Traditional Chinese Medicine | | 26 Oct 2022
The foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) is the principle that every organ in the body is interconnected. The body is healthy when all of these organs are in harmony. This is the philosophy of Chi.
Chi must move freely throughout the body for one to be in good health. Your Chi must balance the yin (cooling) and yang (heating) elements. If something disrupts this balance, you may become tired or ill. Aside from that, you might start to have skin problems.
TCM's underlying belief is the stimulation of the body's natural healing processes through the use of natural remedies and dietary adjustments. Let's closely examine some natural remedies to improve your skin's health and beauty.
Some common factors that trigger bad skin include:
Poor metabolism can be caused by the poor circulation of qi or blood—acne results from toxins released through your skin when your body cannot efficiently eliminate waste.
Skin issues may also indicate inflammation caused by too much body heat. As the lungs are essential for supplying the skin with blood and qi, excessive heat in the lungs is frequently at fault.
When too much heat is in the blood, symptoms of inflammation like rashes or heat sensations can be seen on the body.
This happens when moisture builds up inside the body and interacts with heat to cause symptoms, including greasy skin, eczema, and acne. Chronic acne frequently develops as a result of damp heat. Individuals who have damp heat will have an intolerance to heat and will always be thirsty but do not have the desire to drink.
The TCM of skincare incorporates a variety of methods, including acupuncture, nutrition treatment, and herbal remedies to rejuvenate the skin. So, whether you're looking to treat acne holistically with TCM or want to get rid of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, here are a few traditional Chinese facial tips for glowing skin.
In the same way that dry brushing your body functions by stimulating your circulation and promoting detoxification, using a jade roller or stone on your face is also thought to have these benefits.
Using a jade roller for acupressure is primarily intended to promote lymphatic drainage. This type of massage forces fluids toward your lymph nodes. The fluids are then treated and removed from your system.
You'll experience many depuffing and glow-enhancing results when you constantly give yourself this massage.
These are the following steps that you can follow when massaging your face with a jade roller:
- Begin with your clavicle using an up-and-down motion.
- Then roll up and down over your neck.
- Change to a back-and-forth roll that begins from the centre of your chin toward your ear. Repeat this up to your cheekbone.
- Repeat the vertical roll on your forehead, beginning from the middle of your face and moving toward your temples.
- Switch the roller over and use the smaller attachment under your eyes in a horizontal motion toward your temples.
- Roll once more down your nose with the small side, moving it in a horizontal motion.
Beyond jewellery, pearls are truly regarded in TCM as a wholesome ingredient. The powdered form of pearl can be applied in various ways and is supposed to promote clear, youthful-looking skin. You can prepare a mask at home for topical treatment by gradually incorporating water into the powder until a paste develops. Before rinsing it off, let it sit on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes.
Traditional Chinese women enjoyed making their own face masks; their favourite ingredient was ground mung beans. Utilising mung bean masks helps keep the skin looking radiant and healthy.
Mung beans have vitamins and antioxidants, which help minimise blemishes, acne, and scars. Greek yoghurt combined with powdered mung beans purchased from a Chinese herbal store or pharmacy will make your skin radiant. After applying the thick mixture to your face, wait 10 minutes before washing it off with warm water.
The majority of Chinese beauty rituals centre on choosing the proper herbs to treat various skin issues. Herbs like Goji, Bei Qi, and Huang Qi are frequently used in traditional Chinese skincare regimens.
You can soak these herbs to prepare herbal tea in addition to using them topically to improve skin clarity, delay the ageing process, and refresh your skin. But, you must utilise herbal tea treatments properly based on skin condition and season to achieve great skin.
For instance, herbs like Goji and Ju Hua are the best option if you want to detox, boost your immune system, and get a clear and smooth complexion.
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