Rice Water Skin Care, step by step.

The beauty benefits of rice water skin care have been known for centuries.

Rice water has many skin benefits. The most popular are skin whitening, brightening, anti aging rice treatment for wrinkles, improving skin tone and more!

Best of all, you can make rice water at home for pennies.

Hi! My name’s Jennifer and today I’m excited to show you how to make rice water, it’s easy!

Best of all, you won’t have to boil any water.

Rice Water Skin Care

Hi! Here’s How I Make Rice water!

Here’s a video I made (no makeup) how I make rice water for amazing skin care benefits:

Watch me now and click the play button. This is how I prepare rice water for skin care.

I really wish more people here in the U.S.A. were open to the idea of a more natural skin care treatment for skin lightening rather than using expensive skin whitening serums. Rice water skin care is an amazing solution for many skin care issues that’s cheap and most importantly effective!

Read about how to use rice water skin care with photos and read my experience with rice water skin care.

Rice Water Skin Care is great for all skin types.

No matter how complicated your skin care regimen is, rice water is an easy step to add! The most exciting thing about using rice water on your skin is that you see and feel a huge difference after one use!

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Here’s all the reasons why you’ll want to use rice water:

Rice Water Skin Care Benefits

  • Smoothes out wrinkles
  • Evens skin tone
  • Lightens skin by fading suntan
  • Firms skin
  • Reduces pore size
  • Reduces swelling / inflammation
  • Brightens skin
  • Gives a youthful glow to skin
  • Fades age spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Advanced cell recovery
  • Help heal dermatitis

Rice water can give your skin a flawless porcelain finish and even lighten and whiten your skin over time – better than expensive skin whitening serums.

When I mean whiten, I’m referring to removing hyperpigmentation,  age spots, and sun spots.
You can also expect to see it help firm up your skin and reduce your pore size. This would explain the smoothness I always experience!

What vitamin does rice water have?

Rice water is full of skin loving vitamins, minerals, B vitamins, vitamin E, pitera, especially PABA, allantonin, and ferullic acids, especially antioxidants that have an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.

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How to make Rice Water for Skin Care

Rice Water Skin Care – How to Make Rice Water

1: Get a good quality rice

I’ve tried all types of rice this last year to find the best rice to use when making rice water. The brand of rice that I recommend is called Nishiki Premium Grade Rice. This is Medium grain rice specially selected. For 5 lbs it costs $6.59 USD.


I use this brand to create delectable sushi dishes with but in this situation, I end up being the real dish in this winning skin care routine 😉 shhh! Try it! 😉 You can use any white rice to make rice water, this brand is just my personal favorite!


2: Get an airtight container with lid

a container that will keep the rice water from spilling is important. Also for fermenting the rice water faster. This makes a higher quality rice water.

3: Scoop 4 TBSP. of uncooked raw rice into the container


Step 4: Pour a generous amount of purified water into the container

I’m using cold bottled water right out of my refrigerator so it will be nice and cold when I apply this fresh mixture to my skin. (Coldness closes your pores) Do not use hot water or cooked rice water. (You don’t need to use boiled rice for skin whitening.)

It’s OK if some rice stays floating on the surface of the water. It will eventually sink.


5: Place the lid on the container and give it a good shake.

– Allow the rice water to sit for ten minutes for fresh rice water. Or to make fermented rice water, allow at least one hour.
The longer you let the rice sit in the water, the more strong the smell. If you let it sit for an hour, this is how to make fermented rice water. Fermented rice water is more beneficial for skin care.

6: Stir the rice water after an hour

The rice water will look very milky white after ten minutes. All of the nutrients are now in the water. The longer you let the rice water ferment, the whiter the water. You won’t be able to see the rice underwater! Pick up some of the rice under water and notice it’s becoming a little translucent! Pretty huh?


Look how milky white the rice water is! I’m tilting the container and you can’t even see through the rice water!


7: Rice water is ready to apply. Use a cotton pad or paper towel

Take a cotton pad or paper towel and soak up some of the rice water and gently pat it onto your face. You can make a sheet mask and allow the rice water to soak into your skin and dry. I love to let it dry on my face and reapply more rice water to get a good dose of rice water for my skin! When the rice water dries on my face, my skin feels so soft and looks so luminous that I feel like I don’t even need makeup! If you do decide to wear foundation, it will apply so smoothly onto you skin.


8: Reapply rice water to skin once it dries

Here’s my makeup-free skin getting a good dose of rice water. Let it soak in for five minutes and apply more.

Results of rice water before and after

The results of using the rice water! yay! I’m really pleased with the smoothness and glow it gives my skin! My pores are super tight and my skin is smoother than silk! This could be a makeup free day! Who am I kidding? I’m going to add some blush and color to my face.

Rice water adds a blur and glow to the skin. Perfect for natural beauty and no makeup needed.

I have done some makeup free days with rice water and my skin feels baby soft all day! Try it! You can also use rice water just like a skin toner. This is a great inexpensive way to pamper your skin! I love to take the leftover rice water onto my neck, hands, and arms.


Updated: 2/10/19

How long can you keep rice water?

Up to three says in the refrigerator. After that, rice water goes bad.

9: Freeze leftover rive water for storage

Since rice water can go bad, I recommend you freeze leftover rice water in ice cube trays. This way you can store your fresh rice water longer!

Not only that, you can enjoy benefits of applying ice to your skin.

Or you can store the rice water you made in and air tight container placed in your refrigerator up to four days! You can cook the rice grains instead of throwing them away! 😉

Don’t forget, you can sleep while having the rice water on your face, hair and body too!


Thank you for reading about Rice Water Skin Care! Please share this article with anyone that wants to lighten their sun spots, age spots, and hyperpigmentation. Looking for more skin care tips? Read my Top Ten Anti Aging Skin Care Tips here


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Rice water on face overnight?

Yes. You can use rice water on your face overnight. It makes a great overnight beauty treatment. You can wake up to glowing skin.

Rice water face mask

You can add rice water to any face mask . I recommend this rice mask for acne and anti aging benefits. Grab a bowel and make my favorite rice water face mask:

  1. Add1/4 C of cooked oatmeal
  2. Add 1/4 C of rice water
  3. Stir
  4. Apply to face for ten minutes
  5. Wipe away excess
  6. Rinse with lukewarm water
Wrap your hair up! And relax for 15 minutes! 😉

Don’t want to make your own rice water skin care cleanser?

You can actually purchase rice water soap if it’s too much work for you. I know it can be hard to keep rice water fresh in your refrigerator. It’s called Kojie San Skin Lightening Soap. I have been trying it now for two weeks and it has all the skin care benefits of using rice water.

Where to purchase rice water soap:

click to buy this koji san soap on amazon


Lots of people have asked me about rice water down below in the comments. Maybe their questions can also help you too!

-Jen xo

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Jen Ruhman

As an authority of skin care and beauty products, my goal is to inspire and educate women providing them honest reviews of beauty products and sharing my own personal results. I am inspired by Estée Lauder and her quote, "Beauty is an attitude. There's no secret. Why are all brides beautiful? Because on their wedding day they care about how they look. There are no ugly women - only women who don't care or who don't believe they're attractive."

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