Nutrition: The Balancing the Yin and Yang
Yin is the cold or cool energy. Cooling foods like aloe vera, honey, cucumbers and peppermint are examples of Yin foods.
Yang is hot or warming energy. Hot foods like chili, beef and cherries are examples of Yang foods. When your Yin and Yang are in balance, you skin and hair are at their best.
Oily skin, Yang.
A person with oily skin, a tendency to break out in pimples and a hot temper tends to have an excess of Yang, not enough Yin.
Pimple, boils and the like are due to toxic heat. Smoking and stress also aggravate the situation. Note that stress can lead to acne and dry skin at the same time.
If that sounds like you, the best food for you would be the cooling food. Food like carrots, cucumbers, peppermint, honey suckle, apples, bananas and chrysanthemum are great for cooling the ‘fire’.
Like wise, use cooling herbs and ingredients in your skin care. Lavender, peppermint, aloe vera, barley, lemon and honeysuckle are great for oily skin.
Dry skin is Yin.
If you have parched, dry skin, wrinkles, a tendency to gain weight, hands and feet that are cold when other people feel warm, chances are that you tend to be more Yin than Yang.
For your case, go for foods that are more yang in nature. Also eat some food with good oils, like walnuts and avocado. You skin needs the oil.
You should eat avocado, papaya, soybeans, honey, ginger, royal jelly, ginseng and sunflower seeds.
A good way is to season meat with ginger and soy sauce, and stir fry with garlic.
For natural skin care ingredients, go for honey, oatmeal, ginseng and sweet almonds and star fruit.
Sensitive skin and your intestines.
If your skin is sensitive, your large intestine is out of balance. Work on detoxifying your body.
Green mung beans, honey, honeysuckle and chrystanthmum flowers help with this condition.
Skin care ingredients that would help include milk, honeysuckle, avocado and kaolin.