Using rice water for skin and hair is a practice that has been done for ages in India. Before the invention of rice cooker, rice was always boiled in mud pots and once it got cooked, the rice boiled water was drained. Since rice was had for lunch everyday, rice water was always at home.
Instead of pouring it down the drain, it was always used for skin and hair care. Though we use pressure cooker for boiling rice now, we do make rice the traditional way often just to get rice water. Usually instead of soap we use homemade bath powder and sometimes when we use bath powder mixed with water during cold winters, it can dry out the skin.
So we usually use rice water to mix the bath powder instead of water during winter months. We also mix shikakai powder with rice water for washing our hair, it gives a nice sheen to the hair. Rice water is rich in amino acids, vitamin B, vitamin E and minerals and is very soothing both when taken internally and applied externally.
Rice Water Hair & Skin Benefits:
1. Rice Water For Skin Lightening:
2. Rice Water For Acne:
If you have acne prone skin, I would suggest being very cautious about the ingredients you use on the face. Using gentle ingredients like rice water which helps soothe the inflammation and gently fights of acne causing bacteria is the best idea.
Try using fermented rice water for acne, to use mix fermented rice water with besan and organic turmeric powder and apply on the face.
3. Rice Water For Eczema:
4. Rice Water As a Hair Conditioner:
5. Rice Water For Dandruff:
6. Rice Water For Health:
How To Make Rice Water At Home?
a. Boiled Rice Water:
b. Fermented Rice Water:
c. Rice Water Using No Cook Method:
Different Ways Of Using Rice Water At Home:
1. 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…
2. 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.
3. Rice Water Hair Rinse:
For hair rinse, I would suggest using fermented rice water. Take the rice water and thin it down with water till it is very watery. Now add a dash of fresh lime juice, your rise water hair rinse is ready! Use it as a hair rinse after shampooing and rinse once more with plain water…
4. Rice Water Hair Mask:
For the hair mask, take amla powder in a bowl. Add equal quantity of homemade yogurt and fermented rice water to form a spreadable paste and use it as a hair mask. This mask treats dandruff very very effectively.