Collagen is important for our skin. Linoleic acid and squalene are antioxidants that boost the production of collagen. Both of them can be found in rice.
These antioxidants help protect the skin against sun damage, by making it more hydrated and preventing it from wrinkling.
In rice, we can also find a lot of vitamin E and gamma oryzanol, which help protect from cardiovascular diseases.
This rice water face mask will help rejuvenate your skin and will help you get rid of the unwanted wrinkles.
Homemade Rice Face Mask
You Will Need
- 3 Tablespoons of rice;
- 1 Tablespoon of milk;
- 1 Tablespoon of raw honey.
First, boil the rice, strain it and keep the rice water for later. Then heat the milk and mix it with the rice and raw honey. That’s it, the mask is done!
Before applying the mask, wash your face thoroughly and dry it off with a towel. Leave the mask for 15 minutes and after that wash it off with the rice water that you collected.
For the best results do this at least once a week.
If You Only Want to Make Rice Water
- ½ cup of raw rice;
- 2 cups of water.
First, rinse a ½ cup of rice with water and remove any dirt. After that, leave the rice for 15 – 30 minutes in a bowl with water. Mix it from time to time until the water turns cloudy.
This way, the health benefits, vitamins and minerals of the rice will stay in the water.
Strain and collect the rice water in a glass jar. Store it in the fridge, this way it can last up to a week.
Skin Treatments Benefits of Rice Water
To use the rice water for cleaning your face, treating your acne and eczema, just dip a cotton pad or cotton ball into the water and gently massage your face for a few minutes.
After that, air dry your face until the water is completely absorbed. Use it on a daily basis.
If you’re suffering from skin irritation or sunburns, then taking a 15 minute bath in rice water is just the solution that you’re looking for. Only difference is, if you have sunburns it’s preferred to use cold rice water.