A Secret Recipe of Empress Dowager That Makes You Stay Young

If you have a bowl of soup made of green bean, Job’s tears and angelica root every morning in the summer and autumn, you will see an obvious improvement on your skin, and skin spots, pimples, or acne scars may even disappear.

Ingredients: Job’s tears, green beans, angelica roots

Preparation: Cook all the ingredients in a pot for at least 3 hours until the job’s tears are totally soft. Add sugar afterwards.

There is another secret tip to whiten your skin, which was found in the old books. It is a DIY mask.

Ingredients: 1 spoon angelica root powder; 1 spoon white poria powder; 1 spoon astragalus propinquus powder; honey and milk

Preparation: Mix all the powder, milk and honey and put it on your face. Wait 20 to 30 minutes before your wash it off your face.  Do it 2-3 times a week and you will see some magical changes in a few weeks. If you want to not only whiten the skin, but also remove the freckles on your skin, you can also add job’s tear and green bean to the ingredients. This is a 100% natural mask, which was used by beauties in the royal court.

Angelica root was first mentioned in The Classic of Herbal Medicine as good for improving the color and moisturizing the skin, which henceforth became a popular material for women beauty. It was also famously used by Empress Dowager of the Qing Dynasty as one of the major ingredients in a medicine she took. It is said that the skin of Empress Dowager was even better when she was growing older than she was young, because the medicines she got from the court doctors, who liked to use angelica root. In addition, angelica root was also widely used in almost every prescription for pursuing beauty by the royal families and high ranked officials.  Nowadays, modern pharmacological studies have proved that angelica root makes you more beautiful in that it can improve blood circulation and metabolism, and reduce freckles on the skin.

Job’s tear powder is another popular material widely used by actresses especially in Taiwan. It is used to make tea, as well as mask. The three biggest contributions of Job’s tear to your beauty are 1. whitening and removing freckles from your skin; 2 refining skin pores; 3 helping you to lose weight caused by swelling of the face and lower body. At the same time, you need to be aware that job’s tear is cold type of food, and is not good for women who are pregnant or in the week before and after menstruation.