Acupuncture’s Secret Side Effect Is Incredible Skin

Anyone who’s worth a damn knows what’s up when they hear beauty keywords like Botox, Juvederm, Restalyne or Sculptra.

And while those magical beauty tools can be great if you’re into that sort of thing, we’re headed in another direction. We’re talking about the other needle: acupuncture.

Maybe you’ve already experienced acupuncture. Maybe you haven’t. Maybe on your most recent appointment, you mentioned a slight head cold, and that’s when your doctor put four needles in your face.

Maybe when you woke up the next morning you were not only glowing, but looked five years younger. Just saying.

While traditional Chinese medicine or acupuncture is commonly associated with health issues like migraines, autoimmune disorders, osteoarthritis, anxiety, depression, back pain, its cosmetic benefits are lesser known.

Studies are slowly picking up on its benefits, but it’s tough because one of the biggest issues is that there is no “placebo” when conducting medical trials. You either have needles in your face, or you don’t.

That’s why medical research on the matter is weak sauce. A 2012 study completed by the Tsukuba University of Technology found that acupuncture can increase the water and oil content of facial skin.

“Acupuncture might, therefore, contribute to enhancing the appearance of the skin,” the study says. “We are currently preparing a larger-scale study to verify these findings.”


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