Simulation of the reflectance of translucent materials is one of the most important factors in the creation of realistic CG objects. Estimating the reflectance characteristics of translucent materials from a single image is a very efficient way of re-rendering objects that exist in real environments. However, this task is considerably challenging because this approach leads to problems such as the existence of many unknown parameters. Munoz et al.  proposed a method for the estimation of the bidirectional surface scattering reflectance distribution function (BSSRDF) from a given single image. However, it is difficult or impossible to estimate the BSSRDF of materials with complex shapes because this method's target was the convexity of objects therefore, it used a rough depth recovery technique for global convex objects. In this paper, we propose a method for accurately estimating the BSSRDF of human faces, which have complex shapes. We use a 3D face reconstruction technique to satisfy the above assumption. We are able to acquire more accurate geometries of human faces, and it enables us to estimate the reflectance characteristics of faces.