If you are a regular rice eater like me, then you simply cannot deny that it is an ingredient sent straight from heaven. Ground rice not only makes for a great steamed Idli, but a rice face mask works as a charm if you’ve lost your fairness to the sun and pollution.

Whether you use rice water for face or rice flour for skin whitening, its moisturising and healing properties help soothe inflamed skin. Its natural cooling effect helps you get rid of that persistent tan. Applying a rice face pack regularly also helps improve blood circulation. Rice water for skin whitening recipes have been borrowed from Ayurveda and passed down generations. Fermented rice water is rich in antioxidants, minerals and enough vitamins to rid your skin of any infections and leave it feeling smooth and supple. It is known as an anti-aging elixir in many parts of China and South Asia as well. Keeping in mind so many of its benefits, we have for you these very special and simple DIY rice face packs. Go ahead, try some of them and bask in your own glow!

1. For Younger And Fairer Skin: 


  1. Soak a cup of rice in water for 15-30 minutes and grind it in the same water thoroughly.
  2. Strain through a cloth and keep the rice water in a warm place for a few days. Don’t get alarmed, that fermented smell is what you should be looking for.
  3. Soak the rice water in a cotton ball and apply it to your face along with Olay Natural White 7 IN ONE Night Nourishing Repair Cream every night before sleeping.
  4. Wash your face with cool water and face wash in the morning.
  5. You will notice how your skin starts looking fresher every day.

2. For Blemish-Free Skin:

Be prepared for the softest skin after you follow this rice powder for skin mask.


All you need is

  • 1 tsp. of olive oil
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • a few drops of your favourite essential oil
  • 2 tbsp. of rice powder


  1. Mix into a smooth paste and apply to your face.
  2. Keep it there for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
  3. Use once a week to get skin as soft as a baby’s bum!

3. No More Burning Sun Tans:

This rice flour face pack for skin whitening allows your skin to restore its natural tone and texture, before pollution and the harsh sun got the better of it.


  • Rice flour
  • Coconut milk


  1. Take 2 tbsp. of rice flour and 4 tbsp. of coconut milk.
  2. Leave the mixture on the affected area for 30 minutes and wash with cool water.
  3. Your tan should lighten in the course of a week if followed regularly, plus your skin will get back its long lost radiance.

4. Get Rid Of Raccoon Eyes:


  • Banana
  • Castor oil
  • Rice Flour


  1. Mash half a banana with 2 tbsp. of castor oil and 3 tbsp. of rice flour.
  2. The potassium rich banana will make your under-eye skin firm and the castor oil will moisturise it from within.
  3. Apply under your eye lids for 15 minutes and wipe off with a wet cotton ball, twice a week.
  4. Say bye-bye to raccoon eyes.

5. As A Skin Lightening Face Mask:


  • Rice water
  • Curd
  • Honey


  1. To get your natural fairness back, you need to mix 3 tbsp. of rice water with 2 tbsp. of curd and 1 tbsp. of honey.
  2. Mix well and leave on face till it completely dries.
  3. Repeat once a week for a couple of weeks for fairer skin in no time!

Go try these amazing face packs for brighter, clearer and younger skin!

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