White rice has been used in Japanese skin regimes for centuries due to its hydrating, moisturising and protective properties and this recipe for a homemade everyday moisturiser won’t disappoint.
Method: Boil 6 tablespoons of washed white rice in a saucepan with 6-8 cups of water until it’s soft, thick and mushy. Take a sieve and begin to strain the rice pushing it down with a spoon to squeeze out a thick paste in a bowl below. To your paste add 1 tsp glycerine, ½ tsp of aloe vera gel and ½ teaspoon of vitamin E oil. Mix everything then transfer to an air-tight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Tip: To reduce redness or swelling, try adding a few drops of tea tree oil to the mixture.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please ensure you are not allergic or intolerant to any ingredients before applying them to your skin. If irritation occurs, wash off immediately. When in doubt, do not use. Avoid contact with your eyes.
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