Natural products always have had wonderful effect on the skin and contribute greatly towards beautifying us. All our beauty related issues have a solution in our kitchen, be it for a facial glow or for whitening the skin- the kitchen is the ultimate destination for all the skin related solutions.
Skin whitening is on every girl’s priority list, as the hectic lifestyle takes a toll on our skin and it succumbs to tanning therefore we are always looking for easy and natural recipes to get our complexion back. Rice powder is the best remedy for skin whitening. Asian women have always implemented rice in their beauty regime and that might be the reason they have such a radiant, smooth and beautiful skin. Today we will look into the humble benefits of rice powder and how we can implement them in our beauty regime.
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Rice powder and its benefits:
Rice powder is basically uncooked rice which is ground into fine powder. Rice has a lot of properties that help in whitening the skin and they are as follows:
- High concentration of PABA (para amino benzoic acid) is present in rice, which acts as a very good sunscreen. When it is consumed it increases our body’s Vitamin C content.
- Ferulic acid and allantoin present in rice are also sun protecting agents. The ferulic acid is an antioxidant and allantoin is a good anti-inflammatory agent. It helps in repairing the skin and calming down the sunburn too. On topical application, rice powder inhibits tyrosinase which is good for the skin.
Rice powder face packs can be used for amazing skin lightening benefits.
Let us get started with a few face packs with rice powder that you can easily get from your kitchen and use it at the comfort of your home.
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- Rice powder- 2 spoons
- Milk powder- 1 spoon
- Olive oil- few drops
Take a clean bowl; add rice powder and milk powder into it. Then add olive oil to it and mix well. Add water to achieve an appropriate consistency. Apply it on the face, neck as well as hands and legs (the quantity of the ingredients can be increased as per requirement). Leave it until the face pack dries and then rinse it off with warm water and pat dry.
Milk powder is very good for skin as well, as it contains lactic acid which is very helpful in decreasing the skin’s pigmentation. Olive oil gives the nourishment required for the skin.
Another amazing skin whitening recipe with rice powder is as follows:
- Rice powder- 2 spoons
- Honey- ½ teaspoon
- Raw milk- 2 spoons
Take Rice powder and put it in the bowl. The rice powder has to be really fine and smooth as most of the time rice powder would contain some coarsely ground particles in it. Into the bowl add honey as well as raw milk. Mix the contents in the bowl well until a smooth mixture is formed. Apply this pack on your face and leave it for twenty minutes and then wash it away with lukewarm water. This pack instantly brightens the face and adds a glow too.
Mixing raw milk with honey benefits the skin greatly as milk cleanses the skin by removing all the dirt and grime, meanwhile rice whitens the skin and honey is largely responsible to add the glow to your face.
Rice powder can also be used as whitening scrub on the skin. For that you need to coarsely grind the rice powder and mix it with any of the above combination. Once applied scrub it on the face, neck or for that matter all over the body thoroughly and wash it off. Rice powder is a great ingredient to exfoliate the skin. Regular use of rice powder in your beauty regime will help you whiten the skin.
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