We are always looking for natural magic potions that can make wonders of our skin and hair. We do not mind throwing a huge sum for the same. But what we do not do is look for cheaper and safer alternatives to get beautiful hair and skin. What if we tell you that your kitchen is hidden for you?
Is not rice a major food for most countries in the world? (Especially for Asians) What do you do with rice water when you cook rice? Do you throw it, do not you? Have you ever thought of using this water for your skin and hair? Talking about the city is this modest basic food, which is actually a secret of beauty. So, the next time you make rice, be sure not to throw out the rice water because it can give you the shining skin and the shiny hair you have longed for.
If you browse a few pages of history and follow the evolution of cosmetic procedures, you will learn that Asians have for centuries used rice water to keep their skin young and their hair stronger.In the country of bots, Japan, the rice-growing women, are used to cleanse in rice water, even in China there is a village called Huanglu where women have extremely thick, long and strong hair and claim that the credit for this is that they use watt rice water to cleanse your hair.
Rice water is considered a container full of minerals, vitamins and amino acids that are essential for healthy hair and skin. Rice water contains ferulic acid, which is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Preparation of Rice Water
There are many methods for making rice water. You can use any kind of rice for that – brown, jasmine, long grain or whatever you use every day.
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This method is the most convenient one. All you have to do is cook rice in the usual way. Just add 2-3 times more water than usual. Once the rice has been prepared, drain the water and use it to wash your hair or clean the face. This drained water contains high nutrient content, so you need to dilute it and then use it. For a glass of water, add 2-3 tablespoons of rice water and reap its beauty benefits.
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This method is considered to be the most effective of all due to the change in pH levels due to fermentation. The fermentation process releases a chemical called the poultry that stimulates the regeneration of the cells. This is basically an extended version of the rapid method of producing rice water. The only difference here is that you have to soak rice in water for at least two days. You will know that the rice water is fermented when it starts to smell sour. Dilute it and use it. Keep the remainder in the refrigerator for further use.
Beauty Benefits Using Rice Water
1. Healing Dermatitis and Acne
Rice water can be used to soothe skin inflammation and treat all types of rashes. A Belgian university study found that when patients who had had dermatitis had been using rice water for 15 minutes to clean, their condition improved within 15 days (1). The application of rice water also helps in the treatment of acne and reduces irritation. It tightens the pores because it is also considered to be tightening. Just dip a cotton swab into the diluted rice water and apply it on the affected areas of the skin.
2. Healing sunburns and aging skin
Rice water can help alleviate these dark spots caused by aging and also helps treat radical damage caused by the sun's rays. The presence of vitamin A, vitamin C, phenolic compounds and flavonoids make it a great tool for burning the skin and dealing with aging. If used regularly, the results can be seen for another week. It smooths the structure of the skin, fights with hyperpigmentation, reduces the size of the pores and leaves the skin like porcelain finishes. Apply rice water to your face as toner after washing your face in the morning and in the evening. See the amazing results for yourself.
3. Helps Achieve Healthier, Smoother and More Managed Hair
A study published in 2010 in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science shows the benefits of using rice water to maintain healthy skin and hair (2). This treatment has even a term and is known as Yu-Su-Ru. The rice water increases the elasticity of the hair and makes it stronger, thus preventing it from breaking. To use it on your hair, wash your hair with shampoo and balm as always. But instead of using plain water to rinse the shampoo and container, use rice water. This will leave your hair smooth, silky and beautiful.
4. Rejuvenates and Relaxes the Body
The best way for your body to take advantage of the rice water is to bathe it. One way to do this is to add some water with rice to the hot tub. Or just put a cup of rice in a sack and put it in the bath with hot water and let the body soak in all the healthy supplements from the rice water.
These are some of the biggest benefits of popular basic rice food. Have you ever used rice water in cosmetic procedures? Let us know about your experience in the comments below.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may have come out over a decade ago, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve moved on from the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
In fact, us millennials are probably still as hooked as we were when the series was actually still going.
