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Key TCM Beauty Herbs

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Key TCM Beauty Herbs

Key TCM Beauty Herbs

These are some of the key herbs used in TCM historically not only for general health but particularly for Beauty. These TCM Beauty herbs are also found in 5erenity2 ( pronounced as Serenity Square) renew range of skincare.

1. Ginseng 人参

Qi, or the Vital energy of our body is the most important element that is needed for the proper functioning of our internal organs. If the Qi of the body deteriorate, the internal organs do not function as well, and the blood and fluid production will be compromised. A compromised Qi, blood and body fluid will result in languishing state with sallow and dry skin. 

气是人体最重要的物质基础,若脏腑气虛,则影响人体正常生理功能,久则导致血虛、津亏。气血津液不足不能充养肌肤毛发,则出现皮肤干燥、面容憔悴等症状。

Ginseng is able to rejuvenate the vital energy, blood and body fluid that is so essential to reduce the rate of skin degeneration, nourished the skin, reduce wrinkles and promoting smooth skin growth. 

人参大䃼元气,补脾生血、生津。故对于面容憔悴气血两虛患者,人参可延缓衰老,驻颜悦色,润泽皮肤,減少皱纹,促进皮肤柔滑等美容功效。

2. Dang Gui 当归

duong qui tcm beauty

Dang Gui is a blood tonic, effective for people with sallow complexion. Dang Gui is able to nourish the skin texture, commonly used for wrinkled and dry skin. It is also very effective in treatment of freckles, melasma due to its properties in improving blood circulation.

当归为美容要药。当归能濡养肌肤,用于血虛风燥所致皮肤瘙庠。当归补血活血,多用于面斑如黄褐斑,雀斑等。当归为䃼血要药,用于血虛所致面色萎黄。当归即补血又可润泽肌肤,故用于血虚风燥所改皮肤皴皱,手足皲裂。

3. Fu Ling  茯苓

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Fu Ling plays a key role in tcm beauty. It is able to alleviate conditions of freckles, melasma and shown to have whitening properties. It is able to improve the spleen function and help in nutrients absorption needed to maintain healthy skin conditions.

Other than for beauty, Fu Ling is most commonly used for water-retention or to relieve edema. It removes dampness from the body。 Fu Ling has anti-bacterial properties too, it has shown efficacy against E-coli and Staphy. aureus and with long term use, improves the immunity of the body. 

Due to its efficacy in reducing water retention, its can be used for slimming, drank as a tea. It can also can used externally- grounded into powder form, it can used for facial mask. 

Here we have a simple tea you can try for slimming and to reduce water retention/edema- Fu Ling Slimming Tea.

Fu Ling can be used externally as a mask - we have a simple mask recipe using Fu Ling here : Fu Ling Whitening Mask

中医学里,白茯苓能祛斑增白,润泽皮肤,能化解黑斑瘢痕。其健脾功效更能促进气血生化,吸收营养物质以滋养皮肤。

茯苓的另一个功效就是能够利尿,如果身体发现有水肿或者小便不畅等毛病,可以使用茯苓来恢复,茯苓的主要功效就是利水渗湿。茯苓的第二个作用就是可以抗菌,茯苓泡水喝可以增强人体的免疫能力和抵抗能力。

4. Bai Ji 白芨

Bai Ji has been known as a beauty herb since the use in TCM. It is known as “whitening fairy” for its whitening properties. Bai Ji is used for acnes, boils and repairing of scarring tissues because of its healing properties.

白芨自古就是美容良药,被誉为 “美白仙子” ,有美白祛斑功效。因其消肿生肌,还可治疗痤疮、体癣、疖肿、疤痕等皮肤病。

5. Bai Shao 白

Bai Shao is a very important herb in the treatment of tcm beauty care because of its role in nourishing liver, blood and regulating menses of women. Through this action, it helps in treating melasma, rough and dull coloured skin conditions.  Because Bai Shao is able to control the Yang of the Liver, it is also used in skin condition caused by emotional distress like post-natal blues and menopausal syndrome.

白芍的美容应用,取其补肝血调经之功。用于血虛月经失调所导至面色萎黄、皮肤粗糙,黄褐斑,色素沉著等。白芍其平抑肝阳功效,对于情绪失调导至面色暗淡为多用。

Our Renew Serum is the first product to contain all the above key TCM herbs. It works to fight aging and restore the skin to its natural healthy state. Learn more here:

 

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