How To Use Rice To Get Enviable Skin!

Organic exfoliants are all the rage these days. They claim to be 100% natural, which ultimately translates into side effects-free and safe for use! And though it’s tempting enough to stock up on these, they come with a hefty price tag and consequently much lighter pockets!

Here’s the thing: Have you ever checked the ingredients on these so-called ‘organic’ exfoliants?

Sure, all the names sound very fancy, but if you Google them, you’ll find that most of them are made from ingredients that can be grown in your backyard. Or some that are already stored in your kitchen cabinets!

Why, then, spend so much to get beautiful skin when an inexpensive, effective, and 100% natural alternative exists?

Rice: The Best Exfoliant Your Skin Can Ask For

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Natural exfoliants are the way to go if you want enviable skin that’s soft to the touch with an ethereal glow!

Although plenty of natural exfoliants exist, such as sugar, lemon, honey and more, rice is one that proves to be highly effective. It efficiently removes all dead skin cells to give you smooth skin that is free of dirt and impurities.

Rice-based exfoliants also help in maintaining the pH balance of your skin. They keep it hydrated by promoting production of the natural oils produced by your body.

Rice is also rich in a host of vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, manganese, potassium, and vitamins B and E, which aid in keeping your skin healthy and attractive for years to come (1)!

Looking to harness the skincare superpowers that this humble grain possesses? Well, look no further! The following are two extremely simple, cost-effective, and a 100% natural remedies that incorporate the skin-nourishing properties of rice. Read on to learn more!

1. DIY Rice Water Exfoliant

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This rice water exfoliant will leave you with clean and wonderfully fresh skin that you’ll love to touch!

  • 1/4th cup remains of rice.
  • 1/4th cup or 62ml of rice water.
  • 1 tbsp. of coconut oil.
  • 4 drops of lavender oil.
  • Plug in your blender and add all the ingredients from the list, apart from the rice, and beat for a couple of seconds. Then add the rice and beat again till the mixture acquires a creamy consistency.
  • Once ready, pour this mixture into a glass jar and put it in the fridge to use later. You can use this mixture for up to two days straight once you refrigerate it.
How To Use:
  • The application process of this exfoliant is just like any other. Take a little bit of mixture on your palms and rub it on your face, using both your hands to help spread it evenly. You can also use this rice water exfoliant for other problem areas of your body without worrying.
  • Allow the exfoliant to sit for around the next 10 minutes. After that, massage your skin again so that all the dead skin cells can be removed.
  • Next, once the exfoliant hardens, rinse it off with warm water. This’ll help open your pores so that all the impurities and leftovers of the exfoliant can be washed away.
  • Bear in mind, however, that you should not use the rice water exfoliant for more than thrice a week as it can dry your skin out.

2. DIY Rice Mask

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Here’s an exfoliating mask with rice as its key ingredient for smooth, glowing skin.

  • 75g or ½ a cup of whole grain or white rice.
  • 30ml or 2 tbsp. of distilled water.
  • 5 drops of coconut oil.
  • Grind the rice into a fine powder. You can do this with the help of your trusty blender. However, sieve the powder once before you actually use it, in order to get rid of any clumps or other contaminants.
  • Take a bowl and add the rice powder to it along with the two tablespoons of water and the 5 drops of coconut oil. Mix all of it well till you get a paste with a creamy texture of smooth consistency.
How To Use:
  • The first thing you have to do before applying this mask is to clean your skin thoroughly. Next, take a bit of the mask in your hands and apply it to your face, spreading and massaging it with the help of the pads of your finger. Pay extra attention to your T-zone as well as your chin. Once you’re done massaging it, keep it on for a couple of minutes and then rinse thoroughly with water. This mask can even help you remove blackheads!

Who says you have to spend a bomb to get the skin of your dreams? As long as you have some rice in your kitchen, you don’t need to hit the parlor to get amazing skin!

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