Too many of us own wands, chocolate frogs and clothes emblazoned with our Hogwarts House crest (we’re ALL Gryffindor, OK?) and we can all admit to having debated HP theories deep into the night.
It’s hard therefore to remember that the actors have their own lives, with the three leading stars speaking openly about the realities of having fame thrust upon them at such a young age.
This is something that lead actor Daniel Radcliffe spoke out about this week during an appearance on Off Camera With Sam Jones.
Describing his fame, the 29-year-old recalled: ‘I really struggled with particularly in my late teens when I was going out to places for the first time where you would feel – again it could have largely been in my head but – you would feel watched when you went into a bar, when you went into a pub.
‘Then, in my case, the quickest way of forgetting about the fact that you were being watched was to get very drunk and then as you get very drunk, you become aware that, “oh people are watching more now because now I’m getting very drunk, so I should probably drink more to ignore that more.”’
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
He continued: ’Part of the thing is the expectation that you should just be delighted all the time. You have a great job, you’re wealthy, you don’t have a right to not be excited about the thing all the time. I think that’s a pressure as well. You suddenly start to feel, “Man, if I am just feeling some human emotion of sadness, does that mean I’m doing this wrong? Am I not good at being famous?”‘
How did he get through it? ‘I have been unbelievably lucky with the people I had around me at certain times in my life,’ he explained. ‘I met some really key people, some actors some of them not, who just gave me great advice and really cared for me. Ultimately it was just my own decision. I woke up one morning after a night, going, “This is probably not good.”‘
Harry Potter fans are coming out in force to praise Daniel for speaking out on the subject.
Of course, if you’re wearing an amazing outfit, you want accessories to match, and there’s only one thing for it: diamonds. Now as we’re talking hundreds of thousands of dollars here, a lot of celebrities just borrow them for the night, and it’s a whole process.
Jeweller Martin Katz has been dressing actresses for 30 years now, and he revealed what happens behind the scenes.
He said, ‘I remember my first encounter bejewelling an actress for the red carpet came when a client (an actress) asked me to loan jewellery to her co-star – it turned out to be a new young actress named Sharon Stone who was just about to hit the big time with Basic Instinct. I loaned her some pieces for that premiere and my brand went “viral” from there.’
Since then, Martin has accessorised over 500 of Hollywood’s finest, from Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman, all the way through to Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet Ashley Judd, Alessandria Ambrosia and Gigi Hadid.
What’s interesting is everything that goes into making this happen. Whilst some brands do pay the celebs to wear the jewels (‘eye-watering sums’ according to Katz), he simple works with those who like his designs.
First off, it starts with the stylist. He says, ‘My team initially liaise with the stylists, and this can often be only weeks in advance. Since we are based locally in Beverly Hills we have developed close relationships with some top stylists who we work with throughout the year so we know their clients well.
‘Most stylists prefer choose the gown first then start considering the jewellery. On occasion, we have come across stylists who have a particular style of jewellery in mind then source an evening gown to fit that. We will then invite them into our boutique on Brighton Way for an appointment at which stage I personally like to meet with them to discuss ideas and show them pieces that I feel would work well.’
Once the celebrity approves of the choice, or requests a custom design, then ‘they have fittings in their ready-to-wear with the selected jewellery items and their hair and make-up done. They must see the finished look in advance and take several photos from all angles to ensure the look is flawless.’
Unfortunately, there’s always a risk the celebrity won’t wear the jewellery (or the dress, remember Anne Hathaway?), so the team have to bide their time: ‘they may suddenly wake up the morning before or worse yet, the morning of the event and change their mind on their outfit which can then knock on to the jewellery too. That would involve a last minute rush into the vaults to select alternatives and it’s happened before…’
And when we’re talking about really expensive jewellery, you need to have a plan in place in case anyone tries to steal it – just think how many people come to watch that red carpet.
Martin says, ‘Measures are taken to ensure the security of the jewellery and the talent wearing the piece too so we will send a security guard to accompany them.’
