help there’s a wrinkle in my mirror

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There are days that I wake up and hardly notice a wrinkle. Then there are those other days when my sumo is yelling at me, “Man look at those wrinkles!”

I came from a long line of great ironers.  My Grandmother was one of 13 kids. I have a photo of all of them in starched white shirts – not a wrinkle in sight.  My grandmother had ironed them all.  My Mother (90 years old) carried on the tradition by teaching me how to be an expert ironer (you should see the collars I do!).   I want to be wrinkle free just like my tops!  Trust me, wrinkles on the face are a bit more challenging than wrinkles on the wardrobe! Unfortunately, you can’t iron or steam them out. It just does not work.

Perimenopausal and menopausal women typically have decreased estrogen levels, which results in a decrease of collagen. That coupled with the fact that most of us use our face to express joy, sadness or surprise – we are not going to be able to avoid wrinkles if we are lucky enough to get older.

Like most menopausal women, I bounce around from one wrinkle free cream to another.   Sometimes I’m not sure whether to slather my creams on my face or eat them as they contain all kinds of interesting ingredients: almond oil, avocado oil, seaweed, green tea extract,  glycerin, grape seed, vitamin A and C – the list goes on and on.  I have rubbed just about all of it on my face over the years.   But I never heard about colostrum until I read this.

No one told me that the secret to beautiful skin was to save the colostrum (baby’s first milk) that I produced when I was nursing my children.  Who knew I should have saved some of this for my face to prevent wrinkles.  I either need to hang out with much younger (pregnant) crowd or I need to buy a cow.

Are we going to have a surge of menopausal farmers?

Before I rezone my residence, LMK what your favorite wrinkle miracle cream is!

After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.

  • Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!