Three good reasons to incorporate rice into your bathroom

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    Rice is well known on our plates, but it is in the form of a beauty ingredient that is causing a stir on social networks. Water and rice powder are proven essential treatments for naturally shiny hair and radiant skin.

    Since the pandemic, our bathroom seems to have been transformed into a real pantry. We no longer count ingredients from the kitchen that are gradually being called upon to suit the different needs of our skin. Eggs for hydration and smoothing, sugar for wiping, honey for hair removal, and olive oil for nourishment. And now rice works to remove the shine of oily skin and fight the signs of aging. Thousand-year-old beauty secrets are surfacing to respond to the climate emergency, as well as new concerns for the public looking for natural and eco-friendly solutions.

    Rice water is the ally of dull hair…

    In pills, powder, or in the form of water, rice has been used in cosmetics since the dawn of time. In Asia, women have been recycling the water in which they cook rice for centuries to strengthen their hair and speed its growth. And it is precisely this use that makes beauty addicts happy on social networks today. On TikTok, the hashtag #ricewater has amassed around 500 million views so far, linked to a bunch of videos highlighting the benefits of this “miracle” water for hair.

    Rich in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, rice cooking water can be used as a hair mask, even though it has no texture and smell. With that said, leave it on for a few minutes to make your hair stronger, thicker and shinier, speed up its growth, and even fight frizz. A real deal when you know how many treatments and products are needed to meet these different needs.

    …and mature skin

    Mature skin will also turn to rice as it has an anti-aging and decreasing effect on the skin. The benefits we owe to its antioxidant active ingredients. Rice water fights signs of aging, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and benefits from smoother skin. The frosting on the cake, the cereal, still in the form of water, would also deeply moisturize and nourish the skin. Reasons why many brands may encourage incorporating rice into their future cosmetics formula.

    Rice powder and its mattifying effect

    But rice is also good for the skin. As amazing as it may sound, it is the ally of combination skin to oily skin, as well as dry, sensitive and mature skin. It’s crowded! However, glossy skin is most appreciated rice powder due to its high absorbency – say goodbye to greasiness – thus removing shine. This is also the reason why we often find the star ingredient in some makeup products like mattes, eye shadows, and even some types of blush.

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