Want to know what’s the secret behind Japanese, Korean perfect skin texture? It is rice water! Now don't be shocked, next the time you boil your rice, extract the water out and use it on your hair, face and even drink it. We bet it will fascinate your skin and seeing the results you would get addicted to rice water.
There are two ways of extracting rice water. Either you could opt for the no-boil method, where you would have to just clean the rice and soak it in the water for 15 minutes, and then strain it in a bottle, you are good to use it. Next is the boil method, where you have to triple up the water content and once the rice is half cooked, extract the boiled water. Now let's find out how you can use this rice water on your skin, hair and health care.
1. Natural shine:
Rice water is a rich source of amino acids that will strengthen the hair follicles and give your hair a bouncy, lustrous and glossy look. After your shampoo and conditioner, you can wash your hair with rice water and green tea and get a natural shiny hair.
You can use rice water as a hair mask, which will not only give you an ultra smooth hair texture but repair and strengthen the hair shaft. Rice water is rich in inositol that prevents hair damage and promotes hair growth. Use this only once in two weeks.
Tip: rice water can build up on your hair, so it is best to use with lemon water, apple juice, which will remove the build up and smoothen your hair.
3. Rice water shampoo:
You can even use it with the famous shikakai powder and amla powder and cleanse your hair completely. Rice water has natural saponins that will act as a mild cleansing agent and keep your hair free from grime.
1. Rice water toner:
You can store the rice water in the fridge and use it as a toner. It will brighten and soften your skin. Also is has moisturizing properties which make it a perfect toner for dry skin ladies.
2. Rice water as pore reducer:
When you use this as a skin cleanser it will shrink your pores. The presence of Vitamin C, E in rice water can make you bid goodbye to your enlarged pores, excessive sebum, blackheads, and acne. Use this daily for effective results.
Rich is rich in vitamin B1 called inositol that slows down aging and promotes healthy cell growth. When you apply rice water on your face, it will improve blood circulation, moisturise your skin and keep wrinkles, fine lines at bay.
4. Prevents hyperpigmentation and spots:
Rice water is rich in oryzanol that will prevent the skin lipids from oxidation and prevent freckles, age spots. Use rice water on a daily basis and get a blemish free skin.
1. Energy booster:
Rice water is a perfect energy drink, it will fight fatigue, dehydration and keep you refreshed all day. We all know rice is a good source of carbohydrates, which is an essential ingredient for energy, also the nutrients and minerals will prevent your body from losing its water levels and prevent dehydration symptoms.
2. Prevents constipation:
If you are suffering from constipation, drink rice water, it has fibre content that will regulate your bowel movements and the starch will stimulate healthy bacteria and prevent constipation.
3. Protects from the sun:
Rice water gives your body the power to withstand the harsh rays of the sun. It is a rich source of oryzanol that protects your body from UVA rays, indirectly preventing skin cancer.Don't toss away the rice water, start using it regularly and achieve flawless skin and healthy body.