Ancient Exfoliating and Cleansing Beauty Ritual of Japanese Women

In Japan, beauty translates to flawless skin, youth and purification, having preserved some of the most natural skin care secrets since ancient times. Originally a part of the royal beauty treatment, Adzuki beans are one of the hidden skin-exfoliating secrets of Japanese women’s beauty regime, used as early as the Nara Period (710-794 AD) which became even more popular since the 18th century. Japanese women used this powdered delicacy to cleanse and purify their skin.

These legumes are high in antioxidants and contain a naturally occurring foaming agent known as Saponin that helps to cleanse and tighten pores.

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