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5 Homemade Rice Powder Recipes That Lighten Your Skin In Less Than 7 Days

October 17, 2017

I’ve always found it fascinating how so many of the most common ingredients found in your kitchen can benefit your skin. By mixing a few items from your pantry or fridge, you can whip together face masks, spot treatment and even skin lightening home remedies.

Today I wanted to dive into the topic of how to lighten your skin with one particular item found in many kitchens — rice powder.

What is Rice Powder?

Rice powder is essentially uncooked rice, ground up so finely it becomes a powder. Rice powder is rich with para aminobenzoic acid (PABA), which can help stimulate the production of vitamin C in your body. Vitamin C, as you likely know, is one of nature’s greatest skin lightening and brightening agents. Along with PABA, rice powder also contains allantoin and ferulic acid. Together these three acts as a natural sunscreen to protect your skin from the damages of UV exposure.

Allantoin contains anti-inflammatory properties that promote skin cell rejuvenation at the deepest level. In terms of skin lightening, it works to prevent the overproduction of melanin, the pigment responsible for your dark spots or hyperpigmentation. On top of that allantoin improves your collagen and elastin levels for naturally brighter, younger looking skin. Ferulic acid is overflowing with antioxidants that have so many incredible skin lightening benefits, not to mention anti-aging effects.

Why Lighten Your Skin?

Before I give you the goods, let’s address skin lightening’s bad rep.

First and foremost, skin lightening is not the same as skin whitening. It is not intended for bleaching your skin. This practice gets a bad name because people associate it with the idea that darker skin is not as beautiful as lighter skin. This simply is not true. The fact is, people use it to treat conditions like hyperpigmentation, age spots or to reduce the darkness of scars or stretch marks.

If you suffer from any of the skin ailments I just mentioned then I’ve got 5 incredibly effective homemade rice powder recipes that lighten your skin in less than 7 days!

Homemade Rice Powder Recipes That Lighten Your Skin

Without further ado, here are 5 of my favorite homemade recipes that lighten your skin using rice powder a few other easy to find ingredients.

1. Lightening Sun-Tanned Skin

This recipe is perfect for helping your skin heal after it’s spent just a little too much time under the sun.

You will need:
1 tablespoon rice powder
1 tablespoon full fat milk
1/2 tablespoon raw organic honey

To Use:
Mix all three ingredients together. This will form a thick consistency paste.
After washing your face, apply the paste all over and let it soak in for 20 minutes.
Using cold water, wash this off then apply your favourite moisturizer.
You can use this mask 3-4 times a week.

2. Erasing Acne Scars & Stretch Marks

Acne

This spot treatment is effective at reduce scars caused by acne and even light stretch marks.

You will need:
1 tablespoon rice powder
1/2 to 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

To Use:
Add enough lemon juice to your rice powder to form a thick paste, then using clean fingers apply it to only the areas of your skin that are affected by acne scars or stretch marks.

Let this spot treatment sit for 20-30 minutes before washing off with luke warm water. Apply your favorite moisturizer afterwards.

You can use this recipe as a full-face mask, but because lemon juice is so acid we don’t recommend keeping it on your skin for longer than 5 minutes.

We recommend using this spot treatment every 3 days.

Benefits:
Lemon juice is one of the best natural tools for whitening dark spots or scars and it works fast too. When combined with rice powder, these two ingredients are an incredibly potent skin lightening remedy, but it can be irritating to those with sensitive skin, so be careful.

3. Skin Brightening Face Mask

Face Mask

For an overall brighter and lighter complexion try this rejuvenating face mask.

You will need:
2 tablespoons loose leaf green tea
1 cup hot water for steeping
2 tablespoons rice powder
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

To Use:
Steep your loose leaf green tea in your cup of hot water for 4-7 minutes. In small bowl mix 2 tablespoons of this steeped tea into a bowl with your other ingredients.

Slather this all over your face and let it soak in for 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water and apply a moisturizer.

This mask is gentle enough to apply every other day.

Benefits:
Green tea is rich in antioxidants that are amazing for not only repairing your skin, but reducing inflammation and invigorating your complexion.

The citric acid in lemon makes for one heck of a skin lightening aid that helps the rice powder do its job.

4. Gentle Exfoliator

Exfoliator
Exfoliation can help your skin heel and slough away dead skin cells that are making your complexion dull and uneven.

You will need:
1/2 tablespoon rice powder
1/2 tablespoon oats
1 tablespoon honey

To Use:
Combine all of your ingredients. This will be sticky and chunky. Using your fingers, massage it into your skin using circular motions. This helps improve circulation and kick start skin cell repair.

Massage this in for 5 minutes then let it soak in for 10 minutes. Clean off with cool water and apply your favorite moisturizer.

You can use this every 3-4 days. More than that and you risk drying your skin out.

Benefits:
Oats are a very budget friendly ingredient for homemade exfoliating recipes. Together with the skin lightening benefits of rice powder and the moisturizing effects of honey, your skin will feel and look smooth.

5. Smooth Complexion Face Pack

Face Pack
For skin that is smoother than a baby’s bottom and clear from scars and spots, this recipe is for you.

You will need:
1 raw potato
1 tablespoon plain yogurt (not fat free as they substitute sugar for fat)
1 tablespoon rice powder

To Use:
Peel and blend your potato to turn it into pulp. Mix your pulp with the remaining ingredients and blend together.

Slather all over your face and leave for 20-30 minutes before rinsing off.

This mask is so gentle is it safe enough to use every other day.

Benefits:
Raw potatoes have natural bleaching agents to help reduce the appearance of dark spots and scars. Yogurt contains lactic acid which helps slough away dead skin cells that can be dulling your skin, and it also helps you repair damaged skin cells.

Author Bio:

Hey there, I’m Sabrina! I’m a lover of all things DIY skincare, have been known to indulge in a Face Mask Friday session (or two), can’t get enough of my puppy and am on a mission to help women feel confident in their skin over at StrippedSkincare.com. Feel free to drop me a line on Facebook, but be warned — I’m a chatter!

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