East Asian Medicine is a system of medicine that treats the whole body and offers a unique perspective on healthy skin. Here’s few basic tips to improve your skin health.
Strengthen your immune system
The skin is ruled by the lung in East Asian medicine. Adding in qi tonics such as huang qi or astragalus and Vitamins A, D, E will give you glowing skin and help you avoid the office cold.
Eat a healthy diet
An excess of dairy, meats, fried foods, sugar and spicy can impair your digestive function. Imbalances in the good and bad bacteria of your gut can also cause skin issues. Adding probotics to your diet in the form of fermented foods can remedy this. Kimchi, yogurt (if you don’t have a dairy sensitivity), kombucha, kefir and sauerkraut are all good sources of natural probiotics. Also focus on fresh, organic fruits and veggies, whole grains, vegetable proteins and lean meats.
Increase your exercise
It’s great for stress relief which will improve your skin. Exercise moves the qi and blood which in turn reduces stress and promotes circulation and detoxification
Drink more water
You’ve heard it before but it bears repeating. Well hydrated skin is less acne prone and looks fuller and younger.
Start a Cleanse
-As one of our organs of elimination, any signs of ill-health reflect what’s happening inside the body. Giving the body a break and cleansing your body focusing on the digestion, liver, skin and kidneys can do wonders for your complexion. Make a plan to start after the holidays are over!
For more information on healthy living from an East Asian perspective schedule an appointment with Lindsey Lawson MS EAMP by calling Glow at 206 568 7545.