Shea Butter has been used for centuries. It’s an ancient ingredient known for its ability to hydrate and moisturize the skin. It’s been used by the liked of Cleopatra and travelers to Africa used to write letters home about shea butter’s importance in the local culture’s daily life.
Aloe Vera has been used by cultures for centuries due to its benefits for the skin. “When people think of aloe, they think pure, organic, soothing, calming, healthy,” says Lisamarie Jaconi, esthetics educator for Naturopathica. It’s great for those with sensitive skin as negative effects or allergic reactions are rare!
Whether it be someone’s mood or the flavor of food, people typically don’t want to be associated with anything that is “bitter.” However, bitter foods are immensely beneficial to our skin and bodies. They're able to stimulate digestive enzyme production and help to support liver detox and reduce cravings.
If it weren’t obvious already, we are huge fans of facial oils! They are packed with effective compounds that heal and hydrate the skin. Many have the ability to balance the skin without clogging the pores and causing outbreaks. Oils have a very rich history and have been used in many cultures for thousands of years.
As much as we don’t want to admit, cold weather is coming. This means changing our wardrobe, our tires, or schedules, and even our diets. But one change people typically miss when the cold weather comes is in their skincare routine. Dry, cold, harsh winters can wreak havoc on our skin!
Herbal treatments are a huge part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Every herb that is utilized in TCM is classified by its nature, taste and the particular organ it enters. Ancient Eastern Herbs are usually taken orally as a tea, but can also be applied topically or in capsule form.
Having a simple routine not only saves you time and money but it can also help save the planet! Using a routine that is product heavy can not only destroy your skin barrier, but it can also do some serious damage to the planet. These are the environmental benefits of adopting a simple skincare routine.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine a body isn’t looked at through individual parts, but rather as a whole entity. Organs aren’t really an anatomical feature, but rather part of a complex system that keeps the whole body running smoothly. In TCM there is much more of an emphasis on how the organs interact with each other.
Acupuncture has been used in TCM for centuries as a way to restore the flow of energy in the body. Acupuncture consists of inserting needles into a selected and targeted area of the body. The application of pressure helps to detoxify the skin, and activate collagen production which helps with aging.