Gram flour or besan is one among grandma’s favourite beauty secrets. It is known to fight numerous skin problems, including blemishes, pimples, dark skin, and dull and lifeless skin. It also assists in the removal of unwanted hair. Gram flour, which can be found in Indian grocery stores or online, also happens to be gluten-free and is safe to use on all skin types.
BENEFITS OF GRAM FLOUR FACIAL:
- Removes recent tan
- Lightens skin
- Removes dead skin cell to reveal smooth and glowing skin
- Reduces oiliness
- With regular usage, it can help remove unwanted facial hair
HOW TO DO A GRAM FLOUR FACIAL:
STEP 1: Thoroughly wash your face with a mild face wash and scrub using gram flour powder mixed with little milk.
STEP 2: Boil some water in a pan and steam your face for 10 minutes.
STEP 3: Mix 4 teaspoons of besan, 1 teaspoon of lemon, 1 teaspoon of yogurt and a pinch of turmeric to form a smooth paste.
STEP 4: Apply it all over your face and neck. Wash it off with cool water after it dries.
STEP 5: Apply a good quality moisturizer and you are done!
DIFFERENT MASKS FOR DIFFERENT SKIN CONDITIONS:
For Dry, Flaky Skin:
Mix 2-3 drops of fresh lemon juice with 1 tablespoon besan, 1 teaspoon milk cream or olive oil and ½ teaspoon honey to form a paste. Apply it all over the face and rinse it thoroughly with water when it dries naturally.
For Acne Scars:
Mix besan, a pinch of turmeric powder and 2 table spoons of fresh milk to create a smooth paste and apply evenly on the face and neck area. After 20-25 minutes, wash off with lukewarm water to achieve glowing skin.
For Oily Skin:
Beat one egg white and add 2 tablespoons of besan to make it into a mask. Apply this mask for 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water.