Gong Li is a very famous actress from China. Even though she is 52 years old she looks stunning. Her skin looks like porcelain which is also the characteristics of numerous women from China who also have flawless skin. What is their secret? How do they manage to preserve their youth? They have very strict beauty regimes and they have beauty secrets which are 100 years old. They have passed them generation after generation.
1. Rice water for toning skin
Women from China use a very simple skin toner. It’s only rice water! They prepare it on their own. They cook the rice in it until it starts looking milky and then apply it on their face using a cotton ball.
2. Use camellia oil to promote healthy skin and hair
Camellia oil is yet another beauty secret. They often use it as a hair treatment. It promotes the growth of the hair, but is also used for conditioning.
Camelia oil can also be used as a skin moisturized and to treat stretch marks and scars.
3. Mung beans to treat acne
Women in China have been using Mung beans to prepare face masks. Empresses have prepared them and even ordinary women have prepared them. They first grinded up the mung beans. Then, they added water to create a paste like consistency. They applied the paste on their faces and left it to rest for 30 minutes.
It helped them treat skin problems, rash, acne etc. Try it on your own! Buy powdered mung beans from any health store. Combine it with some Greek yogurt and prepare your own natural face mask.
4. Fight aging with green tea
One of the most fabulous Chinese beauty secrets is green tea. It makes your skin and skin complexion very healthy. It heals scars and blemishes, flushes toxins out of your skin and reduces inflammation. It also improves your skin’s elasticity.
5. Mint leaves to lighten skin
The porcelain-like quality of the skin of the Chinese women is due to mint leaves. You just have to crush several leaves and prepare a paste that you’ll apply on your skin. It will brighten your complexion and also tone your skin.
According to many people from the West, having a massage now and then can be quite an enjoyment and relaxation, but Chinese women enjoy massages frequently since they believe in the power of reflexology. They believe that frequent massages are necessary in order to improve their circulation and help their body get rid of any toxin. Facial massages make their skin glow and reduce puffiness.
7. Turmeric to even out skin tone
Turmeric powder is also frequently used by the Chinese women. It is mostly associated with the Middle East and India, but the Chinese also use it in their beauty treatments. Turmeric was used in ancient China to prepare face masks for evening the skin tone and fighting wrinkles.
8. Goji Berry
Goji berries contain plenty of amino acids, minerals, antioxidants, vitamins which promote healthy and clear skin. They also contain plenty of beta-carotene that is excellent for the skin. Prepare some goji berry tea! Soak them in cold or hot water and drink the amazing tea! You can also eat the berries for more amazing properties!