Besan or gram flour is a versatile substance which is extensively used in mouth watering dishes to beauty treatments. When soap was not in use, ubtan (body scrub) has been used to keep the skin healthy and glowing. With the introduction of various skin care products, this natural ingredient has been avoided by many people. But now the young generation is attracting towards natural skin care treatments which means the magic of besan is back!!
If you want to use this amazing ingredient but don’t know how to use it then here are its five uses which will help you in getting rid of your blemishes, lighten your skin, clear your acne and pimple marks and even reduce your dependency on hair removers. So let’s see how it works
- Removing Acne and pimple marks
Besan is effective in removing acne and pimple marks as it gently clear the acne and pimple affected area. You can mix honey with besan to form a face mask. Apply it on face and leave it to dry. Rinse it off with water. Regular use of this face pack will reduce your acne and pimple marks.
- Clearing blackheads and whiteheads
The T zone of face i.e. forehead, nose and chin has many blackheads and whiteheads which makes the face dull looking. You can clear these blackheads by scrubbing it with a besan based scrub. Take 2 tablespoon of besan, half tablespoon of fenugreek powder and water to make a paste. Apply it on your face by massaging it in circular motion. This movement will scrub the blackheads and whiteheads. Leave the paste for 15 minutes and rinse it off with cold water. If you will use this treatment once a week then it will reduce the occurrence of black and white heads.
- Retard body hair growth
Body hair removers are expensive and mostly chemical based which is not suitable for sensitive skin. Body scrub made from besan can be very effective in reducing the body hair growth. For this, you should take 2 tablespoon of besan, ½ tablespoon fenugreek powder, ½ tablespoon turmeric and water. Mix it well to form a paste and apply it on your face, hands and legs. Let it dry and wash it off with water. This treatment will reduce the facial and body hair. Regular use of this treatment can decrease the growth of body hair.
- Treating pigmentation
Besan has been used for treating pigmentation from ancient times. When it is mixed with other skin lightening elements then its effectiveness is enhanced. A mixture of lemon juice and besan is suitable for all skin types. It means if you don’t know your skin type then also you can use this treatment. For dry skin, you can make a paste of besan and full cream milk while a mixture of curd and besan works well with the oily skin. You can apply the face pack which suits your skin type and when it gets dried, rinse it off with cold water. Regular use of this treatment will lighten and brighten your skin tone.
- Reducing open pores and wrinkles
Open and big pores on the face can be embarrassing and these are also the reason of acne and pimples. Besides these, wrinkles and fine lines can also make you look old. To fight off these early signs of aging, you can use besan skin treatment. Prepare a mixture of besan with rose water or cucumber juice. Apply it on your face and let it dry completely. Wash it off with water. Weekly use of this treatment will tighten your skin and reduce pore size.