Gram Flour Skin Lightening Cream
This is a soft, creamy face mask which uses gram flour and milk cream. This is suitable for people with naturally dry skin as it helps to moisturise and keep the skin hydrated. You will need:
1 tablespoon of gram flour
1 tablespoon of milk cream
1/2 teaspoon of honey
A few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice (just 2-3 drops is enough) Simply mix all the ingredients to form a paste and smooth it all over the face. The mask will dry naturally and you can wash it off with lukewarm water after about 20 minutes. Try this face mask daily for 3-4 weeks and then maybe once a week after that. You can apply a little moisturiser or sunblock after you wash it off. This mixture cannot be stored and make sure to keep it away from your eyes as it can cause irritation. ** If you don't have any milk cream, you can substitute this ingredient with olive oil. **You can also make a simple body cream by leaving out the honey and lemon juice. Mix some gram flour with cream and apply it all over your body. You can wash it off under the shower after 5 minutes, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth all over.
Milk and almonds for skin lightening
Gram Flour and Almonds - to whiten tanned skin
This face mask with almonds and gram flour is great for removing a tan and lightening the skin colour. It will cleanse and tighten your skin too. You will need:
4-6 almonds, soak these overnight and peel the skin off before grinding 2 teaspoons gram flour
3 drops freshly squeezed lemon juice
I teaspoon of milk
Mix the ground almonds with the gram flour and other ingredients to make a smooth paste which you can spread over your face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes to allow the ingredients to bleach the skin and then gently wash it off, scrubbing lightly. Gram Flour Mask With Tumeric- to remove acne scars
Adding turmeric to this gram flour face mask is good for acne prone skin and can help to lighten any acne scars. It can also be applied all over the body to remove dark spots caused by the sun and will leave your skin feeling brighter. You will need:
2 tablespoons gram flour
2 tablespoons of milk (fresh milk not cream)
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
Mix all the ingredients well until you have a fine paste which you apply to your face and neck (or make a little more mixture if you want to apply this all over the body). Leave the paste for 20-30 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water. How does tumeric lighten skin?
Tumeric has been found to inhibit the enzymes that are responsible for the production of melanin (dark pigment) in skin cells. It is also an anti-oxidant and helps to protect your skin against environmental toxins.
Gram Flour, Cucumber and Potato Skin Lightening
This recipe uses gram flour in an interesting combination with cucumber, potato and citrus juices! The juices from the potato and cucumber are natural astringents that are known to lighten facial skin. Cucumber is especially effective for removing those dark circles under the eyes. A food blender works best here so you can mix all ingredients into a smooth paste. You will need:
4 tablespoons of gram flour
2 slices of cucumber with the skin on
Juice of 2 lemons
Juice of one orange (or lime)
Blend all ingredients into a thick paste. Apply just one tablespoon of the mixture to your face and let it dry for 5-10 minutes before washing off. You can also leave this on as a mask overnight for faster results. You can use this mask once a day but be careful not to get it in your eyes as the citric acid can burn. If you want to preserve this mixture you can add sugar and salt to the ingredients in the food blender. Quick mask for pimple break out
If you want to help clear up a break out of pimples try adding 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice to one tablespoon of gram flour. Spread this cool mixture over a cleansed face and...
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