The condition of our body is always reflected on our skin. If your skin is raw, sensitive, red, acned and shaded, it shows that your skin is suffering from “internal heat.” Because your inner balance is broken, you develop all these symptoms. In the long run, the aging of your skin will accelerate if you don’t apply any remedy to it.
“Suffering from excessive internal heat” refers to the body’s reaction to staying up late, too much fat intake or bad mood. Our bad habits cause our bodies to protest. Bad breath, ulcers in the mouth, and constipation are all symptoms. In everyday lives, we often encounter situations like this. For example, we suffer from constipation after eating too much hotpot food; or, if we are anxious and upset, we get annoying pimples in our mouth.
The truth is, your skin, like your body, reacts to too much internal heat too. The reason why there’s too much heat is complicated. Over-exposure to the sun, drinking too little water, and staying up are all factors that trigger the symptoms.
Is your skin suffering from excessive internal heat? Here is how you can know.
- You are not wearing makeup. Is your face so red that it seems you are putting blush on it?
- Is your skin itchy?
- Do you feel as if your face is burning?
- Are you always sweating, and your face is so oily by noon that it spoils your makeup?
- Is your skin feeling rough and creams and lotions fail to relieve it?
Does your skin suffer from excessive internal heat? Seven tricks to extinguish the heat on your skin
How to lower the heat on your skin?
- Drink nourishing soup
Ladies, if you suffer from excessive internal heat on your skin, merely treating your skin is not enough. The trick is to maintain a balance between skin and the inner body. During spring and summer, the dryness accumulates in the body, and since you all have a busy schedule and don’t have enough time to take care of yourselves, the amount of “internal heat” slowly builds up.
You buy a pear, mixing it with rock candy to make a pear stew. The stew can help drive away the heat in your body. In addition, it is good for your lungs and nourishes your Yin. Apart from pear stew, silver mushroom soup and lily soup are both good choices.
- A healthy daily schedule is essential
It only takes a month to form a good habit. Ladies, why not go to bed at 10 p.m. and wake up at 6? For your body, this period is the best time to rest, and important organs in your body can fully recover from a day’s work.
Sleep also keeps your skin healthy. A good sleeping schedule will improve your complexion.
- Soak your feet into hot water
A lot of ladies complain that when there’s too much heat in their bodies their faces become oily and ugly. This is because their kidneys are not functioning well.
Here’s a very simple remedy. If you can stick to it for two weeks, you can immediately see the effect. Just immerse your feet into hot water, and Chi will flow black to your body and take away your heat.
- Drink honey water
Sweet honey is the best heat-reducing drink! The Compendium of Chinese Medicine records the “heat-reducing and moisturizing” effect of honey. A large cup of honey water can drive away the heat on your skin, and it provides plenty of nutrients to your body. Prepare to be refreshed for the whole day!
P.S If your lips are dry, you can put honey on them before going to bed. Apply lip balm afterwards. After a few days the dryness will disappear!
- Be careful with your skin care products
If your skin condition worsens, think twice before putting every skin care product you bought on your face. Sometimes subtraction is better than addition.
Oftentimes a mild cleansing scrub is enough to help your skin recover.
- Remove your makeup thoroughly
For ladies toiling in their offices, makeup is crucial. However, give your skin a break once a week is more important.
At the same time, make sure you remove your makeup in a timely manner. Give yourself a gentle massage and clear everything away from your face.
- Drink more water!
The simplest way to lower the heat level on your skin is drink water. It cleanses your organs, flushes away toxins from your body, and helps achieve the delicate balance in your body. Tea is great for this as well.
The digestion and internal secretion system are both thirsty for water. Drinking enough water can also prevent disruption in your stomach. The power of water is apparent, and the nutrients in tea are too numerous to mention.
Some recommended food items to help extinguish the “fire” in your body
There’s coldness in celery that, by definition, helps reduce heat. Fibers in celery also stimulate bowel movements and relieve constipation.
Milk has a lot of beneficial nutrients. Chinese medicine believes that milk is mildly cold in nature too. And since milk is made up by more than 70% of water, it is also a remedy for water loss.
- Green Beans
Green beans also have heat-reducing effects. A lot of people enjoy bean soup in summer. In fact, it is also a good idea to have green soup in the spring.
Tomatoes are a common food item. From Chinese Medicine’s perspective it is good for your liver.
The abundance of protein, isoflavones, oligosaccharides and other nutrients in soybeans helps lower the body heat.
In addition, soybeans contain soluble fiber that helps you lower cholesterol levels and smooth bowel detoxification.
Carrots are nutritious. For patients who cough a lot, carrots are a good remedy. Green carrots are the best, compared to red ones.