Japanese women are known worldwide for their youthful looks. The thing is rice is not just a staple ingredient in Japanese cuisine. It’s also one of the main ingredients for skin and face care among Japanese women.
Records say that Japanese women have benefited from the amazing skin healing properties of rice for centuries. It’s even been scientifically proved that application of rice bran powder, rice bran oil and rice water on your skin can improve your complexion and help you get rid of dark spots. Moreover, rice can improve the quality of your diet as a result of its rich antioxidant content.
According to experts, the process of aging of the skin can be accelerated by many factors such as the use of cosmetic products, unhealthy diet, sun exposure, hormonal changes and more. All these factors cause the skin to lose elasticity therefore we recommend avoiding of cosmetic products and sticking to a healthy diet.
When it comes to the rice face mask, it is extremely easy to prepare. Just follow the simple instructions below and you’ll be good to go!
Ingredients you’re going to need:
– 1 tablespoon of honey
– 1 tablespoon of milk
– 3 tablespoons of rice
First, you need to put 3 tbs. of rice in a bowl and pour 1 cup of water over it. Bring it to boil and let it simmer for 3 minutes. After that, you need to remove it from heat, let it cool and strain the mixture. You need to store the mixture in a glass container. Then, you need to take the boiled rice, add 1 tbs. of honey and 1 tbs. of warm milk. Mix these ingredients, until you make a paste out of it.
First, clean your face thoroughly and apply the mask on dry skin. Let it act for a while, until it`s completely dry. Then, remove the mask and wash your face with the rice water.
Rice water acts as a skin moisturizer which can improve circulation, prevent aging spots and reduce inflammation. The healing properties of rice water will give you pure and well-nourished skin. It also has mild sun protective effects.
For optimal results, repeat the procedure once a week. Your face will look ten years younger.