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Six Tips for Flawless Skin the Ancient Chinese Way

Posted by Ellie Swain on Jun 30th 2023

Six Tips for Flawless Skin the Ancient Chinese Way

For hundreds of years, traditional Chinese practices have been highly praised for helping people achieve a beautiful complexion, and today they’re incorporated into many beauty routines.

We’re here to share six tips to help you achieve glowing skin the traditional Chinese way. And those that aren’t familiar with Chinese skincare can also come away understanding the incredible benefits of these natural remedies and how they can apply them today. Let’s get started.

Use Natural Ingredients

The first ancient Chinese skincare tip is to use natural ingredients like honey, green tea, ginger root, and herbs in your daily skincare routine.

Honey has antibacterial properties, which can help reduce acne breakouts while moisturizing and nourishing your skin.

Green tea contains powerful antioxidants that protect against aging signs, while ginger root has anti-inflammatory benefits that may reduce redness and inflammation on the face. For example, the Replenix Green Tea Gentle Soothing Cleanser gently cleanses, calms, and moisturizes highly sensitive skin while reducing redness and free radical damage.

Herbal mixtures such as chrysanthemum tea or peach blossom water also offer gentle cleansing without stripping away natural oils from the skin's surface.

Replenix Green Tea Gentle Soothing Cleanser

Practice Facial Cupping Therapy

Another great ancient Chinese skincare technique is facial cupping therapy; an incredibly relaxing practice that increases circulation to promote a clear complexion by working out toxins from within the body.

This practice utilizes small cups with suctions placed along specific points on your face to massage affected areas gently. This practice improves blood flow beneath the surface without causing any discomfort or harm.

Not only does facial cupping offer incredible benefits for the skin, but it’s also incredibly relaxing. As your therapist guides the cups around your face, they’ll work their magic to soothe any aches or pains you may have.

The gentle pressure combined with deep tissue massage techniques helps to release tightness in your muscles while promoting relaxation throughout your body – perfect after a long day at work.

With regular practice, facial cupping therapy can help restore balance within both body and mind, leaving you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready for anything life throws at you.

Try Jade Rolling

Jade rolling is an age-old practice used to stimulate circulation, reduce puffiness in the under-eye area, and deliver an overall glowy look. The technique involves gently rolling a cool jade stone across the face in certain directions for anti-aging benefits such as improving collagen production, reducing wrinkles, and providing instant relief from stress or headaches.

As you roll the smooth stones across your face, they’ll gently massage away any tension or stress held within your muscles; leaving you feeling soothed and refreshed with each stroke.

Plus, this treatment doubles as a beautiful facial massage. Jade rolling can feel like a mini spa session every time. Incorporating this age-old ritual into your skincare routine can make all the difference in achieving healthy glowing skin.

Woman using jade roller on face

Practice Oil Cleansing

The first step in any good skincare routine is cleansing, and the Chinese approach to cleansing is slightly different than what you may be used to. Rather than using a traditional cleanser, the Chinese method is to begin with an oil cleanse.

The logic behind this is that like attracts like. So, using an oil to cleanse your face will help to break up and remove any other oils that are present on your skin, such as sebum, makeup, and dirt.

The benefits of oil cleansing continue beyond there. Not only does oil cleansing provide deep yet gentle exfoliation, but it also helps balance out any overactive oils in your complexion - making it perfect for those with acne-prone or combination skin types.

And you can tailor your own custom oil blend based on what works best for you. Whether you need something moisturizing or clarifying - there's an oil out there just for you. With regular use, you'll find yourself with softer, smoother skin that looks healthy and radiant.

There are a variety of oils that can be used for oil cleansing, but some of the most popular options include coconut oil, olive oil, and jojoba oil. Simply massage the oil onto your face for a few minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.

Alternatively, you can choose a product that incorporates oil into its formula – like the PCA Skin Daily Cleansing Oil, a delicious blend of grape seed and sweet almond oils and vitamin C.

PCA Skin Daily Cleansing Oil

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