Many of the skincare manufacturers and chemists alike add antioxidants as part of the products to provide these skin benefits.
2. It Has Anti-Aging Properties
Something that goes hand in hand with antioxidants is its anti-aging properties. Using rice water for face may help you with reversing or slowing down signs of aging.
For one, the same study mentioned the capability of rice water in reducing elastase activity, an enzyme involved in skin-aging. Hence, rice water can reduce lines and wrinkles on the face. Moreover, another study in 2001 tested the antioxidant inositol as a moisturizer to improve skin elasticity. Results then showed that it can help smoothen out existing wrinkles by up to 12.4% and improved skin elasticity by 17%.
Furthermore, some also use natural rice water for face as a toner and it showed good results in the keeping the skin smooth and healthy and reducing the pore size.
3. It Helps Soothe Skin Irritation and Inflammation
Aside from the antioxidant and anti-aging properties alike, rice water is also beneficial to soothe skin inflammations and irritations.
A 2002 research revealed that it has the capacity to heal the skin by up to 20%. This is in particular for those who are sensitive to sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). Additionally, it also improved the skin barrier in people with atopic eczema.