DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR RICE WATER!

Forget avocado and coconut oil. The latest trend is rice water. We’ll tell you what beauty water can do

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Don’t throw away your rice water!

Why invest a lot of money in beauty products when you can do it cheaper. Rice water is the new beauty weapon and all you need is a pot, water and rice.

1. RICE WATER NOURISHES HAIR

Do as the Asians do: they use rice water as a conditioner for their (amazing!) hair. For this you have to let the rice water stand for a day or two. During this time, the acidity increases and antioxidants and minerals can develop. These not only make your hair shine, but also stimulate growth. After washing your hair as usual, simply rinse your hair with the rice water. ( Learn more tricks for perfect hair here.)

2. RICE WATER HELPS WITH GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS

A glass of rice water helps with flatulence or diarrhea. The starch contained in the water rebuilds the intestinal flora and protects the mucous membrane.

3. RICE WATER HELPS WITH ACNE

Do you suffer from acne? Then put rice water on a cotton pad in the morning and evening and dab it on the affected areas. The folic acid contained in rice water has an anti-inflammatory and calming effect. Sensitive skin also benefits from the antioxidant and soothing effect of rice water.

4. RICE WATER HELPS AGAINST A HANGOVER

Next time you wake up with a hangover, just drink a glass of rice water. This ensures that the salt balance is restored.

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