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Natural Beauty Secrets – The Magic Of Rice Water

I love reading and learning about different types of holistic and natural beauty treatments. I tend to find that the older the technique the more effective the results.

Rice starch has been used in Japan as a beauty treatment for centuries, Individuals from areas of Asia seems to age at a much slower pace than those of us from the west.
With such a vast history of holistic medicine that is still very much relied upon today it seems worth while exploring some of these treatments further.

Rice is a good source of
magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, iron, folic acid, thiamine and niacin.
Rice water saved after boiling rice or alternatively rice that has been soaked in boiling water and left to cool is also just as effective and can be used in many ways.

It’s qualities include; a good source for moisturising which is packed with antioxidants. It is used to keep skin wrinkle free, smooth and bright.
It is reported to help heal acne and cools any sores or irritation on the skin. It acts as an astringent on the skin helping with the tightening the pores The starch has UV-absorbing properties, along with an ability to bind to naturally occurring copper in the skin helping  to preventing the formation of melanin formation (hyper-pigmentation) and age spots.  Rice starch is also used for eczema.

I often use green tea on my skin which helps flush out toxins, reduces inflammation and helps shrink blood vessels underneath the delicate skin around the eyes. This reduce dark circles and swelling.

I also use apple cider vinegar to remove dead skin cells and lift dirt out from the pores
It seemed only right to combine these in to the rice water to make a lovely face toner potion

After a month of using every day post cleanse and pre-moisturising, I found really great results.
My skin seemed brighter, my pores were definitely smaller and my skin tone seemed to improve. I would almost go as far to say that some of the fine lines on my face diminished.

28 Days Minimum

As with all beauty treatments a period of 28 days must be observed to find their true effects. Over a 28 day period (for women) the body experiences hormonal changes, skin repair, shedding and collagen variation levels. The moral of this sentence is persevere even when change does not seem apparent, not all treatments show results immediately. Sometimes the skin even gets worse before it gets better.

Green Tea Toner – recipe

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