Easy Rice Powder Face Scrub – Do It Yourself

by Sanhita on November 27, 2012 · 41 comments

Easy Rice Powder Face Scrub – Do It Yourself

Hello Friends,

I am sure that by now, everybody is aware of the benefits of exfoliating the skin and has included scrubbing in their skin care regimen.  Exfoliation removes the upper dead layer of the skin and also does away with the deep-rooted impurities thus revealing a bright and fresh skin. It also helps in delaying the appearance of wrinkles, removes blackheads and whiteheads and imparts a beautiful glow on the skin.

Easy Rice Powder Face Scrub Do It Yourself

I don’t like to use readymade scrubs and prefer to prepare them at home itself.  The scrub I am sharing today has been handed down to me by my mother. It is easy, economical and super effective. Subsequently, I discovered that Shahnaz Hussain, one of the pioneers of herbal beauty products, writes for a leading Bengali women’s magazine and swears by this treatment. She advises this scrub to everyone looking for ways to get rid of dry, patchy, pigmented, dull or tanned skin as a preliminary step.

The ingredients required are very simple and is found in every household I am sure.

Things Required:

  • Powdered rice.
  • Curd.

Step-by-Step Procedure:

1. Take about a teaspoon of powdered rice.


2. Add one tablespoon of curd.

Rice Powder and Curd

3. Mix well. It can be applied instantly, but I prefer to let the rice powder soak in the curd for around 5-10 minutes so that it becomes softer.

Rice and curd

4. Apply this all over the face and neck and leave for 10-15 minutes.
5. Wet your hands and scrub away the pack using gentle and circular strokes.
6. Wash with ample water, wipe dry and say “hello” to fresh baby soft skin!

Keep in Mind:

  • Do not use it under the eyes. Instead, massage curd or honey under your eyes.
  • This makes a wonderful body scrub too.
  • Scrubbing is great for the skin and the result is instantaneous, but please do not overdo.  It is best done twice a week.
  • I use it before taking a shower but have read somewhere that it is best to scrub at night just before going to bed, then follow your regular nightly skin care regime, and wake up to a soft and smooth skin!

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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

neha November 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm

oh my god this takes me back to my 12th standard
THIS is what got me rid of my tan when we moved to shimla
This works like magic! 🙂


Samantha November 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Neha, how long did it take to rid you of the tan? I’m curious as I have tanned arms and feet and I don’t like the color much. Thank you!
I’m so going to try this out!!! 😀


sanhita November 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Neha@ yes, it DOES work like magic!! thanks for putting up this post!! 🙂


sanhita November 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Samantha, try using it twice a week religiously…you will start seeing the difference within a few days time!! 🙂


Samantha November 28, 2012 at 11:21 am

Ooooh yay 😀 Thank you so much! 🙂


Parita November 27, 2012 at 6:13 pm

must try this asap! thanks for sharing


sanhita November 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm

You totally must Parita!! 🙂


Aru November 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

must try this..oh man..so manys (like my nephew would say:))..


sanhita November 27, 2012 at 10:14 pm

it is very easy and requires very less things…won’t take much of your time!! 🙂


jyoti November 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm

but how can i make this rice powder at home ?


sanhita November 27, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Jyoti, you will get powdered rice in any grocery store…it is useful in making batter for making bhajis. 🙂


Varsha November 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm

wow, simple and sounds nice!


sanhita November 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Yes Varsha…it is easy peasy to make but gives remarkable results!! 🙂


Samantha November 27, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I have used rice powder and milk as a face scrub – the best scrub I’ve ever used on my face, and body as well, for that matter!
I love this recipe, Sanhita! I will substitute the milk with curds and see what I get. Thank you so much!
Also, on a not entirely unrelated note, I’m just discovering the benefits of curds for my hair. The best conditioner EVER! 😀
Okay I’m done 😀 😛


sanhita November 27, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Samantha, curd helps immensely in removing tan. I have extremely dry hair (grrrrrr) and my hair too loves curd!! same pinch!! 🙂


Nupur November 27, 2012 at 9:10 pm

sounds good sanhita, but m a lil confusd n i may sound dumb, is rice flour and powdered rice same thing 😐 😐 😐
ok, i think rice flour is rather fine, and this powdered rice could b a little grainy, I believe, 😐


sanhita November 27, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Nupur, look for the one that is powdered finely…the grainy version may be a little rough for the delicate skin of the face!!


Samantha November 27, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Rice flour and rice powder is the same thing btw. It’s powdered very finely to make flour 😀


sanhita November 27, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Thanks Samantha for explaining!! u made my job easy!! sweets!! 🙂


kritika November 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm

yes i swear by this..very very effective,spcly for oily skin.. may fav thing..i powder rice at home only though its little grainy so scrub very gently.. trust me gals u ll have baby soft skin.


sanhita November 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Oh! i have dry skin and was wondering how will it react to oily skin…thanks for sharing that it works for oily skin too!! 🙂


kritika November 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm

yes rice is very effective in controlling oil secretion..


Swati November 27, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Oh i have been using powdered rice for years!! It is really effective. I usually store a mixture of powdered rice, powdered masoor dal, sandalwood powder, orange peel powder and fullers earth in a jar. Mix it with honey\curd\rose water\lemon juice\cucumber juice\tomato juice… Whatever suits you. Its been my face pack for years 🙂


sanhita November 28, 2012 at 3:24 pm

wow!! with so many things added the efficacy must have increased a lot!! natural ingredients zindabaad!! 🙂


Sukanya November 28, 2012 at 12:31 am

thnx for sharing the diy dear! i think you are talking bout Sananda na?


sanhita November 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm

ha Sukanya, kheyal korey dekho sananday sahnaaz hussain prayee ei scrub ta advice koren but ami suru korechi amar mayer advice e!! 🙂


supriya November 28, 2012 at 2:28 am

My hands are extremely tanned compared to the rest of my body,….im definitely going to try this


sanhita November 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

definitely Supriya…it works like magic to remove tan! 🙂


neetu aadya lohani November 28, 2012 at 2:45 am

Wow… This is going to be my year end skin care resolution!! Great post dear.. 🙂


sanhita November 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Thankx Neetu…do it…your skin will love it!! 🙂


TA November 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

Great, will try. I too love home made scrubs…fresh and pure no 🙂


sanhita November 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

yes, no chemicals at all…our own kitchen can be such a treasure trove for all our beauty treatments, isn’t?


sanhita November 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm



shami November 28, 2012 at 11:18 am

Curd will not suit my sensitive skin, i will end up with acnes 🙁 please suggest some other thing instead of curd, shall i use Rose water…


kritika November 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm

dear u cn use tomato juice or milk for scrubing. or mix it with fuller’s earth,masoor daal pwder and rose water,apply it as a face pack..grt for sensitive skin


Pia November 28, 2012 at 11:42 am

Wow.. Fabtastic tip.. Im gonna try this out soon.. 😀


sanhita November 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

thanks Pia, please do try it soon! 🙂


Rati November 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm

great tip sanhita. :)) Guess i liked swati’s idea of storing powdered rise and using it. It would make things easier. :))


sanhita November 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm

thanks Rati…yes it can be stored for days and used whenever required…a little goes a long way!! 🙂


sanhita November 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Thanks Vrush…it is great for removing tan and will moisturize your skin!! 🙂


nupoor November 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm

hi! Sanhita
this pack is really- really good yaar. thank you very much.


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