Ubtan has been used since Vedic times for its immense beauty benefits. It is a traditional Ayurvedic recipe used to detoxify, exfoliate, and get radiant and younger skin. It also helps get clear skin by reducing acne and gives skin an even tone. Ubtan is a blend of commonly found kitchen ingredients that effectively soften and smoothen the skin.
It is made using, chickpea flour, sandalwood powder, turmeric, almond powder, coarsely ground legumes, and herbs, and can be mixed with raw milk, rose water, or honey, depending upon your skin type. In ancient times, the royals used Ubtan for glowing and fresh skin.
Raw milk prevents several skin conditions, such as pigmentation and dark spots. It also nourishes the skin and manages oil secretion. Sandalwood, on the other hand, soothes and leaves your skin feeling supple, while the chickpea flour exfoliates dead skin and turmeric acts as an antiseptic and brightening agent. Honey intensely moisturizes and heals the skin.
The benefits of Ubtan are as follows –
Reduces dark spots and gives younger skin
Turmeric exhibits healing, brightening, anti-aging, anti-oxidative, and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in making skin appear younger, plump, and radiant. Turmeric helps prevent the damage caused by free radicals that are responsible for aging. It helps reverse the damage caused by exposure to the sun.
Owing to its brightening properties, it helps get rid of dark spots, blemishes, and acne scars. It is a one-stop solution for clear, radiant, and flawless skin.
Ubtan is enriched with the goodness of natural ingredients. When used regularly, it makes skin appear nourished and smooth. The chickpea flour in Ubtan acts as a natural exfoliator and the sandalwood powder helps soften skin. Raw milk and turmeric act as a natural brightening agent, making skin appear blemish-free and glowing.
Reduces facial hair
As Ubtan is a great exfoliator, it helps remove facial hair safely and naturally. It is a very effective and inexpensive way to get rid of facial hair naturally. It works by weakening the roots of the hair and inhibiting hair growth. Ensure that you apply Ubtan in circular motions to reduce facial hair growth.
Ubtan has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that prohibit the growth of bacteria that cause pimples. Turmeric and sandalwood also have anti-fungal properties that help reduce the occurrence of pimples and keep the cause of underlying infection in check.
Gives an even skin tone
Ubtan contains sandalwood powder, which acts as a natural astringent, tightens the skin, and minimizes pores, giving you an even skin tone. All ingredients in Ubtan have soothing properties that help relieve suntan and remove dead skin cells.
How to make Ubtan at home?
Making Ubtan a part of your skincare regime helps your fight all your skincare woes. Ensure that you only use high-quality ingredients while making Ubtan. Before you start using it regularly, do a small patch test to ensure that it suits your skin.
Ingredients required to make Ubtan
- 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder
- 2 tablespoon chickpea flour
- ½ tablespoon turmeric
- 2 tablespoons raw turmeric
- 2 tablespoons raw milk or honey or rosewater
- In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredient of your choice
- Mix all ingredients to make a paste that is neither too thick nor too runny or lumpy
- Apply this paste to your skin with clean hands or an applicator
- Let it dry for 15-20 minutes or until it dries
- Wash with lukewarm water
Do not apply a facewash to any other soap to clean your face while washing off Ubtan. This face mask can be a great replacement for soaps and face cleansers. Use it at least 3 times a week for a visible difference. If you do not want to get into the hassle of making a homemade Ubtan, various readymade options are available in the market.