Tuesday, July 21, 2015

5 Ancient Chinese Beauty Secrets for Better Skin

I like to look at the Yahoo page every day to see what's going on in the world.  Today, the second article I saw was "5 Ancient Chinese Beauty Secrets for Better Skin".  

I had researched one of the recommendation, goji berries, when I listed jade goji berry pendants on Jade Heaven.

http://jadeheaven.com/collections/vintage-jadeite-jade-pendants

My acupuncture doctor buys them from a reputable source, and advises me to eat some every day.  They are known for longevity and wellness. She says you have to be careful where you buy them because just like jade, they can be low quality and useless or even fake.

The other item in the article was about using a jade roller.  I have seen jade rollers in the Forbidden City in Beijing, and know they had been used by women living in Forbidden City and other royal palaces for centuries.  They improve circulation and detoxify, open the acupuncture points so qi flows smoothly, and the natural healing powers of jade improve skin.  The article recommends jade rollers from Ling in New York for $90.  We sell them on both Jade Heaven and Ying Yu Jade for less than half their price.  And I work with the jade carver to use good quality natural jade stone and make them to Western standards so they are smooth and work well.  There's even a Wrinkle Reducer kit with a moist heat pad that includes our secret formula of Chinese herbs and jade pieces.  The jade rollers are available in different sizes for different purposes.  The small jade roller has a point at the end you can use to press acupressure points on the body.

Ying Yu Jade Roller Wrinkle Reducer on Jade Heaven web site  
I use my jade roller every night when I go to bed.  I keep it on the bed stand and roll it over my face for a few minutes.  It's cooling, relaxing, and of course jade just feels good!  I use the pointed end to press on sore areas in other parts of my body.  The moist heat pack relaxes the frown lines between my eyes.  When I don't use it, I don't sleep as well.  Amazing what a few minutes of jade roller work does for the body, mind and spirit.

I also use turmeric, but it's so messy I don't use it as a facial mask.  It's a main ingredient in Chinese medicine for arthritis, joint pain, also.  I buy turmeric powder, cook it with water so it makes a paste, then refrigerate it in a glass bottle.  I make a tea with about 1/2 teaspoon of the turmeric, mixed with honey and ginger powder and drink it daily.   You can buy turmeric capsules, but your really don't know what's in a capsule, so it's worth it to me to buy the powder so I know for sure what I'm getting and using.

Keeping your face and skin beautiful is not just cosmetic.  When your skin looks good, you know it reflects the health of your body.  And of course jade always helps with improving body health.




1 comment:

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