Did you know that rice has been used as a cosmetic healing agent for centuries, and it is quite common in Japanese beauty recipes? It is rich in B vitamins, which stimulate cell growth and repair, slow premature aging and enhance the supply of blood to the skin — all you need for a dazzling skin complexion.
Much the same as the inside part of the body needs to be detoxed, so does your skin. Every year, the skin takes a beating from the severe cold winds of winter and the fiery heat of the summer sun. In time, soft, velvet-like skin can be chapped, cracked, and red. Commercial products do not always do the job to heal and soften the damaged skin. The skin has to be detoxed in order to destroy all the toxins.
Important thing to do for proper treatment of your skin is detoxification. Luckily the process of detoxification is very simple. You should soak in a bathtub twice a week for an hour, letting your skin drink in a formula of natural salts and spices.
There are four types of baths:
- Mix of one cup of Epsom salt with ginger root, boil this for about 10 minutes and you will get one of the most nourishing baths.
- Mixture of Epsom salt and 1 or 2 cups of baking soda is another option for bath.
- The third type is pouring together a mixture of one cup each of sesame seed oil, Epsom salt, and sea salt into a rejuvenating warm bathtub of water
- And the last bath is prepared form a cup of raw apple cider vinegar and a cup of Epsom salt in a hot steamy bathtub of water.
A Japanese health secret for the skin is Kimarine Wakame. It comes in dry and fresh varieties. This seaweed is a shimmery green substance that looks jellylike. It can be found in many skin care products, for example, creams, facial scrubs, toner mists, and facial masks. When it is soaked in lukewarm water for 10 minutes and drained, the stems should to be trimmed away, and the seaweed should be cut finely.
Kimarine Wakame contains amino acid that nourishes the skin and protects it from pollution and the harmful UVA rays.
Another option of using this seaweed is preparing a facial mask out of it. Just mix it with some essential oil, apply the mixture on your face and cover it with plastic wrap. Keep this mask on your face for 30 minutes and then rinse with cool water. However besides using this seaweed you should know that proper diet is essential for smooth skin.