Beauty Secret: Rice an Tea

Rice Beauty

Bean Styled has started researching into other cultures and their everyday routine from eating to skin care. Here are two key ingredients that everyone should start ingesting more of along with applying it to our skin. The Wonderful first Ingredient is RICE. Look at it’s benefits. Take a look at the Asian Culture, and most of them will have very beautifully smooth and vibrant skin.  Their major diet is made up of fish and rice. Their intake in Rice could have a major impact on their skin, that we here in America should start taking up ourselves. Not only do they eat more rice, and by culture drink more Tea. The second food and drink we will be discussing today.  Green Tea being one of the most popular teas they choose to drink. Is this a habit or diet that could benefit the rest of the world, for skin care, but also for our Health.

There are Many beauty products out there today that have rice in them, but there is also home-made recipes that are great when your on a budget, and they provide the nutrients directly to the skin.

There are many natural, and organic products on beauty shelves out there with rice in them. As Bean Styled is on the hunt, trying and reviewing! Once we find some great products we will have the review of the products up. In the meantime leave us comments on anything you recommend or have heard of, and we will gladly give it a try.

The Rice Facial:  Take a Cup or Two of Rice, place in a pot of water and boil. Pretty much follow the directions that come with your Rice. Sorry thou, Instant Rice won’t work for these Recipes. After you finish boiling the rice, Carefully Strain the Water in a Bowl.  Set at your Table, Vanity ect. with a towel over your head to catch the steam coming up from the bowl of rice water and let it open your pores. After 5-10 minutes, Use the cooled down rice water to Rinse your face. Slightly pat dry so your face is not dripping with water, and let your face air dry. You Should just then rinse with cool water, and pat dry. You will instantly feel your skin is smoother and see a nice glow.

Also, if you are not able to eat all your left over Rice, or go ahead and make more to Use it in a Rice Bath Soak:  Again, use the directions on your rice to boil it, Use strainer to Strain your rice, and water add the rice water to your already filled bathtub. Then with the Rice, mash it up with a Fork; then add to Tub. Like Cleopatra with her milk baths, We now have Rice Baths.

It seems people with dry skin, and eczema should try Rice in their diet, and soaking their skin. From what I can find Rice helps retain the moisture we easily loose in our skin with the help of the starch proteins. Which over time the skin should become smoother, and  with a routine you could really reduce and prevent some wrinkles. We only have to look at Asian Culture for the real results!

Aveeno Products use science and nature, with  “Active Naturals” meaning natural ingredients that deliver results, and they have a great Body Scrub with Rice!  Aveeno Positively Nourishing Smoothing Body wash with pomegranate, rice, and walnut shells, is a great smelling, gentle exfoliate anyone can use.  Try it Out Today, can be found at any local drug store, Target ect.

Green Tea Steam Facial:

Boil Green Tea (4-8 tea bags)

Remove from stove and Carefully poor into a bowl to let cool til it is Warm and able to touch, and put on your face.

**Please remember when doing at home Recipes to be very careful, at Bean Styled we love to offer great alternatives to expensive Spa Treatments but please always use common sense when around Stoves, fire, heat ect.

Soak a Clean Hand Towel in the Green Tea, twist it up, and set it aside for now.

Let the water cool to warm and Cleanse your face with gentle cleanser using the teas water, Use your Astringent/toner

Then take your hand towel, open it up (should still be warm)

Lay back and Place your Warm Green Tea Towel over your face and let the Warm Steam open up your pores, allow the ingredients to absorb deeper and let the Green Tea’s Antioxidants do it’s work.

After 10-15 Minutes Remove Towel and use your moisturizer as usual.

++Also Throw another Hand Towel in the Green Tea that is already Steeped before you wash and place it in a bowl in the Refrigerator over night for the facial below. So you don’t have to waste anymore tea or time to brew more.

Green Tea Chill Facial:

After a long day come home, Remove make-up,

Ring out your Hand Towel that is Chilled with Green Tea

Lay Back and Relax with the cool Towel applied over your face for 10-15 minutes.

Then apply your moisturizer

The antioxidants will help remove the Impurities from the Day, and De-puff those tired eyes, and de-stress at the Same time.

You’ll be ready for a Dinner Date in 15 Minutes, Looking Fresh like you’ve slept all day, instead of 8-12 hours at your Desk!

Green Tea is a Great antioxidant, and Moisturizer. Not only Great to Drink but in many Beauty products today. Green Tea can help prevent dry skin, acne, wrinkles, and fine lines.  If you have a favorite Green Tea product, or Recipe we would Love to Hear from you

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Flat Bread Recipies

Flat Bread, simple, nutritious, and so delicious. I always loved a great tasting wrap, but there are so many combinations with flat bread you will never get bored with these healthy options for dinner, snack, or dessert.

All theses flat bread recipes are made like the traditional American pizza style. Set the oven for 300 degrees for 8-10 minutes depending on your oven. Sauce, Toppings, Heat and Serve!  With so much fiber in Flat Out flat bread it will keep you feeling fuller longer.  An is still a healthy snack or meal for the whole family.

Regular Pizza:  Sauce, 1/4 cup Mozzarella with Veggies Galore!

Taco Pizza: 1/4 Salsa, 1/4 Mozzarella   After Oven: Lettuce, Sprinkle on some Cheddar cheese, Black Olives

Greek: Taziki (cucumber) sauce, Black Olives, Feta

White Flat Bread- 1Tbs of Alfredo sauce, 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese

Dessert or Healthy Snack:

Vanilla Greek Yogurt, Plus your Favorite Fruit (served cold)

Vanilla Greek Yogurt, Topped with your Favorite Vegetables (served colds)

Greek yogurt your choice, topped with Granola  (served cold)

Vanilla Greek Yogurt, 1/4 cup pitted cherries, topped with 1/3-1/4 Cup Granola in the Oven at 350 for 8 minutes

The options are endless of what you can make with flat bread. Not all brands are the same for every ones taste buds. So don’t rule them out if you have only tried one particular brand. Give it a shot with something new. We prefer the Flat-Out Flat bread. They have so many flat bread options for you. We consider them the ruler of the Flat bread world. Now with NEW Artisan flat bread just for all your great pizza style ideas!. Follow our Health and Fitness Board On Pinterest for flat bread and other healthy recipes, motivation, and exercise ideas.


Egg, Egg, Eggs

Egg’s are not only one of the healthiest protein rich foods you could put into your diet but there is so many ways to prepare them the possibilities are endless. Plus there is so much more to the egg for health reasons people should be aware of since it seems people have been scared away from the EGG.

You Can boil them and save them in the refrigerator for a week as your breakfast or snack

Make deviled eggs, Put them in your Salad

Eggs!

Breakfast of Course-Pouched, Over-easy, Just Whites, Scrambled…list goes on

Make Egg Salad with light Mayo, or Mustard  (Yumm 😉

So many healthy recipes include eggs. Check out  EatingWell.com For a Great List!

Never over do it. To much of anything is never good. But eggs can be a great benefit for most everyone’s diet. It’s great protein, and from an article we read on the Huffington Post the cholesterol problem everyone associates with eggs is a completely differently type.  Click Here to Learn more

“Medical research community has learned that dietary cholesterol is a different measure than blood level of cholesterol, which is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke.” -Huffington Post

For Research & Nutrition on Eggs Checkout http://www.eggnutritioncenter.org