6 Besan DIY Recipes For Fairer Skin
As we age, with the amount of pollution & sun exposure, our skin loses its radiance appearing dull & sallow. In a tropical country like India we are highly prone to sun damage, deep seated tan & uneven pigmentation. But the consistent usage of natural ingredients in your skin care routine can surely undo most of the damage & impart a healthy glow to the face.
Apart from being used in sumptuous foods, besan has been traditionally used extensively for its beauty and health benefits.
Besan is used mainly to deep cleanse and exfoliate the skin. It is widely used to cure a number of skin problems like acne, scars, blemishes and even dark patches on skin. Traditionally, besan is also used for hair problems like hair fall. In fact, it is used to be one of the main ingredients of a body scrub that was a beauty treatment for brides.
One of the key steps to looking healthy, beautiful and happy is making sure your skin shows it. So here is 5 DIY recipe of besan that will give you a more glowing, healthy and youthful skin.
The All Purpose Pack:
It is one of the most commonly used face packs and is also one of the most effective one. Take besan and turmeric powder in equal proportions and prepare a paste by adding raw milk. Apply it evenly on your body and leave it till it dries off. Wash it off with lukewarm water and scrub your face gently in circular motion. This pack will remove tan, give you soft, glowing skin and will also fight signs of ageing. It will remove facial hair too.
The Besan Scrub:
Mix a spoon of besan with equal amounts of oats. Add honey and mix everything well. Apply on face and neck and gently massage in circular motions. Wash off after 10 minutes. You will get a squeaky clean skin.
For Removing Scars And Radiant Skin:
Ground 4 almonds and mix it with half teaspoon besan and half teaspoon of milk and lemon juice. Apply this paste on your face for 30 minutes. This pack will bleach your skin naturally. You can add full cream, sandalwood powder, orange peel or curd as per your choice. These packs will lighten your skin tone and help in tan removal.
You can apply the previous pack or you can simply mix besan with curd and a few drops of lemon. Apply on face, neck and arms. Keep it for 30 minutes and then massage for another 5-6 minutes. It will remove your tan and lighten your skin tone.
Homemade Bath Powder:
Mix Rice flour and Besan mix with curd and honey. Apply all over body except under eye area and lips. Keep the pack for about 20-30 minutes. Pour water and with circular movements massage whole body. Rinse off the pack with plenty of water. Moisturize if you feel dry. Use this pack for every 3- 4 days to see results. As Ira said, This body pack has helped me immensely to recover my original tone after a 10 day beach holiday. Goa gives tan as return gift. I sometimes use besan mix as face wash, so transferred this powder to old honey bottle for ease of use. This Body pack also helped me lighten my dark underarms.
Rose And Besan Pack:
Take half teaspoon of besan mix it with curd and crushed rose petals. Avoiding eye and lips area apply it all over your face. After 15-20 minutes wash it off and dab rose water using a cotton ball all over your face. Use it twice or thrice a week.
Remember, home remedies usually show results over a period of time upon consistent use. So be patient.
With the use of besan with ingredients of your choice, you can now get rid of those expensive beauty skin products that burn a hole in one’s pocket. So start including them in your beauty regime from today itself.
Have you tried any of these besan DIY recipes for fairer skin?
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