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Acupuncture will help your skincare products work better

It may sound unpleasant, but trust us, it works!

Acupuncture has been practiced and perfected for at least 2,500 years by our Chinese ancestors, allegedly accidentally discovered when warriors found that some of their fortunately-placed enemies’ arrows actually relieved their chronic conditions - probably not quite the desired effect. We all know that the art has a reputable name in the realms of pain relief, but less known is that it can do wonders for our skin, too.

Acupuncture boosts the effectiveness of your skincare products

During an acupuncture treatment, the practitioner (authorized specialists only!) inserts fine needles into specific pressure points on the skin. Centered around the idea of qi (energy) from traditional Chinese medicine, the applied pressure is thought to equalize its flow around the body by affecting meridians (the channels through which qi flows), activating healing responses such as skin cell regeneration.

Thanks to the augmented cell turnover, your skincare products are free to work even better, unscathed by any obstacles on the skin and are therefore able to be absorbed even more fully.

Acupuncture helps balance hormones and gives you youthful skin

Naturally, purifying skincare products such as the Purefect Skin Targeted Solution can get you well on your way to combatting skin imperfections, but just like stress, poor sleep and a bad diet, a hormone imbalance can significantly perturb your skin’s wellbeing. However, acupuncture can have a rebalancing effect on those crazy hormones, therefore stabilizing their levels.

This versatile treatment can vastly improve persistent imperfections such as acne, wrinkles, dermatitis, and eczema (which can also be greatly aided by Biotherm’s Life Plankton Essence), as well as in some cases aiding the appearance of sagging, dark spots, dullness, and enlarged pores. Don’t forget that you also have a many anti-ageing products to help you fight those tell tale signs!

Home remedies

If you can’t book an acupuncture appointment, you can massage your way to clearer skin by practicing the following technique:

• Place your index fingers directly under the iris of each eye

• Lower them until the pads of your fingers sit just under your orbital bone (close to the top of your cheekbone)

• Massage these symmetrical points for up to 60 seconds several times a week

Be sure to reap the full benefits of your skincare products and reenergize your skin by seeking acupuncture treatment!

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