The Japanese people are known as the healthiest and oldest people in the world. They have a life expectancy of 87 years – more than any nation in the world! You will certainly agree that many 90-year olds look like they’re 60! So, what is their secret?
Besides incorporating healthy foods in their diet, Japanese rely on those healthy foods for their looks as well. Many women don’t use expensive cosmetic products, and they still look young and beautiful. Instead, they use homemade face creams and masks that nourish their skin and make it smooth and tight.
In this article we’re going to reveal one of those remedies that will make your skin look healthy and radiant. Keep on reading.
The main ingredient of this homemade natural face mask is the famous Japanese rice (sushi rice)!
You’re probably surprised, but we promise you will love the final results!
Why sushi rice? Because it’s a rich source of “squalene and linoleic acid”, a powerful antioxidant that promotes the production of collagen in the skin, making it elastic again. It also reduces the wrinkles.
Also, the phenolic compounds found in rice have anti-inflammatory properties, which reduces skin irritation and redness.
Overall, this rice mask on your face will make you look at least 10 years younger!
To prepare this mask you will need:
- 3 tbsp. of rice
- 1 tbsp. of warm milk
- 1 tbsp. of raw honey
First, you need to cook the rice for 2-3 minutes. Remove the rice from the pot and store the water used for cooking it for later use. Mix the rice with the honey and milk until you get a smooth paste. Apply it on clean skin and let it dry, then wash your face with the rice water.
Repeat this at least once a week. After just a few weeks your wrinkles will be reduced, and your skin will be smooth and hydrated.