Menopause or ‘Change of Life’ is a natural stage in a woman’s life marking the end of the reproductive years. Peri-menopause, which generally occurs in the 40’s and 50’s, prior to menopause may cause progressive changes in the skin such as skin thinning, hyper-pigmentation, wrinkles, dryness and skin sensitivity. Lets explore the link between Menopause, skin wellness and native Indigiceuticals.
Menopause can cause a decrease in the hormone oestrogen in the body, which can lead to dryness, wrinkles, and a loss of skin elasticity. Fortunately, there are steps women can take to care for their skin leading up to and during menopause, including using skincare products with native Australian botanicals with Indigiceuticals.
Native Australian botanicals are plants that are indigenous to Australia and have been used for thousands of years and generations of Aboriginal people for their nutritional, medicinal and indigiceutical properties. Aboriginal people developed the knowledge of plant properties over tens of thousands of years and were integrally connected to the natural world for healing and wellness.
Many of these special botanicals are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that are beneficial for the skin. Some of the most popular native Australian botanicals used in skincare products include Kakadu Plum, Quandong, and Davidson Plum, all fantastic for supporting dry and ageing skin.
Kakadu Plum is a native Australian fruit that is rich in vitamin C, which helps to brighten the skin and stimulate collagen production. It also contains antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals, which can damage the skin and accelerate the signs of ageing.
Quandong is a native Australian fruit that is high in vitamin E, which helps to nourish and hydrate the skin. It also contains antioxidants that protect the skin from environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV rays.
Davidson Plum is a native Australian fruit that is high in anthocyanins, which are antioxidants that help to protect the skin from oxidative stress. It also contains vitamin C, which helps to brighten the skin and stimulate collagen production.
Desert Lime is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from environmental stressors that can damage the skin and accelerate the ageing process.
What to look for in choosing products with Native Botanical Indigiceuticals?
When choosing skincare products that contain native Australian botanicals, it’s important to look for products that are free from harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances, opting for naturally derived ingredients instead.
Many boutique, clean skincare brands that use native Australian botanicals are committed to embedding sustainable and ethical practices. Choosing to buy native Australian botanicals in products that have been developed by Aboriginal owned businesses further supports ethical purchasing of these highly sought after ingredients. This puts more of the economic benefits back in our hands and acknowledges our long-developed collective intellectual property in the usage of these plants.
What are other things we can do to take care of our skin during menopause?
In addition to using skincare products with native Australian botanicals, there are other steps that women can take to care of their skin during menopause. For example, it’s important to use a gentle cleanser to avoid stripping the skin of its natural oils. A moisturiser that is rich in antioxidants and humectants can help to hydrate the skin and improve its elasticity. Humectants draw moisture to the skin so as we age its important to keep the skin hydrated from the inside and out.
Using products that do not dry the skin is a good start! As well as, using products with humectants such as natural glycerin or hyaluronic acid will assist with hydration. It’s also important to protect your skin from UV rays and wear sunscreen every day if outdoors.
and you can also add the benefits on the inside…
The other benefit of native botanicals is many of these you can also ingest as a tea or food additive. Including them as food ingredients by including them in a balanced diet will add further benefits due to their ‘superfood’ status.
Which Mwerre soaps are have native botanicals?
Our new Indigenous Botanical range is a luxury bar soap range that presents native botanicals. We currently have a wonderful range of soaps including refreshing Lemon Myrtle, uplifting River Mint, soothing Davidson Plum, citrusy Desert Lime and calming Saltbush with more coming soon…
Shop our new botanical soap range here
Indigenous Botanicals – Pepperberry Soap$12.95
Indigenous Botanicals – Saltbush Soap$12.95
Indigenous Botanicals – Desert Lime Soap$12.95
Indigenous Botanicals – Rivermint Soap$12.95
Indigenous Botanicals – Davidson Plum Soap – Unscented$12.95
Indigenous Botanicals – Davidson Plum Soap$12.95
Indigenous Botanicals – Lemon Myrtle Soap$12.95
Feel good and support your skin wellness
In conclusion, menopause can cause changes in the skin that can be addressed with the use of skincare products that contain native Australian botanicals. These botanicals are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that are beneficial for the skin. When combined with other skincare practices, such as gentle cleansing and regular use of sunscreen, women can maintain healthy and youthful-looking skin during menopause