When it comes to beauty secrets that have been passed down through the generations, you can’t get much more esteemed and historic than the beauty wisdom of Ancient China! We all know that ancient Chinese civilisation is responsible for a lot of the things that people still do today all over the world, and one of the areas that is still very much respected and followed is some of their approaches to skincare. Here are some of the best ancient Chinese beauty secrets that will help to completely transform your skin!
Ancient Chinese medicine and well being focused a lot on the flow of energy within your body, and how different spots and locations can affect others. The practises of acupressure and acupuncture can help to do lots of different things like detoxifying skin, activate production of collagen, even out scars, and even fight the symptoms of eczema.
2. Jade Rollers
You’ve probably seen this around of late, and they are having a moment. Jade rollers are the ideal shape to apply meaningful pressure to the face, with the main theory behind them being that they encourage lymphatic drainage which helps to decrease puffiness around the eyes.
3. Mung Beans
Mung beans were used in ancient China as a remedy for the symptoms of acne. They are rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants and have been incorporated into things like face masks and other skin cream treatments to great success.
4. Green Tea
Green tea is synonymous with Asian well-being in general, and it’s abundant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it the perfect beverage to be drinking to help enhance the look of your skin. There is no limit to green tea consumption, it’s pretty much a case of the more, the better!
You might have had a turmeric latte, but the Chinese prefer to use the spice in their beauty routines rather than their food. You can make a really excellent face mask by mixing turmeric powder with milk and honey. Perfect for exfoliating and hydrating at the same time.
6. He Shou Wu
Used in Chinese medicine as far back as 800 AD, He Shou Wu is a herbal blend that is used to rejuvenate your skin and strengthen your hair. You will be able to find it in most good health stores, and all you need to do is add a quarter teaspoon into your morning tea or smoothie!
7. Rice Water
One of the best secret tips of to cleanse your face with rice water; both men and woman were known to do this in ancient China. It is said to have both an anti-inflammatory and brightening effect on the skin, also boosting firmness and evening out texture in the process.