If you are looking for natural ways to lighten skin then rice powder will greatly help. Rice powder also called as rice flour is just finely ground up rice. Almost every day our skin is exposed to pollution, harsh chemicals and scorching sun light and it does take a toll on our skin resulting in dark spots, pigmentation and dullness. Instead of resorting to harsh chemical peels and creams to get back the skin to former glory it is best to use natural remedies that are gentle on the skin. One of my favorite ingredients for lightening all the scars and blemishes is rice powder, rice powder has wonderful skin lightening properties. The bio active compounds found in rice bran are called ferulic acid, gamma-oryzanol and phytic acid. They are wonderful antioxidants and have been used in many skin creams to prevent skin ageing and to repair damaged skin. Even a simple act of adding a tbsp of rice powder to bath water and soaking in it has wonderful healing properties and can greatly heal damaged skin, you can read the study that supports this claim here. Regular use of rice powder on our face and skin can improve skin elasticity, reduce roughness of the skin and can lighten our skin. When I mention skin whitening, what I really mean is lighten scars, dark spots and pigmentation. Every skin color is beautiful but it will be more beautiful if it is even toned and rice powder helps achieve it easily by lightening all skin blemishes. I have given five skin lightening remedies using rice flour that I have tried over the years. All these remedies works really well in lightening scars, pigmentation and dark spots. Choose the recipe that you like and use regularly at least weekly twice to see good results. You can buy rice flour easily in all the departmental stores in India but you can also make your own rice powder easily at home. To make rice powder, soak rice for an hour and drain water completely. Now spread it on a thin cotton cloth to get rid of moisture. Once completely dry, dry grind in a mixer and sieve to get rid of any lumps and store…..
How To Use Rice Powder For Face & Skin Whitening | 5 Top Ways !
1. Rice Powder & Rose Water Scrub:
Mix equal quantities of rice flour and fine caster sugar in a bowl. Add in rose water and mix to form a paste and use it as a scrub. This scrub will not only remove black heads and white heads, it will lighten scars well too.
2. Rice Powder & Potato Bleach:
For treating acne scars, take a tsp of rice flour in a bowl. Squeeze in half a lemon. Add in enough potato juice to form a paste and apply all over the face. This natural bleach fades scars and blemishes well.
3. Rice Powder & Turmeric Face Pack:
For the face pack, take 1 tbsp each of rice flour, kasthuri turmeric and licorice powder in a bowl. Add in rice water and mix well to form a paste. Apply this pack all over the face, wait for it to dry completely before washing it off. This face pack treats hyper pigmentation very well.
4. Rice Powder & Orange Scrub:
For the scrub, take rice flour in a bowl, squeeze in fresh orange juice to it. Mix well and use it as a face scrub. I love this combination and use it very often. Both rice flour and orange juice in the scrub brightens the skin tone and is very very refreshing. This scrub can be used as a daily facial cleanser.
5. Rice Powder & Walnut Face Pack:
For the pack, grind 3 walnuts in a mortar and pestle. Now add in 1 tsp rice flour and enough yogurt to form a smooth paste and apply as a face pack. This pack is one of the best skin brightening face packs that is perfect for dry and dull skin. Use it regularly to see good results.