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Rice flour is a commonly-used ingredient in several cuisines all over the world. However, that is not all that it is used for. Rice flour benefits have been used by women for centuries in different parts of the world to enhance their natural beauty.
Organic rice flour for skin and hair is doubly beneficial as it is free from harmful pesticides and chemicals. It has greater nutritional content and higher amount of antioxidants which give you flawless skin and hair.
The use of rice flour on skin originated in Japan, first used by the Geisha to achieve the pale-skinned look. Today, rice flour in cosmetics has been made popular by South Korean skin-care and beauty brands.
Rice flour contains allantoin, para-aminobenzoic acid and ferulic acid. Allantoin helps soothe skin and promotes regeneration and repair of skin cells. Para-aminobenzoic acid also helps in the growth of healthy skin and hair.
Ferulic acid, on the other hand, is a powerful antioxidant. It helps neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin and helps combat the effects of ageing. This antioxidant property, in combination with the anti-inflammatory effect of allantoin, makes rice flour a natural sunscreen. This gives it skin-brightening properties.
Apart from its anti-ageing and skin-brightening properties, rice flour benefits for skin include being a wonderful exfoliator. The fine particles of ground rice help scrub dead skin cells without being harsh on the skin.
Rice flour can also be used to get rid of acne and absorb excess oil. It’s cleansing properties ensure that dirt does not clog pores on the skin and thus, prevents pimples from forming.
One of the best uses of rice flour on hair is as a scalp cleanser. It clears away dirt, oil and product residue. It also exfoliates the scalp, leaving it clean and soft. Its antiseptic properties keep away germs and fungal infections from occurring.
Rice flour and rice water also act as conditioning agents and protein treatments for hair. The amino acids in rice flour help coat the hair strands and repair any damage that might be present. This gives strong and shiny hair; free of frizz, tangles and hair breakage.
Let us look at some easy ways to make use of rice flour benefits for skin and hair! The following treatments can be made using ingredients found in the kitchen. These are active ingredients that have not been processed or diluted. Thus, it is best to test them out on a small patch on your arm at least 24 hours before you use them on your face.
Take one tablespoon of rice flour and mix with one teaspoon of honey and one or two teaspoons of milk. Mix the ingredients well and apply on your face and/or body.
Leave it on for no more than 10 minutes. In very gentle rolling motions, scrub the pack off your skin and rinse thoroughly with water. Use once or twice a week for the best results.
This mask uses one tablespoon of rice flour and two teaspoons of cold milk. Mix well and apply to the affected area on face or body. Rinse well with cool water after 20 minutes. This pack helps soothe sun burnt skin while also removing the tan.
Take egg white from one egg and add one tablespoon of rice flour. Mix thoroughly until the mixture turns foamy and smooth.
Apply generously on your face and leave it on until it dries and hardens slightly. Rinse well with water. This mask helps tighten skin and prevents wrinkles and fine lines.
Mix one tablespoon of rice flour with a teaspoon of rose and two to three drops of castor oil. Apply on your face, focusing on areas that are particularly prone to acne. Rinse thoroughly with water after 5-6 minutes.
Rosewater adds glow to the skin. If your skin gets irritated with the use of oil, skip the castor oil. Use this mask twice a week for the best results.
Mix two teaspoons of rice flour and two teaspoons of gram flour with a small amount of water. Mix well and use on your scalp the way you would use shampoo.
Do not apply on the length of the hair. Rinse off thoroughly with water. This scrub helps clean and exfoliate your scalp without being overly drying to the hair.
Mix a tablespoon each of rice flour and multani mitti or fuller’s earth. Add a little water and stir into a smooth paste. Adjust the quantity in accordance with the length of your hair.
Apply to your hair from roots to ends and let it sit for up to 20 minutes. Rinse well with water. Use twice a week for the best results. This mask is good for maintaining artificially straightened hair.
Mash a medium-sized banana in a bowl until no lumps remain. Add one to two tablespoons of rice flour depending on your hair length. Add 3 teaspoons of honey. Mix all the ingredients well and apply from roots to ends.
Let the mask sit for up to 20 minutes. Wash your hair the way you would normally. Use the mask once a week minimum for repairing dry and damaged hair.
Rice flour is one of the most easily available and easy-to-use beauty ingredients out there. Rice flour benefits for flawless skin and luscious hair are enhanced by using organic rice flour that is free from harmful chemicals. So what are you waiting for? Try 24 Mantra Organics’s Rice flour and taste the goodness Inside-out!
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