Various types of natural skin-nourishing substances continue to pop up in the market. From oats to honey, food items usually found on our dining table have made their way to our beauty regimen.
Adzuki means small bean in Japanese. These red sweet beans are normally used in desserts, although they can also be a key protein source in grain bowls. They are cheap but jam-packed with nutrients.
Japanese women are known for their preference for natural ingredients when it comes to skincare. The powdered beans were put in a silk bag and moistened with water. The creamy paste that was formed was then rubbed on the face and body.
There are three main ways by which adzuki beans provide clean, clear, and healthy skin. These mechanisms are exfoliation, pore cleansing, and free radical prevention. Let us dig deeper into each one.
Exfoliation is the process by which dead skin cells are removed from the surface of the skin. Exfoliating dead skin cells can make the skin look brighter and facilitates better absorption of other topical skin products.
Adzuki beans clean pores by drawing out oil or sebum, dirt, dead skin cells, and bacteria. These elements cause acne and blackheads, which is why adzuki beans are perfect for those who are prone to these skin blemishes.
Adzuki beans contain manganese and other antioxidants. Antioxidants either donate an electron to the free radical without turning into a free radical themselves, or they destroy the free radicals and render them harmless. Therefore, the damage to cells, which can manifest as wrinkles or breakouts, is prevented.
With all the stress brought about by these trying times, we are at our most vulnerable to various diseases. These magic beans are a true gift of nature, as they are nutrient-dense and are cheap. Adzuki beans are also versatile, and the number of applications for them is limitless!