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Why Rice Milk Is A Great Addition To Your Skincare Routine

using rice milk in skincare (glass of rice milk with a spoon of rice)

Heard of rice milk through the grain-vine? Rich in skin-loving antioxidants, the cereal-grain-derived ingredient has been used in skincare and beauty regimens for thousands of years – and its popularity is only growing with time.

Learn more about the benefits of rice milk in skincare below.

What is rice milk?

Rice milk is produced commercially by grinding rice and filtering it with water. Its origins can be traced back to ancient Asian civilizations like China, Japan, and Korea, where rice water – the milky substance leftover from rinsing or soaking rice – was traditionally used to cleanse and soften the skin. So, given the historical context, it’s no surprise that rice milk is still having a moment.

Benefits of rice milk for skin health

When it comes to its benefits, rice milk packs a punch! From brightening the appearance of skin to boasting anti-ageing effects, rice milk deserves a standing ovation at this point. (Seriously.)

  1. Nourishes and moisturizes the skin.
    When used in skincare products, rice milk can moisturize the skin, which is particularly beneficial for those with dry or dehydrated skin. This is because rice milk possesses natural emollients and nutrients that help to hydrate and nourish, leaving skin feeling ultra-soft and oh-so-smooth. Rice milk is also used for its skin-calming properties, making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

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  1. Brightens and evens complexion.
    Rice milk has traditionally been used to brighten skin, helping with hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Since it possesses essential vitamins and minerals – including B vitamins and antioxidants – its properties help to promote skin cell turnover, too. This process helps to minimize the appearance of dullness and can contribute to a more even (or extra radiant) complexion. 
  1. Rich in antioxidants, helps protect the skin and has anti-ageing effects.
    Rice milk is rich in antioxidants, which help protect the skin from free radicals. It also helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines, blemishes and wrinkles, contributing to more youthful-looking skin. Additionally, rice milk contains para-aminobenzoic acid, a natural substance often used in sunscreen products, and other antioxidants that help to protect the skin from UV light. However, you should still wear SPF30+ every day to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

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Written By: Lizzie Waley (Sundae Co-Founder & Body Care Enthusiast) | LinkedIn

Fact Checked: Charnnie Frimpong (Sundae Content Marketing Manager) | Linkedin