Skin Elixir: Black Seed Oil The Best Skincare Ingredient for Menopausal Skin

UK women listen up, there's a reason I have a band of loyal women Skin Elixir lovers 8 years in, and I believe it's very much to do with one potent plant ingredient, a rather secret ingredient here in the UK, an ingredient that needs far more exposure and that is the mighty Black Seed Oil. My whole range features this show stopping ingredient.


Otherwise known as Nigella sativa or black cumin seed this is seriously one skincare ingredient that needs mentioning time and time again, and one that needs incorporating into your daily skincare routine and made a ritual if you're looking to rejuvenate menopausal skin.  Black seed oil  is a natural remedy that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. It contains a compound called thymoquinone, which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.

Well known amongst US women (I had 20k+ who read my 5 Reasons Skin Loves Black Seed Oil blog post last year! The majority of whom reside in the US) when I think about how I can get more British women switched on to this wonder ingredient and veritable skin elixir with its power to transform the health of skin and bring a healthy illuminated glow literally overnight, then it is wholly necessary to highlight its unique and impactful benefits. I want to pique your interest here so I am going to document below just how it is a treasure amongst skincare ingredients and just how it can work quickly to address your menopausal skin issues. 

The majority of my customer's are female going through one stage or other of the menopause. From peri menopause through to post menopausal skin, you can rely on Black Seed Oil to deliver results.

Menopausal skin issues can be quite far ranging with a number of skin concerns that can develop as a result of hormonal changes during the 'pausal' journey.

To follow are some common issues and how Black Seed Oil can heal them.

1. Dryness and dehydration


A decrease in oestrogen levels can lead to a loss of hydration and moisture in the skin, causing it to become dry and dull.

Black seed oil is rich in antioxidants, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and other nourishing compounds, which can help to effectively support skin health and combat premature aging during menopausal years.

The antioxidants in black seed oil help protect the skin from free radical damage, while the fatty acids nourish and moisturise the skin, reducing dryness and dehydration. 

Black seed oil has deeply moisturising properties. It is an oil rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, which can help to hydrate and nourish dry skin. Its moisturising properties can help to restore the skin's natural barrier function, thus reducing dryness and improving overall skin hydration.

It has amazing antioxidant protection. The antioxidants present in black seed oil can help to protect the skin from environmental damage and oxidative stress, which can contribute to dryness and dehydration. By neutralising free radicals, black seed oil can help to maintain the skin's moisture balance and overall health.


2. Wrinkles and fine lines

The decline in oestrogen and collagen production during menopause can contribute to the development of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin.

Black seed oil also can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Its antioxidant properties can protect the skin from further damage, while its moisturising effects can help plump up the skin, reducing the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines.

Additionally, its anti-inflammatory properties can help to reduce puffiness and promote a more youthful appearance.

Skin Elixir Super Natural Oil with Black Seed Oil best skincare for menopause

Skin Elixir are amongst the best products on the market for menopausal skin, with an emphasison skin care and health.

My products will leave your face feeling bouncy and looking dewy. Additionally,  Skin Elixir skincare acts like a primer to create a smooth surface for makeup application so no 'pilling'.

3. Thinning skin during menopause

Reduced oestrogen levels can also lead to a decrease in skin thickness and elasticity, making the skin more fragile and prone to injury. Black seed oil contains essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid and oleic acid, which are beneficial for nourishing and moisturising the skin. These fatty acids help to strengthen the skin's natural barrier, which can be particularly beneficial for thinning skin during menopausal years when the skin may become more fragile and prone to dryness and dehydration. Additionally, black seed oil contains antioxidants and vitamins that help to promote skin health and reduce the signs of aging. This can help to improve the overall appearance and texture of thinning skin, making it appear more supple and youthful. 


4. Age spots and hyperpigmentation during menopause


Hormonal changes can cause an increase in melanin production, leading to the development of age spots and uneven skin tone. Thymoquinone a key bioactive component found in black seed oil, has been studied for various potential health benefits, including its effects on skin health. It is believed to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties, which can be beneficial for overall skin health and in the context of addressing age spots and hyperpigmentation, thymoquinone's antioxidant properties are particularly relevant. Antioxidants help defend the skin against oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals, which can contribute to the formation of age spots and hyperpigmentation. Thymoquinone can assist in neutralising free radicals, which can aid in reducing the appearance of these skin concerns.

5. Acne and breakouts during Menopause


Some women may experience an increase in acne or breakouts due to fluctuating hormone levels during menopause. Menopausal acne and breakouts can be frustrating, black seed oil contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce acne and breakouts. It also has moisturising and hydrating properties, which can help to balance the skin's natural oils and prevent excessive sebum production. The antimicrobial properties of black seed oil may help to reduce acne-causing bacteria and inflammation, potentially improving acne and blemishes.

6. Sensitivity and irritation during menopause


Menopausal skin may become more sensitive and prone to irritation, redness, and inflammation. Black seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and irritation in the skin associated with dry, menopausal skin. This can help to soothe and calm the skin, promoting a healthy, glowing appearance.

Menopause can lead to hormonal changes that can affect skin health, leading to dryness and dehydration. Black seed oil can help support hormonal balance, which can in turn help to improve skin health during this time, supporting issue such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and aging skin. Black seed oil is such a salve for the Eczema itch (see below a recent article from The Week on what causes this).

The Week article on what causes the Eczema itch


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