Rice is a staple food in many regions, especially Asian countries like China and Japan. Due to its easy availability in these countries, people have made it a part of their diet as well as beauty regimen.
Rice water contains nutrients that can be beneficial for your skin and hair. Rice has vitamin B,C & E as well as minerals and eight essentials amino acids that promote overall health as well as beauty.
In simple terms, rice water is the milky white solution you get after soaking or boiling rice. It can be concentrated,diluted or even fermented to bring out most of its benefits. Another wonderful thing about rice water is that it’s probably the simplest DIY “beauty product” that anyone can make at home. Some rice and water is literally all you need!
Rice water has several benefits for both hair and skin:
To Impart Glow: Your hair can get a natural shine with this simple trick. Make a pack consisting of rose water and rice water. With this solution, rinse your hair and cover it with plastic cap for 20 minutes. Then remove the cap and wash the hair with water.
Say Goodbye To Split Ends: The ends of your hair should be dipped in rice water for 15 minutes. After a nice soak, remove your hair from bowl and wash it thoroughly with water.
Solution For Dandruff: A good solution to this common problem is to wash the scalp with rice water. This slows down the production of dandruff.
Remove Lice: The starch present in the rice kills the lice.
Improve Texture: People annoyed with thin and scanty hair should rinse the hair with rice water to improve the texture. This should be done thrice a week for best results.
Acne: Using rice water as a face wash reduces the production of acne.
Tighten Your Skin: A sagging skin can be tightened by washing it with rice water.
Black Heads: The face should be rinsed with lukewarm water. After this thorough wash, allow it to dry and then rub a face towel to remove the black heads from the skin.
Sun Tan: Soak a piece of cotton in rice water. Then dab the cotton on the tanned skin to remove sun tan.
Reduce Wrinkles: Boil some rice and use this solution to treat the wrinkles on your skin.
Lighten Blemishes: Prepare a solution by adding a little turmeric to rice water. Apply this to your face in order to lighten the blemishes.