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Seattle Beauty® Tip: Anti-aging and Wrinkle Removal Herbs

In this post, let’s look at a few top ranked anti-aging and wrinkle removal herbs based on Chinese herbal medicine. All of these herbs have been extensively used in China both for medicinal use and as food. You should be able to buy these from many online stores.  Just copy paste the herb name into […]

Seattle Beauty® Tip: Midnight snacking makes you more susceptive to photo-aging

TV snacks

I am a night owl — meaning midnight snack is a must. Various surveys showed that about 20-30% of the US population operates on a night owl schedule. If you are a night owl who plans to sunbath the next day, you might want to think again before reaching for that midnight snack bowl. A […]

Seattle Beauty® Tip—adopting a scientifically sound skincare regime for a problem free skin

We spend a lot of money on skincare products – and there are plenty of those to spend money on. From anti-aging serums to acne medications, many of us apply various lotions, creams and medications to our skin. Have you ever wondered if the sequence in which we apply skin care products influence how well […]

The Brain-Gut-Skin Connection Series: Happiness leads to a beautiful skin

I traveled extensively in the past few weeks.  Usually, when traveling, I try to take time to relax through yoga and meditation and control my stress level.  However, in this round of trips, I became negligent in keeping up with my exercise routine.  And, this morning, two pimples popped up on my chin.  This is […]

The Brain-Gut-Skin Connection Series: Evidence

In the previous post, we learned about the brain-gut-skin theory proposed by two dermatologists, John Stokes and Donald Pillsbury, in 1930s.  Here is the gist of the theory: stress produces stress hormones, which leads to low acid production in your stomach, which leads to the changes in your gut microbiota population, which leads to local […]

The Brain-Gut-Skin Connection Series: Introduction

You must have noticed that your acne tends to flares up around stressful times—before a big test, a big meeting or during travel.  Often, the skin problems are accompanied with bowel movement problems.  I have experienced the phenomenon all my life and have heard many similar experiences from others.   For a longest time, I have […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: Forever 29 with miracle herb Astragalus

forever 29

Ok, I admit I lied – at least twice – as being 29 when being well passed twenty-nine. Twenty-nine is that magic age for woman when we are at our most attractive and charming with our still youthful, but acne free and not yet wrinkled complexion combined with our maturity, confidence, just enough wisdom gained […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: Common cosmetic ingredient butylparaben may have endocrine disrupting effects

I’ve always been fascinated by the generally observed phenomenon of human fertility decrease over the past two decades. Many endocrine disruptive compounds have been blamed ranging from bisphenol A in plastic bottles, phthalates plasticizer in plastic food and beverage containers to parabens in cosmetics and personal care products. Parabens are a class of compounds that […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: Meditation slows down the aging by extending telomeres

Mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga have long been touted for their immediate benefits such as reduced stress and anxiety levels, lower blood pressure, and enhanced happiness. Studies have shown these beneficial effects can be experienced in as few as eight weeks. Now scientists from UCSF and Harvard have provided another reason for you […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: problem free skin through a healthy skin microbiota population

Microbiota population in our bodies outnumber human cells by 10 to 1. There is extensive research on the effects of microbiota population in gut to varieties of conditions from inflammation to allergy and to cancer.  However, we all know that micro-biomes populate more than our gut. For a long time, I have wondered about the relationship between the […]