RICE FLOUR AS FOOD, BENEFITS AND SKINCARE USES
Rice flour can be used to thicken soups and stews, as well as providing an alternative to wheat flour in cakes and biscuits. However, it’s gluten-free so can’t be used to make yeasted loaves of bread.
Rice flour is used to exfoliate the skin and makes it brighter.
*HOW TO MAKE RICE FLOUR*
Start off by washing rice twice in water and soaking the rice for a minimum of one hour.
Soaking longer eases grinding and gives you softer flour.
After one hour, drain the water from rice completely and spread out rice as a thin layer on a cotton cloth or a newspaper (basically anything that can absorb the water from the rice).
Dry for 20 to 30 minutes in the shade. It should be almost dry with a bit of moisture.
While rice is still mildly wet, transfer to a dry blender/grinder in small batches.
Grind for 3 to 4 minute till you get a super fine rice powder (grinding time depends on your grinder).
Add the rice powder to a fine sieve & sift it to get super fine rice flour. If you find small balls formed due to the moisture content in the rice, crush and sieve it.
Sieve until you get residue rice rava (coarsely ground rice) and grind it along with the next batch of rice.
You can dry roast and use or use it right away if you are going to immediately to prepare any snacks.
But if you want to store it for later use, you must dry roast the sieved flour until you see steam coming out of the flour. Do not burn it. Cool down completely by spreading in a newspaper and then store in airtight container.
Rice flour is ready and you can use it to prepare meal ,various snacks and sweets.
*Benefits And Uses of Rice powder*
Rice powder has been used for centuries as a natural beauty aid by Asian wometn.It’s natural anti ageing and oil-absorbing properties, makes them good for oily or acne-prone and dull mature skin.It’s also a good anti-inflammatory and skin whitening agent that soothes sunburned skin and makes skin smooth and fairer naturally.Let us find out some of the miraculous beauty uses of rice powder and it’s skin benefits.
*Rice Powder as Translucent Face Powder*
Ingredients – Fine rice powder and corn starch powder
rice powder translucent
One of the best beauty uses of rice powder that it can be used as oil absorbing natural face powder.It blends easily with the skin and cover pores.Mix 2 tbsp of rice powder with 1 tbsp of corn starch powder and using a makeup brush dust on your face.Do this after applying the foundation for a silky, satin smooth finish and also to help makeup stay longer.
*.Exfoliating Rice Powder Body Scrub for Silky Smooth Skin*
Ingredients – Gram flour, Rice powder, Sugar, Honey and Coconut oil
– Prepare an exfoliating body scrub by mixing 2 tbsp of gram flour, 1/2 cup of semi-fine rice powder, 1/4th cup of sugar, 4 tbsp of honey and few drops of coconut oil.
– Gently combine all the ingredients well to get consistency like body scrub.
– Before taking bath, gently scrub this mixture all over your body for 3 minutes and then rinse with cool water.
This body scrub works wonderfully on your skin.It exfoliates, purifies and re-mineralize your skin.Infused with natural beauty ingredients this body scrub leaves your skin satin-smooth and soft.It deeply polish away flaky and dead skin cells leaving your skin clean and refreshed.The nourishing ingredients honey and coconut oil
hydrates, replenish skin moisture and retains natural sheen
*Rice Powder for Fairer and Odour-Free* Underarms
Dusting talcum powder under your arms can cause gradual darkening of your skin.So here is a natural remedy for odour-free and fairer underarms.After taking bath dust some rice powder under your arms.This prevents underarm sweating, controls smelly underarms and reveals smooth and fairer underarm skin.
*Rice Powder Face Pack for Glowing Skin*
*Ingredients* – Orange, Cherry, Apple and Yogurt.
*rice powder pack*
-Blend 2 tbsp of rice powder, slices of orange, apple pieces and 3 cherries to a smooth paste.
-Add 2 tbsp of cold yogurt and mix it well.
-Apply the pack and allow it to stay for 30 minutes.
-Rinse with cold water and then rub an ice cube.
This is a skin glowing and rejuvenating face pack for oily, dull and tired skin.These face pack contains ingredients that are rich in powerful vitamins and antioxidants that boost facial glow and radiance, guard against environmental stress, gives strength and lustre to damaged skin and makes skin gorgeously bright and resilient.
*5.Rice Powder as Fairness Skin Toner*
Ingredients – Rice powder and Lemon Juice
rice cold water pack
– Soak handful of rice in 1 cup of warm water overnight.
– In the morning, strain the rice water into a separate bowl and add 3 tbsp of lemon juice.
– Place the mixture into the refrigerator for 1 hour.
– Dip a cotton ball into this rice water solution and gently wipe your face.
A soothing facial toner for oily or acne prone skin.It controls secretion of excess oil from skin surface, tightens pores, improves skin tone and fades away dark spots and other skin blemishes.The natural goodness of rice powder and lemon juice keeps your skin fair and refreshed.
*6.Rice Powder for Clear and Fair Skin* Tone
Ingredients – Rice powder, Turmeric and Lemon juice
-In a bowl, add 2 tbsp of rice powder, 1 tsp of turmeric and 4 tbsp of freshly squeezed lime juice.
-Mix all the ingredients to form a smooth paste.
-Clean and steam your face to open the pores.
-Apply the pack and leave for about 15 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Rice powder when combined with turmeric and lemon juice makes an excellent fairness face pack.It’s anti aging and cleansing properties refine skin texture, remove impurities and excess oil giving you a healthy, clearer complexion. Turmeric and lemon juice are natural skin whiteners that dramatically improves the look and color of your skin.
*Rice Powder for Removing Suntan*
Ingredients – Rice Powder, Cold Milk and Chocolate Powder
*rice powder chocolate pack*
– Take 2 tbsp of fine rice powder, add fresh cold milk and 1 tbsp of chocolate powder.
– Properly mix to form a smooth paste.
– Apply the pack to clean face and leave for about 20 minutes.
– Rinse with cold water.
Tanned skin looks dull, tired and old.This suntan removal pack help retains back your original color and glow.It diminishes dark spots caused due to sun exposure, repair damaged skin cells and makes skin healthy, young and flawless.
8.Rice Powder Facial Massage to Remove Pimples, Acne and Dark Spots
Ingredients – Rice powder, Honey and Aloe Vera gel
-Take 2 tbsp of very fine rice powder, add 1 tbsp of honey and 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel.
-Combine the mixture well to a smooth paste.
-Now wet your hands with rose water and gently massage the paste on your skin for 5 minutes.
-Rinse with cold water.
This face massage is very effective in lightening dark spots and removing acne scars.Rice powder natural germicidal and antiseptic properties fights germs and bacteria that causes acne and pimples.Honey and aloe vera gel contains soothing properties that reduces skin inflammation, reduces dark spots and makes skin spotless.
*.Rice Powder as Anti Ageing Face Mask*
Ingredients – Rice powder, Egg white and Glycerin
– Prepare a skin tightening face mask by mixing 2 tbsp of rice flour with 1 egg white and 4 to 5 drops of glycerin.
– Apply the mask to your clean face and let it stay until it dries completely.
– Remove the mask slowly in upward direction using your fingertips and then rinse with cold water.
This anti ageing face mask instantly firm up sagging skin, smooths wrinkles and fines lines, increases skin elasticity and leaves skin feel moisturized, re-energized and youthful.