Using Besan or gram flour for face and skin is an age old trick that we still use till date. Here are the different ways it can benefit us. This article is a creative courtesy of Style Craze.
1. To remove tan
Mix 4 teaspoon of besan, 1 teaspoon of lemon, 1 teaspoon of yogurt and a pinch of turmeric to form a smooth paste. Apply it all over your face and neck. Wash it off with cool water after it dries. It makes your skin smooth and radiant. Repeat this procedure daily for best results.
2. Skin lightenin
Besan used along with lemon is a very popular home remedy for skin lightening. Mix 4 teaspoon of besan, 1 teaspoon of raw milk and 1 teaspoon of lemon to from a smooth paste. Apply it all over your face and gently scrub in circular motions. Wash it off with cool water after it dries.
3. Reduce oiliness
If you have oily and greasy skin, try this face pack for immediate results. Mix gram flour along with yogurt or raw milk and apply it on your face. Wash it off after 20 minutes. This pack also removes the dirt and makeup residues from your face.
4. Fight pimples
To fight off pimples naturally, try the anti-pimples besan face mask. Mix 2 teaspoon of gram flour, 2 teaspoon of sandalwood powder, 1 teaspoon of milk and a pinch of turmeric powder to make a paste. Apply it all over the face. Wash off with cool water after it dries.
5. Dark arms and neck
Majority of Indian women have dark neck and arms. This is due to excessive tanning because of prolonged exposure to sunlight. Mix besan, yoghurt, lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder to form a paste. Apply it on your face and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water and repeat this procedure thrice a week for best results. Massage your arms and neck with sesame oil after using this pack.
6. Instant fairness
Mix 4 teaspoon of gram flour, 1 teaspoon of ground orange peel and ½ teaspoon of malai. Apply it all over the face and neck. Massage your face gently in circular motion. Keep it for 15 minutes and wash off with cool water. This pack gives you an instant glow. It makes skin smooth and soft.
7. Body scrub
As much as we have mostly heard only of face packs, gram flour for skin is equally beneficial. Indulge in a homemade body scrub which is free from all harsh chemicals found in soaps/body wash. Mix 3 teaspoon of besan, 1 teaspoon of grounded oats and 2 teaspoon of corn flour along with little raw milk. Apply the mixture on your body and gently scrub. This is an excellent body scrub which removes dead cells, excess sebum and dirt quite effectively. It gives you a clean and smooth skin.
8. Unwanted facial hair
Besan has been used to remove unwanted facial hair since a long time. Mix fenugreek powder with besan and prepare a paste. Apply it over your facial hair. Wash off when it dries. You can also prepare a face pack by mixing besan, lemon juice, malai and sandalwood powder. Apply it on areas with unwanted hair and wash off when it dries.