Benefits of Rice Water for Spotless Skin & Healthy Hair
Rice water is the magic potion that helps you get gorgeous-looking hair and improves the overall health of your skin. Chinese and Japanese rice farmers have been using rice water all over their faces, body, and hair since ancient times.
Rice water is a common ingredient in many beauty products found across Asia. It’s no surprise why so many people from this culture have beautiful glowing skin and lustrous hair. And now, it’s time for you to learn and benefit from this as well cutie!
Dive right in to find out more about this magic concoction.
Benefits of Rice Water for Hair
Here are a couple of ways you can use rice water for your hair:
You can use diluted rice water as a hair rinse after you finish shampooing and conditioning. Simply pour it over your head while still in the bath and let it soak for a few minutes before you rinse it out for soft, glossy hair.
A fermented rice water hair mask is great if you’re looking to stimulate hair growth or want to treat dandruff. To use it as a hair mask, apply the fermented rice water using your hands onto your scalp and along the length of your hair.
Let it soak for a few minutes before you wash it off. This method gives you instant relief from dandruff and boosts hair growth.
Benefits of Rice Water for Skin
Rice water is very rich in amino acids, vitamins, and a lot of minerals. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. But what does all of this mean for your skin? In short, this means that rice water
- Brightens it naturally
- Calms and soothes the skin
- Has anti-aging effects on the skin
- Help get rid of hyperpigmentation, any scars, and acne
- Moisturises your skin
- It helps soothe skin conditions like eczema, rashes, mosquito bites, etc
- Treats sunburn and removes suntan
How Rice Water Can Be Used for Your Skin
As a Face Serum
Now, we know that not all of you are going to have the time to make rice water yourselves. So here’s one of our products from the skincare range that’ll give you all the benefits of rice water - Niacinamide Face Serum with Rice Water.
Here’s what makes this serum so special:
- Niacinamide(Vitamin B3) is proven to reduce spots, soothe acne and regulate sebum production.
- The rice ferment extract minimizes fine lines, shrinks pores, and clears blemishes.
- It slows down signs of aging and fights free radicals through the olive-derived squalane.
- It improves your skin’s texture, firmness, and elasticity.
- No artificial colours
- No fragrances or essential oils.
As a Toner:
Rice water is often used as a toner. It helps create even tones and balance the PH levels of your skin. It also gives you a certain degree of sun protection if you use a diluted version of it.
As a Face Mask:
You can use rice water as the liquid ingredient in whatever face mask you’re using even if it’s one bought at a store. By doing this you are making it even more beneficial for skin brightening and anti-aging.
To Minimise Pores:
To do this, pour rice water into your ice tray and create rice water ice cubes. Now, simply use these cubes to rub them over your face at any time of the day. It’ll help tighten up your pores and increase blood circulation making your skin glow.
This is the perfect hack for when you’re in a rush for an event and don’t have the time for a full facial.
As a Face & Body Cleanser:
Fermented rice water can also be used as a facial and body cleanser. Now although it can be a little smelly, it will result in softer and smoother skin.
If you have a bathtub, you can use rice water in the mix to help reduce hyperpigmentation and relieve yourself from itchy skin conditions like rashes and eczema.
Use as a Face Mist:
Diluted rice water can be carried around in a small spray bottle and used as a face mist to refresh your skin every once in a while. This also provides mild protection from the sun.
Can men use this? Will it show any good results?
Yes, rice water is suitable for both men and women.
Can this reduce enlarged open pores?
A water-soluble form of Vitamin B3, Niacinamide is proven to target spots, soothe acne, regulate sebum production & increase the resiliency of the skin barrier (outer surface of the skin) which eventually helps to shrink/reduce enlarged pores.