Monday, February 1, 2010

Rice Water Skin Toner

Hello everyone, how was your week? I hope it was fun & that you had a great weekend! Mine mainly consisted of working, studying & catching up on some Zzz's.

So I really really wanted to introduce this cool skin care idea a long time ago because it is a totally natural & free thing to do. Not to mention the fact that it is so easy.

I got this idea from MichellePhan a.k.a RiceBunny's Rice Water for Healthy Skin video. If you're interested in this idea, please watch!

When I tried it on my own, it just took a few short minutes to do it all. Unfortunately, the bag of rice that I had was once in a little bit of water due to a leak. My mom kindly scooped out the "good" rice from the top of the bag & I discovered that even this rice was not good any more. Because of that, I don't have the best pictures.

When I mixed the rice in the water, I got cloudy water like this:

Then I used a strainer to drain the water into a glass (the darkness of the water will depend on the type of rice you use):

You can use a cotton pad or paper towel like Michelle Phan does to soak up the rice water. I decided to try a cotton ball to see if that would work as well & it definitely worked.

I cleaned the skin on my entire face & neck with the soaked cotton balls, & it felt more fresh and clean after (not to mention the fact that I saw quite a bit of dirt on the used cotton balls!).

Although Michelle explains how to contain the excess rice water, she doesn't explain how to store it. I would suggest putting it in the refrigerator & only keeping it for up to one week (this is just what I would do). If you use it every day, it should get used up pretty fast.

Since I realized that my rice was not the freshest anymore, I threw the rest of it out along with the excess water. I'll be doing it again with my new batch of organic rice. Please remember to do this with organic rice, as it is so much better for your skin.

If you try it out, please let me know what you think.

P.S. ~ I found out how to upload videos on youtube! It is so easy :) I experimented uploading an old video I took from my camera a couple of years ago of my cats. I don't have them any more (I had to give them away) but I do think about them a lot! You can see the 3 second video here.

I wanted to know how to upload videos because I have a posting idea that might be easier to demonstrate on video.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

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