Gram flour(Famously called as besan in India) is one among grandma’s favorite 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 has alkalizing properties, yet it was traditionally used as a cleanser to maintain the pH of the skin. It is known to remove dirt and toxins from deep within. It also has antimicrobial properties.
This ingredient can either be used by itself or with a host of other natural ingredients to work wonders for your skin. Here are some ways to use gram flour:
As a Scrub:
Tanned skin is never welcome. After a beach holiday or a trek to the mountains, the next few days are always spent worrying about sun-baked skin. Gram flour ensures your skin is lighter toned and replenished. This is one of the best face pack for skin whitening.
- gram flour – 3 spoons
- Oats powder – 1 spoon
- Corn flour – 1/2 spoon
- Milk – required amount
Mix all the ingredients(gram flour, oats powder, corn flour and milk) and make it into a thick paste. Scrub your face with this mixture. It removes dirt and dead cells from the skin. Milk also cleanses and moisturizes the skin and helps to lighten it.
For treating blemishes:
The black marks are not pleasant at all. But you needn’t worry about them any longer. These simple home remedies will help you get rid of these marks in no time. Use this pack regularly to get rid of blemishes on your face, neck, arms, or knees.
- Gram flour – 4 spoons
- Milk – 1 spoon
- Lemon/lime juice – few drops
Mix all the ingredients and make a paste. Freeze it for some time and then apply it for face or neck or arms.. Massage for 15 minutes. Leave it for sometime and wash with cold water. By doing this the dark spots will get reduced and skin will start glowing.
For Oily Skin:
Gram flour helps to absorb and remove excess oil from the face, but it doesn’t dry out the skin. It regulates the moisture and keeps the skin supple. This face pack work well for oily skin.
- Gram flour – 4 spoons
- little yogurt
- some milk
Mix all the ingredients into a paste. Apply the mixture as a face pack and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash your face with warm water. You can observe the difference.
Sensitive, acne-prone skin is quite a common problem, and many women are left baffled trying to get rid of those painful pimples. It is a good idea to stick to natural products if you suffer from acne.
- 1 spoon of gram flour
- Sandal wood
- Pinch of turmeric
Mix all the ingredients and make it paste like. Apply it on your face like a layer and wash it with water after some time. Keep doing this regularly to get rid of pimples totally.
For Dark Necks
Some people have dark areas around their necks. They are not pleasant at all. But you needn’t worry about them any longer. These simple home remedies will help you get rid of these marks in no time.
- Gram flour
- Lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients well and apply it on the dark areas on the neck. Massage for sometime and wash it with warm water. After washing apply sesame oil. Gram flour cleanses the dark areas, and along with lemon, lightens the skin tone. The yogurt heals the skin and moisturizes it. Yogurt will help the skin retain its natural moisture. Turmeric imparts a glow to the skin and nourishes it