This is something the Japanese ladies have known for centuries – the surprisingly skin healing benefits of rice!
Applying rice bran oil, rice bran powder and rice water on your skin can change the texture and clarity of the skin, meaning it can make skin smooth and eliminate dark spots. Also, you can enrich your diet with rice and use its antioxidant powers.
Rice is a rich source of linoleic acids and squalene, a powerful antioxidant that promotes the collagen production in the skin. It is a substance that keeps skin from wrinkling. In addition, squalene protects the skin from sun damage. Large amount of vitamin E and gamma oryznol are present in rice as well, which protects heart health and lowers cholesterol.
Rice has astonishing effects in skin rejuvenation and not many people know this, except from the Japanese.
We will give you a recipe of a rice based mask that softens wrinkles and makes your skin glow.
To prepare the mask, you will need:
– 3 tablespoons rice
– 1 tablespoon milk
– 1 tablespoon of honey
After you boil the rice, strain it and put aside the water in which the rice boiled. Add a spoon of heated milk in the rice and mix them. After you stir the mixture well, add honey to it.
Apply the mask on clean, dry skin and let it dry. Afterwards, take off the mask and wash your face with water in which the rice boiled.
Rice water has antioxidant and healing properties that moisturize the skin and improve circulation, avoid age related spots and ease inflammation. Rice water will give you healthy, clear and more moisturized skin. Also, it offers you a mild sun protection.