For centuries, Japanese women have benefited from the amazing healing and rejuvenation properties that rice masks offer. The benefits of rice for the skin have been taken advantage of by applying rice bran powder, rice bran oil and rice water to improve their complexion, and help get rid of blemishes on the face.
The next is a rice mask for the face based on honey and milk, to prepare an anti-wrinkle recipe that will give you smooth and glowing skin. We have already seen in other of our articles, the antioxidant wonders of rice and honey, which have been recognized since ancient times, but it is worth remembering them below.
Properties of rice to rejuvenate the skin
Rice bran (which is the outer covering of brown rice) and which is the most important ingredient to use in rice, contains high amounts of linoleic acid that represents 30% of the total fatty acids found in rice, provides the ceramides that are good for dry skin. When there is a lack of linoleic acid, the skin barrier is affected, losing skin elasticity, which accelerates aging and can cause peeling of the epidermis.
Squalene in rice bran
Brown rice also contains squalene, a powerful antioxidant that has the ability to stimulate collagen production in the skin. It is a natural substance that can protect your skin from premature aging and prevent the incidence of wrinkles, since it protects the skin from lipid peroxidation due to exposure to ultraviolet rays and other sources of ionizing radiation. In addition, it protects the skin from damage caused by exposure to the sun.
In addition, rice contains vitamin E and gamma oryzol, which are capable of reducing blood cholesterol levels and protecting heart health.
Many people, however, do not know that rice has the ability to restore the youthful appearance of their skin, leaving it soft and silky.
Honey and milk for the beauty of the skin
Raw honey is amazing for the skin thanks to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Whether you're looking for an inexpensive do-it-yourself solution or an expensive, powerful skin treatment, raw honey can help you regain shine. If you want to take more advantage of this ingredient, we invite you to see: Benefits of the oatmeal and honey mask for the face
Milk is an excellent cleanser. In combination with honey, it works wonders. However, using it alone, you can dip a cotton ball in milk and clean your face with it. Doing every day will give you glowing, clean skin. Plus, it can help reduce open pores. Milk is very effective in fighting enlarged pores and is also a great agent for smooth skin.
Thus, all together these ingredients result in a good recipe to try on our skin.
Rejuvenate 10 years with this rice mask
It is important that you use organic products, free of pesticides, hormones, chemical preservatives and flavoring and bleaching additives, so that you achieve a better effect in this mask, and thus take better advantage of the nutrients in these ingredients.
· 1/4 teaspoon organic brown rice powder (rice must contain bran)
· 6 tablespoons whole organic brown rice
· 2 cups of water
· 1 tablespoon of pure honey
· 1 tablespoon of free-range organic cow's milk (without hormones).
There are several methods to make the mask and all of them are always about taking better advantage of the nutrients, that is why we will use brown rice because that type of rice is the one that preserves the bran, which is the one that has the best nutrients for this task.
Once you have your ingredients on hand you can do it in 2 ways:
Note: For both ways you will need to boil the 6 tablespoons of organic brown rice in the 2 cups of water, and once it has boiled let it rest for two minutes, strain the water and let it cool.
Option # 1 mask with rice flour
You can buy brown rice flour or grind it yourself in a processor to make it as powdery as possible. All that will be needed is 1/4 teaspoon of brown rice flour and you will mix it with the specified amounts of milk and honey to form a paste.
Once the mixture is finished, clean your face thoroughly and apply the mask on dry skin. Leave it to act for a while, until it is completely dry. Then, remove the mask and wash your face with the rice water that you prepared previously. If you think you need to add more water to your rice water, you can do so for a better cleaning.
Option # 2 mask with rice water
From the rice water that you previously prepared, you are going to take a portion at your convenience and you are going to mix it with the specified amounts of milk and honey. The consistency of this mask is lighter but it is just as effective. For this option you will follow the same steps as the previous one: apply the mixture on your face once it has been washed and dry, leave it for a few minutes until it dries and then remove it and wash your face with the rice water that you previously prepared. If you think you need to add more water to your rice water, you can do so for a better cleaning.
If you have sensitive skin, for both options you should do a test on your forearm to see possible reactions. These are noble products to use, but always do your tests for prevention.
Remember, this final step rice water acts as a skin moisturizer, can improve circulation, it helps prevent stains aging and reduces inflammation. The healing properties of rice water will give you a pure and well-nourished skin. It also has mild sunscreen effects.
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