PiFor those who love Korean skincare and DIY, this recipe is a must-copy.
Browsing through social media or directly on your #fyp, you’ll often find creators recommending product recipes DIY skin care, so so far nothing new. The problem is always when they start mixing more ingredients, which even though they come straight from the fridge, take a while to finish.
If you are passionate about ours DIY mask with toner and tissue or toner and cotton, this new one-ingredient toner recipe is sure to pique your curiosity.
The fermented rice tonic
In Korean skin care, Fermented rice water tonic is a mustso much so that many brands from Beauty of Joseon to Haruharu and Meisani have one in their skin care lines because it’s super hydrating, soothes irritations, helps reduce wrinkles and blemishes.
The recipe comes directly from @mamalindacooks whose bio says “your Asian TikTok mom”. Mama Linda, 47 and with enviable skin, suggests taking 2 cups of rice, putting them in a bowl, adding water, mixing a little and draining 3 times. After washing the rice you need to add 4 cups of cold water and put it all in a glass jar (washed perfectly and left to dry without a cloth, so it doesn’t get contaminated – we recommend), close it with the lid and put the mixture in the fridge for a up to seven days, depending on how fermented you want it, and then start using it.
Advantages and disadvantages of DIY graphite
Among the pluses is definitely the fact that the DIY Fermented Rice Water Toner is even approved by a dermatologist, @Luke Maxfield, so we already feel safer using it on our face. Among the benefits listed by Luke Maxfield, in addition to being cheap and quick, is that the fermented rice toner is rich in antioxidants, helps protect against UV damage (but doesn’t replace the protection), strengthens the skin. barrier and helps fight skin blemishes.
However, he warns us that not all types of rice have the same beneficial effects and since it is fermented the smell is not the best. In fact, it could test a sensitive nose and a weak stomach.
Also, like all things made at home and not in a sterile lab, you have to pay attention to how things are going in the jar, so it’s important to observe what’s going on each day, remember that while it’s bubbling, you can see the yeast at the bottom and it has a sour smell everything is fine.
Throw everything away when you see black mold on the surface and smell something rotten.
If you’re tempted to try this DIY tonic but dread the smell you might encounter (it always does when food ferments, think yogurt), then follow these tips from Mama Linda to let you enjoy its benefits tonic without having to deal with the aspect of the very strong smell: the first is to use freshly poured fresh water, and the second is to use rice water after one or two days of fermentation, so that the smell is more subtle .