It’s no secret that East Asia is popularly known for its non-toxic skincare. We have Korea’s method of achieving a glass-skin complexion. The Japanese’ science-driven formulas and innovations. But, among these countries, China is seriously ahead of the game for its ancient beauty rituals and use of organic ingredients. So, if you’re a beauty junkie, like us, check out these five ancient Chinese beauty and wellness secrets for a better skin!
1) Mung Beans
Notice why Chinese empresses don’t seem to have a lot of acne, pores or scars? It turns out that Mung beans were used in cakes, noodles, soups to prevent it. Aside from being a form of the Chinese diet. The mung beans are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, which has led to their use in soothing acne, brightening the face, de-puffing the skin, and other skin ailments.
The ancient Chinese medical technique known as Acupuncture is used for curing disease and revealing pain. Through the application of pressure, it restores the energy flow of the body and the production of natural collagen. The technique has been practiced for centuries and was later used in many areas around the world.
3) Chinese Herbal Tea
It is commonly known that herbs and roots can treat certain conditions-skincare included. Thus, it’s no surprise that people steep herbs into hot water to make tea. There are different types of tea for every skin condition. For example, Oolong teas are packed with antioxidants that can improve the color of your skin. Chrysanthemum tea is also rich in antioxidants and minerals that can bring you a luminous complexion.
4) Jade Rollers or Gua Sha
By now you might have seen the latest obsession on jade rollers all over social media. But, did you know the tool was originated in China? Also known as the “Gua Sha,” the tool is used for massaging the skin to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue. It can also be used for smoothing out wrinkles, enhancing jawlines, and cheekbones.
5) Rice Water
For centuries, Rice water has been used by many women to achieve softer skin and shinier hair. Rice is rich in vitamin B that promotes cell growth slowing down the aging process. It is a perfect ingredient for a brightening glow, reducing dark spots and boosting skin firmness.