Japanese women are praised for their beauty secrets worldwide. But, it basically all comes down to powerful effects of just one ingredient: RICE.
Rice owes its beauty-enhancing capacity to the high amounts of linoleic acid and squalene it contains, along with antioxidants which promote the production of collagen, the most important element for fighting wrinkles. Among other things, squalene provides sun protection for the skin.
Rice is also abundant in vitamin E and gamma oryzanol, which is especially beneficial for your heart health and low cholesterol levels.
Knowing that rice can do wonders for your skin, try this simple face mask made according to an old Japanese recipe and enjoy your new glowing skin!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1 tbsp. milk
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 3 tbsps. rice
WHAT YOU DO:
- Cook the rice then drain the water. Store the rice water in a separate container.
- Add a tablespoon of warm milk and a tablespoon of honey into the rice.
- Mix well.
- Apply the mask on a dry face and let it act for a while.
- Then, rinse it off with the water the rice was cooked in.
At this point, you may wonder what the benefits of rice water are. For one thing, it’s a powerful antioxidant agent which moisturizes your skin and stimulates blood flow, thus supporting the disappearance of wrinkles and inflammation.
For best results, use this rice mask once a week. You will be surprised at how much younger you’ll look in a very short time!