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5 amazing benefits of Gram Flour (Besan) for skin and hair


Besan, gram flour or chickpea flour is used in multiple ways for skin and hair treatment. It can be mixed with other ingredients and used as a medication. Most of these connotations make for splendid face masks.

Besan has made its place in the world of beauty treatments like face packs, scrubbers, and much more. Besan’s exfoliating traits and the ability to remove tan is the reason why it is considered the best remedy for the skin and hair.

Body exfoliation: To exfoliate, take three tablespoons of besan and mix a pinch of turmeric and a tablespoon of grounded rice powder.
For dry skin, you can use half a tablespoon of honey as well.
Add a few drops of rosewater and mix all the ingredients well and form a good paste.
Apply the paste all over your body and let it sit for a few times. Before you take a bath wet your palms and starts rubbing the dried paste off your skin. This will give your skin softness.

Remove tanning: When we take vitamin D in excess then it results in tan skin. Apart from it, cold and dust forms a thin film of dead tissues on your skin which give a skin darkening formation, which can be removed with a home remedy. For this, you need the ingredients including, besan, yoghurt, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Mix all the ingredients and apply them to the face, neck, feet and hands as these are the areas where usually tan occurs. Let it dry, and after that, dip the cloth or towel in lukewarm water and remove the pack with the help of it. You will see the results after a couple of applications.

Treats oily skin: Does your skin ooze oil? If it does, other than your skin looking greasy, the excessive secretion of oil will also lead to clogged pores. This is what leads to pimples. A besan face pack made with milk is what resolves this skin problem.

Remove brittle hair: You might not have heard about the brittle hair getting improved by using the gram flour, but yes it does. Add coconut oil, water and honey, with the besan which makes a hair mask. Moisten your hair and put this mask on your hair. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm and the difference will be felt instantly.

Light down the facial hair: Some people are blessed with surplus hair growth than usual. For this situation, there is an effective remedy in which you have to form a paste of besan and water. Put it all over your hands and legs. You will see the cracks which mean the pack has dried. Then rub the paste off your skin, the hair will come off as you scrub. Don’t use water while scrubbing. You can repeat this twice a week if you have excessive growth.

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