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These 3 simple but powerful rice water-based face packs will give you glowing skin in no time

Rice water has immense benefits for your skin, and you can make face packs with it from the comfort of your home!
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Try these rice water-based face packs for even-toned, radiant and smooth skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Grace Bains Published: 9 Dec 2020, 10:32 am IST
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There are multiple ingredients right in our homes that can do wonders for all our skincare troubles. Turns out, even the water you’re soaking or cooking your rice in shouldn’t be thrown away, since it can be used to improve your skin. Rice water is essentially the leftover water after you cook or soak rice. This seemingly mundane residual water may appear to be nothing out of the ordinary, but it is, in fact, regarded in Japanese culture as a potent ingredient for skincare.

Rice water-based face packs can be a great tool for nourishing your skin. Rice water is beneficial in dealing with issues related to skin pores, as this concoction is a natural astringent that can help open or close skin pores, and cleanse them as well.

Face packs prepared with rice water can help your skin get a radiant glow, smoothen and become supple. To prepare it, soak 3 tablespoons of rice in ¼ glass of water for 2 hours, and then strain it.

So, with our base ingredient chilling in the fridge, we bring to you three rice water-based face packs that you can make from the comfort of your home that will give your skin the much-needed nourishment that it deserves:

  1. Rice water, honey and besan (gram flour) face pack

 Honey is a great ingredient, as it hydrates the skin and has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Gram flour, on the other hand, whitens the skin and removes tan. Combined with rice water, this face pack will make your skin smooth and radiant.

Also, read: Rice water is the hair saviour you’ve been waiting & hot damn, it works

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The benefits of rice water is many! Image courtesy: Shutterstock


  • Rice water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp besan


Step 1: Mix rice water prepared beforehand with besan and honey, until you get a paste-like consistency.

Step 2:  Apply the face pack for 10 minutes and leave it to dry.

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Step 4: Once the pack has dried, rinse it off with cold water.

  1. Rice water, oats and milk face pack

This face pack will help to get that even skin tone that you have been vying for, and will leave your skin rejuvenated.


  • Rice water
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp rolled oats


Step 1: Mix oats with milk, until you get an even consistency in the form of a paste.

Step 2: Then mix the rice water prepared before with oats and milk.

Step 3: Apply the pack all over your face, and leave for about 8-10 minutes.

Step4: Once the pack has dried, rinse it off with cold water.

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Slather on the benefits of this face pack! Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Also, read: Here’s a face pack to help you take your oily skin from dull to glowing this winter

  1. Rice water and eggs face pack

 This pack will help get rid of wrinkles and fine lines as the protein and zinc in eggs tighten the skin.              


  • Rice water
  • 2 egg whites


 Step 1: Add the rice water and egg whites in a bowl, and mix until it becomes a paste.

Step 2: Apply the pack on your face and leave it for 10-12 minutes, until it dries.

Step 3: Once the pack has dried, rinse it off with cold water.

Include this magic ingredient in your face packs for glowing skin!

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