Reduce wrinkles, dark spots, and puffy eyes through your diet

Beauty may be skin deep, but the quality of your health goes much deeper into the body. In Chinese medicine, the state of your health is reflected in your complexion. Furthermore, the following foods can be incorporated into your diet to combat specific concerns, such as wrinkles, age spots, and under eye circles.

Prevent or reduce dark spots:

  • Persimmon
  • Eggplant
  • Mung Bean
  • Tomatoes
  • Peas
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Eggs

Brighten and open the eyes:

  • Adzuki beans
  • Soybeans
  • Seaweed
  • Yams
  • Carrots
  • Lotus root
  • Apricots
  • Chrysanthemum tea
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds

Firm the skin and prevent wrinkles:

  • Black sesame seeds
  • Black soy beans
  • Chinese dates (jujube fruit)
  • Peanuts
  • Walnuts
  • Pine nuts
  • Lotus root
  • Tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Cucumber
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Squid
  • Cherries
  • Honey

If you are interested in cosmetic acupuncture, Portland acupuncturist Boynn McIntire offers facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatments. Contact All and One Acupuncture in northeast Portland to learn more!

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