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Beauty, Skin care Rice Water to Shrink Pores and Brighten Skin

Rice Water to Shrink Pores and Brighten Skin

By Varnika Chauhan   

Rice water is a simple ingredient which you can add to your daily routine in order to brighten up your skin. One of its biggest benefits is that it can help in reducing pore size and make the skin refreshed and healthy.

You can combine rice water with various other pore tightening ingredients to enhance the benefits of using rice water on the skin.


How to Make Rice Water?

You will need:

  • ½ cup of rice
  • 1 cup of water

How to:

  1. Boil the rice in the water for a few minutes.
  2. Strain the water.
  3. Store it in the refrigerator and take it out when needed.
  4. This rice water can be used for 2-3 days.
  5. Make sure you use normal plain rice for this. Do not use the fragrant variety of rice for making rice water.

Now let us start with preparation of our rice water toner.

You will need:

  • ½ cup of rice water
  • ½ teaspoon of tea tree essential oil
  • ½ teaspoon of mint oil
  • A cotton pad

How to:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Using a cotton ball, use this mixture to clean your skin and tone it.
  3. Use it two times a day.

How this works:

Tea tree oil is well known ingredient for fighting acne and bacteria. Bacteria on the skin can clog the pores, lead to pimples and cause inflammation. This can be overcome by using dilutes tea tree oil on the skin. it has anti bacterial and anti fungal properties which make it very effective to fight acne and get rid of blackheads. Tea tree oil will not lead to dry skin and will help in reducing the size of the pores as well since it helps in controlling the sebum production. Mint oil will help in healing inflammation and reducing the active pimples. It can also help in reducing redness. Rice water will help in clearing out the skin without leaving it dry. Since this ingredient is water based, it will not clog the pores and keep the skin looking clear and bright.

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Rice Water Lemon Juice Sheet Mask

You will need:

  • A wet tissue
  • 1/4th cup of rice water
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water
  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

How to:

  1. Open up the wet tissue and let it dry up completely so that it can absorb the serum that we will prepare.
  2. Cut out circles on the sheet mask to leave out space for your eyes and mouth. It should look like a mask in the end.
  3. Keep the sheet base aside.
  4. Mix the rice water with the lemon juice and the rose water.
  5. Add the aloe vera gel and mix well.
  6. Keep your sheet base on a place and spread it out.
  7. Pour the rice water mixture over it.
  8. Take it out of the plate and squeeze out the excess serum.
  9. Place the sheet mask on your face.
  10. Let it stay for 30 minutes.
  11. Rinse your skin with plain water.
  12. Do this remedy two times a week

How this works:

Lemon juice is an excellent ingredient for clearing out the skin as well as getting an even skin tone. Lemon juice acts as an astringent by simply absorbing the excess oil from the surface of the skin and also controlling the sebum production. Lemon juice contains glycolic acid which in turn helps to deep clean the skin and shrinks the enlarged pores as well. Rice water helps in balancing out the skin and giving it an even and toned look. Aloe vera gel hydrates the skin well and treats inflammation as well as acne. The combination of all these ingredients will slowly make your skin bright, well cleansed and blemish free. Do not use lemon juice if you have active pimples as the lemon juice might lead to skin irritation.

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Rice Water and Green Tea Sheet Mask

You will need:

  • A wet tissue
  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1/4th cup of rice water

How to:

  1. Prepare your sheet base by drying up the wet tissue and cutting out the circles on it.
  2. Prepare a concentrated green tea mixture by soaking the green tea bags in the rice water for at least 6 hours.
  3. Dip the sheet mask in the mixture and squeeze out the excess water.
  4. Place this sheet mask on your face and allow it to stay for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse off using plain water.
  6. Do this remedy 2-3 times a week.

How this works:

Green tea and rice water are packed with anti oxidants which help in refreshing the skin and protecting it from free radical damage. Green tea also helps to soothe the skin and prevent inflammation. It helps in shrinking the large pores. Rice water provides anti ageing benefits in order to make the skin firm. It helps in reducing the appearance of the enlarged pores as well. This sheet mask is also good for oily skin as it will not dry out the skin and therefore prevent the pores from producing even more sebum to compensate for the loss of moisture. The sheet mask will allow all moisturizing benefits of rice water to seep into the skin and nourish it deeply. Make sure you use plain green tea for this purpose.

Rice Water and Orange Peel Powder Face Mask

You will need:

  • 5 tablespoons of rice water
  • 1 tablespoon of orange peel powder
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder
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How to:

  1. Simply mix all the ingredients to get a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this on your face and allow the mask to dry up completely.
  3. Rinse off using plain water.
  4. Use this remedy 2 times a week.

How this helps:

Orange peel powder is an excellent ingredient for tightening the pores and preventing acne. Orange peel powder also has bleach like properties and helps to even out the skin complexion. It can also help in fading away acne scars. Rice water will also help in shrinking the pores and hydrating the skin. Rice water will also deep clean the pores and prevent the occurrence of blackheads and whiteheads.



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