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Our New Skincare Obsession!

Posted by Smita Kishore on

It's organic. It's eco-friendly. It's gentle on the skin. And, it's easy to make and use! That's why we are completely hooked to our adzuki bean scrub! 

So What Exactly Are These Beans?!

These small red beans are native to East Asia and the Himalayas. The name adzuki is derived from "azuki" in the Japanese language and is known as red mung bean in English. Powdered adzuki beans have been used in Japan for centuries to gently exfoliate the skin, giving it a natural glow. Adzuki beans naturally contain saponin, a foaming agent which cleanses the pores by removing dead skin cells and drawing out excess oils and impurities. It also gently softens the skin and promotes circulation.

As someone with skin sensitivities, this is the first exfoliating scrub I've made that doesn't irritate my skin. It's also a great scrub for acne-prone skin as it unclogs pores and absorbs excess oils. I use this scrub 2-3 times a week but it's gentle enough for daily use for those who need it. I also use this as a body scrub once a week to slough off dead skin!

 

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How To Make It 

  • Instructions
    • Grind adzuki beans in a coffee grinder until you achieve a fine powder
    • Use a sieve to remove any large pieces, if necessary, so they don't cut your skin
    • Store in an airtight glass jar
    • To Use: Take a teaspoon of powder in your palm and add a couple drops of water to form an exfoliating paste. Wet your face and gently rub in a circular motion, avoiding the area around your eyes. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry. If you have dry skin like me, I recommend following with 3-4 drops of organic sesame or organic jojoba oil to lock in moisture, or simply add a couple drops into the paste! 
    • Tip: This also works great as a mask! Simply take 2 tbsp of adzuki powder and add water or organic aloe vera gel to create a paste. If dry, add 2 drops of organic jojoba oil to paste. Apply to face (avoiding the eyes) and rinse with warm water after 5-10 minutes. 
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