Rice water is one of the most effective DIY treatment for soft, supple, and youthful skin. The Japanese women uses this ‘magic potion‘ ritually in their beauty regimen. Their beautiful skin is an obvious aftermath. Why go for pricey cosmetics when nature has the key to address any problem?
Rice water benefits can be availed by all skin types – dry, oily, or combination. Also, you can use rice powder as a body scrub. It is an effective DIY treatment that helps exfoliation of the dead skin cells. Although rice water is available in the stores as well, however, it is always advisable to use homemade rice water for it is chemical free and fresh.
What you Need:
• 1/2 cup uncooked rice
• 2 cups water
How to Prepare:
Method 1: No-boil Quick Method:
Rinse the rice with a cup of water to remove any dirt or impurities. When done, take a bowl and into it place the rice covered in water. Let soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain out the water in a jar. Voila! Your rice water is ready to use. Use it daily, twice a day, as your toner and witness an improvised skin texture within a month of usage.
Method 2: Boiled Rice Water:
To prepare a rice water concentrate, prepare the rice as you normally would. When cooked, strain out the water. The leftover rice water will be in vivid white color, highly concentrated in nutrients. Let the water cool down to the room temperature. And your DIY facial toner or hair rinse is ready to use.
BENEFITS OF RICE WATER
1. Natural Skin Toner:
Rice water is an effective natural skin toner. It helps keeping your skin soft and glowing. Also, it will even out your skin tone.
2. Reduce the Pore Size:
The pores show up as an unhealthy look to the skin. To fix them, damp a cotton ball into the rice water, and apply it on your skin. Rice water works out as an effective DIY astringent and helps tighten the pores. It firms up the skin pores, making them appear smaller.
Address the outbursts of acne easily with rice water. Using a cotton ball, apply the rice water on the acne area. You’ll see a visible change – the inflammation and the redness gradually reducing!
4. Deal with Eczema:
Rice water has in it the starch components. These starch components effectively address to the eczema issue. You should use concentrated rice water to deal with eczema. Apply it regularly on the affected area to avail the benefit.
5. Soothe any Skin Inflammation or the Sunburns:
Rice water has a cooling effect that helps soothe any skin inflammation or the sunburns. Also, it helps the skin in faster recovery, thus, preventing any further damage.
6. Brighten up the Skin:
Rice water is a real boon! It is a way more effective than the cosmetic products that claim to lighten and brighten up your skin. Bring in the rice water to your regular use as a face wash, and witness a noticeable glow on your skin. Damp the cotton ball in rice water and apply it onto your face. Let it air dry.
7. Hair Mask:
Rice water takes a front seat, again! After skin, treat your hair with the rice water’s efficacy. Pour the rice water on your scalp and hair. Make sure you do it in a way that it reaches the scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with normal water and shampoo you hair. Whoa! Silky and shiny hair.