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Benefits of rice water

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Rice water is a beauty remedy celebrated for its skin and hair-transforming properties.

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Derived from soaking or fermenting rice, it is an age-old beauty secret historically used in Asia to enhance skin and hair.

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Asmita Dhekne Chebbi, a dermatologist, explains that rice water is a starchy liquid rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants, offering various beauty benefits.

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Proponents claim rice water's antioxidants and vitamins, such as E and ferulic acid, combat free radicals, slow ageing, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

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Rice water's soothing properties can calm irritated or inflamed skin conditions like eczema or sunburn.

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In hair care, rice water can improve elasticity, impart shine, fortify strands, reduce breakage, and combat dandruff, according to Dr Chebbi.

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Despite its benefits, some individuals with sensitive skin may experience irritation or allergic reactions, and excessive use on hair may lead to protein buildup and stiffness.

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