Fall is the season when we are naturally meant to let go. In Chinese medicine every season is connected physically and energetically with an organ system. Fall is connected to the Lung which is in charge of the skin.
It is a time to shed. It is different from the kind of shedding that happens when we emerge from winter. Fall is when we harvest the bounty of the summer and preserve only what we value as important to help us rejuvenate during the winter months.
During the season of the lung we are given a special window to heal the skin. The protective outer layer, referred to as Wei Qi in Chinese medicine, acts like a powerful immune system. When the skin is healthy there is a radiance. Skin Glow brings a healthy glow back to your face by restoring the internal functions of our body on a physical and energetic level.
This formula dives deep into our internal world, unwinds all the knots we have created through patterns of thought and lifestyle.
Ophiopogon Tuber long known for the past 3,000 years in Chinese medicine for its ability to hydrate and clear redness from the skin.
Evodia fruit brings luminosity to the skin while is known to powerfully decrease inflammation. A herb known to soothe irritated sensitive skin. Reduce redness and skin's sensitivity to environmental stressors and pollution.
Fall is a time to reflect. We reap the harvest of the last two phases, and we notice a decline – a melancholy unrelated to our lives themselves. This is natural; it’s a normal part of the cycle. We turn to our friends and nature for stimulation and inspiration. The element of Fall is Metal which provides a sharp edge to free ourselves from things that no longer bring us joy or purpose.
Finding balance during the Metal phase:
- Take time to reflect. Ask yourself: How can I add value to those around me and the world?
- Choose to eat foods that are prepared warm and cooked for long periods over a low temperature. During the metal phase, our bodies crave concentrated foods.
- Keep your organs moist to avoid dryness with coconut oil/milk, avocado, olive oil, seaweed, sesame seeds, dark leafy greens, honey and butter.
- Choose white foods that are spicy and strong-flavored such as cabbage, ginger, potato, garlic, onion, cauliflower and pear.