Every woman is unique in her own way. But In spite of their individualities, the majority of women face many of the same challenges, which sometimes, do not exclude the way they look and feel. It is the desire of every woman to look at least 10 years younger than her true age. And so from place to place, culture to culture, she keeps searching for beauty secrets that will give her the results that she desires.
For example, rice water is said to have been used for centuries by Asian women to beautify their face, hair and skin. They also take it internally for health benefits.
“For the Yao minority of ethnic women, hair is their most prized possession. The ancient settlement is known across China as the “Long Hair Village” and is even recognised by the Guinness world book of records as the “world’s longest hair village”.
They grow their jet black hair up to 2.1 meters (6.8 feet) long, and manage to keep it looking strong and healthy (and free of greys) well into their old age. Their secret? They wash with fermented rice water. You know, that milky-colored liquid left over from rinsing or boiling rice. It’s been the secret to beautiful hair for these village women as well as imperial princesses in the East since ancient times.”
How Rice Water Can Heal the Skin
Rice has astonishing effects in skin rejuvenation that many people are not aware of.
Rice water has vitamin B, C, E, and minerals, which help in skin tightening and shrinkage of open pores on face. It also promotes skin cell growth, stimulates blood flow, and slows down the aging process.
High concentration of PABA (Para amino benzoic acid): A type of sunscreen.
Ferulic acid: An antioxidant which scientists have found that when added to Vitamin C and E, its sun protection ability doubles.
Linoleic acids and squalene: A powerful antioxidant that promotes the collagen production in the skin. It is a substance that keeps skin from wrinkling.
Allantoin: A good anti-inflammatory agent that soothes sunburns and also promotes the skin’s repair.
Beauty Benefits Of Rice Water
One amazing fact about rice water is that it can be used on all skin types, so you can be sure it won’t provoke any undesirable allergy, especially for those with sensitive skin. It is chemical free and simple to prepare. It helps to soften the skin and improve your complexion. But if you have a very dry skin, you can combine rice water with a few drops healthy oil like coconut or olive, depending on your preference.
As A Toner
Though inexpensive, rice water is an effective beauty tonic for cleansing, toning and brightening. Apply with a cotton bud morning and night. Apply in a circular motion and allow to dry naturally. I can confidently tell you that you can see and feel the result after a single use. It gives you a well-toned powdery look.
Hyperpigmentation is of a major concern to a lot of people, especially, because it comes with too much melanin on the skin. Common examples of hyperpigmentation include freckles, age spots, liver spots etc., which can come as a result of sun damage, hormonal changes, side effects of certain drugs and so on.
Rice water has been found to work as well as any expensive skin lightening serum to lighten hyperpigmentation.
Rice water acts as an astringent on the skin. It tightens the pores, heals acne and soothes skin redness.
Rice water is also used for cooling inflammations and burnt skin. It will help your skin recover fast and prevent further damage. Rinse your face with cold rice water twice daily after cleaning thoroughly or use as a toner.
How To Make Rice Water
2tbs of rice
1 and ½ cups of water
Cook for 5-10mins
Drain, cool and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days to prevent fermentation.
Use for 10days as a toner or hair rinse
You can use any type of rice: Brown, white long grain, white short grain, jasmine, or whatever you have. All you need to do is first rinse the rice with water to remove any dirt or pesticides before preparation. Rice water can be concentrated, diluted or even fermented
1tbs of honey
Cook rice, strain and set aside the water. Add a spoon of warm milk to rice and mix into a paste. Allow to cool down and add honey. Apply mask on your face with a spatula or fingertips.
Allow to stay for 30mins and rinse with the rice water earlier set aside. Allow to dry naturally. Repeat 2-3 times a week for five weeks.
Rice As A Natural Skin Lightner
3tbs ground rice (you can grind your own rice QR
Purchase rice flour)
Mix ingredients together to create a paste
Apply mask on your face for 30mins
Rinse with lukewarm water
Apply 2-3times a week
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1tbs Rice Powder
1tbs Milk Cream
Mix all ingredients and apply on face. Allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Rinse with cold water.
Repeat once or twice a week
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