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Health And Beauty Benefits Of Rice Wash Water – For Your Skin And Hair

The craze for rice water has been catching up very fast using for health and beauty benefits. The water that is used to wash rice prior to cooking is called rice water.  Rice wash water is very beneficial for health as well as in taking care of your skin and hair. Rice water has Vitamin B, C, E, and minerals, which helps in tightening your skin and shrinkage of open pores on your face. You can wash your face with this rice water as many times as you can and there is no limit of its usage and one can even leave it on skin to get protected from the sun rays.  One can store the rice water in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days for later use.  Let us first look at the health benefits of rice water:

Health Benefits of Rice Water:
Drinking rice water has a number of health benefits

  1. Gives an instant energy to your body due to its high concentration of carbohydrates.
  2. Rice Water cools down body temperature
  3. Gives an instant relief from diarrhea and Constipation
  4. Excellent remedy to treat gastroenteritis
  5. Works as anti-cancer
  6. Keeps high blood pressure in control
Beauty Benefits of Rice Water for your skin
  1. Rice water is high in antioxidants and skin protecting properties
  2. Wash your face with rice water to makes your skin soft.
  3. Washing your face with rice wash water improves complexion
  4. Can be used as a facial toner to firm your skin
  5. Aids in tightening open pores on your skin
  6. Tightens skin pores
  7. Prevents Aging spots and hyper pigmentation
Beauty Benefits of Rice water for Your Hair
  1. The proteins in rice water strengthen your broken hair shafts and keep it healthy.
  2. Locks your hair’s soft and shiny look.
How to Make Rice Water?

Wash the rice gently with water and rinse the first batch of it into the skin; this is just to remove any dirt from the rice.
Fill the rice again with water and let this sit in for about 15 to 20 minutes to allow the vitamins and minerals to seep into this water.
After that drain this water into any bowl or air-tight container to store in a refrigerator to use this for later use.

You can store this rice wash water for up to 4 days in a refrigerator.

How to Use Rice Water on Your Skin and Hair:
Shake well the stored rice water before use.

To use this rice water as skin toner – Apply this water with a soaked cotton pad on to your skin.

To use this rice water as facial mask – Soak the cotton cloth in rice water for 5 to 10 minutes and then apply on your clean face and leave this on your face to sit for 15 minutes or more and then wash your face with the left over rice water gently to get the soft and smooth skin.

To use this rice water for your hair – After shampooing your hair, squeeze out the excess water from your hair and then pour this rice water on your hair and leave this for 10 – 15 minutes and then give a final rise with cool or lukewarm water. You can use conditioner as usual.  

Note: Do not forget to store back the rice water in your refrigerator after each use of it.