Rice starch is an ancient beauty secret which makes your skin soft and smooth: here it is!
Rice starch is a very fine powder obtained from rice grains. You can use it in your recipes, as a thickener, or in cosmetics, as a detergent. Our grandmothers used it to clean their face skin and their body. They also used it with newborns.
This product is extraordinary in case of sensitive and inflamed skin, to soothe redness and itching. Let’s see all its properties and how to use it in the shower or in the bathtub.
Rice starch in hte bathtub: how to use it
You can buy this product in pharmacies, herbalist’s shops or supermarkets. It is available in powder or shredded. Make sure it is pure: it must contain only oryza sativa.
At home, fill your bathtub with lukewarm water, pour ten tablespoons of rice starch and stir to dissolve it. If you want, you can also add drops of your favorite essential oil. For children, just use two tablespoons of the product. If you don’t have the bathtub, you can use this starch under the shower, too. Just massage a handful on your wet skin.
Rice starch: properties
This product is perfect in case of reddened skin, because it has soothing properties. This delicate product actually eliminates sweating and excess sebum, leaving your skin soft and dry. Moreover, it has deodorizing properties, which make it perfect to use in summer, when you wash yourself more often.
You can use rice starch also for your intimate hygiene and to soothe burnings and itching. Moreover, it is also extraordinary to make face masks and to wash your hair without using water, in the same way you do with a dry shampoo.
Finally, this product is highly recommended for bathing newborns, because it is very delicate and does not damage the skin hydrolipidic layer.
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