No Indian wedding can go without turmeric. Turmeric is an excellent anti-biotic and a great exfoliant. Mix equal quantities of turmeric and besan powder in a bowl. Mix a little raw milk enough to make a smooth paste, add one tbsp lemon juice to it. Apply it evenly all over your body and let it dry Apply it evenly on your body and allow it to dry. While rubbing gently in circular motions, rinse off with luke warm water. Avoid harsh soaps for good benefits. Use 1-2 times daily as a part of your bath.
* Apart from using this traditional ubtan everyday, use any of the following scrubs every alternate day for speedy benefits:
Gram flour + Oats Deep Cleansing Scrub: Mix besan and coarsely powdered oats in 3:1 ratio. Add 2 teaspoons of corn flour and mix little raw milk to make a smooth paste. Use this mixture to scrub all over the body. This is an excellent body scrub to remove dead cells, excess sebum and cellulite effectively. It gives you a clean and smooth glowing skin.
Cocoa + Olive Oil Deep Cleansing Scrub: Mix cocoa powder and coarsely powdered brown sugar in equal quantities. Add little olive oil to this powder and mix well to prepare the scrub. Scrub the skin gently, to remove dead cells and to deep clean. This scrub nourishes the skin making it ultra smooth and glowing.
Almond + Honey Gentle Fairness Scrub: Take a handful of almonds and grind them on pulse, very carefully. Keep the almond powder coarse and do not over grind. Place this powder in an air tight container and store in a refrigerator. Take required quantity in a bowl and add little raw honey (1-2 tsp) and enough rose water to make a paste. Apply this all over the body and massage gently. Let it dry. Rinse well while rubbing in cicular movements. Just like the traditional turmeric-besan ubtan, this scrub can also be used on a daily basis to make the skin fair and glowing.
Cocoa + Sea Salt Detoxifying Blemish Removal Mix cocoa powder with little water to make a thick paste. Add 1-2 tbsp salt to it and mix well. Sea salt exfoliates and helps remove dead cells. It also acts a detoxifier by absorbing the harmful toxins from the skin. Add a little raw honey to it and mix well. Apply it all over the skin and rub in circular motions. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water
Tamarind + Curd Deep Cleansing Fairness Scrub: Tamarind contains natural fruit acids which help to remove impurities and dead cells giving a polished skin. It also contains AHA (alpha- hydroxy acids) which acts as an exfoliater. Place a lemon size of tamarind in a bowl and pour a cup of hot water. Let it soak for 10-15 minutes. Now remove the water into another bowl and do not drain out. Squeeze the soaked tamarind to extract the pulp. Add sea salt and a little curd to this scrub. Mix well to form a smooth paste, apply over the skin and gently rub in circular motion. Leave for 10 minutes a rinse well. This scrub can fade away the blemishes, prevent acne and is also good for skin lightening.