Create beauty from within by eating!
What kind of beauty treatments do you have in your country?
In Japan, there are cooking ingredients that are known throughout history to improve one’s beauty. In this article, we’ll introduce a few ingredients whose reputation has endured the test of time.
- Clear away edema and enjoy fair skin with Azuki beans
Azuki beans are the main ingredient in anko, an essential component in Japanese sweets. When you visit Japan, don’t miss the chance to try Japanese sweets that contain anko like, odango, omanju, and anmitsu.
Azuki beans are packed with dietary fiber, so they’re perfect for clearing up edema and easing digestion.
Rice, Japan’s favorite dish is a cure-all.
Have you heard of rice bran? Rice bran is a powder produced when brown rice is refined to produce white rice. It is an excellent moisturizer and is rich in vitamins and minerals. Leave it to Japan to discover a beauty ingredient like this! That’s not the only beauty product that comes from rice either. Japan’s sake brewers, who rely on rice as the starting ingredient, are well known for having smooth hands. Recently long-established brewers have begun to market facial lotion and liquid foundation containing sake at affordable prices.
Sweet and tasty brown sugar is effective for clearing up pimples.
Brown sugar is a delicacy from Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan. All kinds of brown sugar line the shelves of souvenir shops and supermarkets. It’s richer in minerals than white sugar and is said to be good for the skin. It’s also known to be effective on pimples, so we definitely recommend it, especially if you’re the type to take, “just a bit too much” sugar with your meal. It pairs well with yogurt, milk, and black tea, which make it easy to include in your daily meals. Simple!
Cosmetic products formulated with each of these ingredients can be had at drugstores,100-yen shops, and other stores. Perfect for a souvenir gift!
Delicious to eat and useful for beauty! Give Japanese beauty treatments a try!