• Liyan Lu

Keep healthy skin

Updated: 3 days ago

The following are our clinical tips for skincare; you may want to try some of them to keep your skin healthy and glowing:

Internal care

Vitamin B2: supports a broad spectrum of health benefits; it is essential for tissue repair. It helps to maintain healthy skin and hair. Many of our patients with skin issues took vitamin B2 100mg daily for about a month, their skin problems disappeared.

Vitamin C: try a diet rich in vitamin C or take vitamin C 500 mg every day to help promote younger-looking skin.

Calcium: Calcium is an essential element in the epidermis; it helps regenerate new skin cells, shed old skin cells and replace old ones. If the skin does not have enough calcium stored in the epidermis, it may appear fragile, thin, dry, and rash-like. To improve skin health and reduce rashes take Calcium 600mg with Vitamin D 400 IU twice a day.

Papaya and pineapple enzymes help with digestion, reduce inflammation and keep the skin healthy. Take one enzyme pill with each meal.

Probiotics are good bacteria that strengthen the gastrointestinal barrier function, stop unhealthy substances that leak into the bloodstream, and avoid skin allergies. Taking probiotics as a daily supplement will help general health.

Raw apple cider vinegar kills germs and nourishes the body at the same time. It has natural cleansing, healing, and energizing health benefits. Add one tablespoon of ACV to a glass of water and drink it after each meal.

Ping’s red drink: the essential ingredients are tomato, carrot, beets, purple cabbage, grapes, Chinese dates, and Goji berries. Blend with 8 oz water (see healthyping.com for more details). This drink is an antioxidant to help with general health and detoxify the body. It also helps reproduce blood cells and keep a lovely complexion.

Topical care

Butter: real unsalted butter, which is from milk, is a natural moisturizer for the skin. For several years I haven’t used any lotion or moisturizers, only butter on my skin without having any problems. Rub about 1/8 teaspoon of butter between your palms until it melts, and apply it on your skin twice a day. Note 1) Don’t rinse off; your skin will absorb it and won’t smell or feel greasy. 2) To keep the butter fresh or from smelling, you should keep it in the freezer and cut as needed.

Emu oil: the benefits of emu oil are the same as butter, but it does not smell. Emu oil is a good alternative for people who don’t like the smell of butter, but it is expensive.

Shea butter: is another natural skin moisturizer and sun blocker. It is fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree, so it’s a little greasy but has no smell. It is suitable for dry skin and healing sunburns. Apply it alone or over the butter in the morning.

Tamanu oil: Polynesian women use it to promote healthy, clear, blemish-free skin and prevent babies’ diaper rash and skin eruptions. In my clinic practice, tamanu oil effectively heals a paper cut, skin sore, and sunburn. You can use it daily or as needed.

Note: to avoid oily residue from rubbing the Butter, Emu oil, Tamanu Oil, and Shea butter on the skin, pat with a soft tissue lightly, which absorbs the leftover oil immediately. Caution: any oil going into the eye can cause irritations.

Mesh Pouf Bath Sponge: When showering, use a mesh sponge with soap and gently rub it on your face and body. Or you can use the spa splendor deep cleansing exfoliating gloves to clean your face and body twice a week instead of using the bath sponge every day. Mesh Pouf Bath Sponge will help to get rid of dead skin cells and boost new growth.

Acupuncture treatment

It helps relieve stress, relax muscles, boost the immune system, improve circulation, reduce inflammation and detoxify the body. Some patients use facial acupuncture to minimize wrinkles and after they feel great.

Case report ( a story about butter benefits)

In 2012 my husband and I went to Israel and Jordan and could not use the regular skin lotion due to our lost luggage. At that time, we could only use the restaurants’ butter as a moisturizer. We were in the desert under extreme sunlight but didn’t get a sunburn when we used butter on our skin. Since then, I stopped using all lotions and only used butter on my skin. It is not the only cause; a registered nurse told me she treated sun or heat burns with butter. In 2014 we visited Tibet; the tour guide said Tibet women have glowing skin and beautiful complexions because they use butter as a daily moisturizer to protect their skin under harsh climate living conditions. American movie stars used emu oil, the Japanese used horse oil, and ancient Chinese women used sheep oil for skincare. I noticed that animal fat is the best moisturizer for skincare without having any preservatives. I suggested that our patients with skin issues use butter or emu oil, and their rashes or skin lesions improved or vanished after time. Lately, I applied the oil extracted from pork and chicken fat on my 2-year-old grandson’s face to help with his windburn, and it smoothed his skin right away; the result was just as good as using butter.

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