PHYTO5 Seasonal Skincare and You: How to Easily Guide Yourself in the Selection of the Right Products for Your Skin Condition

How to Harmonize with the 5-Element Theory of Chinese Medicine in PHYTO5 Skincare for Healing the 5 Groups of Skin Conditions

In the same way we don't wear the same type of clothing from one season to the next, you may benefit by using PHYTO5 seasonal skincare in either of two ways:

  1. using the skincare products of each energetic season as they come in order to stay in balance and counteract the aggressions of each season's energy;
  2. using the skincare products of the season which addresses the particular skin issues you are currently experiencing in order to reverse them.

Any symptom you are experiencing in one of the 5 conditions shown below demonstrates you have an imbalance in that element.


Keys to Harmonious 5-Element Skincare:

  • The body is 50% matter and 50% vital energy.
  • For true holistic beauty, it's not enough to simply treat your skin's matter.
  • Energetic skincare holistically brings us into balance with our skin's matter AND its unseen vital energy as well.
  • We fall into imbalance for many reasons and often during a particular seasonal aspect.
  • By following PHYTO5’s energetic principles, you can easily guide yourself in the selection of the right products for your skincare and beauty regimen.

Here are the most common symptoms associated with the season and the element. Remember, if you are not experiencing any of these symptoms, you should use the product line of the current energetic season.

SPRING: Oiliness, Blackheads, Hyper-pigmentation

for oiliness, blackheads, hyper-pigmentation and issues of vital energy circulation (indicating a Wood element imbalance)

SPRING ● Wood Element ● February 5 to April 17


for irritated, sensitive, blotchy, allergic skin, couperose, and issues of red blood (arterial) circulation (indicating a Fire element imbalance)

SUMMER ● Fire Element ● May 6 to July 19


for dry, dull, lifeless and flaky skin, and issues of blue blood (venous) circulation (indicating a Metal element imbalance)

FALL ● Metal Element ● August 7 to October 20

for dehydration, lack of skin tone, wrinkles and issues of water circulation (water retention) (indicating a Water element imbalance)

WINTER ● Water Element ● November 8 to January 17

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for blemishes, toxicity, acne, psoriasis, enlarged pores and lymph circulation problems (indicating an Earth element imbalance)


January 18 to February 4

April 18 to May 5

July 20 to August 6

October 21 to November 7