Turmeric and gram flour facemask you must try !!

22 February, 2021
Home made facial masks have become the clich├ę of all quarantine clich├ęs, second only to baking banana bread. Remember those early days? Weeks one to four - that sh*t was BANANAS. Whether you’re looking to target acne, brighten your complexion or give your skin some extra shine - this magic lotion-potion is the new must try, faithful favourite and the can’t live without.
 
Gram flour or besan is the flour that is got after grinding roasted or raw chickpeas. This flour is rich in protein, unsaturated fatty acids like linoleic and oleic acids, vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, folate, and beta-carotene.

Gram flour has long been used in India for its many benefits for skin and hair. In fact, it is a traditional beauty home remedy that is used right from the time when one is a baby as an up tan or epilation formula for baby hair to adulthood when myriad packs and scrubs using besan are used to take care of beauty issues right from acne to tanning to cleansing and exfoliating. Not surprisingly, the world is now waking up to the must-have beauty essential that is gram flour.

Turmeric powder is made from the root of curcuma zedoaria, a form of ginger native to Southeast Asia. Its active ingredient, curcumin, is what gives it that yellow-orange tinge; it's also what makes it such a potent anti-inflammatory. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and antioxidant effects, which can benefit the skin in many ways. It helps skin ailments: Turmeric has been reported to help with eczema, psoriasis, acne, and wound healing. Turmeric contains the antioxidant curcumin, which is also anti-inflammatory and can lighten pigmentation. It helps heal and prevent dry skin. Turmeric slows the skin aging process, and is used to diminish wrinkles, keep skin supple, and improve skin’s elasticity.