We mostly consume rice as our staple food but the next time you make rice, don’t throw away the water. Rice water is one of the best home based products for skin and hair. It is full of vitamins and minerals that are very good for our hair and skin. And this is something Asian women are using since a long time.
Rice water also contains amino acids which are essential for beautiful skin. It also contains inositol, a carbohydrate that helps to reduce surface friction and strengthen elasticity. So, here we have listed some beauty benefits of rice water.
Cleanser: To cleanse your face with rice water just dip a cotton ball or pad into the liquid and gently massage it into your skin for few minutes. Let it dry on your face for some time and make sure it really absorbs all of the good stuff. And if you use it regularly your skin will become tight, radiant and soft.
Toner: Rice water can be also used as a toner. Dip a cotton ball in the water and apply it to your face. And make sure you apply it after cleansing your face to tighten skin and to minimise the appearance of pores. This natural skin toner stimulates blood flow and promotes cell growth. It also helps to keep your skin bright and smooth.
Treatment for Acne: It cools the redness of an outbreak and also helps to heal acne. It acts beautifully on the skin as an astringent, tighten the pores as well.
Eczema Treatment: Rice water is effective in treating eczema due to its starch component. Soak a clean washcloth in the water and pat dry all over the affected skin. And for a couple of minutes continue doing this.
Good for Irritated Skin: It acts naturally on skin inflammation or on rashes. Apply rice water on the affected area it will soothe the area instantly. A 15-minute bath with rice water twice a day could improve the condition significantly.
Soothes Sunburn: Rice water soothes sunburn and it helps our skin to recover fast. But in such cases, it is better to use cold rice water.
For beautiful hair, use rice water after shampooing as a last rinse. It adds extra shine to your hair and keeps it healthy and strong. And add few drops of essential oils with it for extra nourishments. After applying, massage your scalp gently for few minutes and then rinse it thoroughly with plain water. Try to use it once or twice a week.
It can be also used as a hair conditioner. Add few drops of essential oil with it and apply it all over the tresses. Keep it for 10 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.