Incredible Ways You Did Not Know Rice Water Can Change Your Skin & Hair!

By: Rima Chowdhury

Many of us haven't even thought about using rice water as a beauty ingredient in your daily routine. Yes, rice water is a useful beauty ingredient, which is extremely beneficial for your skin and hair.

So, the next time you make rice, don't throw the water away. Because rice is high in vitamins and minerals, it works wonders on hair and skin. Since ages, rice water is used by every Asian woman to enhance her beauty.

Rice water contains a high amount of vitamins and antioxidants that prove to be extremely beneficial for the skin and hair. Due to ferulic acid and allantoin, rice water is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Here are some of the beauty benefits of rice water.


1. Facial Cleansing

Rice water can be used as a facial cleanser, as it helps to pull out the dirt and dust from the skin. All you need to do is take a cotton ball and dip it in the rice water and massage with it in circular directions. Allow the water to dry on its own and rinse off with fresh cold water. Cleansing your face with rice water can help to restore the elasticity of the skin and also keep it soft, radiant and glowing. In order to enjoy the glowing skin, make sure you use rice water as a facial cleanser every day.


2. To Treat Acne

Rice water can also be used to treat acne on the face. It helps to control the outbreak of acne on the face and also helps to fade away the dark spots and patches on the skin. It acts as an astringent on the skin, tightening the pores, which further reduces the chances of occurrence of acne on the skin.


3. Treats Irritated Skin

Rice water can also be used to treat irritated skin. Using rice water on the face helps to calm down the inflammation and redness on the face. According to a dermatological study on patients with atopic dermatitis, it is said that taking a 15-minute bath with rice water twice a day could improve the condition significantly.


4. Helps To Give You A Glowing Skin

Washing your face with rice water can help to give you glowing and bright skin. Due to essential nutrients and proteins present in the rice water, the regular application helps to boost production of collagen in the body.


5. Helps To Treat Sunburned Skin

Sunburns and suntan are quite common problems one can suffer from during summer days. In spite of the application of ounces full of sunscreen, there are high chances that your skin gets burned easily. However, in case you have skin burn patched on skin and body, you can treat it with the help of rice water. Apply some rice water on the affected area and wash it off with cold water after some time.


6. Works As A Hair Conditioner

We are sure, most of us are unaware of the fact that it works as a hair conditioner as well. Rice water is an excellent hair conditioner, which helps to give you soft, bouncy and shiny hair. Take some rice water and add a few drops of essential oil of your choice. Now, apply this on your hair, wait for some time and wash it off with cold water.


7. Works As A Hair Rinse

Rice water also works as a hair rinse, thus leaving you with soft and hydrated hair. People who often struggle with dry hair should consider using rice water, as it helps to moisten your tresses. After using shampoo, rinse your hair with rice water and wait for some time. Wash off with water later.

Read more about: conditioner, acne, clear skin
Story first published: Saturday, December 24, 2016, 20:00 [IST]
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