April 16, 2018
Tips to beautiful skin
People’s outer appearance is a reflection of inner condition. When all your organs are working properly and qi and blood are flowing smoothly, your skin will be naturally healthy and young. Urbanites tend to lack control when it comes to eating- juice in the morning with empty stomach, skipping breakfast then having salads, or frequently consume cold and raw foods, etc. Those with asthenic weak spleen and stomach are prone to yellowish complexion and gaining weight so t is important to nourish the digestive system for healthy skin. Spicy and fried food can lead to heat in the digestive system and cause dry skin, wrinkles, or even itchiness. People also have long exposure to computer screen and cannot seem to stop using their mobile phones after work, coupled with lack of rest, it can really add to the burden of the eyes and use liver blood. To avoid yellowish complexion, dry skin, becoming out of shape and have tired eyes, be sure to strengthen your stomach, nourish your lungs and improve eyesight!
Strengthen the spleen- Soy bean congee with sweet potato and corn
Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, 1 cup of corn, 30g soy beans, ¼ cup of white rice
Preparation: rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Soak soy beans for half an hour. Cut sweet potato into pieces. Combine soy beans with 1500ml of water, cook on high heat until it starts to break apart, add in all other ingredients. Turn to low heat when its boiling and cook until white rice is cooked.
Effects: Strengthens the spleen and nourishes the stomach. Improves skin, and alleviates yellowish complexion and bloating.
Nourish the lungs- Apple tea with lily bulbs and fritillaria
Ingredients: 1 apple, 10g lily bulbs, 10 lotus seeds, 6g fritillaria, honey to taste
Preparation: Core apple and cut into pieces. Combine all ingredients except honey with 1000ml of water and cook for 40 minutes. Add in honey to taste once cooled.
Effects: nourishes the lungs and in. Moisturize skin and relieve dryness.
Improve vision- Dendrobium tea with wolfberries
Ingredients: 10g of dendrobium and wolfberries
Preparation: stew for 2 hours.