Our skin is our natural layer of protection, which is why we should care for it naturally.
The skin is the most complex organ in the human body and our natural shield against environmental influences. At the same time, it is a reflection of our inner state. Just think of the numerous metaphors in our language that relate to the skin: That’s really got under my skin. It’s no skin off my nose. This all goes to show how important our insides and outsides are to our personal well-being.
In traditional Chinese medicine and in Ayurvedic teachings on healthy living, the skin represents the entry portal to the corresponding organs for healthcare and treating illnesses.
The wonder of skin.
The skin can prevent the invasion of viruses, fungi and bacteria with an intact acid mantle. It protects the organisms from heat, the cold, shocks, friction, light and chemicals. Our skin transports water and dissolved substances as precipitates outside and is able to absorb liposoluble substances through the calluses and pass them into the internal body, which medicines and cosmetics take advantage of. Active ingredients that are made up of the purest molecules – such as some fat-soluble substances or essential oils – permeate this barrier and manifest themselves in the body.
Natural beauty comes from within – and not without reason.
Everyone knows about stress. It is an inner tension that can have both a positive and negative effect on our bodies. Euphoric, enjoyable stress occurs when performing a task which we find fun, which we succeed in and which we are used to. If the goal is achieved, the tension is relieved and the body can relax. But so-called negative stress, caused by excessive demands, discontent, fear of loss and failure, is part of an active life and cannot always be avoided. In both cases, stress hormones are released, breathing becomes shallower and the facial muscles become tense. If you experience one of these types of stress for too long or do not take breaks or only take very short breaks, long-term stress can lead to health risks that range from stomach ache to migraines to depression. Disturbed or insufficient sleep also slows down the rate at which skin cells are renewed. The skin quickly appears tired and sallow. The tense facial muscles cause lines to be carved in the face, which are directly connected to the energy in the organs attached to that part of the face, according to traditional Chinese medicine.