Rice water and mask DIY

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If you were to collect all your favorite K-Beauty products and do a label check, you would surely find rice as an ingredient more often than not. Rice water has been used in Asian skincare for centuries; it’s the secret behind a clear and glowing complexion. Rice water is gentle, full of healthy nutrients, and extremely easy to make at home. While everyone is trying to get just the pure rice water, the rice itself is also super helpful to the skin as a mask. Here you will therefore find a slightly different rice water DIY through which you gain rice water as well as a rice mask.

Benefits of rice water for skin

  • Anti Aging: rice water is rich in antioxidants and has been shown to inhibit the process of elastase, a compound that damages elastin in the skin and leads to premature aging. Therefore, rice water can be used to delay and reduce the appearance of signs of aging on the skin.
  • Promotes skin barrier health: some studies have found that rice starch can be beneficial in repairing and maintaining the skin’s natural barrier. This can be helpful in preparing your skin to fight aggressors and prevent issues like dermatitis and protect against pollution damage.
  • Soothing sun damage: rice water can have a cooling and soothing effect on mild sun damage such as redness, sunburn, inflammation and itching.
  • Skin lightening: the skin lightening enzymes in rice water make it an important ingredient in Japanese and Korean skin care. It is known to fade dark spots and blemishes and brighten the complexion for a clear and smooth texture.
  • Mattifies oily skin: starchy rice water can have a pore-tightening and toning effect when used on oily skin. Dabbing on a little rice water with cotton pads can help mattify oily skin.

How to make rice water?

All you need is rice and water. You probably have that at home anyway.


Step 1: Start by washing the rice to remove any dirt and harmful impurities.


Step 2: Now put 1 part rice with 2 parts water in a blender and blend it finely.


Step 3: Now put the mixture in the refrigerator overnight. There will be 2 phases formed.


Step 4: You can now either carefully skim the viscous mass from the bottom but better just carefully pour off the thin water so that only the thick mass remains. In both cases you have now once pure water and once a soggy rice mass.

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How to use the rice water?

You can now use the rice water for cleansing or toning.

For cleansing you put some rice water on a cloth and clean your face with it. This is especially suitable in the morning, when you do not need to remove stubborn makeup residues.

As a toner, it is best to put the rice water in a spray bottle and spray it on your face after cleansing. Of course, you can also dab it on your face with a cloth or your hands.

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How to use the rice mask?

The soggy rice mixture that you have obtained can now be used as a mask. Spread a handful of it on your face. You can also gently massage it into your skin for a light exfoliating effect. Then leave it on for 30-40 minutes and let it dry. After that, wash it off your skin with lukewarm water. Your skin will now feel super soft.

Rice water and mask recipe

  • 1 part rice
  • 2 parts water
  • Blender
  • 2 vessels for rice water and the mask
  1. Wash rice.
  2. Finely blend 1 part rice with 2 parts water.
  3. Put in the refrigerator overnight. 2 phases will form.
  4. Now either skim the viscous mass from the bottom or pour off the thin water. In both cases you have now have water and a soggy rice mass.
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