Saffron rice water makes for an excellent skin toner providing a burst of nourishment and freshness to the skin. Add a few strands of saffron in rice water and you have an instant fragrant skin rejuvenator. This will also impart a youthful glow to the face.
What’s So Great About Rice Water and saffron?
Rice water has many properties that make it an excellent addition to your skin regimens. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that are essential for maintaining healthy, beautiful skin. Rice water contains the nourishing antioxidant ferulic acid, as well as allantoin, an organic compound that helps soothe and heal skin.
The fragrant spice saffron has been known to possess numerous beauty benefits. It has been a time-honoured ingredient in nurturing skin, making it blemish free and radiant.
Saffron can be an excellent natural ingredient for reducing pigmentation, brown spots and other skin blemishes Crocetin, being an active compound present in saffron has an amazing anti-bacterial property. Hence, applying saffron products along with rice water will certainly reduce your acne and calm down inflammation.
- 1/2 Cup uncooked rice
- 2 Cups water
- Pinch of Saffron threads/powder
Next, place the rinsed rice in a bowl and cover it with a couple of cups of water. Swirl the rice around a bit, then let it soak for 15 to 30 minutes. Or if you want to get the most of the benefits, bring the rice to a boil. Remove it from the heat. Take a spoon and press the rice to release the helpful chemicals.
Strain the rice away from the rice water, add a pinch of saffron and set aside. Pour the rice water into an airtight container for storage. It will keep in your fridge for one week.
Use saffron rice water as a toner for softer, more radiant looking skin. Just pour some onto a cotton pad and massage it over your face, then allow your skin to air dry. Use every day as part of your skin care routine, or a couple of times a week to give your skin a boost of vitamins and minerals.