Beans on your face? What? Yes, we are putting beans on our faces, and you will want to do it too.
Here's why: The Adzuki Bean is a.k.a. as the KING of Beans and contains these very useful minerals/vitamins: Folate, potassium, magnesium, zinc, high in protein. Just eating half a cup of these magical beans a day would benefit your liver, and digestive system immensely. When your liver and gut are "clean" your skin will glow! ok? So eat them. Now back to your face and putting beans on it.
The scientific name of this bean is Vigna angularis, and it grows annually.
The Japanese are very well known for their flawless skin. They have traditionally used natural botanicals and elements from the earth within their skin care regimens. Japanese men and women exfoliate gently using grains such as adzuki beans & rice bran, mineral rich clays from the earth, powdered sea vegetables that draw out toxins from the skin and powdered herbs. They moisturize using botanical oils such as Jojoba and Camellia oil and nourish the skin with apple cider vinegar, herbal teas, extracts and nutritive oils.
I formulated a beautiful exfoliator with Organic Adzuki Beans and Organic Rice Bran ( Rice Bran is the nutrient-rich outer layer that surrounds the endosperm of whole grain brown rice) and contains skin loving magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, iron, folic acid, thiamine and niacin (VITAMIN B3). Rice Bran also boasts B15, a vital antioxidant. as well as Co-Enzyme Q10, Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids and even Oleic Acid also found in olive oil. These two superfoods are loaded with nutrients and minerals that your skin will LOVE.
Simply put, this "simple" pure, organic mixture polishes away dead skin cells, clears pores, rejuvenates the skin leaving an after glow that you will enjoy. This is a must have skin food to feed your skin.
How to use it in your skin regimen: After cleansing your skin (The Oil Cleansing Method is a good way to do this), leaving your face damp.
- Shake out an amount equal to a quarter
- dampen this with a few drops of water (or liquid of choice i.e. milk, yogurt, honey)
- Work into a paste with a finger
- Now apply dabs of it to cheeks, chin and forehead (your skin is damp)
- Massage gently in circular upward motions for 1-2 minutes
- Rinse over sink 10X warm water, 5X cold water
- Pat dry with soft towel
Follow with a plant based oil / moisturizer such as Camellia Oil, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed oil. I have an amazing botanical blend with over 20 oils and essential essences in it if you want to look at it on Etsy. I offer customization with this, whereby you can have a favorite essential oil aroma added, or some papaya enzyme powder to really kick this formula up a notch.