As well is it's culinary uses as a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour, Rice Flour (powder) is a widely known cosmetic ingredient to treat blemishes, wrinkles and pigmentation. In fact it has been used as an anti-aging skin treatment in many Asian countries for centuries. The Geishas in Japan, for example, use rice flour in their beauty routine and despite their heavy makeup, their skin remains porcelain smooth.
Field workers in various Asian countries often apply a paste made from rice flour and water to protect their skin from the sun. Besides offering some UV protection, rice flour has exfoliating properties so can help keep skin looking brighter.
Rice flour has a chemical structure similar to ceramide, which increases collagen production to make skin more supple. Use pure rice flour mixed with mineral water into a paste and apply to the face and neck, rinsing off after 10 minutes or when the paste dries. You can also mix rice flour with other ingredients such as yogurt or even milk or honey and use in the same way.