DIY Exfoliating Rice Face mask with green tea


Hello everyone,

Today, I am going to write about an easy DIY face mask, that also has some exfoliating properties. And the good thing is, you can get all the ingredients from your kitchen.

A rice facial mask can gently exfoliate your skin, add moisture and brighten your skin tone. It is said, that Geishas use rice flour in their beauty routine and despite their heavy makeup, their skin remained porcelain smooth.

Things you will need for this mask:


  1. Rice flour (you can make your own, just ask your mother), using a blender is a good idea.

  1. Green tea (Kazi &kazi, Finley anything will do) I used a Jasmine one.You can use any types of green tea.



3. Water

First, let the green tea cool down to a normal temperature. Then mix the rice flour and a little bit of green tea in a small bowl. For more efficiency mix the tea leaves from the used tea bag with the mixture too. The face pack should look like this:

Now all you have to do is to put it on your face. You can gently massage this on your face for the exfoliation. You will be surprised to find that when mixed with water the grains in the powder become quite strong and do not dissolve – providing a potent exfoliating paste. You should keep it for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off. Use a moisturizer after that.
You will get a smooth, glowing skin instantly.
Use it twice a week.

I thought I’d never say this, but this is as good as my Freeman’s charcoal Face Scrub

Just some facts that I got from the Internet:

  • Rice contains a high concentration of PABA. PABA (para aminobenzoic acid) is a very good sunscreen. When taken internally, PABA also raises the Vitamin C levels in our bodies.
  • Rice also contains two other sun protecting agents – ferulic acid and allantoin.
    • Ferulic acid is an antioxidant. Incredibly, scientists have found that when ferulic acid is added to Vitamin C and E, its sun protection ability doubled. (Scroll down this page to read an extract of the study’s findings.)
    • Allantoin is a good anti-inflammatory agent. It soothes sunburns and also promotes the skin’s repair.
  • When applied as a paste on the skin, rice powder has been shown to inhibit tyrosinase.

*** I have also heard that if you keep clean rice (thoroughly washed) in a bowl with some water for a night, then the water can actually work as a great toner. I haven’t tried it yet. But I’ll let you know next time.
Till then,
Love, Mehnaz

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