As most of us know, rice is a popular food in some parts of the world. But, do you know that Japanese women use rice for skincare? Yes, they are well-aware of the fact that rice is a cosmetic ingredient that can act as an elixir in improving their skin health. Even though rice is a popular food in many countries, due to its richness in carbohydrates, this grain is not used for daily food intake by some health-conscious individuals.
Effective properties of rice:
Rice can bring a glowing effect to your skin. In addition, you can use it as a hair conditioner and also for skin peeling. All these properties make it as an effective ingredient in beauty care formulations. Further, rice is good for the skin because it is rich in antioxidants. This means that it provides the ability to your skin to fight against wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. As it is rich in Vitamin B, it stimulates cell regeneration and slows down the process of aging.
With these many benefits, you might be wondering how to use rice on your skin. You can use it for preparing an anti-aging mask that you can conveniently apply right from the comfort of your home to get the best benefits.
How to use rice for preparing an anti-aging mask?
All you have to do is to take 2-3 tablespoons of rice. Just boil the rice until it becomes tender. After this, strain the rice and keep the boiled water in a bowl that is clean. Now, rinse the rice that you have strained with a tablespoon of warm milk and then add a spoon of honey and combine all again. Now, apply this mask on the face and neck and leave it for nearly 30 minutes. Finally, rinse your face with water that you have kept strained from the rice. If the water in which you boiled the rice is excess, you can preserve it for up to four days in the refrigerator and this water can act as an excellent toner for your skin. Even, you can make ice cubes with this water and can rub those cubes on your face.
Not just for the skin:
You should know that rice is not just good for your skin; it has some excellent qualities that will benefit your body as well. This is why it is used as an important source of food in many countries. Here are some excellent benefits you can get with rice consumption:
- It is an excellent source of energy and so it can act as a fuel for organ functionality.
- In the case of patients with diabetes, they can use brown rice as it can act as an excellent tonic for them, but it will not increase the blood sugar levels like white rice.
In short, rice brings many other health benefits. Not just external benefits, but also the internal benefit for your overall health is possible with rice.