Why I'm Sticking With Rice Water
The only beauty secret better than the ones we well know, is beauty secrets from other cultures, so let me feel you all in on a secret I discovered; Rice Water. Yes, in age old asian traditions, the remaining water in a pot of boiled rice is used for many hair and skin treatments, and even drank for health benefits. Rice water is an inexpensive, and effective beauty balm for cleansing, toning and lightening hyperpigmentation, sun and age spots.
If you're already asking where you can get, you must have boiled rice before :-) If you're asking how you can get it, know that its the starch from the boiled rice water that you are after.
The next time you boil rice, boil the rice for 20-30 minutes until the water becomes a milky white liquid. Reserve the water, cool and store in a glass jar with lid. Keep in the refrigerator up to four days.
Soak a cotton ball thoroughly in rice water and apply all over your face in the morning and evening. Going to bed with freshly applied rice water is said to increase benefits. Let your face dry naturally.
You can actually see and feel results after a single use.
Rice Water helps with smoothing texture, hyperpigmentation and gives a porcelain finish. It illuminates, firms and tightens skin to appear refreshed and reduces pore size, leaving a powdery, soft feeling behind. You can see the results after a single use, and over time, using rice water regularly, hyperpigmentation or brown spots diminish.
This water works as well as any expensive skin lightening serum or cream, and is also good for acne since it reduce redness and clear blemishes, and starch in the water is said to soothe the inflammation of eczema.