Best use of rice water for your skin and hair

Rice water is full of vitamins and minerals that are wonderful for both hair and skin, something women in Asian cultures have known for centuries. The next time you make rice, don’t throw away the water! It turns out it’s one of the cheapest ways to pamper your skin and hair

Facial cleanser

Using rice water to cleanse your face is as simple as dipping a cotton ball or pad into the liquid and gently massaging it into your skin for a couple of minutes. Let your face air dry to make sure it really absorbs all of the good stuff. With regular use, you will notice your skin feeling soft, tight, and radiant. Use every day as part of your skincare routine.

Acne treatment

Rice water also helps heal acne and cools the redness of an outbreak. It acts as an astringent on the skin, tightening the pores.

Rejuvenate and relax with a rice water bath

If you want to enjoy the beneficial effects of rice water all over your body, take a rice water bath. Simply fill a small muslin bag with a half-cup of rice, and then place it into the warm bath water; soak and enjoy.

Easing the pain of a sunburn

You can also use rice water to help relieve the pain of a sunburn, and reduce redness. Apply it to the affected areas, but don’t rinse. It will help your skin recover faster and prevent further damage too.

Treats eczema

The starch components in rice water are effective in easing the effects of eczema on your skin. Dip a clean washcloth into the water and pat all over the affected skin. Continue doing this for a couple of minutes and make sure you air dry it.

Hair conditioner

Rice water can also be used as a hair conditioner. Add a few drops of rosemary, lavender, or geranium essential oil to the rice water and apply all over your tresses. Let it stay for 10 minutes and then wash off with cold water.

Growing the longest hair you’ve ever had

The Yao women are also famous for their very long hair, that was said to be achieved thanks to rice water. Most women in this area have hair that’s longer than 55 inches, and they even made an appearance in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s longest hair village. The best way to do this is to follow the fermented rice water method below, and add a few drops of rosemary or lavender essential oils. Use the water as an alternative to your regular shampoo.

So next time before throwing rice water think twice.

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