Normally I stay away from all recipes that result in a personal product with a short shelf life because I don’t think it’s realistic for anyone to make the same product day after day or week after week. Today I’m making an exception because this rice water toner goes along with the DIY Gentle Pore Strips article I posted yesterday, and you don’t need to use either daily.
This toner will cleanses dirt and oil, while nourishing your skin and tightening it to close the pores, leaving your skin feeling extremely soft. This is another one of Michelle Phan’s recipes, so you can watch her toner video or reference the recipe below.
To make this toner you only need rice and water. Get the most benefit out of the toner by using organic rice, so you aren’t putting harmful chemicals or pesticides on your skin. Also use distilled water because it doesn’t contain fluoride which can break down collagen and cause wrinkles, according to the Consumer Health Organization of Canada.
Rice water spoils quickly so if you make too much you can bottle it and put it in the refrigerator to use within the week. Or you can do what I do and use it to condition your hair.
When you’re done making your toner, don’t throw the rice away. It’s still perfectly good for eating, so cook it and enjoy.