Ancient Asian Anti-Aging Tips…And Why They Are in Style Again!

Published on April 2, 2013

Many women these days are finding themselves searching for all-natural anti-aging remedies. Most people know that being healthy inside and out requires several different methods. Better results can be achieved by combining anti-aging secrets rather than relying on a cream or lotion.

Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on the health of the entire body to reduce wrinkles and keep skin healthy. These methods have become popular over time because of their holistic approach. Lifestyle, attitude, and diet all play a role in how glowing and youthful the skin looks.

Chinese ginseng root is a powerful herb that is beneficial in many ways. It can reduce stress and fatigue, leading to a more relaxed and less worrisome lifestyle. Ginseng also contains antioxidants, which are known for increasing collagen production and ridding the skin of free radicals. Asian medicine practices state that the herb can slow aging and decrease the appearance of wrinkles. It works by nourishing the whole body including the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver.

It is said that in ancient times, a Chinese princess known for her beautiful skin would crush a pearl and rub it on wrinkles to smooth them away. Today, pearl powder can be purchased at herb and specialty shops. It is typically referred to as Zhen Zhu Mo or Margarita. The powder contains essential amino acids and trace minerals to help rejuvenate skin. Mix the powder with egg white and some honey to form a mask.

The Chinese have long associated the nutrients found in healthy foods with anti-aging effects. These foods include honey, cherries, dates and tremella, which is a type of mushroom. The tremella mushroom contains vitamin B, calcium, potassium and iron, which are important for healthy skin.

According to ancient Asian anti-aging methods, it is important to balance acidic foods with alkaline foods to obtain optimal pH balance in the skin. Acidic foods include meat, sugar and citrus. Alkaline foods include peaches, green vegetables and beans.

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