The Chinese assume that when the body is in balance, you will be healthy and beautiful. A healthy skin is a beautiful skin. Health gives you a glowing appearance the so called beauty from within.
The Yin Yang of beauty and the most important steps to beauty are:
A good digestion and recovery. Eat foods with detox and cleansing properties such as apples, watermelon, walnuts, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, watercress, tofu, honey and milk.
Foods that promote digestion are: apples, bananas, lemon, olives, pineapple, carrot, spinach, potatoes, tofu, ginger and wine.
For a good recovery sleep is important. Foods that help with a good night’s sleep are: apples, papaya, tofu, barley, chamomile and honey.
Further products which are good for a healthy and beautiful skin are: banana, melon, cherries, red and black dates, broccoli, brown rice.
Yin is cold or cold energy. Cooling foods like Aloe Vera, honey, cucumber and mint are examples of yin foods.
Yang is hot or warming energy. Foods such as chili, beef and cherries are examples of yang foods.
When the Yin and Yang are in balance your skin and hair will be in optimum condition.
A person with an oily skin, and who has a tendency to pimples and an irascible mood is likely to have an excess yang and a deficiency of Yin. Pimples, boils, etc., are due to toxic heat. Smoking and stress can worsen the situation. Stress can simultaneously lead to acne and dry skin. If you suffer from an oily skin, you could use more yin food such as: Carrots, cucumber, mint, honey, apples, bananas they are the perfect foods to reduce Yang. Also the use of cooling yin herbs and ingredients in your skin products such as lavender, mint, Aloe Vera, barley, lemon and honeysuckle are very suitable for oily skin.
If you have dry, parched skin with a tendency to wrinkle, tendency to gain weight, cold hands and feet, the chance is that you have to much Yin and less Yang. In that case take yang foods. Also take some food that contains good oils such as walnuts and avocados. Your skin needs these oils. Eat avocado, papaya, soybeans, honey, ginger, royal jelly, ginseng and sunflower seeds.
A good way to spice up your meat is with soy sauce and garlic. For your skin you can use products which contain honey, oats, ginseng and almonds.
Do you have a sensitive skin and is your colon out of balance then it’s necessary to detox your body. Honey and honeysuckle are perfect for this; skin care products with milk, honeysuckle, avocado and kaolin clay are perfect.