This is a terribly hard time for almost everyone--the television news and social media constantly bombards us with facts and statistics of people struggling to make ends meet, struggling with their mental health and just struggling in general. While there are many things you can't control, focus on things you can--make efforts to look after yourself, make self-care a priority and check up on your loved ones regularly to make sure they're doing well.
One thing that really works for me in terms of self-care is having a great skin and haircare routine. I love massaging my face, giving myself champi every now and then, and using luxurious products to make myself feel a little more pampered and relaxed.
One ingredient that I've been totally loving for my skin and hair is rice. It contains antioxidants, Vitamin E, and ferulic acid that help tone, tighten, and brighten your complexion. It has also been known to help with skin irritation, dermatitis, and other skin inflammations. It even helps lighten scars, fade blemishes, and pigmented patches thanks to its high concentration of antioxidants. Isn't that impressive? But wait, there's more. It balances the scalp’s pH levels and helps keep your hair frizz-free and detangled. This can prove to be very helpful, especially during the monsoon.
This sheet mask by Innisfree is great because it is made on the Korean beauty principles of keeping it as natural as possible. This will be the perfect take-the-day off activity after a long, calming bath. Massage your face with a jade roller while this is on to soak up all that goodness. Happier and brighter skin, here we come.
You can cleanse, brighten, and nourish your skin with just this one product. It is made with rice extract and is a gentle makeup remover and brightens skin. It's mild enough that it doesn't irritate sensitive skin but it also melts all the makeup residue with ease. All its natural ingredients remove impurities and so skin is soft and evenly toned.
For dull and dry skin, this exfoliating mask will be a blessing. Use it once a week to get rid of all the dirt and dust trapped in your pores and leave you with soft, supple, and radiant skin. Trust us, your glow will speak for itself.
This shampoo relies on both rice and wheat proteins to create fullness and body without stripping the hair of its natural oils. It cleanses hair thoroughly leaving no weighty residue so it looks and feels healthier with a fuller and thicker appearance. Of course, it has ingredients like rice, wheat, jojoba seed extracts, and rice bran so your hair will thankful.
While you can make a rice water toner at home, you can even get this product and save yourself the hard work. This one from ENN combines the benefits of fermented rice water, lentils, and witch hazel to give you spotless even-toned skin minus the pores!
So gorgeous, ready to try these products out?
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