All you need at this spa treatment is a pair of chopsticks, a plate of sushi and you're set for the day. At the Yunessun Spa Resort in Hakone, Japan, visitors can choose between an assortment of refreshment and beverage soaks - red wine, green tea, and our favourite, sake. It's believed that the acids in fermented rice wine act as a natural moisturizer and can eliminate brown spots and freckles -- a Japanese girl's worst nightmare. Asian women have a curious obsession with clear, fair, spotless skin and freckles are considered unsightly, ghastly blemishes. Geishas also used to apply sake to their skin before applying their makeup, and it's said that workers in sake distilleries have beautiful, clear hands. Added bonus: If a few drops of the beauty elixir happen to fall in your mouth, so be it.

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