Disasters can happen though, and the jeweller’s diamonds once scattered all over the red carpet. ‘I will never forget though the year when Minnie Driver wore a multi-strand ruby of mine to the Oscars and unfortunately it became attached to her dress, causing the clasps to break and the ruby beads to dissipate across the floor of the auditorium. James Cameron was seen on his hands and knees helping to pick up the rubies for the distraught Ms. Driver. There’s never a dull moment at the Oscars!’
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the news that they were expecting a baby in Spring 2019, just months ago, with the exciting news sending the internet into a frenzy.
Who are the god parents going to be? What will be the royal baby name of choice? And of course, when is the due date?
While Meghan has hinted at an April arrival, supposedly disclosing the month to a member of the public, the question on everyone’s lips this week surrounded the Duchess’ baby shower, taking place in New York this week.
Yes, Meghan Markle spent the past few days in New York, spending some time with her closest friends before the arrival of her baby.
The intimate baby shower took place in the city’s Mark Hotel, attended by Jessica Mulroney, Abigail Spencer, Amal Clooney and Serena Williams, among some of Meghan’s other BFFs.
While the details of the event are being kept a secret, there have been rumours of a flower arranging class and a dessert table – yes, really. A dessert table.
The sweetest detail seemed to come from the Duchess herself, with guests receiving a sweet party favour – a trio of decorated biscuits. Giving a nod to Meghan’s ‘little bump’, the three monochrome biscuits came in three different shapes – a rattle, a baby bib and stork.
Meghan’s close friend and make up artist, Daniel Martin, made the details known this week, when he shared a photo of the sweet treats to Instagram.
‘Such an incredible day celebrating #babylove,’ he captioned the sweet snap.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child in April, and all eyes are on the royal couple. The world is waiting for details about Baby Sussex, from whether Harry wants a boy or girl, to the vegan paint Meghan is using in the little one’s nursery. We even had a glimpse of Meghan’s New York baby shower this week, and we have to say the biscuits looked delicious (and very cute).
When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcome their bundle of joy in a couple of months, there are three little royals who will be very excited to meet him or her. Kate Middleton and Prince William’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, will finally have their first (first) cousin!
They will no doubt be happy to show Baby Sussex the royal ways – and if Charlotte has anything to do with it, she’ll be teaching them the secret to a sophisticated palate.
During a royal appearance earlier this month, Kate admitted that her young daughter ‘loves olives’. What a fancy snack for a three-year-old!
Apparently, Charlotte and her brother, George, also love making ‘cheesy pasta’ and enjoy creating their own pizzas because they get to make their own dough.
‘They love it because they can get their hands messy,’ Kate said.
We can just imagine these two putting their culinary skills to the test in the royal kitchens!
Prince Harry is one of the most popular royals, but it turns out that not everything he does impresses his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
Earlier this week, we learned that the Queen doesn’t approve of Prince William’s favourite hobby, and it turns out that she’s also irked by something that Harry chooses to do.
Katie Nicholl’s autobiography about Prince Harry entitled Harry: Life, Loss, and Love points out that his beard displeases the Queen.
According to the Express, Katie claims that Harry decided to grow his facial hair while he was in the army and decided to keep the look going when he got home. However, the Queen wasn’t best pleased about it as she reportedly believes that men should be ‘clean-shaven’.
The paper also reported that the Queen gave Harry special permission to sport a beard when he married Meghan Markle.
In a statement at the time, Kensington Palace said: ‘Her Majesty The Queen gave her permission for Prince Harry to get married in his uniform.’ It’s believed that this included his facial hair.
A royal insider previously told Hello! magazine: ‘The rest of the family liked it and were taking the mickey, especially his cousin Zara who dubbed him Prince Hairy.
‘But the Queen soon let her displeasure be known.
‘She doesn’t mind royal men growing beards when they are away in the armed forces or out in the wild like Harry was in the Antarctic, but she expects them to be clean-shaven when they get home.’
We’re here for Harry’s beard, tbh.
Sorry, Liz, but we’re going to disagree with you on this one.
Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the most talked about women in the world, and from her lifestyle brand Goop to her recent marriage to Brad Falchuk, she never fails to make news.
This week, it was her previous relationship with Brad Pitt that everyone was talking about, with Gwyneth admitting that her split from the Fight Club actor had almost prevented her from taking one of her most iconic roles, Viola from Shakespeare In Love.
On Shakespeare In Love’s 20th anniversary, Gwyneth explained that she wasn’t supposed to star in the film at all, with a different A-list actress given the role.
Gwyneth Paltrow. Credit: Rex
‘The movie had many iterations,’ Gwyneth recalled in an interview with Variety. ‘Julia Roberts was going to do it for a long time, and then that version fell apart. It ended up in Miramax, and I was the first person they offered it to.’
Despite being offered the role however, Gwyneth went on to explain that the timing wasn’t right, with the actress mid break up from Brad, reportedly turning the opportunity down at first.
‘I was in the middle of a terrible breakup and the idea of going to England and being far from home just seemed … I didn’t even read it,’ she explained. ‘I was just like, “I can’t read anything right now. I’m having a really hard time.”’
We don’t know who convinced Gwyneth to reconsider but seeing as she won herself an Oscar for the role, we doubt she regrets her decision!
The BRIT Awards was an absolute treat. Not only did Hugh Jackman prove he is, indeed, the greatest showman, we were absolutely living for Little Mix and Pink’s performances.
But one moment that got Twitter talking was Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s acceptance speech. The couple won Best International Group as The Carters but weren’t able to attend the ceremony to collect their award. Instead, viewers watched as they said thank you via VT. While celebs usually film themselves saying thanks in a dressing room or from their tour bus, Bey and Jay made sure that their video acceptance speech was epic.
In their Apeshit music video, The Carters are casually hanging out in front of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. But last night they recreated the iconic scene in front of a portrait of Meghan Markle looking regal AF.
Bey told the camera: ‘Thank you so much to the Brit Awards for this incredible honour. You guys have always been so supportive. Everything is love. Thank you. You’re Welcome.’
They then turned to face the painting of Meghan by illustrator Tim O’Brien. And fans loved it.
‘The HIGHLIGHT of the brits is The Carters paying homage to Megan Markle,’ one person wrote on Twitter.
Another added: ‘THE CARTERS STANDING IN FRONT OF THIS ICONIC PAINTING OF QUEEN MEGHAN MARKLE.’
Beyoncé took to Instagram to explain the meaning behind the moment.
Alongside a photograph of the pair in front of the portrait, Bey wrote: ‘Thank you to the Brits for the award for Best International Group. I won this award back in 2002 with my besties, Kelly and Michelle.
‘How lucky am I to have been in a group with my other best friend, the GOAT Hova.
‘In honor of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas.
‘Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy.’
But if you prefer your chocolate a little less traditional and a little more matcha, you’ll be pleased to know that the Green Tea KitKat is finally coming to the UK.
It launched in Japan over fifteen years ago, and now Nestlé has confirmed that we’ll be able to get our hands on them very soon. They’ve decided to make the chocolate available in Europe after years of demands from customers, and we cannot wait.
The bar resembles the original milk chocolate version, but there’s one obvious difference – it’s bright green. The colour, and its ‘sweet and fragrant flavour’, is all down to the main ingredient – matcha green tea powder – mixed with cocoa butter and white chocolate.
According to Bloomberg, they’ll be made in Nestlé’s Hamburg factory before being made available in eighteen European countries, including the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. And if they prove popular, they’ll be here to stay.
Last year, the Ruby Chocolate KitKats were such a hit that they’ll soon be sold nationwide.
Alexander von Maillot, global head of confectionery at Nestlé, said: ‘The launches of KitKat Ruby and KitKat green tea matcha are further proof of our commitment to our leading international confectionery brand.
‘We have introduced other innovative flavours and premium products to KitKat, KitKat Chunky and KitKat Senses in recent years and there is more to come.’