Look around your kitchen for natural ingredients to work wonders on your skin and hair. Often, we have a party to attend or a ceremony where we need to look our best and we end up with very less time in hand. In such situations, homemade beauty recipes can help us a lot. If you are looking for an effective as well as economic way to get rid of those everyday beauty woes, look around the kitchen for red lentils, commonly known as Masoor dal in Ayurveda (India). Ayurveda has been backed by science since it came into being, and traditional Ayurvedic home remedies have been handed down over generations. The quintessential chickpea flour (besan) and Fuller’s earth (multani mitti) have always been looked up to when you need to maintain your skin, but there are other remedies equally effective which are not celebrated enough. One such ingredient is red lentil or Masoor dal.
Not just great in taste, red lentils can be used in your skin care regimen as well. Red lentils are enriched with essential vitamins and minerals and powerful
1. Tightening Mask
As you age, your skin tends to get loose. To age gracefully, red lentils can help! Just mix red lentil powder with milk and
2. Tan Removal Pack
Do not worry about tan lines anymore. For a perfect tan-removing pack, mix red lentil powder with powdered dry fruits such as walnut powder or just mix red lentil powder with chickpea flour. Mix it with enough water to make it a paste, apply it until it dries, and rinse your face. This pack removes tan effectively.
3. A Gentle Scrub
Red lentil powder can be mixed with milk to make a gentle scrub for the face. Scrub your face with this paste and let it dry. Rinse your face and then, moisturize well.
4. Red Lentils For Different Skin Types
Those people who have dry skin should mix red lentil powder with honey and rub it on the skin. This pack should be left on for some time and then, washed off. Those people who have oily skin can mix powdered red lentils with a few drops of water and white vinegar and apply on the face. People with normal skin type should make a paste of red lentil powder with curd and a few drops of white vinegar. White vinegar can always be substituted with lemon juice in these packs.
5. Anti-Acne Pack
Note: Although red lentils can be used to remove blackheads and whiteheads, do not use it more than once a week to retain essential oils in the skin. Always use a moisturizer after every application of red lentil paste. If you have an extremely sensitive or dry skin, avoid red lentils. Do not apply red lentils if you have acne, rashes, and allergies, and always consult a dermatologist before its application.