Healthier, Younger-Looking Skin: 3 Tips for Your First Cosmetic Acupuncture Session

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Acupuncture can do more than just treat ailments. It can also be used for cosmetic purposes. Various pressure points on your face and neck can help improve blood circulation to the face, reduce acne, and give your skin a healthy, beautiful glow. Acupuncture has been known to be rather effective, although several sessions may be required for you to see a more permanent effect. Still, the thought of having needles injected into your body can be rather scary. Here are three tips you should keep in mind when preparing for your first session.

Wear Little to No Makeup

Take a shower and wash your face before you go in for cosmetic acupuncture. It's best if you show up clean-faced, as you don't want the oils or chemicals in your makeup to interfere with the acupuncture. Makeup can contaminate the needles. In addition, your makeup might conceal small veins that the acupuncturist is looking to avoid. If your sessions is scheduled after a long work day, wear as little makeup as possible. Bring a makeup-removing wipe and wipe your face before your session.

Stop Taking Blood Thinners

If you have a habit of taking blood thinners, like aspirin or even ibuprofen, you'll want to stop several days before your scheduled session. The blood thinners make you more susceptible to bruising. As most of the pressure points will be on your face, you definitely need to be careful. You don't want to end up looking as if you got into an accident.

Be Well Rested and Give Yourself Ample Time to Relax

Being able to relax during your session can really help you get better results. As your muscles relax, the acupuncturist will be able to better nail the pressure points they are targeting. You definitely don't want to be nervous nor agitated. Get a good night's rest before your scheduled appointment and give yourself ample time to relax before your session. Give yourself ample time to get to the clinic, and look for a clinic that offers a relatively relaxing environment for you to stay in before it's time for your appointment. 


You'd be surprised at how effective cosmetic acupuncture can be. Not only will you benefit from having healthier-looking skin after your session, but you'll also reduce the appearances of blemishes, wrinkles, and even acne. To maintain the results you see, try to schedule at least two treatments every three months.

Make an appointment with a company such as The Herban Alchemist to get started.


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