Since it is the first day of Spring, what better than to post a face wash recipe that can instantly smooth and brighten your skin. Rice Water is the magical ingredient today the benefits of using this face wash are skin will be the softest it has ever been, tighter skin, brighter complexion, shrinks your pores, refreshes skin and it is very inexpensive. Asian women have been using rice water for years as a natural way to clean their faces and they always seem to have magical aesthetic. In addition to the previously listed benefits rice also contains vitamins B1, C and E. All you need for this simple recipe is a bit of jasmine rice and some running water. See I told you it was easy 🙂
To make rice water, first rinse about 1/2 – 1 cup of rice to remove any dirt. Then, place that rice in a bowl, cover with water, and let sit for about 15 minutes. During this time, excess vitamins and minerals will seep into the water, creating this beautiful natural cleanser for your skin. When 15 minutes are up, drain the rice, catching all of the rice water into a clean bowl. (Don’t discard the rice — cook it!)
Using rice water as a facial cleanser is as simple as splashing a bit onto your face and gently massaging it into your skin for about a minute. That’s all there is to it! After just one application, you’ll notice your skin feeling soft, tight, and young. You can store your rice water in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a few days — I’d say no more than 5.
*You can substitute rice water for plain water when you create your own facial cleansers — and you can use it to wash your hair, too, leaving it extra soft and shiny!
Enjoy your first day of spring.