Rice Bran: Exfoliator, Cleanser, Wrinkle Fighter and More

30 Jun

As you all know, I am obsessed with makeup and skin care. Recently, I’ve been very interested in how the Japanese take care of their skin. I know in a previous post I wrote about how sake is good for the skin, and now I have another Japanese beauty secret to share with you:

Rice bran!

Yes, rice bran. It’s perfect for those of us who are on a budget. I got pure rice bran at Whole Foods for $4. The brand I got said it could be a cereal as well, but…I wouldn’t recommend it. It has 19g of fiber per 1/2 cup, so if you do try and eat a bowl, don’t plan on going anywhere! 😉

So how do you use the rice bran? Simple. Take your favorite cleanser, and place a small amount into a small bowl or cup. Take some of the rice bran (I recommend just putting enough rice bran to cover the cleanser) and mix it with your cleanser. You want to be able to massage this into your face, so don’t use too much rice bran or you won’t be able to spread it. After mixing, put it on your face and massage gently for a few moments. Then rinse. And voila! You’re done.

So what are the benefits to using rice bran? When using it in your cleanser it is not only moisturizing the skin, but exfoliating, preventing wrinkles, fights blemishes, and helps to make your skin flawless. So really, at $4 for a box, what have you got to lose? Not much!

Here’s the rice bran that I used.

If you do add rice bran to your beauty regiment, please let me know! I’d love to hear what you think of it, good or bad.  🙂

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