What Is Rice Water?
Types Of Rice Water:
- There are actually two types of rice water. The first is the water in which the rice was used to soak before cooking. It is also called rice water and it will be slightly cloudy as rice releases little bit of it’s starch in it.
- The second is boiled rice water got when we drain the water after the rice is cooked. I prefer the boiled rice water as it is more creamy and thicker.
Fermented Rice Water:
If the rice water is left to ferment it is called fermented rice water. Fermented rice water can be made with either boiled or unboiled rice water. To make fermented rice water, just leave the prepared rice water in a closed vessel overnight.
But fermented rice water will have a slight smell when compared to fresh rice water. The more it ferments the more it will smell but it does not affect the effectiveness of rice water.
Rice Water Nutrients:
Rice Water Face Wash Skin Benefits:
1. Lightens Dark Spots:
2. Treats Acne:
3. Soothes Sunburn:
4. Lightens Scars:
5. Prevents Skin Dryness:
6. Cleans The Skin Well:
7. Evens Out The Skin Tone:
8. Prevents Blackheads:
9. Repairs Damaged Skin:
10. Makes The Skin Glow:
5 Rice Water Face Wash Recipes You Should Try:
1. Neem & Rice Water Face Wash:
Mix besan also called as gram flour and neem powder in equal quantities in a cup, mix well and store in an airtight box. To use, take little bit of this powder and mix it with rice water and use it as a face wash daily. This face wash treats acne and fades scars and blemishes well.
2. Foaming Rice Water Face Wash:
This rice water face wash is very effective for treating and preventing acne, blackheads & pimples as it has wonderful anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties.
It is very soothing on the skin and does not dry out the skin nor makes it greasy so it can be used by all types of skin. You can find the recipe for it here.
3. Baking Soda & Rice Water Face Wash:
Take baking soda in a bowl, add 1 tsp of rice water to it. Finally squeeze in the juice of quarter of a lemon. When you add lemon juice to baking soda, it will immediately start foaming.
Mix with a spoon, as you keep mixing the foaming will first increase and then it will slowly start subsiding. Once the foaming subsides and the mixture forms a smooth thick mixture, your face wash is ready!
To use, take little bit of the mixture, massage for a few seconds and wash it off. This face wash will leave your skin glowing but it is not for people with sensitive or dry skin
4. Rice Water & Green Gram Dal Face Wash:
Green gram dal is another natural powder we use extensively for skin care. We make green gram dal powder by sun drying green gram dal and then powdering it in a dry mixer.
The powder when mixed together with either rice water or fermented rice water is an excellent face wash. It removes blackheads and white heads effectively and also fades scars.
5. Rice Water & Gram Flour Face Wash:
Rice water when mixed together with gram flour and a pinch of kasturi turmeric powder is excellent as a face wash. It helps treat acne and all skin problems very effectively.
It makes the skin smooth and glowing. Since we use kasturi turmeric powder, it does not stain the skin yellow like normal turmeric powder too.