As women, we all know that the journey for irresistibly smooth skin is an ongoing task that takes a lot of time and patience. And with spring in motion and summer upon us, it’s time to kick your beauty routine into high gear to make sure you’re shedding winter’s dullness and radiating all season long, whether you’re hoping to go foundation or concealer-free when it comes to your face or wanting to flaunt your toned physique.
While most of us turn to exfoliating to slough off dead skin cells, Jasmin Blossom of Zooming Japan, recently revealed a new way to increase cell turnover for smooth, flawless skin in an article with FAB Beauty. So, sake, anyone?
Yes, you heard us correctly, Japan’s native and staple drink made from rice wine can actually work just as well as exfoliating if not better due to its anti-aging benefits for skin. Apparently, this beauty hack was discovered by mistake. “Sake brewers had wrinkles on their faces, but super smooth, youthful hands; that’s how they discovered the benefits,” Blossom explained.
Sounds a bit questionable, but Asia has recently emerged as a trailblazer in innovative skincare, so this hack actually may have some truth. I mean, Korean beauty has taken over the American market, right? Not to mention, the kojic acid that’s found in sake is great for both brightening skin and penetrating tough areas of hyper pigmentation.
So, if you have dark circles around your eyes, nose or mouth or have some pesky acne scars lingering, grab a cotton bottle and some sake and gently massage it into your problem ares on a nightly basis.