Remember the time when ‘Shendies’ weren’t really a thing and weddings went on for weeks at times? It is still somewhat the same but the trend of Ubtan Mayon and Dholkis is gradually being replaced by dance practices and bridal showers.
Ubtan Mayon was one such function which actually helped the bride in real to give her that glowing skin a bride really needs. An Ubtan is basically a face pack made of different natural ingredients. Also, it helps in removing tan and brightens up her complexion.
If applying Ubtan on one day can have that affect, imagine how amazing the results would be if applied regularly. Not to forget it is so light on the pocket, and you can make them with ingredients lying around your house!
So my dear brides-to-be, roll up your sleeves and begin the beauty routine! Here are 5 kinds of home made Ubtans you can choose from:
- Sandalwood Ubtan
Sandalwood Ubtan is a very effective way to remove tan and sooth your dull and tired skin. Extremely useful for the brides getting married during summers, as sandalwood and rose water both have a cooling effect on the body.
Gram flour (besan)
Mix sandalwood powder with gram flour and turmeric. Add rose water and raw milk to form a smooth paste. The paste should not have too much of a runny consistency, nor too thick. Apply it all over your face and body and let it dry completely. Wash it off with water.
2. Nutty Ubtan for winter brides
This is a highly nourishing Ubtan to be used during winters.
Almonds, cashews, pistachios
Dried orange peel
Sweet almond oil
Grind 15 pieces each of almonds, cashews and pistachios separately. Next, grind one-fourth cup each of flaxseed, masoor dal, rice, dried orange peel and oats separately. Mix these powders in a dry bowl and add one tablespoon of turmeric, a pinch of saffron and 10-12 drops of sweet almond oil. Add honey and rose water to form a thick scrub. Apply it all over your face and body, and scrub off after a few minutes.
3. Oatmeal Ubtan
This Ubtan will leave you with skin as soft and smooth as a babies skin.
Masoor daal (red lentil)
Take a cup of masoor daal (red lentil), a quarter cup raw rice, and eight to nine almonds and grind them each, separately. After grinding them separately, mix these three powders in a bowl and add around half a cup of oatmeal, a pinch of turmeric in it. Make a thick paste by adding rose water. Apply it all over your body and let dry for some time. Once is i dry, scrub it off gently and wash with normal water. For those having dry skin, it would be a good idea to add milk cream in this Ubtan.
4. Gram Flour (Besan) and Wheat Bran Ubtan
This specific Ubtan will leave your skin blemish free with a radiant glow
Gram flour (besan)
Wheat bran (chopped/crushed gandum)
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and keep the mixture as it is for a while. Meanwhile, massage your body with sesame seed oil, and then apply this mixture. Leave it for half an hour and wash it off with lukewarm water.
5. Powder Milk Ubtan
This nourishing Ubtan does wonders for ones with dry skin.
Gram flour (Besan)
Mix two tablespoons each of milk powder, gram flour and almond powder. Combine all these ingredients and add a pinch of turmeric (haldi) powder in this mixture. Next, add one tablespoon each of milk cream and lemon juice in it and a few drops of rose water and olive oil. Apply this mixture all over your face and body with a gentle massage. Let it dry for some time and remove it by washing it off with lukewarm water. Apply this mixture at least thrice a week for maximum benefits.