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Rice powder – what is it for?

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Rice powder is obtained by processing the seeds of the Oryza Sativa plant, i.e. rice. It is also called rice flour. Rice powder has an intense white colour. However, it usually does not whiten the skin: applied on a face, it is usually transparent, although sometimes it may leave a slight whitening effect on some people. Here is all you need to know about rice powder and its application.

Rice powder for demanding skin

Rice powder is a great product for oily skin because of its absorbing and mattifying properties. It is also recommended for those with sensitive skin, vulnerable to irritation and allergies, because of its hypoallergic and soothing properties. What other application does it have?

Rice powder – application

Rice powder is applied like a traditional, transparent product for finishing up the make-up. It is recommended for people with oily and combination skin that can be problematic in the T area – so the cheeks, nose, and chin. The product can be applied either only there or on the whole face. It absorbs the sebum, mattifying the skin, and it doesn’t clog the pores, which is important for those with problematic skin.

Rice powder soothes irritation, for example caused by acne. It fastens the process of healing wounds and softens the skin. It was used in the ancient Ayurvedic medicine for soothing irritation.

The powder obtained from rice perfectly smooths the skin, adding a subtle Velvety touch, without the effect of a mask. The particles of the powder brighten up the skin, making it look younger and more vital.

How to use rice powder?

The first method involves using the transparent rice powder as a smoothing and mattifying base for the make-up. In that case, the powder should be used with Mineral foundation. The powder should be applied first, then the foundation, concealer, and all the other products.

Rice powder can be also used as the finishing layer in any make-up, so as the last product. The effect of this method is mattified skin.

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How to apply rice powder?

Rice powder can be applied in various ways. The most popular applicators are sponges, cotton pads, and brushes. Make your choice keeping in mind that:

  • Cotton pads are effective for mattifying the skin and adding the finishing touches. Get some powder on the pad, get rid of the excess, and Softly pat your face (or parts of it) with it.
  • Sponges are best for solid powders. They make it easier to apply it outdoors or in journey.
  • Brushes are very convenient to use with rice powder – no matter if it’s a classic one, or Kabuki. Get some powder on the brush, get rid of the excess, and Softly brush your face with it.

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