If you want a sure shot and economical option to get rid of your everyday beauty woes, then you must try to simply take a tour of your kitchen cabinet. Let’s know the benefits of Red lentil or Masoor dal and I am going to share 5 ways in which you can use the masoor dal to achieve young and glowing skin. It is a great agent to exfoliate, clarify and cleanse the skin. The water used to soak the dal can be used in face packs and masks as it retains essential minerals for the skin, and these are tips shared by a beauty expert herself.
Here are five homemade face masks using masoor dal as the main ingredient.
1. Skin Tightening:
For skin tightening, mix masoor dal powder with milk and egg white. Make a paste and apply it on your face and let it dry. Once dried, you can wash off your face with cold water and follow up with a moisturiser. This pack helps in tightening your skin and provides a natural glow to your face.
2. Anti-acne Face Pack:
Mix one tablespoon of masoor dal powder with 1 teaspoon of almond oil, glycerine and rose water to make a fine paste. Apply this mixture generously as a face pack, leave it for drying and wash it off gently with cold water. Use this face pack once a week to treat acne. Do not scrub it harshly as it can irritate the skin and aggravate the acne.
This wonderful ingredient can be used to make an anti-ageing face pack. To prepare this pack, you need to mix the masoor dal powder with powdered dry fruits like walnut powder or besan. Make a fine paste of these powders and mix it with some raw milk. It works perfectly as a tan removing agent also. Once your pack is ready, apply it all over your face and leave it on your face until dry. Wash off your face with cold water.
4. Daily Glow:
Masoor dal can be used daily to massage your skin and make it look fresh and glowing. While the main ingredient remains the same, the masoor dal powder, let’s keep a check on the skin type you have. Oily skinned people cab use the dal powder mixed with a few drops of white vinegar and water. Dry skinned people can mix the powder with honey. Normal skinned people can mix it with curd and lemon juice. Once you have chosen the mixture according to your skin type, all you need to do is, massage it onto your skin for a few minutes and wash off with cold water.
5. Uneven Skin tone:
To even out your skin tone, use powdered masoor dal mixed with raw, cold milk. Make a fine paste and scrub your face with this mixture in gentle circular motions every morning. Rinse off with cold water. Doing this daily will not only even out your skin tone but will get rid of dead skin cells and give you a glowing complexion.