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What you need to know about rice water and the viral beauty hack

In Beauty, Fashion + Beauty, Features, Stories, Wellness by Nicole Fuge

Have you been letting your beauty regime go down the drain? If the trending rice water hack is anything to go by, you literally have.

By Harper Steele

Okay, so let’s talk about rice water. It’s like the secret weapon your grandma probably knew about but forgot to pass down until now. This stuff has been around for ages, and it’s not going anywhere because it’s seriously amazing for your skin.

So, what exactly is it? It’s literally the water left over after you cook rice. Yeah, that stuff you usually just pour down the drain? Turns out, it’s packed with all sorts of good-for-your-skin stuff like vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

And get this—rice water is like a superhero for your skin. It’s got antioxidants like vitamin E and ferulic acid, which basically act like a shield against all the nasty stuff in the environment that can wreak havoc on your complexion. Plus, it’s got niacin, which is fancy talk for something that can help brighten your skin and even out your skin tone.


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Rice water: How to

Making rice water is as easy as boiling water (well, almost). Just rinse some rice (any kind works) until the water runs clear, then let it soak for about half an hour. After that, strain out the rice and boom—you’ve got yourself a potent potion ready to work its magic on your skin.

Now, how to use this liquid gold? One word: toner. Soak a cotton pad in the rice water and swipe it all over your face after cleansing. It’s like a refreshing drink for your skin, leaving it feeling clean, hydrated, and ready to take on the day.

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But wait, there’s more

You can also use it as a face mask or a hair rinse. For the mask, mix it up with some honey or yoghurt to create a creamy concoction, then slather it on your face and let it sit for a bit before rinsing off. And for your hair, just pour the potion over your locks after shampooing and let it work its magic for a few minutes before rinsing out. Your hair will thank you, trust me.

So, there you have it. Rice water is like nature’s gift to your skin and hair. Whether you’re using it as a toner, face mask, or hair rinse, adding it to your beauty routine is basically like giving yourself a spa day at home. You’re welcome.

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