Environmental stressors and lifestyle choices take a toll on our skin making it dull and lifeless. Long exposure to sun, dust and pollution leads to dark spots, dark patches and pigmentation on our delicate skin. If you’re looking for ways to combat these and get fresh, fair and glowing skin, then you’ve come to the right place. A quick method of getting your gorgeous skin tone back is to apply an easy homemade rice powder face mask. Get instant fairness in an all-natural skin routine without any harsh chemicals.
In light of this, today we talk about some natural ways by which you can use rice powder to make your skin glow right in your home! All of these are natural and quick to make and have zero side effects.
How to get rice powder?
Preparing the main ingredient for this fairness routine is fairly easy. All you need to do is grind plain uncooked rice into a fine powder. This simple substance has magical benefits for our skin and for thousands of years they have been used in Asian countries especially by geishas in Japan.
Rice powder is high in 3 components- PABA (para aminobenzoic acid), ferulic acid and allantoin. These shield the skin from sun damage and pollution and promotes healing and skin repair. It is also rich in anti-oxidants that reverse signs of ageing and gives healthy, youthful looking skin.
What are the beauty benefits of using rice powder?
One of the most widely used products in the world, rice powder is known to have some unbelievable benefits for your skin.
- Rice powder is known to lighten your skin’s complexion, giving it a natural and glowing look and also in generating flawless skin. In fact, it is also used to treat uneven pigmentation on your face and neck.
- It helps to reduce acne and fight bacteria, as well as reduce the puffiness or swelling that is caused by acne on the uppermost layer of your skin.
- Rice Powder also acts as a great toner for the skin by tightening the pores on your face, giving it more flexibility and thus preventing the earlier appearance of wrinkles and age lines.
- The ferulic acid content in rice powder acts as a natural sunscreen, although very mild, for the skin and works, up to a certain degree to protect your skin from harmful UV radiation during the day.
- Since rice powder isn’t exactly smooth, it also doubles up as a good exfoliator and expertly removes the dead skin cells and acumen from your face and neck, giving it a glowing and dewy look.
How can you use rice powder to have a glowing face?
There are a number of ways to use rice powder to get flawless and clear skin. Take a look at five of the most popular methods below that will give you glowing, fair and lighter complexion in days.
As a face mask
Combine 2 tablespoons of rice powder, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and olive oil each in a bowl with a few drops of honey. Mix it thoroughly until it forms a dense paste. Apply it onto your face and wah it off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes and apply moisturizer after. Do this one a week for skin glow.
After your makeup
Combine equal parts of rice powder along with corn starch powder and you have yourself a translucent powder that will not only prevent your skin from looking oily throughout the day, but it will also help your makeup last for a longer period of time and give you a brighter and lighter complexion.
As a skin rejuvenator
Combine two tablespoons of rice powder with yoghurt with one tablespoon of honey and mashed apples. Mix it thoroughly and apply it on to your face with a brush. Leave it on for thirty minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this twice a week and watch your dead and dull looking skin come to life right in front of your eyes!
To soothe away sunburns
Combine one teaspoon of rice powder with a few drops of cucumber juice and lemon juice to form a thick paste. Apply it on to your skin and let it dry. As soon as it tightens, wash it off. This will help reduce pigmentation, tanning and fight the damaging effects of the sun on your skin.
For skin tightening
Take one egg white and combine it with one tablespoon of rice powder. Mix it thoroughly until it forms a foamy paste. Generously apply a thick layer of it on your face and neck and let it dry naturally, before washing it off with lukewarm water. The amino acid content in both the ingredients will tighten the skin and reduce the size of pores.
Get instant skin whitening and increased fairness with rice powder
Here are some tried and tested rice powder recipes for getting flawless and healthy-looking skin.
Rice powder and Milk face mask
For instant fairness mix rice powder with milk and honey for added benefits. Milk is rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids that purify and deeply cleanse the skin. Honey, on the other hand gives smooth, moisturized skin and a clean, even skin tone.
Mix 2 tablespoons of rice powder with 1 tablespoon of honey. Now add milk until you get a thick smooth paste. Apply it all over your face and neck and gently massage in a circular motion. Leave it in for 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
Rice powder and Egg mask
This is another great recipe for combatting darkness and dullness of skin. For this you will need two simple ingredients from your kitchen- rice powder and eggs. The white portion of eggs closes up and tightens the pores giving younger looking skin. It also controls melanin production thereby giving a fairer complexion.
Take the egg whites only from a single egg and add 3 tablespoons of rice powder and a spoon of honey to it. Apply the mask on your face and neck and leave it in for 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.
Rice powder Body scrub
Use this completely herbal body scrub to deeply exfoliate and get smooth and silky soft skin. It is important to regularly scrub away dead skin cells to get fresh soft skin.
For this scrub you will need 2 tablespoons of gram flour, ½ cup rice powder, 1/4th cup sugar, 4 tablespoons of honey and a few drops of coconut oil. This scrub will not only exfoliate but also hydrate, moisturize and intensely nourish the skin. Mix all the ingredients well and apply all over the body. Scrub well for 3 minutes and take a bath.
Fruity rice powder face mask
The benefits of rice powder are multiplied when it’s combined with essential vitamins. For getting radiant glowing skin combine fruits with rice powder and get a face pack rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants.
For this you will need fruits like apples, oranges and cherries and yogurt or curd. Add the fruits in a blender, add 2 tablespoons of rice powder and blend well. Now add 2 tablespoons of cold yogurt to the mixture, and apply a thick layer of the paste on your face. Leave in for 30 minutes and wash off with cold water.
Rice powder and Lemon toner
Use rice powder as a toner to get oil-free, acne-free, fair looking skin. Say goodbye to chemicals and hello to this herbal homemade skin toner. Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C that boosts the benefits of rice powder.
Add a tablespoon of rice powder and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice to a cup of warm water. Now place the mixture in a refrigerator and let it cool for about an hour. Soak a cotton ball in this rice powder toner and gently wipe across your face.
A word of caution!
We suggest that you make you avoid store bough rice powder as they may be contaminated, and instead make your own at home as it takes a few seconds!