I visited my dermatologist recently, and was of course inquiring about how to improve skin tone, exfoliate dead cells, and generally get fresher looking skin. She listed the usual suspects, i.e. over the counter apricot scrubs, chemical peels and what not, and then began to speak about the new scrubbing ‘technologies’ (if you will), like the various Clarisonic brushes. Then she paused for a moment and said, “Of course, there’s always rice flour”. Hmm, I thought, must be a fancy new product; clever name! “Where do I get it?” I asked. “Grocery store”, she replied. Now, I know “The Grocery Store” is a fancy designer boutique that sells fancy designer clothes, but I had no idea they’d gone into skin care. Wow. “Must be super expensive, though”, I sighed. “99c” she replied. Huh? “Rice flour. The kind you get at regular grocery stores. What’s the confusion??” She was beginning to wonder if I was all there Anyhow, indeed, yes, rice flour for the skin. Its a super gentle, natural exfoliant, that you could even use daily. Take a little in the palm of your hand, wet it, and scrub all over your face and neck. Scrub in little circles, concentrating on the trouble areas of chin and forehead. Rinse well with warm water, and enjoy your soft, new skin! Rice flour also makes for a wonderful facial treatment mask. Read: rice flour face mask.
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