DIY Beauty: rice water for smooth fair skin


So I read a number of girls raving how water used to wash the rice is great for washing their faces. Apparently the benefits for them are smoother and fairer skin. I remember it was said that steam from cooking rice is great for the face when I watched Jewel In The Palace but I haven’t learnt anything about the rice water though. However, I know that we should be washing our rice grains sparingly so as not to lose the nutrients. I suppose that’s why the water used is beneficial.

I’ve tried using rice water a few times just for fun but I think I’ll need to persist if I want to see some real results. Well, if you’re interested to try this, here are the instructions I took from AsianFanatics.

Instructions to wash your face with rice water
First of all, wash the uncooked rice with any clean water – filtered water if possible – and collect the water in a basin or bowl. Wash your face clean with your regular cleanser and then rinse your face with the rice water before toweling dry. You can then proceed to moisturize as per normal.

If you’re worried that the rice is unclean, then only keep the water after you’ve washed the rice the second time.  But like I’ve mentioned, this is something you need to persist if you want to see results like what some of the girls have reported.  Anyway, rice water is quite pleasant to use and you can pad the water on your face like a toner too.


  1. mmi says:

    Is it safe to use non-organic rice?
    what about brown?

  2. sesame says:

    Yeah…no problem. Mine is non-organic. Brown rice should be fine.

  3. fana says:

    I have a dry skin.can i use rice water and rice powder on my face.i heard it makes skin dry

  4. Sesame says:

    Not too often…you may want to balance it with honey or yogurt.

  5. Mebean0508 says:

    Nice tips :). Natural is the best for me
    Mebean0508 last post is: What makeup is good for oily skin?

  6. Radiah says:

    I totally agreed with rice water with full of benefits in it. I used to do that during my teens days as I was having breakouts. Got this idea from late grandma as she mentioned that my mom during throughout pregnancy term carrying me , she always drink the rice water so that the baby skin is fair n clear and yes I’m should say thanks to her for letting me have this beautiful skin tone from head to toe!

  7. Sesame says:

    Oh she drinks it for skin benefits? Interesting!

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  9. GISELLE says:

    I will like to know the amount of water and the rice flour. how much time I see the result?

  10. Sesame says:

    Ratio is 2 is to 1. Basically, just mix 2 tablespoon with 1 tablespoon or water or lesser if you’re not using a lot. Mix till it becomes a paste. Can’t say how long…may take 3 – 4 weeks with consistent usage.

  11. sarisha says:

    Hi, this is the first time I’m hearing about this, do you know how I can make rice powder?

  12. bothered says:

    I’ve been bothered with my legs being scaly for sometime now. I’ve tried doing several remedies just to get rid of it but in vain. Can rice water cure my scaly legs? Tnx a lot.

  13. May David says:

    can I wash my face after I apply it on my face?

  14. Sesame says:

    Yes, you can…or you can just leave it like a toner.

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