Rice flour has been used by women around the globe for thousands of years for enhancing their beauty. In Feudal Japan, it was used by the Geisha to maintain a soft porcelain hue, warding off hyper-pigmentation, UV exposure, and aging while looking delicate, feminine, and refined.
Today, you can still reap the many benefits of rice flour in your beauty routine. There are so many ways that you can use it, and it is so simple to make at home with the white rice you have on hand.
Some examples of rice flour’s benefits include:
• It’s great as a cosmetic primer (just brush it on in a thin layer, then apply your make-up)
• As a setting powder for make-up
• Reduces shine
• Soaks up oil
• Heals acne
• Can be used as a facial scrub
• Can be used as a facial mask (works well mixed in facial clay)
Rice flour can be found at any Indian or Asian food markets, but I chose to make it myself at home to see how it went. Check out the video at the bottom of the post to see how I did it.
How to Make a Rice Flour Mask for Beauty
Rice flour can be used in a number of different skincare recipes, but my favorite one at the moment is mixing it with manuka honey and a drop of my favorite essential oil, tea tree.
Rice Flour Mask with Manuka Honey
This mask is fantastic if you have acne, redness, and inflammation in the skin. The manuka honey is highly anti-bacterial and very soothing to inflamed angry skin, just make sure to get manuka honey with a bioactivity of 16+ or higher. You can learn more about the amazing benefits of manuka honey here. The rice flour will brighten hyper-pigmentation, reduce redness, and smooth the skin while the honey kills acne causing bacteria and restores moisture.
Loving Preparation – Rice Flour Mask
To begin, slowly stir a small amount of manuka honey into about a one tablespoon of homemade rice flour until you reach the desired consistency. I used about equal parts of each and then added a drop of lavender essential oil for relaxation and for its skin calming properties. If the mask is too runny, simply add more rice flour to thicken it. If it’s too thick, add a little more honey and so on.
Rice Flour Mask with Rose
Rose water is known to be astringent, cooling, anti-bacterial, and calming for the skin which is why it is used for a variety of skin ailments like sunburn, redness, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Learn how to make your own rosewater here.
All you have to do is slowly pour the rose water into 1 TB of rice flour. It should reach the consistency of a thick lotion. If it gets too thin and runny, add more rice flour to thicken the mask. Mixing in a bit of kaolin clay adds a nice purifying touch to this mask recipe.
Apply to the face evenly and leave on for 15-20 minutes, or until dry.
As you rinse, use the rice flour to gently exfoliate your skin. Use this mask 2-3 times a week.
Here is another variation of rice flour:
Be sure to check out my video tutorial below 🙂
For more mask recipes look below: