Rice water has been used for centuries by Asian countries as a gentle face cleanser and skin toner. In this post, I will take a look at use of rice water for face cleaning and as a skin toner. It contain some essential vitamins and minerals which help in tightening of skin and get rid of open pores on face.
Rice water helps your skin making it firm, smooth and radiant. It also reduces redness of acne scars. Presence of anti-oxidants in rice water help in removing fine lines on your face and slow down aging process.
You can use white rice/brown rice or any other variety of rice for making your rice water. Take two tablespoon of rice in a bowl and rinse it thoroughly with filtered water to remove any dirt or impurities. Once rice is washed, put it in a bowl and add one cup water. Keep it there for 10-20 min till water becomes milky. This helps in removing excess starch from the rice. Finally, take out the rice in a clean bowl and add filtered water in it and leave it for overnight. This helps in absorption of all the vitamins and minerals from the rice into the water.
Your rice water is ready for use. You can put it in refrigerator and use it for a week. Put it in a handy water spray bottle and you can keep it with you all the time. You just need to spray it on your face twice a day and let it settle. Once it is fully absorbed on your skin, you can apply your regular moisturizer.