Chinese women are well known for their flawless, bright and glowing skin. Chinese women take a lot of care to look younger and to keep their skin luminescent. Most of them have ultra smooth skin with lemony yellow glow. Their smoother flawless skin is one thing that reflects more light and makes their skin brighter. They add a great deal of homemade beauty regimen to their lifestyle to keep their skin perfect.
Age old secret for skin lightening:
Chinese women have inherited a natural face mask from their ancestors to keep their skin fairer from the deep layers of skin. You will be surprised to know that it is one of the most important ingredient found in Indian kitchen. Its nothing but powdered rice.
How rice powder works?
- Rice contains a high amounts of PABA(para aminobenzoic acid) which is a strong sunscreen.
- It contains huge amounts of Ferulic acid which is an antioxidant. Scientists have found that when ferulic acid is added to Vitamin C and E, its sun protection ability doubled.
- Allantoin is a good anti-inflammatory agent. It soothes sunburns and also promotes the skin’s repair.
- When applied as a paste on the skin, rice powder inhibits tyrosinase, which is an enzyme responsible for melanin production.
With all its natural sun protection abilities, now we know why South Indian’s who live in tropical zones are made to eat rice as a staple.
Rice face mask:
- Take a hand full of rice and grind into a very smooth powder. Alternatively you can also use rice powder available in stores.
- Add some raw milk to the powder and mix to make a smooth face mask.
- Apply this paste over the face and neck. Leave for 20 minutes and rinse with water.
- Repeat twice a week or after exposure to sun.
- When you soak rice in water, store the white water that you get, to splash on your face several times a day. This is a great skin cleanser and also promotes brighter complexion.
Some popular products which contain rice or rice water:
Kose Moisture Skin Repair Cream, L’Occitane Purifying Rice Toner, Clarifying Rice Mask, Ultra Matte Face Fluid, Elegant Minerals Rice Setting Powder, Palladio oil absorbing powder, Mario Badescu cleansing milk, Neutrogena shine control powder, Skin food face mask and many more.