Recently, I have developed interest in learning different DIYs and home remedies for health, skin and hair care routine. While exploring different topics, I came across some articles related to the benefits of rice and rice water for hair and skin and I was very surprised and amazed to see all these benefits of rice water for our body.
I could never imagine that this cloudy rice water is filled with so many nutrition and anti-oxidant properties. I thought, dirt, impurity and starch of rice makes the water in white cloudy form and it does not have any use. Poor Me :(
Anyways, this lockdown has given me opportunity to learn and explore about so many DIYs which are best and easily available from our kitchen.
Today, I wanted to take you all with some easy ways to use rice and rice water for your healthy skin and hair care routine.
1. Rice Face Scrub
Rice Face Scrub is best for exfoliating your skin, removing dead skin cells, blackheads and white heads from your face. It also helps in removing impurities from clogged skin pores. I found my skin so smooth after using it and highly recommending you to give it a try.
Take 2 tbsp of rice in a bowl and soak it in half cup of water for 10 minutes
Strain out the soaked rice using sieve from water and crush it to make a thick paste
Add 1/2 to 1 tbsp of raw milk into it (Do not over add milk as we do not want to make a runny paste, it should be in thick consistency)
Scrub your face and neck very gently using this rice face scrub for about a minute
Once you are done with scrubbing, leave it on your face for 15 minutes
Wash your face with lukewarm water
Apply any moisturizer after it
2. Fermented Rice Water for Face/Hair
Anything in fermented form is actually more healthy and nutritious because of the presence of probiotic bacteria in it. Fermented rice water is rich in anti-oxidants, amino acids, vitamins and anti-inflammatory properties which are very useful in regenerating skin cells, reducing acne from skin and fading ageing signs.
It is also very beneficial for your hair and helps in hair re-growth and conditioning.
Take 1 cup of rice in a bowl and rinse it well for removing dirt and impurities
Soak it in 3 cups of water for about 1 hour (Not required to keep fix measurements)
Once the water became white cloudy, strain out this water from rice and keep it in another clean pot
Cover the pot filled with rice water with a clean cloth
Leave it for 1-2 days to make the rice water in fermented form
Application for Face:
Take this fermented rice water and dilute it with Rose water or Gulabari
Dab a cotton ball in it and use it as a cleanser by wiping your face with this cotton ball
Another way would be, after diluting the fermented rice water, shift it into a spray bottle and store it in refrigerator
Spray the rice water everyday on your face like a toner
Application for Hair:
Take the fermented rice water and dilute it by adding more plain water in it (If you take one cup of fermented rice water then add 2 cups of plain water in it for diluting)
After doing Shampoo, rinse your hair with this water to use it as a conditioner
3. Rice Flour Face Mask
Rice flour face mask helps in tighten-up your skin, balances oil from oily skin, reduces open pores and ageing signs.
Take 2 tbsp of rice flour in a bowl
Add 1 tbsp of curd in it and make a smooth paste
Apply this paste evenly over your face and neck for about 20 minutes
Wash it with normal water
Apply any moisturizer after it