Rice water is full of vitamins and minerals that are wonderful for both hair and skin, something women in Asian cultures have known for centuries. Traditionally, female rice farmers in China, Japan, and other south-east Asian countries used to bathe and wash in the water used for cleaning rice.

Rice water can be used for all skin types such as dry, oily or normal skin. The rice powder can be used as body scrub, thereby removes the dead cells. It is available in stores as well, but homemade rice water is always advisable. It is chemical free and is fresh. The following is the procedure to make rice water at home

The next time you make rice, don’t throw away the water! It turns out it’s one of the cheapest ways to pamper your skin and hair!

Use every day as part of your cleansing and toning skin care routine, morning or evening. For hair, I would recommend you use it once or twice a week either as the hair wash or last rinse.




Skin Toner:

The Rice water is an excellent skin toner. It helps in keeping the skin smooth and glowing.  It will even your skin tone.

Reduces the pore size:

The ugly pores give an unhealthy look to your skin. Damp a cotton ball into the rice water and apply it on your skin. The rice water acts as an astringent and thus tightens the pores, making it appear smaller. It firms up the pores as well.

Acne Healer:

The outbursts of acne can be easily treated with rice water. Apply it on the acne area by using a cotton ball. The redness effect will gradually be reduced.

Treatment of eczema:

The starch components help in dealing with eczema. Boil the rice with water. Take it off from the stove once the rice is cooked. Do not strain it frequently as possibilities of loss of starch component are high. Cool the water and apply on the affected area. Regular application will treat eczema.

Soothe sunburn:

Rice water is also used for cooling inflammations and burnt skin. It will help your skin recover fast and prevent further damage

Brighten skin:

Rice water is far more beneficial than those artificial products which claim to lighten and brighten up your skin. Use Rice water as a regular face wash to get that glow on your face. It will gradually improve your skin tone.

How To Apply

Damp the cotton in rice water and apply on your face. Let it air dry.

Hair Mask:

Use rice water as a hair mask to get that long silky shiny hair. Pour the rice water on your hair and scalp, such that it reaches to the scalp. Let it stay there for 20 minutes.  You can add some essential oil like lavender, rosemary or coconut oil to make it smell nice on your hair, wash it with normal water. Shampoo and apply conditioner to it.

One of the best things about rice water is that it’s probably the simplest DIY “beauty product” you’ll ever make. Some rice and water are literally all you need!

To prepare Rice water, You’ll Need:

1/2 cup uncooked rice (brown, white long grain, white short grain, jasmine, or any type you have)
2 cups water

To make rice water,

Rinse the rice with about a cup of water to remove any dirt or impurities.
Then, place 1/2 cup of uncooked rice in a bowl and cover with water. Let the rice soak for 15 to 30 minutes. Turn it gradually until the water turns cloudy. This will help the vitamins and minerals seep into the water, creating a nourishing rinse for your hair and skin OR You simply wash the rice and put it to boil for some minutes, allow to cool and you are good to go.

Strain out the rice water into a clean bowl or container. You can store your rice water in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a few up to a week. Your rice water is ready to use for a variety of hair and skin treatments:

In addition to using rice water for beautiful hair and skin….drinking rice water will also boost your overall health….so think twice before you throw away that rice water!

Hope this article has been useful to you. Rice water is also recommended by doctors as the results are proven ones. Please do not apply the hot rice water to your skin, as it might burn or cause rashes to the skin

Have you ever washed your skin or hair with rice water?
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