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Ingredient In Focus: Rice Water And Its Benefits For Your Skin

Something that was considered waste for all these years is now a treasure, all thanks to Korean skincare. Today, rice water is synonymous to K-beauty and the benefits speak for itself! If you haven’t tried this cloudy-looking miracle liquid yet, it’s time you uncovered the benefits of rice for skin

1. Benefits of rice water for face that’ll amaze you 

benefits of rice water for skin

Brightens complexion 

Rice water being rich in antioxidants is an excellent skin brightening ingredient. It not only brightens but also fades dark spots and pigmentation when used regularly. Korean women since ages have been using rice water for skin whitening and brightening. 

Anti-ageing elixir 

This is the reason why you cannot really tell the actual age of Korean women! Rice water has ‘time-turning’ properties that blur away premature signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles and even delay their appearance by a substantial amount of years. 

Soothes acne and inflammation 

Acne is usually accompanied by redness, skin inflammation, and rashes all of which only need one ingredient – rice water. Being high in starch, rice water is a potent natural astringent that cleanses pores, balances sebum production, eliminates acne-causing bacteria and drastically reduces the occurrence of acne. 

Lends an even complexion 

If your skin has turned blotchy because of sun spots or acne marks, then rice water will work like a charm! Rich in vitamin B and E, it feeds your skin with essential nutrients and promotes a healthier and an even skin tone. 

Shrinks pores 

One thing that you’ll begin noticing in the first couple of weeks of using rice water is that your pores will look visibly smaller. Its deep cleansing abilities can sweep away the dirt and impurities trapped in pores and make them look considerably small. 

2. How to make rice water at home? 

Now that you know the benefits, we’re sure that you cannot wait to make rice water home. It’s pretty inexpensive and hardly takes any time or effort. Here’s what to do. 

There are two ways to do it – soaking and boiling method. 

Boiling method

how to prepare rice water for skin at homeStep 1: Take some rice and rinse it well

Step 2: Put double the amount of water than usual, and bring it to a boil

Step 3: Then strain out the water and store it in a clean glass container

Step 4: Leave it room temperature for 12-24 hours to let it ferment. And your rice water is ready to use! 

Soaking method

how to prepare rice water for skinStep 1: Take some rice, rinse it well, and let it soak for 1/2 hour to an hour. 

Step 2: Then strain out the cloudy water and store it in a clean glass container. 

Step 3: Allow it to ferment at room temperature for 1-2 days, and your rice water is ready to use. 

3. How to use rice water for skin?

There are multiple ways to use this potent concoction, below are a few. 

Use it directly 

Dip a cotton ball in rice water and apply it directly on your face. Gently pat it all over your skin, and allow the water to be fully absorbed into the skin. Let it sit for half an hour and then wash off with lukewarm water. 

As a toner 

Make a DIY toner with rice water + half a cup of aloe gel + 2 tbsp rose water. Mix these three ingredients really well and transfer it in a clean spray bottle. Also, add about half a glass of water. Use it every morning and evening for a dewy glow! 

With your creams and moisturizers 

Rice water being super-versatile can be mixed with other skincare products easily. Add a little rice water to your moisturizer or night creams for added benefits. 

4. Quench products infused with rice water 

With rice water, aloe vera and olive extracts, this creamy face wash melts away impurities, unclogs pores, and deep cleanses without drying out skin. It also contains rice powder that mildly exfoliates and boosts skin radiance. 

Quench Mesmerice Gentle Exfoliation Cream Face Wash

A light-weight, hydrating serum enriched with rice water, pomegranate, bakuchiol as well as 2% niacinamide that gives your skin a lit-from-within-glow, improves skin texture and makes skin super-soft. 

Quench Bravocado Intense Brightening Serum

A 2-in-1 super nourishing face and body cream that restores essential moisture, leaves skin incredibly soft and glowy. It is power-packed with ingredients like avocado, extracts of rosemary, chamomile, lavender, sage leaf, and thyme along with rice water for a totally luxurious experience. 

Quench Bravocado Ultra Light Nourishing Face & Body Cream

Sun protection + dewy glow? Why not! Our non-sticky broad-spectrum sunscreen has UVA and UVB filters that protect skin from harmful rays and infrared waves. While ingredients such as rice water, vitamin E, and avocado oil will keep skin hydrated and fresh all day! 

Quench Bravocado SPF 50+ PA++++ Sunscreen GelTo explore more of our rice-water infused skincare products, click here. 

It’s time to rice and shine with this skin-loving ingredient! 

Frequently Asked Questions 

  •  Is rice water good for all skin types?

A: Yes! All thanks to the many nutrients and minerals in rice water, people with all skin types can use it without a worry. 

  • For how long can you leave rice water on your face? 

A: If you’re using it on its own, rinse it off after 30 minutes. A rice water toner can be kept on all day. You can make a rice water mist with equal parts of rice water and regular water, and that can be left on the face all day too. 

  • For how long can you store fermented rice water? 

A: Once your rice water is fermented, you can easily store it in the fridge for a good 1 week. It’s best to make a fresh batch after that. 

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