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The magic miracles of Rice Water in Skin Care

Rice water in skincare has been used for millennia.

From India to Korea, rice water is a very popular skincare ingredient. And why not! From reversing the signs of ageing to improving the appearance of skin to easing skin issues, rice water works wonders in giving you flawless radiant skin. 

Rice water is a starchy white liquid that is obtained after soaking or boiling rice. This water has cosmetic healing properties. Rich in nutrients, rice water is an excellent source of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and antioxidants. The antioxidants help fight free radicals that are responsible for ageing. It is also rich in vitamin E that addresses hyperpigmentation and maintains your skin health. 

5 Magic Benefits of using Rice Water in Skin Care 

Rice water is an Anti-ageing agent

A rich source of amino acids, antioxidants and minerals, rice water can help slow down the process of ageing. It further increases collagen and makes your skin look young and radiant. Studies have shown that regular use of rice water can help maintain skin elasticity, reduce wrinkles and other signs of ageing. 

It is a great acne fighter

Rich in vitamin E, C and B, rice water is a great natural remedy for acne. It tightens your skin pores and mattifies your oily skin. Though it is no instant fix for acne, regular application of rice water is a natural and long-lasting solution for acne-free skin.

Rice water can lighten and brighten your skin 

Korean and Japanese skincare regimes are incomplete without rice water. It aids in lightening and brightening your skin and gives you an even tone naturally. It is also a popular and proven remedy to fade dark spots, blemishes and brighten up the complexion.

Rice water can fight skin conditions

Rice water is very effective against skin conditions like eczema and atopic dermatitis. A study observed the effects of rice water bathing in people with atopic eczema. The results concluded that the skin’s healing capacity was improved by 20%.

Rice water soothes sunburn 

Rice water is an excellent and inexpensive remedy against sunburn, inflammation, redness and itching. It has a cooling effect that can soothe sunburn and reduce tanning. Free from harmful chemicals, this natural ingredient has a very cooling effect on redness, sunburn, inflammation and itching.

How to make rice water?

Rice water is simple to make and easy to apply. The most common methods are soaking, boiling and fermenting. You can soak ½ cup of uncooked rice in 2-3 cups of water and leave it for 30 minutes. You can also use the starchy water obtained from boiling rice in excess water. Fermenting rice water is also very effective. Rinse the rice properly. Place the rice in a bowl and soak it for two days. Strain the water and store it in a refrigerator.

How to use rice water for skincare?

There are different ways to use rice water in skincare. Here are a few simple ways that you can try:

  • Use rice water to wash your face.
  • Apply rice water as a toner.
  • Spritz rice water on the face for a refreshed look.
  • Bath with rice water as it is beneficial for your hair and skin.
  • Soak your foot in rice water.
  • Massage your face and neck with rice water.
  • Apply it on your armpits regularly for lightening the skin.


There is no instance reported that fresh rice water is harmful to the skin. There has been no instance of side-effect reported for the use of rice water. However, most commercially available rice is treated with pesticides and can contain dirt and bacteria. Hence, it is important to clean the rice thoroughly before using it for skincare.


Rice is a staple in Indian cuisine and is present in every kitchen. From rice and curry to biriyani, rice is popular in every corner of this country. But now it is gaining popularity in skin and hair care too.

Today, rice water constituents are a popular ingredient in Korean beauty products.

Its naturally rich nutrients help to soothe and tone your skin. It further fights infections and helps relieve skin conditions. Furthermore, it is inexpensive and very simple to make. Try using rice water in different ways every day to obtain maximum benefits. You can also mix it with aloe vera or milk or honey for added benefits.

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