Friday, 12 December 2014

DIY RICE PAPER GEL MASKS USING SPRING ROLL PAPERS



Sometime last year, I watched a popular Korean beauty show and saw many were introducing the rice paper as cheap alternative of gel type of masks. As a skincare junkies, I was frantically searching for the rice paper and ........  Well just say I gave up and forget about it already.

Just when I wasn't searching, I went travelling and accidentally came across this rice papers at Nu Sentral so I decided to buy and try it. My curiosity and being a skincare junkies get the better of me. In a blink of an eye, I was at the counter paying for the rice papers and some ingredients for the masks.

There are some alternative to using this rice paper so you can tweak it according to your liking.  I would always just go direct to the easiest and less messy way.

DIY RICE PAPER GEL MASKS USING SPRING ROLL PAPER
DIY RICE PAPER GEL MASKS USING SPRING ROLL PAPER
So here is the rice paper which is actually spring roll paper.  There is a lot in one packet and they are really cheap.


DIY RICE PAPER GEL MASKS USING SPRING ROLL PAPER
DIY RICE PAPER GEL MASKS USING SPRING ROLL PAPER
Behind the plastic bag.

green tea
green tea
I am using organic green tea for calming purposes.  Make sure the liquid you use is not warm or hot or else the rice paper will turn into something else.  You can use milk instead of green tea for brightening purposes.  You don't need a lot.  You can drink the rest of the green tea and leave some for making this rice paper mask.

DIY RICE PAPER GEL MASKS USING SPRING ROLL PAPERs
RICE PAPER GEL MASKS USING SPRING ROLL PAPER

You can cut the rice paper into two or four smaller pieces.  Then dip those rice papers one by one into the green tea for about 1minute and when it is soft put it on the face.  Don't wait too long or you will end up tearing up the whole rice paper just like I did.

DIY RICE PAPER GEL MASKS USING SPRING ROLL PAPER
RICE PAPER GEL MASKS ON MY FACE
Please do not wrinkle up like I did .  *I forgot*.

The rice paper mask would stick to the face like glue so it is hard to adjust one you put on the face.    Don't smile or it will wrinkle up like me =(  .  Remove it when it is about 15minutes or when it is drying up and peeling down.

Generally, it is cheaper than using the paper masks we have in the shops but we have to make our own essence so pick your own 'essence' that you would like to put into it.  I saw some put in a drop of essential oil into the bowl along with green tea for extra properties. Actually, it is up to you.

It helps with cooling my face and since it is so cheap, I can just use it everyday without making a hole inside my wallet. =)  As for the question does it help with whitening and moisturising, it does if you use it everyday for a month.  Don't expect miracle with do- it-yourself   XP  .

About the question is the same as the hydrogel masks, the texture of the mask feels the same and the 'liquid' of what you put into the rice papers is the one determining how effective the rice paper masks will be to the skin.  I have not use 100 hydrogel masks to tell you if there is any huge different between man made hydrogel masks and this rice paper gel masks yet.  I can just say it is not bad for natural DIY cheap masks and it doesn't break me out.


if interested, here is a youtube video.


Rice paper/Spring rolls at RM4.50 at local Giant, Tesco and Sam Groceria at Nu Sentral.
Organic green tea 20bags at RM16.50.


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