If you've already broken one of your New Year's resolutions, consider February 5th, the first day of the Lunar New Year, as a fresh new start. 2019 promises to be a year full of joy, as the year of the Pig attracts success in every aspect of life.
This is the year to start feeling comfortable in your skin and making your self care a priority. What better way, than to hear from the ancient beauty wisdom of the east!
In honour of the Lunar New Year, here are five traditional Chinese beauty tips:
- Try Something New In The New Year
New year, new you.
The new year is an opportunity for us to do better, start looking after ourselves more, try something new and focus on what is important. Be open to learning new things and exploring something you’ve never done before. Make your health and wellness a priority and try skincare free of toxic ingredients. Kadee Botanicals skincare is free of parabens, sulphates, artificial colours, artificial fragrances or mineral oils.
- Treat Your Skin Like Tofu
Over 2000 years ago, the Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi, set the standard for beautiful porcelain skin. Knowing her power as a ruler in the late Qing Dynasty lay in her youthful appearance, she had physicians create a routine to preserve her youthful skin. At 70, she looked like a 30 year old!
Like tofu, skin must be treated gently. Keep your skin silky smooth as tofu by protecting it from the sun. Wear sunscreen and a hat while outdoors and your skin will thank you for it.
- Diet Can Affect Your Skin & Hair
It’s not only important what you put on your skin, but also what you put in your body. Hair and nails can become weak when you’re lacking in iron. Your skin can suffer too if you eat too much fast food. Empress Dowager Cixi took care of her skin and hair from the inside.
Skin can age faster when in contact with environmental toxins, ranging from pollution to pesticides to preservatives in our food. As the largest elimination organ in your body, your skin can become overloaded and unable to expel the toxins.
A fundamental principle of Chinese medicine is the need to help the body cleanse itself through the use of traditional herbs and food. These can ensure toxins do not cause an internal imbalance, which can show up on your skin as premature aging.
- Never Fear Products With Natural Ingredients
With herbal medicines and acupuncture being so widely used in China, people are more aware of the benefits of plants and herbs. Using natural plant based ingredients in skincare can be more nourishing and gentle on the skin that man made products. Borrow from this wisdom and try the natural Australian plant based goodness found in Kadee Botanicals skincare.
The Australian Kakadu Plum contains the highest natural source of Vitamin C. Applied on your skin, this can aid in the production of collagen while brightening your complexion and eliminating dark shadows.
- Find A Skincare Routine That Works For You
An investment in your skin will pay back many times over. After all, you keep it for your entire life! Be gentle with your skin and follow a routine that works for you.
You’ll never regret consistently cleansing make-up before bed. Or moisturising your skin every day. If you sometimes cleanse and sometimes hydrate, your skin will become congested. Be diligent with your routine and your glowing skin with reward you.
In celebration of the Year of the Pig, buy 1 or more products and get $20 off your entire order. Use Code PIG20 at checkout.
Hurry, offer ends 19 February, 2019.