What Is Rice Water?
Types Of Rice Water:
- There are 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 a little bit of its starch in it.
- The second is boiled rice water got when we drain the water after the rice is cooked. I prefer boiled rice water as it is 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:
3 Top Ways To Make Rice Water At Home:
1. Rice Water Using No Cook Method:
Soak 1/4 cup of hand pounded rice in a cup of water for 30 minutes and then strain out the liquid. Your simple rice water is ready.
2. Boiled Rice Water:
To make your own rice water using boiling method, boil organic hand pounded rice (or any variety of rice that you have) after soaking it in water for an hour in plenty of water till it gets cooked and then strain the water.
3. Fermented Rice Water:
To make fermented rice water, let the rice water ferment by leaving it at room temperature for a day. If you live in a cold place, you can let it ferment for a little longer. Once fermented, you can store it in a glass bottle in the fridge and use it for a week.
5 Top Ways To Use Rice Water For Skin:
1. Neem & Rice Water Face Wash:
Mix besan also called gram flour and neem powder in equal quantities in a cup, mix well, and store in an airtight box. To use, take a 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. It does not dry out the skin nor does it make it greasy so it can be used by all types of skin. You can find the recipe for it here.
3. Rice Water Face Mask:
This face mask is very very effective for acne-prone skin. To make the mask, take 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and 2 tsp of besan in a bowl. Add enough rice water to form a spreadable paste and use it as a face mask. You can use this face mask weekly twice. To use, take a little bit of the mixture, apply it all over the face and neck, and wait for it to dry, and once dry, wash it off. This face mask will leave your skin glowing.
4. Rice Water Toner:
This is such an easy but very effective toner that can be easily made at home with practically no cost at all. All you need to do to make the toner is next time you are making rice for lunch, wash the rice once and soak it in very little water before cooking. Strain the white milky water before cooking and use it as toner…
5. Rice Water & Rice Flour Face Scrub:
Rice water when mixed with rice flour and a pinch of kasturi turmeric powder is excellent as a face scrub. 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.