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Mix Besan With These 5 Ingredients For The Best Skin Ever

Mix Besan With These 5 Ingredients For The Best Skin Ever

Monsoon skin woes are the worst for me. In this humid weather, I usually experience clogged pores, dullness, and breakouts and I’m sick and tired of going through all of that. Thankfully, this season I found that besan, a kitchen ingredient that I used a bunch of times when I was younger, is the answer to my prayers for clear skin. 

When used correctly, besan can help with all of your monsoon skin concerns without burning a hole in your wallet. Read on to find out why besan is the skincare hero you need during the monsoons and a bunch of simple skincare DIYs to whip up with the ingredient.

Why Use Besan In Your Monsoon Skincare Routine?

Besan, also known as gram flour, is great for the skin. It is used in many DIY face packs, scrubs, and cleansers and helps keep the skin clear. Here’s why it’s great for a monsoon skincare routine.

  • Besan can help unclog pores and has long been used in ayurvedic face scrubs for the same reason.
  • When made into a face pack, besan can help draw out impurities and excess oil so that the skin feels fresh and clear.
  • Besan is great for anyone with oily acne-prone skin as it helps treat and prevent breakouts. 
  • When mixed with nourishing ingredients, besan can be a great skin exfoliator for all skin types.
  • Besan helps effectively remove dead skin cells to reveal the skin’s natural radiance.

Easy DIY Besan Face Wash

This simple DIY face wash recipe is so easy to make and use. All you need is two ingredients to make this dry powder face wash that will get activated with water at the time of use. Mix two tablespoons of besan with a teaspoon of turmeric powder and store in a clean jar or bottle. Take a little of this powder mixture in the palm of your hands and massage it on your wet face to deep cleanse. This face wash will take care of dullness and keep the pores clean.


Simple Ubtan Recipe With Besan

Everyone has their own version of homemade ubtan but this recipe is super simple and will help reduce dark spots and acne too. Mix a tablespoon of besan with a teaspoon of curd, and a pinch of turmeric and coffee powder. Once it forms a paste, apply it to the skin and let it sit for 10 minutes. Wash it off and watch how your skin glows.

DIY Besan Face Pack For Dullness

If you have dullness and clogged pores with visible signs of ageing, try this simple homemade face pack with besan. Mix a tablespoon each of besan, hibiscus powder, and curd to form a thick paste. Apply this all over your face and rinse it off after 10 minutes. You will find the pack will make your skin softer, smoother, clearer, and brighter.

DIY Besan + Gulab Face Pack

If you’re in need of an instant pore cleansing and hydrating treatment, whip up this DIY face mask with besan and rose petals. Soak a few rose petals in hot water and then proceed to make a paste of besan and rosewater to apply on your face. Apply the besan rose water paste on your face and then place the soaked rose petals on your face after applying the besan mix. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then scrub the rose petals all over your face as it will remove the besan mix as well. Wash your face with water and you will have smooth and clear skin.

DIY Besan Face Mask For Acne

When acne is not showing signs of going away, make this simple homemade face pack with besan to clear it up. Mix 2 tablespoons of besan with half a teaspoon of honey, a vitamin E capsule, and some lime juice. Apply the paste on your face and let it sit for 15 minutes after which you can wash it off with water and apply a gel moisturiser.


Whenever you’re using home remedies with besan for skin, always make sure to moisturise well after washing it off. My favourite nature-infused moisturiser that is great for the monsoons is the Manish Malhotra Amla Moisturising Gel.

Whip up these simple home remedies with besan for your skin today!

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04 Aug 2023

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