Beauty Expert, Stacy Cox, stops by the Better studio to share some ways to bust those physical effects of menopause.
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Audra Lowe: Hot flashes, mood swings, trouble sleeping and the wrinkles are four of the many symptoms associated with menopause. And we all know that that's the bad news—but there is some good news out there beauty experts Stacy Cox is here today she's got some great products that are really bringing relief to a lot of women out there who's facing their change of life--the change as they say, right? Stacy Cox: Yes, the change. Audra Lowe: Good to have you back Stacey. Stacy Cox: Thank you Audra. Audra Lowe: Let’s start up with the first problem. Obviously, everyone talks about it; it’s the main thing you hear the hot flashes, what causes them and what can you do? Stacy Cox: With the hot flash, it’s the hypothalamic response that starts to decline as ovarian estrogen start to dip. So I found a company called Physician’s Prefer and it’s a really aggressive, progressive, cutting-edge company that’s blowing the lead of the issue of the hot flash. So what they did was they came out with the product called the cool flash for the hot flash. And what’s so amazing is that it’s a topical gel that you layer on to the pulse point which I’m going to do right now. You can do it behind your neck. You can do it on your wrist. Audra Lowe: And this has no hormones, no estrogen-- Stacy Cox: Exactly. It’s drug-free, cool flash for the hot flash it’s drug free. And it helps to relieve the symptoms of the hot flash instantly. Audra Lowe: It’s clinically proven to do that, right? Stacy Cox: Well, that’s the big thing. It’s like what I keep saying it’s clinically proven, they’ve done the trials, they know that this works, it’s drug free, hormone free, estrogen free and then Dr. Ernie Bodai who’s like—his name is the top-top in the world breast cancer research and he’s the person who innovated the Breast Cancer Research Postage Stamp. He found out about the cool flash for the hot flash. He got all his chemoed patients who were dealing with hot flashes to jump onboard and start taking advantage of it. And then he’s now recommending it to all patients; to everybody and it retails for $999.00. Audra Lowe: Not bad. Not bad at all. Let’s talk about another issue here. Sweaty hand, sweaty feet, what causes it and then what is this product do to help with that. Stacy Cox: When your sympathetic fight or flight system goes amuck, you start to have sweaty hands and sweaty feet. Audra Lowe: That’s a natural reaction? Stacy Cox: It’s a natural reaction. So what—again, it’s Physician’s Prefer, this is on Drugstore.com booth products. This is called Dry Aid and it’s aluminum free, it’s an invisible gel that dries immediately. I’m going to put it on my hands and it’s going to give me up to five hours of dry hands and dry feet. Audra Lowe: Now, I know there are a lot of products in this area, so let’s try to get here. We’re talking about the more pronounced fine lines and the wrinkles in face. Stacy Cox: When you’re dealing with menopause, your skin age is two times faster. It’s intense, right? Audra Lowe: Okay. Stacy Cox: So what everybody wants to know what’s the best moisturizer and they always ask me. Olay comes out with their total effects matures skin therapy, retails for $1899.00 and it’s kind of vitalizing complex which means they have stock vitamin B5, B3 and vitamin E in it to deal with seven things so seven issues in one moisturizer; dry skin, uneven complexion, deepening the hydration barrier all the things that deplete. Then you’ve got a couple masks options here that I love. This is from a brand called Storm Maker; it’s called the discovery kit. I call it the menopause kit, found at Drugstore.com. And what’s in it is the overnight sensation. You put this mask on overnight. It increases the hydration on your face by 24%. Then, if your eyelashes are sparse which happened to menopause, they have a product called the Real Lash. It’s a conditioning lash lengthening treatment that is completely safe. Audra Lowe: That’s amazing. Stacy Cox: It doesn’t have any