If you are an Indian woman, the chances are high that you have been using ‘besan’ (gram flour or chickpea flour) as a skincare ingredient since your teen days. The skin cleansing property of besan is pretty well-known and it has long been used as a natural face cleanser in India. When used in combination with some readily available ingredients in the kitchen, besan can also treat a variety of skin problems and give you smooth, blemish-free skin. In fact, it is favored as the go-to ingredient to treat skin ailments if you are wary of using fancy soaps or other products full of chemicals. So, just find what is best for your purpose and start mixing the pack for a super awesome skin. Here are 10 amazing ways to use besan for glowing skin:
1. Besan Face Wash
For the most basic face wash, use besan as it is or add a pinch of haldi to it. Take ½ cup of besan, 1/4 cup of moong dal powder, and ½ tsp of turmeric powder in a bowl. Use it for massaging your damp face once every day in order to get rid of the accumulated oil and grime in the pores. Keep it on for a minute and wash with water. You can feel tightness in your skin immediately after the wash.
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2. Besan Body Wash
Mix one cup of besan with some milk to make a smooth paste of thin consistency. Now to it, add a generous pinch of turmeric powder and juice of half a lemon. Apply this paste all over your damp body and use the other half of the lemon for scrubbing well. This will help you get rid of all the dead cells and nourish your body at the same time. Do this once every week for really glowing and supple skin.
3. Besan Scrub
Mix two teaspoons of besan and two teaspoons of oatmeal powder together. Add two teaspoons of raw honey and the juice of half a lemon to this. Blend everything well and scrub your damp face gently with the mixture. This eliminates all the oiliness of the skin and cleanses pores perfectly.
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4. Besan Pore Tightener
Besan itself can tighten the pores on our skin, but mix it with some cucumber juice or rose water for more effective results. Apply it directly to the cleansed skin and leave it until it dries. Wash off with plain water. Do this every week for a visible reduction in your pore sizes.
5. Besan Blackhead And Whitehead Remover
Mix two teaspoons of besan with half a teaspoon of fenugreek powder. Make a smooth paste by using water. Apply this over blackhead or whitehead affected areas and scrub well. Wash off with cold water. This will help eliminate the existing blackheads or whiteheads and will prevent them from occurring frequently.
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6. Besan Tan Remover
If you have suntanned skin, mix two teaspoons of besan with a pinch of turmeric powder, a few drops of fresh lemon juice, and a little curd to make a thick paste. Use raw milk if you have a dry skin. Apply this pack to the tanned areas and leave it to dry. Wash with lukewarm water once it dries. Repeat every week for the best results.
7. Besan Oil Absorber
Besan is amazing at absorbing excess oil that is produced in the skin. Simply mix besan with some rose water and apply it as a pack on the face. Throw in some Multani mitti if you want a cooling and soothing sensation. Leave it on until dries up to some extent. Wash it off. Regular use will constrict pores and regulate the oil production, thereby giving you an oil and shine-free skin.
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8. Besan Acne Cure
Take teaspoonsful of besan. Add half a teaspoon of sandalwood powder and a pinch of turmeric powder to it. Make a thick paste by adding some fresh raw milk. Apply this to the acne and pimples on your skin. Leave it until dries up completely. This mixture will soothe the irritated parts of your skin and have a drying effect on the acne and pimples. Wash off gently with water and pat dry. Repeated use is needed for the best outcomes.
9. Besan Skin Lightener
Besan has been used for ages in the households to get fairer skin. Simply make a paste of besan with lemon juice (for all skin types), besan with milk cream (for dry skin) or besan with curd (for oily skin) and apply all over your face and neck. Wash off after it dries. Repeated use will lighten the skin tone considerably over time.
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10. Besan Hair Growth Reducer
Mix together two teaspoons of besan with half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and half a teaspoon of fenugreek powder. Make a paste using plain water. Apply it to your face in order to get rid of unwanted facial hair. You can also use it on your hands and legs. Repeated use will retard the hair growth to a large extent.
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