Japanese women have been using rice and enjoying its amazing skin health benefits for centuries.
If you apply rice bran oil, rice bran powder and rice water on your skin, it can change the texture and clarity of your skin. In other words, your skin will become smooth and your dark spots will disappear. You can also enrich your diet with rice and use its antioxidant powers.
Rice is rich in linoleic acids and squalene – a powerful antioxidant that promotes collagen production in the skin. Squalene will keep your skin from wrinkling and protect it from sun damage. Rice also contains large amounts of vitamin E and gamma oryzanol, which protect the health of the heart and lower cholesterol.
Rice has amazing effects in skin rejuvenation and, except from the Japanese, not many people know this.
Here’s a recipe of a rice based mask that will soften your wrinkles and make your skin glow.
To prepare the mask, you will need:
– 3 tablespoons rice
– 1 tablespoon milk
– 1 tablespoon of honey
Boil the rice, strain it and put aside the water in which you boiled the rice. Add a spoon of heated milk in the rice and mix it. After you stir the mixture well, add honey to it.
Apply the mask on clean, dry skin and let it dry. Then take the mask off and wash your face with the water in which you boiled the rice.
The rice water has antioxidant and healing properties that will moisturize the skin and improve circulation, avoid age related spots and ease inflammation. This water will give you healthy, clear and more moisturized skin. It also offers a mild sun protection.
Do this procedure at least once a week, if you want to feel the benefits and look ten years younger.