8 Beauty Benefits Of Besan For All Skin Types
Besan is very useful ingredient. It is a common ingredient in Indian home beauty treatments. Here are some homemade besan face packs for different skin types.
Besan, or gram flour, is a very useful ingredient. It has been in use since ages for getting rid of all kind of skin problems. It treats dull and lifeless skin, pimples, dark skin, acne, blemishes, and even removes unwanted hair. It is a one stop solution to make your skin beautiful, healthy, and fair. Since traditional times, besan has been known to be a useful ingredient for beauty and spa treatments. It is readily available at every store and not very expensive either. All these features make besan a very helpful ingredient for beauty enhancement.
Beauty Benefits Of Besan:
For Dry Skin
Besan can be used for cleansing on all types of skin. You can make a face pack with besan, milk cream, honey and a pinch of turmeric. These ingredients help in maintaining moisture levels of the skin and to avoid dryness. Use this paste regularly on the face to get rid of dryness.
For Oily Skin
A besan pack is very effective for oily skin as it absorbs all the excess oil from the skin, making it soft and supple. All you have to do is simply mix a few drops of rose water with besan and apply it on the face and neck. Once the pack dries, wash it off with lukewarm water. You can also make a pack by adding curd or milk to it.
For Blemished Skin
Blemishes give an uneven tone to the skin, while open pores attract dirt and dust leading to pimple formation. Hence, it is important to treat them to get a flawless complexion. For this, apply a paste of besan and cucumber juice on your face and leave it for a few minutes till it dries. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Use this pack regularly, as it will help in removing blemishes. It will also help in tightening of the pores.
Take a tsp of besan. Add to it half a tsp of sandalwood powder and a pinch of turmeric. Make a thick paste by adding some raw milk. Apply this on the acne and pimples. Leave it until it dries. This mixture will soothe the irritated parts of the skin and have a drying effect on the acne and pimples. Wash off gently with water and tap dry. Repeated use will dry out the acne.
For Tanned Skin
This is one pack which can be used on all skin types. Just blend besan, lime juice and turmeric with rose water to make a paste. Apply the pack, and wash it off after it dries. A regular application of it will not only give a lighter complexion, but will also make your skin smooth and glowing.
For Acne-prone Skin
Pimples and acne tend to leave marks on the skin. Such a skin type becomes a little sensitive, and thus requires special care. So, to tackle acne problems, mix besan with honey and apply it on the face. Ensure you apply this pack on a regular basis, as the antimicrobial properties of honey will curb all your pimple problems. Alternatively, you can blend sandalwood powder, turmeric, rose water in it to form another concoction.
For Face wash
For the most basic face wash, use besan as is or with a pinch of haldi. I normally keep a small bottle of ½ cup besan+1/4 cup moong dal powder and a ½ tsp of turmeric in the bathroom. I use one spoon of this every evening to massage on my damp face to get rid of the accumulated oil and grime in the pores. Keep it on for a minute and wash with water. Immediately after the wash, you can feel your skin tighten.
Prolonged exposure to sunlight and pollution can darken your skin. Gram flour in combination with lemon juice makes an effective remedy for darkened skin. Mix 4 teaspoonfuls of besan, 1 teaspoonful of milk and 1 teaspoonful of lemon. Apply the mixture all over your face in circular motion and wash it off with cool water after it dries. Repeat this procedure thrice a week for best results.