Sunday, 9 September 2012

7 Ancient Chinese Beauty Secrets


First of all I LOVE China. Their culture, traditions, food and the list goes on. I am really into Chinese skin/body treatments like Acupressure Points for Beautiful Skin. Its so fascinating. After reading their secrets I feel like I knew NOTHING. Ever wondered why their hair is so straight? I heard its because they eat a lot of sea food. I could be wrong but its just something I heard. I totally love their hair <3 .="." p="p">So keep reading to find out more secrets...


1.   A chinese doctor explains that having unhealthy skin could be a cause of bad liver condition. Liver detoxifies our blood so it keeps the blood clean. If livers dont work properly, the blood becomes full of toxins which causes unhealthy skin problems. So once a week we should take the detoxifying drinks which cleanse the liver thoroughly. I will do a separate post on making these drinks. I have tried them so I know :) Also avoid taking alcohol and processed junkie foods.


2.   Chinese people have some herbs which help their bodies adapt to stress, improve immune system, boost immune system, protect from some cancers, regenerates liver, oxygenates blood, calms the mind and balances blood sugar. Wow that was a huge list. These herbs are called Adaptogens. Reishi mushrooms is an example and it is the most powerful of all Adaptogens. Schizandra is another one that keeps the youth of your skin preserved.


3.   Chinese women used Pearl Powder which is made from oyster shells. These shells contain lots of amino acids which rejuvenate the skin. In clinical research pearl powder has been shown to soothe inflammation, promote healing and and calm redness and skin irritations. They mix 1 tbsp pearl powder with 1 egg yolk and 1 tbsp honey.
4.   You know why they drink lots of green, white and oolong tea? Its because they help in weight loss and keep your skin younger :)
5.   I have always wondered how their skin is so fair and whiter than the rest Asians. And their secret lies in mint leaves. These are cheap to buy as far as I know. You can even grow them in your house. You can grind  the mint leaves and make a paste. Apply it as a face mask and brighten your complexion.


6.   An ancient Chinese princess had a secret beauty weapon called Tremella. It is a snow fungus/mushroom. It is an excellent skin conditioning agent, has lots of antioxidants and contains high level of Vitamin D.

7. Ok this tip is a little different. I read this article where a woman goes China and she sees a man on a market stall selling tins of snake oils and tiger balms and other creams for less than a dollar. And many grandmas were buying them :/ I could be wrong about this article I don't know. But I am just sharing what I read in it.

8. I love the way they use a lot of Rice because it is very nutritious. And especially I love the idea where they use rice as facial toners. Check out this video of Michelle Phan below to make your own toner. It is absolutely amazing.


So please let me know your opinions and if you would adapt any of these tips.
Also Check out: Ancient Ayurvedic (Indian) Beauty Secrets
                         13 Ancient Egyptian Beauty Secrets

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19 comments :

  1. rice water is damn awesome for skin...that's the only one I know out of all these...except the tea thing!!!

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  2. they don't have straight hair from the seafood they're eating haha.
    That's just genes.

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  3. It's all about nutrition, when it comes to silky hair. My daughter is Chinese . When we adopted her 2days before her 1st birthday her hair was coarse and short and brittle. Back to the states and a well balanced diet and her hair is waist length and gorgeous.

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    1. Yes thats true.. diet is a huge part too :)

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  4. Ur all stupid!

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  5. Please tell me you are some uneducated teenager...

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    1. Someone with a username of dodobirdsunited tells me THAT I am uneducated teenager?

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    2. Lol! Love it!

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  6. There is no nutrition at all in white rice dipp doo.

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  7. Thanks for sharing with us Great tips regarding howto get flawless a skin and beautiful hair. I also agree that why Chinese people has bright skin and beautiful hair. That’s all happened due to diet.
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  8. I am so in love with chinese (body and hair and skin) care..
    I wanna go to China and study all about Acupressure and take the secrets for thier ladies ..
    they now how to keep themselves so young and fresh looking :')

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  9. Tiger Balm is actually a lot like our Vicks. It's a menthol rub. You can actually buy it at places like Wal Mart and Walgreens. I haven't heard of snake paste but I've heat of the powder. "Prickly Heat" I believe is what it's called. As far as I know it's like our Baby Powder/Gold Bond. Both are awesome and my mother in law swears by them! Hope that helps!!

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  10. Hi!

    I'm Chinese though I've spent my entire life in Belgium and we don't all have flawless fair skin(I'm errr more yellow with acne...:(), shinny black straight hair (I used to but I have now brown/auburn straight shinny hair which is not bad ^^).

    Anyway thanks for your advices I'll try the mint leaves.

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  11. At the YinOva Center we take issue with the old adage that “beauty is only skin deep”. Chinese medicine sees beauty as a reflection of the state of someone’s whole body.

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  12. Ummm so you're saying that if you have dark skin you have a dull complexion? Why do Indians think that dark skinned people are inferior than fair skinned ones?

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  13. I have to agree with you as well.

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  14. Hi there! This is a very interesting post and I totally agree with the first point you have made about toxins and how they can deteriorate skin's health and beauty. Detoxifying the body is always good for the skin as well!

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  15. Nice Info! The main problem with this in regarding to herbal medications, is that there just isn't all that much high attribute evidence to go on. This isn't to say that herbal medications don't have valued effects! Quite the contrary in fact. Hundreds of drug products on the markeplacet are, or are derived from, natural sources.

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