menstruation — and your fertility declines. With each year it continues to decline to post menopause.

Come back next Monday where I’ll talk about how menopause affects our ability to sleep, and propose some ways we can help our body find rest.

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For your health information: #BeautyMadeBetter

Right now, cosmetics companies can put just about anything in their products – even chemicals associated with cancer and endocrine disruption.

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have introduced a bill that would require cosmetics companies to prove that their products are safe before marketing them and would give the federal Food and Drug Administration the power to review risky ingredients.

S.1014 – Personal Care Products Safety Act

This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require cosmetics companies to register their facilities with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and to submit to the FDA cosmetic ingredient statements that include the amounts of cosmetic’s ingredients.

Companies must pay a facility registration fee based on their annual gross sales of cosmetics.

The collected fees can only be used for the cosmetic safety activities.

If you’d like to learn more about the bill click HERE

If you’d like to support the bill, click HERE for the Environmental Working Group website.

Information provided by the EWG website and congress.gov

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