We are spoilt for choices as far as skin care is concerned. You need a separate inventory sometimes to keep track of the infinite products that are flooded in the market for taking care of your skin. The max you can do is to give it your best shot and hope that the suppleness of the skin gets maintained throughout the year. However, in some cases, we might tend to forget one basic procedure which is really mandatory for getting that robust skin which you always dreamed of. That is the practice known as “scrubbing”. People, whether you favor it or not, your skin needs scrubbing regularly. Your skin undergoes a constant regeneration process and the dead skin cells get accumulated in the top skin layers –clogging the pores and depriving the much-needed oxygen your skin needs. Scrubbing regularly also leaves your skin rejuvenated and hydrates and moisturizes our skin follicles to a great extent. You do not need to spend a fortune on scrub treatment by visiting the spa. You can make simple and effective homemade scrubs through the ingredients available easily around your kitchen. Allow us to take you through one such effective homemade scrub – The rice scrub and their variations.
Rice is the staple diet for nearly 30% of the world’s population. But only a few percent of the population knows that the rice can be used for skin restoration too and can be very beneficial in the long run for maintaining the texture of the skin. Followed widely in Japan and Asia, slowly these types of rice treatments and therapies have gained the approval of the world. While using these therapies or scrubs the rice should be crushed to a powder, so that it forms a great exfoliating agent. Also, rice scrubs are often considered to the best types of body scrubs apart from salt scrubs. Let us look at some simple homemade variations of these rice scrubs that exfoliate your skin amazingly.
5 DIY Homemade Rice Body Scrubs For A Fabulous Skin:
1) Rice And Apple Cider Vinegar Scrub
½ Cup ground rice
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
¼ Cup raw milk
Take a portion of ground rice and add a quarter cup of raw milk to it. Just ensure that the paste does not become too soggy. Now add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the mix and stir well to form a fine paste. Massage it across all over your body and face. Try avoiding putting them under the eyes. Fifteen minutes later, give yourself a wash with lukewarm water. Rice scrubs may feel coarse due to its harsh nature. Hence grind them to a fine powder before using them.
2) Rice And Tomato Scrub
½ Cup ground rice
Tomatoes are accumulated with antioxidants and they are a great medium for hydrating your skin. Nothing can actually compare the freshness of a tomato on your skin and the coolness it exhibits. Mash a tomato to pulp and mix it with half a cup of ground rice. Add few generous drops of raw honey and stir the contents well. In case you do not prefer the skin of the tomatoes, then grind them to get a thick paste. You can alternatively use an organic tomato puree without any substitutes. Now massage the scrub on your skin and face and let it take in for about 20 minutes. Rinse well to feel the freshness and the new glowing skin.
3) Rice And Yogurt Scrub
½ Cup Ground Rice
¼ Cup Yogurt/Curd
2 Teaspoon Aloe Vera Juice
This is one of the easiest scrubs to make and can be used especially on skins that are sensitive. Take half a cup of pounded rice and mix a small portion of yogurt or curd to it. Make it as a thick paste and add two teaspoons of Aloe Vera gel or juice to it. Blend well and apply the scrub on your face and your hands. Since yogurt is involved, you can use it as an overnight scrub too. Rinse off well with cold water or lukewarm water and apply a mild moisturizer. These types of scrubs can be used regularly and can even be used overnight for good results.
4) Rice And Baking Soda Scrub
½ Cup Ground Rice
¼ Cup Baking Soda
3 Tablespoons Honey
One of the softest exfoliate agent – the baking soda can be generously used along with ground rice for getting rid of your clogged skin. To half a cup of ground rice, add quarter cup of baking soda. Mix well and add a generous portion of raw honey to it and make a thick paste. In case the texture appears very sticky, add a few drops of olive oil. Mix well and massage on your face and skin. After giving your body due rest, give it a wash and rinse well to feel the difference.
5) Rice And Raw Sugar Scrub
½ Cup Ground Rice
¼ Cup Raw sugar
3 – 4 Tablespoons Yogurt
If you have an extremely dry skin, this is one of the effective scrubs o get rid of the dead tissue cells. Raw sugar is coarse and when combined with ground rice, can go really deep into your pores and controls the spread of infections and dirt. In case you feel using raw sugar may be too much, grind them to a powder leaving behind a little coarseness in them. Mix the two ingredients and stir well by adding 3 to 4 tablespoon of yogurt. Put in a few drops of olive oil too and stir well before you apply it to your skin. Massage deeply and relax for some 30 minutes. Rinse well with cold water or lukewarm water and apply a skin moisturizer if you see it necessary. Your new radiant skin is ready to be flaunted now.
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