Shortly after discovering tallow for my eczema, I started to see some major changes in my body, mind, and my skin. ‘They’ call it perimenopause…ugh. I feel like no one tells you how hard these changes can be.
During this time I brought on a skincare expert, licensed esthetician and beauty entrepreneur of 18 years, and she started bringing up how perfect tallow is for these changes.
How GRATEFUL I am to have one less worry during this time! Here are the facts and tips from Jen, my in house beauty expert, on how your skin can change during menopause and why tallow will be your go-to for years and years to come!
In the skin, estrogen plays a critical role in maintaining hydration and elasticity- which basically means it helps us not look like alligators. Unfortunately, those estrogen levels go up and down throughout our years and cause big changes in our skin. Peri-menopause and menopause cause large drops in estrogen levels, which makes our sebaceous glands (our oil producers) become less active and TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss) increases, making our skin less capable of retaining moisture.
Because of these factors, our skin is more susceptible to irritation and you may see an increase in redness, breakouts, and skin sagging. BUT, let’s be positive! Because nature knows best, it has given us the tools to keep our body and skin happy, we just need to do the research and use the right natural ingredients to keep us peppy!
Its not quite a secret that we love tallow here at Taddo's Tallow, but let me tell you why you'll love it for the rest of your life (cause hormonal changes are not going anywhere).
Tallow stands out for its rich fatty acid composition, abundant natural vitamins A, D, K, and E, and trace minerals. But why are these elements essential for menopausal skin?
Bio-Identical to Skin:
Tallow is bio-identical to our skin, meaning our skin recognizes its composition, allowing for optimal absorption. The essential fatty acids in tallow, such as oleic acid and steric acid, act as a natural protective barrier, preventing moisture loss. Oleic acid, comprising over 40% of tallow's fatty acid composition, aids in repairing, calming, and balancing the skin's sebum production.
Vitamins A, D, K, and E in tallow are potent antioxidants, empowering our cells to regain strength and protecting them from weakening due to a loss in our naturally protective barrier (sebum). The result? Less redness, fewer breakouts, and reduced overall irritation.
Tallow, Monopausal Skincare:
Navigating the changes during menopause requires a skincare ally that understands and supports your skin's unique needs. Tallow, with its bio-identical composition and nutrient-rich profile, emerges as the go-to solution for maintaining radiant and resilient skin throughout the years. Embrace the change with confidence and let Taddo's Tallow be your trusted companion on this transformative journey.