I love homemade facial masks and scrubs, and I love them even more when they work. This week I have another facial mask for you to try; namely, the rice flour facial mask.
You need more ingredients for this one than for the Egg White Mask, and you might need to get out of the house to get one, but I promise that it’s still highly affordable.
- Rice Flour (2 teaspoons)
- Honey (2 teaspoons)
- Green Tea
Rice flour isn’t something that I had lying around in my kitchen, so I had to go to my local Asian supermarket and get some. It’s sold in transparent bags that have red writing on top for under € 3,-. Some of you might also prefer to use organic honey, but it’s really all up to your own preference.
Now you’re probably wondering what is so special about rice flour? Well, rice flour is used in many Asian anti-aging skin products. I’m still not sure whether there is such a thing as “anti-aging products”, but it is said that rice flour can protect your skin from wrinkles and sun damage. It also brightens your complexion and leaves your skin feeling smooth.
The other ingredient, honey, mainly soothes your skin and hydrates it. On top of that we add some antioxidants in the form of green tea.
- Tea Spoon
- Makeup Brush (or something else that you can use to apply the mixture onto your face)
Add two teaspoons of rice flour and two teaspoons of honey into a bowl. Next, pour some green tea into the bowl.
Mix it all together.
Apply in onto your face (avoid eye and mouth area) and let it settle for about 20 minutes. If you’ve added a lot of rice flour, your mask will turn white. If you’ve added a lot of tea, then you’ll get a transparent mask. Don’t worry about that. The effects should be the same; a smooth glowing skin.
Also, if you’re using a make-up brush to apply the mixture, make sure you clean it really well when you’re done. It isn’t so easy to get all the rice flour out of the brush (I actually purchased a cheap brush that I use for this mask only).
After 20 minutes you may rinse it off and your skin should feel smoother and look brighter. Do this once a week and watch your skin clear up.
Have you tried this DIY mask before?