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Updated December 23rd, 2023 at 12:53 IST

What is rice water? All you need to know about this skincare holy grail and its benefits

Heard about rice water and its multiple benefits? Here is all you need to know about this skincare holy grail.

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Rice water has been promoted for a long time for its hair benefits. The earliest known use of it dates back to 1,000 years ago in Japan. However, as time is evolving, many more benefits of rice water have come forward. It is now gaining popularity as a skin treatment too. Rice water is the starchy water left over after rice is cooked or even left to soak for long durations. 

Packed with essential nutrients, this simple and cost-effective water has been used for centuries in Asian cultures for various health purposes as well. Here are a few benefits. 

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Skin care

Rice water is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It can be used as a traditional treatment for radiant skin. Many skin care brands use rice water as a key ingredient in their products for its benefits. You can use rice water as a toner. All you need to do is gently dab it on your skin using cotton balls. This should be done after cleansing and before applying any skin care products. 

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Eye problems 

Some say that drinking rice water can help fix many eye problems, including macular degeneration. However, these claims have not been proven yet.

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Weight management 

Rice water also helps in aiding weight. It is low in calories and can serve as a healthy alternative to sugary beverages. Also, drinking rice water helps you feel fuller for longer hours. 

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Digestive health 

Rice water contains starch, which helps in relieving digestive issues. If you are someone who is experiencing diarrhea or an upset stomach, consume a small glass of rice water. The starch present in rice water acts as a binding agent and helps in eradicating discomfort. 

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Published December 23rd, 2023 at 12:53 IST

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