How to Freshen Your Face, 1565

woodcut of woman's head with wavy hair John Bulwer, Anthropometamorphosis

Take a bean, and having chewed it well, spit it on a cloth, then rub your face with this, and you will make the face beautiful and glowing, and the skin soft.

Isabella Cortese, I segreti de la signora Isabella Cortese

Your new secret for dewy skin on-the-go: homemade bean paste!