It is said that Geisha’s skin had to be flawless. To maintain their face smooth and matte like porcelain, they used various natural ingredients to exfoliate their skin, removing dead skin cells which leaves skin fresh and glowing.
One of the most popular and ancient Japanese methods of smoothing and brightening the skin is using Adzuki Bean Powder. They are crushed into a powder and rubbed on the face.
You can easily grind Adzuki Beans into a powder using a blender.
Adzuki Bean powder can be used as a quick effective yet gentle scrub when mixed with water in the palm of your had.
But, since Adzuki Beans are packed with vitamins and minerals, I prefer to leave the Adzuki Bean Mask (the recipe will be described further down) on my face for 10-15 min until it begins to tighten and then remove with circular movements.
Adzuki Beans contain:
Adzuki Bean Exfoliating Mask:
Although Adzuki Bean Powder can be mixed with water, I prefer to use Aloe Vera gel due to its healing properties and creamy texture.
– 3 tablespoons of Adzuki Bean Powder (I prefer to make the powder more coarse)
– 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera Gel
1. Mix Adzuki Bean Powder and Aloe Vera Gel.
2. Apply the mixture on your face for 10-15 min, then remove with circular motion.