Tamil Nadu Agricultural University had developed a new variety of rice in 1986 that came to be known as ‘Ponni Rice’. Tamil Nadu, a state in India, widely cultivates this rice. There is a possible link between this rice and the River Kaveri that also carries the same name. Due to its innumerable health benefits, this rice has been named Ponni that literally means ‘gold like’.
Ponni rice or raw rice, when soaked in water or moisturizer, can treat a number of skin conditions like:
The rice with water/moisturizer plays the role of an astringent, tightening pores and cooling down the burning sensation of an acne outbreak. It also reduces the redness post acne and helps prevent further outbreaks.
Dipping a washcloth in rice with water/moisturizer and patting it over the skin can help minimize the effects of eczema. The starch components of this water ease the irritation and itchiness.
A study on people suffering from this skin condition has revealed that raw ponni rice can significantly soothe skin inflammation and reduce further irritation.
Cold rice with water/moisturizer used on skin can alter the effects of sunburn, reduce inflammations and help your skin to recover faster.
Ponni Rice can also be used for general skin care regimes. The following are the potential benefits:
Raw rice is a natural astringent and a toner. If applied regularly, it will help tighten the skin and close the pores to keep your skin looking fresh and radiant. Promotes cell growth and boosts blood flow to skin.
Rice with water/moisturizer can be used every day as a facial cleanser. The skin absorbs all the vital nutrients of the water and is left feeling firm and fresh all day.