When it came to the history ofbeauty and skin cart' in Japan, the Geishas were the most dedicated, spending un limited amounts of time keeping their skin in tip-top condition. They used rice flour paste as their foundation and removed their heavy makeup with nightingale droppings, which reportedly left their skin nourished.
In Japan, being beauti ful is associated with having fair skin: the painted white face of a Geisha was a symbol of that beauty. I lowever. The Geishas also kept their skin fair and smooth under their makeup with boiled down rice water, enriched with minerals and vitamins that lighten and brighten the skin.