Protecting/Regenerating – very dry, damaged, or tired skin
Skin that is depleted, either from the inside or by exposure to outside stressors, needs first to seal in the reserves it has, and second to regenerate what has been lost. Qi (vitality, brightness), moisture (tone, suppleness), yin (plump, glowing substance) – when the skin is deficient the treatment principle is to supplement. When it has been damaged, the principle is to regenerate. Formulations in this category are designed to do just that.