Do you have a red or easily-flushed face? Do you have acne-like blemishes but your skin is too sensitive or dry to use most acne products? We have the right clay & herb masks for your complexion. We make two varieties of our RosaceaHerbalTM Facial Masks. They are my favorite clay & herb masks because […]
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Zi Zai Dermatology crafts a variety of clay & herb facial masks. Each of our various facial masks contain both cosmetic mineral clays and finely powdered Chinese herbs that you can safely use on the delicate skin of your face. Each one is formulated with clays and herbs chosen for the specific complexion they are […]
Guest post written by Terry Fox, Licensed Acupuncturist at Zi Zai Dermatology. I was so frightened. I remember looking in the mirror and putting up a hand to feel the right side of my face. It felt odd – not quite numb, but not quite normal either. I couldn’t blink or close my right eye. […]
What Is Gua Sha? Gua sha (including facial gua sha) is one of several non-needle techniques we use as treatment in Chinese Medicine. It is an ancient technique and its simplicity allowed it to be used in the clinic as well as in homes in Asian communities. “Gua sha” literally translates as “scraping sand” but […]
Zi Zai Dermatology enthusiastically welcomes our newest clinic team member: Terry Fox. Terry is a licensed acupuncturist and his specialty is cosmetic facial acupuncture. It is Terry’s intention to be THE preeminent practitioner in northern Colorado for facial acupuncture treatments. And we are thrilled he will be seeing clients exclusively at Zi Zai Dermatology’s Fort […]
Imagine being a waitress with eczema on your hands. Each time you serve a plate of food or a drink to a customer, you worry what they think of the red, scaling skin and fissures on your hands. Consider being a new teacher with adult acne who suffers embarrassment and lack of confidence each time […]
The little things you do for your skin each day can have significant impact over time–positive or negative. For instance, eating more veggies and less sugar is not going to clear up your zits overnight, but over a few weeks or months (and most certainly over the years) you will notice an improvement in the […]
Zi Zai Dermatology’s RosaceaHerbal™ Facial Serum is formulated to replenish moisture and nutrients to the easily-irritated skin found in people who suffer from Rosacea. Anti-inflammatory Chinese herbs are infused into precious cold-pressed, organic oils that are superior for use on sensitive skin. These delicate oils have been found to have potent antioxidant properties and are found in some of the best anti-aging facial serums.
My face suffers from rosacea. So I use the Zi Zai facial products faithfully (the Honey & Herb Scrub, the RosaceaHerbal facial toner and the weekly clay & herb mask). However, right around Thanksgiving, I suddenly got really lazy. I ran out of the toner (all I have to do is grab more from the […]
As we have discussed in earlier posts, rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the face. Any kind of heat will make the symptoms worse, so when trying to manage your rosacea, it will be vital to avoid all external and internal sources of heat. The following is a list of things to avoid […]
In a previous post we described the different TCM patterns associated with rosacea. This post covers how we treat those patterns with Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. Since rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition, Heat is the most predominant pathogenic factor involved in this skin disease. Acupuncture and herbs are effective at clearing this pathogenic […]
If you have read any of my posts, you know that I always stress the fact that most chronic skin conditions must be healed from the inside out. As an acupuncturist and herbalist, I use the tools of my trade (acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) to improve the overall health of the body as the […]
The 3 main TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) patterns seen in rosacea are Accumulation of Heat in the Lungs and Stomach, Heat in the Blood, and Blood Stasis. Let’s examine each one individually. In the earlier stages of rosacea, the most common TCM pattern is simply Accumulation of Heat in the Lungs and Stomach. Heat begins […]
Some my favorite herbs for skin from the Chinese Herbal Pharmacopeia might actually be growing right in your backyard here in North America. My absolute favorite skin herb is honeysuckle flower and it has become quite expensive to obtain in bulk in recent years due to severe weather issues where it is grown for medicinal use in China. But you can harvest it from your own yard and learn to make medicine with it.
The big red bulbous nose of W.C. Fields is the extreme example of rosacea and certainly not how this condition appears in most people. I mention this for 2 reasons: 1.) If you have rosacea don’t freak out that this is going to happen to your nose (you can get this condition under control long […]
Make your facial skin care routine special. There is power in allowing it to be a ritual, a ceremony. Perform each task with kindness. Show yourself some love. Be grateful for your face and your skin and do not take it for granted. Caring for your skin doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be fun, especially the facial masks and the facial steam.
Chronic skin ailments are so frustrating. One very important concept to remember when dealing with a chronic skin problem is that our skin is just one of the organs in our whole body. It is our largest organ and it is on the outside of our body (for all the world to see and for […]
Beeswax allergy? Actually it is an allergic reaction to the propolis, or “bee glue”, that gets mixed with the wax. It has taken me over a year to solve the mystery of the exasperating recurring rash around my mouth and now that I have figured it out, I am sharing my findings so you can recognize the […]
Psoriasis is a disease of the skin, right? Well, yes and no. Psoriasis is a disease that manifests with skin problems but the root of the disease is internal. The true cause of psoriasis is not yet well understood but research shows it involves genetic, immunologic, metabolic and endocrine factors (and energetic imbalances, too, according […]