Besan or gram flour is one ingredient that is found in every Indian household. From delicious pakodas to lip-smacking ladoos, besan is rich in protein and fiber. In fact it can help vegetarians fulfill their protein needs. The benefits of besan does not just end here. Besan face pack can help remove tan, moisturize your skin and promote hair growth. We are pretty sure you must have heard of these benefits of besan from grandmother or mother as well. We can say for sure that if you haven’t tried these before then it’s time to try these nuskhe. We bring 11 beauty benefits of besan that can resolve your skin and hair problems.
#1 Removes tan
We all love soaking ourselves in sun during winters but spending too much time outside can give you tan. And takes a lot of time to go. One way to get rid of the tan is to go to a salon and get a bleach. Another cost effective and safer method is to make besan face pack at home. For this face pack, mix 4 tbsp of besan, 1 tbsp yogurt and 1 tbsp lemon juice together. Apply the mix evenly on the tanned area. Let the pack dry and rinse it off with cold water. Do this once-twice a week and you will see the results.
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#2 Fights Acne
Acne is one of most common skin problems faced by most of us. There are several reasons for acne-prone skin – unhealthy lifestyle, pollution, excess oily skin. One of the most well-known beauty benefits of besan to get rid of acne. For this besan face pack – mix together 2 tbsp besan, 1/2 tbsp raw milk and pinch of turmeric powder. You could also add 1 tbsp sandalwood powder. Apply the paste on your face and acne affected area. Wash your face once dry. Do it on regular basis to flush out excess oil from skin and unclog the pores.
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#3 100% Chemical-Free Moisturizer
Is your skin dry? Do you feel your cold cream is not giving you the enough moisture? Stop wasting money on expensive moisturizers and beauty creams. We bring you a besan face pack for daily use that you can replace with your everyday face wash. For this face pack – mix 2 tbsp of besan and 1 tbsp of yogurt. Apply the paste on your face and let it dry. Wash your face with cold or lukewarm water. The besan face pack will give your skin the much-need moisture.
#4 Get rid of unwanted facial hairs
If you are like me and hate going to the salon during the winter, then I have the perfect besan pack for you. One of the key benefits of besan is that it removes fine hair that results in giving us a clearer and glowing skin. For this besan remedy, you will need – 2 tbsp of besan, 1/2 tsp turmeric and 1/2 tsp almond oil. Mix the ingredients well. Apply the paste and let it dry. With the help of wet cloth, gently scrub the paste off. Do it 2-3 times a week and after few weeks you will begin to notice less hair growth.
Please note: test the paste on your elbow to ensure that you are not allergic.
#5 Squeezes the Excess Oil
While some of us have dry skin, some of us have oily skin. Oily skins are more prone to acne and pimple related problems. Besan can help squeeze the excess oil from your skin and keep it moisturized at the same time. For the besan face pack for oily skin you will need – 2 tbsp besan and 1 tbsp rose water (dabur gulabari). Mix the two well and apply it on your face. Rinse off your face with cold water when the paste dries. Do it 2-3 times in a week.
#6 Shrinks Pores
Pores can make your skin look dull and dark. It is also frustrating when because of open pores your makeup looks funny and patchy. You could easily shrink pores with besan. For this face pack: mix 2 tbsp of besan, pinch of turmeric, 1 tbsp yogurt and 2-3 drops of your favorite oil. Make a smooth paste and apply evenly your face. Let the paste dry and wash your face with cold water.
#7 Fights hair fall
Benefits of besan are not limited to tackle skin woes. It can also do wonders to your hair as well. Another disadvantage of our current lifestyle is poor hair health. Most of us face hair fall problem and thinning of hair can be embarrassing. Besan hair pack can not only strengthen your hair but also control hair fall. According to your hair length mix one portion of besan with half portion of yogurt. Apply the pack on your hair and sit for 20-30 minutes. Wash your hair with cold-lukewarm water. Do it once every two weeks.
#8 Overcome dandruff
Tired of expensive treatments to cure dandruff. Dandruff is usually caused by dry scalp and if not taken care off can lead to hair problems. One of the easiest way to keep your scalp nourishes is by regularly oiling your skin. Along with oiling, besan hair pack can give you long term benefits. Use the above mentioned face pack for hair fall to fight dandruff as well.
#9 Natural body wash
Replace your everyday soap or body wash with besan body wash. Besan body wash will keep your skin nourished, healthy and glowing. For the body wash, mix 1 cup of besan with some milk, turmeric and 1/2 tbsp lemon juice. Store the wash in a bottle or jar. Use within a week.
#10 An ingredient to weight loss
Did you know besan can help you with your weight loss goals? How? Besan is lower in calories in comparison to our everyday wheat flour. It is also rich in fiber and protein. Besan not only gives your body its daily protein requirements but also curbs your craving.
#11 Remove Blackhead or Whitehead
Going to a party and no time to hit the salon? Give your skin this much needed to facial to free your face from white heads or black heads. This all-in-one besan face pack is quick to make. For this you will need 2 tbsp besan and 1/2 tsp fenugreek powder. Add water to make a fine paste. Apply the pack on your nose and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water.
These were just some of the beauty benefits of besan. Do you have secret besan face pack to share? Leave comment below.