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TCM Practices for Youthful Skin

There are a lot of different "fool-proof" methods to maintaining youthful skin, but how do you know which treatments actually pay off?

While we continue to search for the fountain of youth, there are some minor lifestyle additions and changes that can help you to maintain and gain healthy happy skin. Through mixtures of supplements, treatments, and foods you can set yourself up for greater success and maintaining a youthful look without toxins and chemicals.

Some things to consider trying if you are wanting to maintain youthful skin:

Green tea - Green tea is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help sooth and reduce redness in the skin. Some experts believe green tea can help reduce collagen destruction that leads to wrinkles. Try starting with even just one cup of green tea a day so increase your antioxidant intake.

Vitamin C - Topical vitamin C applied to the face has been shown to increase collagen production and protect against UV rays. When L - ascorbic acid, a type of vitamin C, is used, research showed the vitamin can improve pigmentation as well as inflammatory skin issues.

Reduce stress - Stress is not only felt mentally, but physically as well. Stress can cause breakouts due to an increase in hormones, making the skin oilier and lessening the body’s defense against bacteria. Make sure to get adequate sleep and give yourself time off for relaxation to calm the mind and reduce stress.

Monitor sun exposure - It is common knowledge that high amounts of sun exposure over the years damages your skin and causes wrinkles. Make sure to always wear sunscreen on your face to protect against harmful UV rays. Even if it is overcast outside, you are still exposed to UV rays. It is important to wear a high SPF sunscreen on your face year round to prevent wrinkles and skin cancer.

Omega-3 fatty acids - Increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids is not only good for overall health, but can also help reduce wrinkles and keep the skin looking youthful. These fatty acids can be found in salmon, nuts, seeds, and fish oil supplements.

Acupuncture - Facial acupuncture has become increasingly popular in the past ten years in rejuvenating the skin. Reports have found facial acupuncture can reduces lines on the face and leave skin smoother and glowing. Acupuncture is a natural and non-invasive treatment that does not have side effects. Treatment can also leave one feeling overall more relaxed and at ease.

Microneedling is also a fantastic way to promote collaged and facial elasticity. The microscopic needles penetrate the skin barrier and stimulate skin cell regeneration which helps to promote collagen and reduce wrinkles and sunspots. Not sure where to start? Come on in!

Yours in health & wellness,

If you or someone you know is looking to reduce the signs of aging, book your first Microneedling appointment and see what it can do for you

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