A simple ingredient like rice, which is a staple in our daily diet, can do wonders for the skin and hair, when applied topically – from conditioning hair to make it lustrous, to deeply cleansing skin and removing tan – rice in powder, toner, face pack forms can do it all. Rice water is full of skin-beneficial vitamins and minerals, especially allantoin and ferulic acid which are known their anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. Due to its cooling and soothing properties, rice water is often prescribed by Ayurvedic practitioners as an effective ointment to cool irritated and inflamed skin. But did you know that rice water can be used as a natural toner and it’s effective for making skin soft and smooth, to healing make an excellent skin toner and make skin smooth? It helps heal acne and cools the redness associated with pimples and also acts as an astringent and aids in tightening the pores. In this post, we list down 5 ways to use rice toner for radiant skin. Using rice water as a skin care product is very popular in Korean skincare routine and we all know how they have smooth, glowing skin. It acts a nice cleanser that cleans dirt and oils from pores, and helps to reduce the size of pores. It tightens pores and makes skin smooth. Rice-based toners also lighten skin tone, clears blemishes, and prevents premature ageing.
Benefits of Using Rice Water Toner:
- Cleanses skin.
- Brightens skin tone.
- Clears blemishes.
- Prevents premature signs of ageing.
- Tightens skin.
- Shrinks facial pores.
How To Make Rice Water?
Soak 100 gm of rice in 2 cups of water for 4 to 5 hours. After 5 hours, strain the rice water and transfer it to a spray bottle.
1. Brown Rice and Orange Tightening and Smoothing Toner: Soak some rice into ½ cup of plain water and leave it for few hrs or overnight. When the water turns little dusky or milky, then drain the water in a bowl. Here I used brown rice but you can also use white plain rice. Now add 1 spoon of fresh rose water to it and mix it nicely. Now make fresh juice of orange and add 1 table spoon of that juice with the rice water. Mix all the ingredients nicely. Your facial toner is ready to use now.
2. Rice and Aloe Vera Toner: Take 1/4 cup of rice water and add 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel. Mix well and transfer to a spray bottle. After you take the makeup down towards the end of the day, spray on this rice water toner and wake up to beautiful skin.
3. Rice and Green Tea Toner: Take 1/4 cup of water and brew one cup of green tea. Let it cool. Mix both green tea and rice water together, and transfer to a spray bottle. This is a wonderful way to boost your skin with antioxidant benefits of green tea and rice water.
4.Rice Water and Apple Cider Vinegar Toner: Take 1/2 cup rice water and 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar. Mix well and transfer to a spray bottle. Spray it on whenever you feel that your skin is feeling congested, has blemishes, or has breakouts. Apple cider vinegar is an anti-bacterial ingredient which regulates pH of skin, tightens facial pores, and boosts blood circulation.