Seattle Beauty® Tip: Seven whitening Mask (七子白), an ancient Chinese herbal beauty recipeBy cwan | May 25th, 2018
Seven whitening Mask is a mask recipes originated in Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE). It is believed that the mask recipe was originally created inside the Emperor’s palace and was kept as a beauty secret from common folks for the sole use of emperor’s wives and daughters. The recipe was eventually leaked and spread into the general population. The effectiveness of the mask was praised over thousands of years of use and is now one of the most popular beauty recipes in China.
Here is the recipe: mix the fine powder of equal amount of these ingredients together: Largehead Atractylodes Rh(白术), Angelica Root (白芷), Bletilla striata (白芨), Ampelopsis Radix (白蔹), white peony root (白芍), Poria cocos(Schw.) Wolf. (白茯苓), and pearl powder. You should be able to find these all these ingredients online. There are a lot of websites selling Chinese herbal powders. You can also copy-paste the Chinese characters into your search engine.
Add a few drops of honey into the mixture. Add water and stir in one direction to provide a soft paste. I would add a little egg white or gelatin in to help the paste to adhere to the skin. Spread over the clean damp face. Wait until dry. Rinse off with warm water and end with a splash of old water. Pat dry. The mask is excellent in improving skin tone, removing dark spots and scar, clearing pimples, and rejuvenating the skin.
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Dr. Connie Wan