The Beauty of Rice

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The birds woke me up today singing away. I know what you are thinking it is still winter but here in Florida the birds think it is already spring. Some flowers are blooming and the birds are in concert out my window. The birds have so much to say!

So I am up and planning out this relaxing day in my head with a scrumptious brunch for my family.Getting caught up on paperwork and reading my magazines. And since it is Self care Sunday…I planning a little something in just for me and my skin. Me Time!

For my self care at home time I am going to enjoy an old fashioned beauty ritual that is centuries old called a Rice Water Face Mask. I am also going to make a hot pot of Jasmine Pearl Tea to sip while my mask does magic to my skin. You can do it too. If you’re in the beauty business you can share this recipe with your clients too. If you’re not that’s fine too. Just enjoy it alone or with family or your bestie.

Have you ever tried jasmine tea? It is so aromatic and full of flavor and even freshens your breath. Not bitter it is one of my favorite teas and I love coffee too.

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What you will need for this recipe is simple!

Rice and tap water and a glass container.

1 cup of water

1 cup of uncooked Jasmine Rice now readily available at your local grocery store but oriental grocery stores carry it as well. You don’t need a 10 lb. bag but if you do buy it the rice is delicious to add to any meal.

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Step 1. Rinse rice quickly once or twice and place that rice in a glass or bowl of fresh water. Let this set for an hour or more. Overnight even better.

Step 2. Place the watery milky looking infusion on your face with a FLAT cotton pad. This is your face mask.

Stay away from your eyes and lips.

Step 3. Leave on your face 10 minutes.Allow it to dry.

Step 4. Rinse your face.

Feel your skin. It will be silky soft,brighter and tighter!

*I like to pour the leftover infusion in a jar with a lid and store in refrigerator a few days to use another time. Dont’ keep it longer. There are no preservatives like products on a store shelf.

There’s something about that rice that makes your skin look better and feel good too!

Hope you enjoy this recipe today or another day. If you happen to be allergic to rice. Don’t try it. However, always remember in life it is so much fun to try new things.

Women are Celebrity Obsessed!

So if you’re in the beauty business or just want to be in the know here are a few intriguing things they have been using.

Lady Gaga goes straight to her kitchen when it comes to makeup remover uses olive oil to remove her makeup 💄 as well for to hydrate her hair.

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Many celebrities rinse their mouth and freshen their breath with coconut oil mouth rinses.

JLo thinks exercise, no smoking and no drinking are her secrets for looking young. I think it’s working! Don’t you?

Actress Catherine Zeta Jones uses slices of fresh strawberries 🍓 and applies them on her teeth to whiten and brighten her teeth. I asked my dentist about this and he actually said it may work!

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Tiffany Haddish loves using coconut oil. And also makes a facial scrub with it by adding baking soda to it.

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Wendy Williams swears by Gold Bond cream or lotion to keep her skin silky sexy smooth.

Gwenyth Paltrow is pretty game to try a lot of things (just check out her website Goop)  when it comes to health and beauty. She also swears by pilates as her fountain of youth

Nightingale or Bird Nest’s Facials affectionately called bird poop facials are yet another type of skin facial celebrities love. It is an old Asian Beauty secret for brightening and whitening the complexion! But they are also crazy about deep cleaning and facials in general.

Many celebrities male and female use a brand called Eminence.

They also use K Beauty Korean Beauty and other brand eye, lip and facial sheet masks as prep before a red carpet event or pre-photo shoots. They also use them in flight on airplanes.

So there you have it if you want to be in the know and what’s trending with a few celebrities right now. Share with your clients and friends. Maybe spend the 4th weekend sipping a cold glass of Sangria and doing self-care like the celebrities.

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