Rice has been used for centuries by Japanese women to keep their skin flawless, protected, and pure. Legend has it that the first women to truly discover its benefits were those working in fields of rice, which is grown in a few feet of water. During the day they cleansed their skin with this water to refresh themselves, and as a result their skin stayed young, radiant and protected from the intense all-day sun!
Luckily since the times of the rice-water facial bath, we’ve come quite a long way to get the most benefit from the surprising powers of rice. The key to utilizing this tiny grain as a beauty-booster? Rice bran!
Rice bran is the outmost layer of a grain of rice, and it holds all of the nutrients and minerals. Over 100 of them, to be exact! It is a powerhouse of nutrients including tocopherols (Vitamin E), B-complex vitamins and CoQ-10.
Each of these are familiar to us in the skincare world: Vitamin E protects and nourishes the skin; B vitamins brighten and give you a radiant glow; CoQ-10 fortifies the skin to maintain elasticity. The list goes on!
In addition to providing mass quantities of nutrients, rice bran has the perfect texture for manual exfoliation of the skin. It’s coarseness is just enough to provide the skin-renewing benefits we’re looking for when we use a scrub, but it won’t damage the skin with roughness. In fact, we use it on many of our guests at Savor Spa during treatments to give them that extra gorgeous glow!
What results can you expect when using a rice bran exfoliant? You will not only renew your skin by removing dead skin cells, you’ll also be giving it a vitamin-booster that can brighten your skin, hydrate and plump up fine lines, and even protect it from environmental damage.
Our latest addition to the Om Aroma & Co. line will give you an extra exfoliant boost for your daily Pearl or Champagne Cleanser. Just mix in a teaspoon of the rice bran with 1-2 pumps of your cleanser, and apply in a circular motion to damp skin to exfoliate and cleanse. Wash away, and watch yourself glow.
Om Aroma & Co. is an all-natural anti-aging skincare line made locally in the Catskills of NY. Our Rice Bran Exfoliating Powder is the perfect addition to your Om Aroma & Co. cleanser, or even the Honey Masque, to give your skin an extra nutrient boost and a gentle exfoliation to get our signature glow. For more, visit us at www.omaroma.com