In Japan Rice Flour has been used as a skin exfoliator and brightener for many centuries. It is said, that Geishas use rice flour in their beauty routine and despite their heavy makeup, their skin remain porcelain smooth.
I’ve been aware of this fact but haven’t tried the Rice Flour until recently. To me it seemed that this powder is too delicate to use as a scrub and I thought it wouldn’t exfoliate anything.
I was so surprised to find that when mixed with water the grains in the powder become quite strong and do not dissolve – providing a potent exfoliating paste. In fact, the texture of the Rice Flour was really similar to the texture of some expensive scrubs and gommage creams that I’ve been using.
Now I’m pretty sure that I won’t be buying any scrubs for 69 GBP when I can have something that works in the same manner, but natural and costs only 1.50 GBP.
Plus, the only ingredient in the flour is rice, no chemicals and horrible added perfume.
Also, Rice Flour contains some beneficial minerals and nutrients, like, for example – Manganese – a mineral which supports mineral transport and absorption, thus keeps skin healthy.
And Rice Flour has a chemical structure similar to ceramide, and ceramide increases collagen production to make skin more supple.
So, to make the Exfoliating Rice Flour Mask you will need:
1. Rice Flour
2. Water or unsweetened cold Green Tea
1. Mix the Rice Flour and water into an even paste (I used unsweetened cold tea)
2. Leave it on for 15-20 min, then massage your face with the mask on – like a scrub, then wash it off.