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Why Ubtan Is Ayurveda's Best And Most Effective Concoction Yet!

Why Ubtan Is Ayurveda's Best And Most Effective Concoction Yet!

If you grew up in an Indian household, chances are you've heard of an Ubtan from your grandmother. That yellow paste mommy rubbed all over your body, yep that was Ubtan. Among all the Ayurvedic home remedies, Ubtan is one of the most under-rated and over-performing ones. Passed on from generation to generation, present in every bridal function, Ubtan cures almost every skin ailment.


Here are some of the benefits of Ubtan for skin:


  • Cures Acne
  • Heals blemishes
  • Reduces pigmentation
  • Brightens skin
  • Lightens skin
  • Gets rid of dullness
  • Cures dry skin
  • Gets rid of facial hair
  • Lightens tan
  • Brings a glow to your skin

The skin benefits of Ubtan are unparalleled to any other store brought product. Can you think of absolutely anything else that will give you all of the above? You'd have to use at least 5 different products to get all of those benefits. The best part about making Ubtan is that that you already have all of the ingredients needed in your kitchen to whip up a fresh batch every day. It's organic, effective and very affordable. You can use Ubtan as a face and body mask.


How do you make Ubtan? 


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It's easier than you'd think. I store a pre-made mix of the powder ingredients needed for the Ubtan in a glass jar in my pantry. Just add the milk and other liquid ingredients when you are about to apply. 


Here's what you'll need: 


  • Gram flour (besan)
  • Turmeric (haldi)
  • Sandalwood Powder (chandan)
  • Rosewater (gulab jal)
  • Milk
  • Lime Juice (optional)
  • Orange peel powder (optional)

Mix all of the ingredients into a bowl to form a thick paste without any clumps. The consistency should be thick enough for the mixture to spread on your face and body evenly. Let the Ubtan dry completely and then using wet hands rub it off in upward circular motions. 


If you want to use the Ubtan for hair removal


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Leave the Ubtan on for 15-20 minutes until it's about 85% dry. Once it reaches that stage, start rubbing it in circular and upward motions. This will ensure that the Ubtan grabs onto facial and body hair. Doing this regularly is not only a good way to get rid of facial hair but it also keeps dead skin at bay.


That's it, ladies, that's the secret to grandma's glowing skin. You can apply Ubtan as often as you'd like.


Psst: Our Beauty Editor swapped her facewash for good ol' Ubtan and here's what happened!


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Published on Sep 12, 2018
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