Rice Water is one of the beauty secrets of Japanese Women. Their clean and shiny skin is so adorable and we would definitely love to possess such great skin. However, it is not the case with all Indian skins. We must opt for home remedies rather than those cosmetic products.
Rice water can be used on all skin types such as dry, oily or normal skin. The rice powder can be used as body scrub, thereby removes the dead cells. It is available in stores as well, but homemade rice water is always advisable. It is chemical free and is fresh. The following is the procedure to make rice water at home:
Procedure to make rice water:
You will need:
- 1/2 cup uncooked rice
- 2 cups water
Method 1: No-boil quick method
To make rice water, first rinse the rice with about a cup of water to remove any dirt or impurities. Place the rice in a bowl and cover with water. Let the rice soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Now strain out the rice water into a clean bowl. Your rice water is ready to use.
Method 2: Boiled rice water
To make a concentrate of rice water to use as a facial wash or hair rinse, prepare rice as you normally would. After the rice has cooked, strain it out. The leftover water will be a vivid white color, and will contain a high concentration of nutrients.
The Rice water is an excellent skin toner. It helps in keeping the skin smooth and glowing. It will even your skin tone. DIY rice water toner >>
Reduces the pore size:
The ugly pores give an unhealthy look to your skin. Damp a cotton ball into the rice water and apply it on your skin. The rice water acts as an astringent and thus tightens the pores, making it appear smaller. It firms up the pores as well.
The outbursts of acne can be easily treated with rice water. Apply it on the acne area by using a cotton ball. The redness effect will gradually be reduced.
Deals with eczema:
The starch components help in dealing with eczema. Boil the rice with water. Take it off from the stove once the rice is cooked. Do not strain it frequently as possibilities of loss of starch component are high. Cool the water and apply on the affected area. Regular application will treat eczema.
Rice water is far more beneficial than those artificial products which claim to lighten and brighten up your skin. Use Rice water as a regular face wash to get that glow on your face. It will gradually improve your skin tone. Damp the cotton in rice water and apply on your face. Let it air dry.
Use rice water as hair mask to get that long silky shiny hair. Pour the rice water on your hair and scalp, such that it reaches to the scalp. Let it stay there for 20 minutes. Wash it with normal water. Shampoo and apply conditioner to it.
Hope this article had been useful to you. Rice water is also recommended by doctors and Ayurveda as the results are proven ones. Please do not apply the hot rice water to your skin, as it might burn or cause rashes to the skin.