7 BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Eastern Medicine Gurus Swear By
Let’s cut to the chase, ladies (because let’s be real, we’re not getting any younger here). Chinese beauty gurus have been ahead of the trends for hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of years. So what’s the secret to youthful, acne-free, radiant skin?
We’ve rounded up 7 of the best and most effective Eastern Medicine beauty secrets of the summer. Tap into these ancient, holistic-based techniques to get an instant-glow
Green Tea Eyemasks
Need help carrying the weight of those bags under your eyes? Green tea’s got the muscle to help you out. Green tea eye masks are packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and both Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E. In simple terms: these ingredients help boost collagen levels, shrink pores, and regenerate skin cells more quickly, helping to restore that fresh, under-eye glow. For other ways to use green tea as a beauty booster, check out this blog.
Good news, you might want to take a rain check hopping on the expensive 2020 pearl necklace trend and pop some pearl powder in your smoothie instead (sorry, Harry Styles!). Crazy as it might sound, the same elements that make pearls so luminous and glowy have been said to have the same results for skin! Those oysters must be doing some serious work, because the pearls they create have 30-80% calcium, magnesium, amino acids, and trace minerals. All that good stuff can result in a more even skin tone, luster, and a seriously reduced number of breakouts.
You’ve sworn off chocolate and are cutting back on splurging every time you see a new outfit on IG, but this is one luxury worth it. An at-home facial steamer will not only give you those feel-good spa day vibes, but set your skin up for success. A weekly steam (only after cleaning your skin, of course), opens up those pores, reduces blackheads and acne, and helps your skincare products soak in and work their magic better.
Ever do a double-take when you look in the mirror in the morning? Like, “dear GOD when did my skin get so saggy and dull?”. Unfortunately, gals, it’s a part of aging. As the years go on, we naturally lose collagen, the substance that keeps skin tight and firm and our joints loose. Luckily, these days there’s collagen peptide powder to save the day. This is an edible supplement you can add to drinks to help replenish that collagen you’re missing and get your skin back on track. P.S. You can read more about this here.
Before you scroll past this one, nope, this isn’t just your grandma’s chicken soup. Bone broth is a potent drink made from simmering animal bones (think oxtail, soup bones, chicken, turkey, etc.) for a really long time (like nearly 24 hours) to suck out all the nutrients. In China, bone broth is often used to strengthen kidneys and support a healthy digestive system, but it has been said to also boost collagen production, which is where the beauty benefits come into play.
Gua Sha Facial Tool
This is the tool to use for an at-home (and far less painful) face lift. Wrinkles and sagging, beware, the gua sha facial tool is coming for you! Built around the ancient full-body practice of gua sha, this tool is designed just for the face. Typically made from jade or rose quartz, these fit comfortably in your hand and are used to increase circulation and provide that upward momentum that keeps you glowy and youthful-looking. For tips on how to use this, click here!
Those cute little rollers are a Chinese beauty staple that’s here to give you the daily facial massage of your dreams. Jade rollers have been said to help reduce fine lines, improve lymphatic drainage, improve circulation and so much more. Use them with your daily skincare products for a soothing (and effective) treat.
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