By Mylinh Nguyen R.TCMP, R.Ac
We all want to look our best whenever possible, and we are especially reminded of this at certain times of the year, like our birthday. This is the one specific time when we come face-to-face with our chronological age and have an opportunity to reflect back on our past and make plans for the future.
Appearances mean a lot in society today and our faces can be considered a reflection of our health and the choices we’ve made over the years. The quality of our complexion tells a lot about our history and the experiences we’ve had over our lifetime. Most people would love to keep their skin tight, vibrant and full of life.
However, we all know that skin changes as we age. Oil production reduces significantly after age 30, and sun damage is seen more readily over the years because our melanocytes weaken causing the appearance of splotchy pigmented skin. The dermis begins to thin around age 40 as the levels of collagen and elastin decline. All of these changes cause the skin to lose firmness and wrinkles start to set in and deepen.
Even though the aging process is inevitable, we can greatly slow down its progression by taking better care of ourselves, looking towards natural approaches to care for our health and using traditional medicines that have worked for centuries.
Plastic surgery and chemically laden facial treatments can easily be avoided by incorporating the time-tested and proven method of cosmetic acupuncture as well as a healthier lifestyle and diet.
The specific practice of Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture has helped thousands of people turn back the clock on their physical appearance and balance their internal state of health. One of the most fantastic aspects of Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture is that people often see significant results with the 5 week protocols and at a fraction of the cost of cosmetic surgery. A common report back from patients who have done Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture is that other people comment on how young and more vibrant they are looking lately.
In addition to cosmetic acupuncture as a treatment, healthy diet and lifestyle routines are important to help you look and feel your best – both inside and out.
Proper nutrition is the foundation to all health. When it comes to your skin, it is important to protect against free radical damage by increasing antioxidants in the diet, like Vitamins A, C, E, and CoQ10.
Your daily routine will have a huge impact on the quality of your health and physical experience. Since our body does all of its healing when we are asleep, having a consistent sleep cycle with a solid 7 ½ hours each night is crucial to the healing process. When we combine this with regular exercise, avoiding excessive sun exposure, cigarette smoke, alcohol and caffeine, we then start to see tremendous shifts in the quality of our complexion. And investing in a high quality organic skin care line will do wonders for your outer appearance and boost your confidence.
To find out more about how you can improve your health, your vitality, and to look and feel your best, contact us and we’d be happy to send you our 7-Step Guide to Looking and Feeling Fabulous, which is packed with information and instructions that you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle right away.