Why Rice Flour?
Rice flour has many benefits for the skin:
- It is exfoliating while also being soft and gentle as possible.
- Rice Flour Scrub can treat hyper-pigmentation and blemishes on the face.
- The Rice flour scrub smooth’s fine lines and wrinkles.
- Has firming and lifting properties.
- It has oil absorbing properties; which help to keep skin clear.
- Rice Flour scrub acts as a good anti-inflammatory and skin whitening agent
Beauty Tip # 1: Gentle Exfoliating Face Mask
This Gentle Exfoliating Face Mask is something to use if your skin is too sensitive for scrubs. It works in place of a scrub to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin, toxins and dirt leaving the surface of your skin gorgeous. It is a great alternative if you want your skin to be a little exfoliated but not feeling like going the scrub route. This Gentle Exfoliating Face Mask is much easier and gentler on skin. Exfoliating masks are great options for fighting wrinkles on your face
How to Make the Mask?
1 tsp. Honey
1 tbsp. Rice Flour
½ tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
½ tbsp. Yogurt
½ tbsp. Lemon Juice
Mix all the ingredients for Gentle Exfoliating Face Mask together in a small bowl.
How to Use?
Massage gently in circular motions into the skin, then leave for 15 minutes or until it dries completely. Then wash with warm water, following with a splash of cold water and then apply your favourite moisturizer when your skin is still damp. I talk more about this technique in my Rose Water Hydrating Mist Post.
Beauty Tip # 2: Rice Flour Scrub as a Gentle Exfoliator
If you have sensitive skin, skin that breaks out easily or skin that is oil with dry patches; you should not be using traditional scrubs for your face. The store-bought scrubs are often too harsh and chemically and will further damage your skin. Of course, exfoliation is important. The best thing for your skin is to use a gentle and fine exfoliator that does not irritate the skin. This is why I recommend using Rice flour Scrub.
Please Note that I recommend grinding your own rice flour as the store bought versions are too superfine to act as an exfoliator.
Important: If you are allergic to turmeric leave it out, I recommend doing a patch test 48 hours earlier.
How to Make the Scrub?
½ Cup Semi-Coarse Home Ground Rice Flour
¼ Cup Gram Flour
½ Tsp. Tumeric Powder
- First soak half a cup of rice in water over night.
- In the morning drain the rice and spread out on an absorbent cloth and leave for 3 hours. Do not let rice dry completely. They should still fell cool and wet to the fingers after this; but the excess moisture must be gone, leaving only the water that has already been absorbed into the rice.
- Now put the rice into an electric grinder and grind until they become powder.
- After this sieve it through a coarse mesh sieve to get out any large fragments.
- Spread the rice on a tray and let sit in the hot sun, covered by a thin cloth.
- After 3 hours it should be relatively dry. Now, mix in the Gram flour and turmeric.
- Put the mixture in a sterilized jar and keep in the fridge.
- Should keep for a month.
How to Use?
Use a about a teaspoon-full of rice flour scrub to scrub your face gently once or twice a week.
If you want to try more natural skin treatments, look here.
Beauty Tip #22: Skin Lightening Face Mask
I came up with this Skin Lightening Face Mask, after researching a lot of ingredients. I wanted a mask that would lighten and brighten the skin, without using any sort of acidic bleaching agent such as lemon juice or tomato juice. Those kind of ingredients can be harmful to the skin for sensitive skin types and can cause dryness if not balanced and offset properly. That is why I have used very universally applicable ingredients and made a mask that every skin type can use.
How to Make?
This is a mask that is very easy to make.
½ tsp. Full Cream Milk (Raw milk is better but the other kind will do)
½ tsp. Honey
½ tsp. Rice Flour
Mix the three ingredients in small bowl with a wire whisk until well combined.
How to Use?
Apply the mask onto your face in a liberal layer, and afterward wait fifteen minutes before washing it off with warm water. At that point use cold water and pat your face dry with a paper towel. While the skin is still marginally wet, utilize your most loved lotion to secure in the dampness. I speak more about this technique in my Rose Water Hydrating Mist Post.