Particularly effective for Dry Skin, Sun Damage, Tired Skin, and Blemishes
- 1/2 cup of Bengal Gram Flour(Besan)
- 2 tablespoons of Turmeric Powder
- 1/4 cup of Milk
- Combine Bengal Gram (Besan), Turmeric Powder, Milk in a bowl and mix until smooth, adding a little water if necessary.
- Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes after mixing.
Gram Flour or Besan is a potent scrub as well as a cleanser. It helps in restoring the oil balance to the skin, this way it is effective for both oily skin – where it helps in absorbing excess oil from the skin and for dry skin where it provides nourishment and a deep moisturising effect to the skin. Besan also helps tighten pores and gives the skin a youthful look. It helps fight against acne as well by unclogging pores and removing the impurities.
Turmeric has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which help in fighting against acne breakouts, while at the same time controlling oil secretion by sebaceous glands. Studies have revealed turmeric’s antioxidant abilities wherein it can scavenge free radicals and increase antioxidant enzymes. It also gives the skin a healthy glow and makes the skin more youthful.
Milk is a very effective as an exfoliant and a cleanser. It helps remove dead skin cells with the help of lactic acid, protein based impurities with protease and oil soluble impurities with fat soluble enzyme lipase. Milk is rich in fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and minerals and therein lies its anti-ageing ability. It also provides much needed nourishment to the skin and is a very effective moisturizer.