When I was a kid, I hated to eat rice. We ate it everyday, and somehow I didn’t like it. I thought it was tasteless, boring, and my Dutch friends didn’t eat it either (I really wanted to be like them). So I promised myself that I would never eat rice again, when I was an adult. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Now I can really appreciate rice. I even eat fried rice for lunch. Besides that rice is quite tasty (yes, I admit it now), it can also be used for various beauty purposes. I already found out when I wrote an article about fermented rice water for your hair. Did you know that rice is also good for your skin? Let me explain why.
The benefits of rice
Rice contains a lot of vitamins A, C and E, and antioxidants like ferulic acid. Because of this, rice is nutritious for your skin. It also helps to brighten your skin, and it has anti-inflammatory benefits. It’s beneficial for all skin types, especially when you suffer from dry skin or acne.
What other benefits rice has for your skin:
- it helps to calm redness and irritation
- it hydrates your skin
- it clears blemishes
- it helps to heal your skin
- it has anti-aging benefits
- it soothes the inflammation of eczema
How can you add rice in your skincare routine?
Well, you can buy beauty products that contain rice, like rice water cleansing oils, tone-up creams, sheet masks, etc… But when you don’t feel like spending money, did you know that you can make rice water for your skin yourself? I share the recipe with you!