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Asian Skincare for Better Skin

The Rise of TCM

Dr Chee Yew Wen (Dr Chee) suggested that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which originated from China with a history of more than 2000 years has been becoming increasingly popular.

The TCM approach includes various forms of medical practice like acupuncture, herbal medicine, tuina massage which are widely practiced in China. Herbal ingredients are also commonly used to naturally treat skin problems and issues.

Ginseng
Ginseng

Ginseng

It is one of the most popular herbs commonly found in skincare and haircare products. Ginseng roots are rich in minerals and vitamins and therefore extremely great for anti-aging as it brightens the skin and stimulate skin cells production.

Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba

Also known as maidenhair tree is extremely long-lived and contains a lot of beneficial properties, providing your skin against harmful free radicals as it slows down aging process. It acts as a skincare barrier and prevents damage on the skin causes by the sun and formation of wrinkles and fine lines.

Soya
Soya

Soya

Soya derived from soybean, has very high nutritional value and very low saturated fat content as it is packed with proteins, essential amino acids and omega 3 and 6. Soybeans can also be made into different variation of food products like tofu, miso and tempeh, all of which are very different in texture but packed with the same healthy benefits. Soya works well on combination skin as it can ease dryness while decrease oil production at the same time. It also improves aging skin and wrinkles due to the isoflavones found in soy.

Chinese Wolfberries
Chinese Wolfberries

Chinese Wolfberries

Typically known as Goji berries is a superfood packed with plenty of nutrients and can be eaten alone as a snack, brewed with tea and even used as an ingredient for food preparation. It is a powerful antioxidant which can nourish and make your skin appear younger and prevents damage from the sun. Other than the benefits and impacts it have on the skin, they are used to improve overall health as it can help to improve vision, supports healthy liver and kidney function, strengthens your muscles and bones, relieves insomnia and improves quality of sleep and many more.

Burdock
Burdock

Burdock

The different parts of burdock plant like root, seed and leaf can be used for many different purposes. It can also be used on dry or eczema skin sufferer as it can effectively eliminate toxic built up and cleanse the liver. Eczema sufferer usually has skin which is inflamed, sore and dry, and therefore burdock, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Cordyceps
Cordyceps

Cordyceps

It is a type of fungus which has very high nutritional value and health promoting benefits. It is an effective energy booster as they increase oxygen cells in the body and therefore it is effective if you are constantly tired and needs a boost of energy. Due to the increase of oxygen cells in the body, it benefits respiratory conditions like asthma, preventing distress in the organ systems. It has highly concentrated anti-aging ingredients which can rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.

Rose Flower Bud
Rose Flower Bud

Rose Flower Bud

Not only does the rose flower bud smells nice, they also offer an all-round beauty benefits great for ladies. The rose flower buds are made from dried rose flowers and can be used in tea to ease menstrual pain, bleeding and digestive issues. It contains a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants which delays the sign of aging. When consumed, they also help to give your skin a healthy glow as they content anti-inflammatory benefits that improve acne skin. Dried rose flower tea is an extremely easy beverage to make. Add them into boiling water and let it simmer for a few minutes. You may like to add honey if you prefer a little bit of sweetness in your drink.

About Dr Chee Yew Wen

Dr Chee Yew Wen is a director in The Chelsea Clinic, established in 2000. He now runs two outlets in Wheelock Place and Rochester. He offers a range of services in aesthetic and anti-aging to both local and international clients. His specialisation in aesthetic began following his enrolment in a prestigious London university. He expanded his knowledge by attending courses after his graduation and trained with the very best in the field. He also holds a certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, making him one of the pioneers in his field.