Rice water for a perfect skin
At the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we like to pamper ourselves with the best Asian treatments. That´s why, today we are travelling to Japan to tell you about one of Japanese women´s main beauty secrets. Do you want to discover it? Keep reading…
What Asian women do to have such a perfect skin? The answer is rice water. Rice is a perfect ally for skin. The rice grain is a scrub, it removes the dead skin cells; while rice water moisturizes, regenerates and tightens the skin.
The real secret behind rice water is the pitera, a natural byproduct which is rich in in amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. It helps smooth the skin and also the hair, and it even benefits the digestive system.
Which are rice water properties?
It protects against premature skin ageing. It contains a substance called inositol, which stimulates blood circulation by nourishing the skin and fighting wrinkles.
It regenerates and moisturizes the skin. It contains linoleic acid, which includes powerful antioxidants, promotes collagen productions and it is high in vitamin B, which is excellent for our skin.
It is a natural exfoliator. It contains phytic acid, which exfoliates the skin naturally, producing a skin resurfacing.
It helps removing spots due to its exfoliating property.
It protects the skin from the sun.
You can use rice water as a face mask or as a scrub. In order to use rice water as a face mask, you must mix two tablespoons of rice water with a teaspoon of honey. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes twice or three times a week. You can also make a scrub, by mixing two teaspoons of rice water with one of cinnamon or brown sugar. Gently massage your skin, leave the scrub on for 10 minutes and rinse with cold water.
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