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Brighten Your Skin with a Natural Gram Flour Facial Mask

What is Gram Flour?

Gram flour, or chickpea flour, has long been used across India and Southeast Asia as both an exfoliant and a homemade beauty treatment to lighten and brighten skin. Brides were traditionally treated to a sesame oil massage followed by a body scrub made from gram flour, rice flour, almonds, milk, and turmeric as part of their wedding-day rituals.

There are a number of skin brightening recipes that can be easily prepared at home. My daughters and I have tried some of these and loved them, particularly the gram flour skin-lightening cream! If you’re looking for some easy, DIY methods to lighten your skin, then check out the recipes below.

Chickpea flour skin-lightening mask
Chickpea flour skin-lightening mask

Gram Flour Skin-Lightening Cream

This soft, creamy face mask uses gram flour and milk cream. It’s suitable for people with naturally dry skin as it helps to moisturise and keep the skin hydrated.

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon of milk cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey
  • A few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice (just 2-3 drops is enough)


Mix all the ingredients together to form a paste and apply it evenly over your face. The mask will dry naturally and you can wash it off with lukewarm water after about 20 minutes. Try this face mask daily for 3-4 weeks and then maybe once a week after that. You can apply a little moisturiser or sunblock after you wash it off.

Helpful Hints:

  1. Unfortunately, this mixture can’t be stored.
  2. You should also make sure to keep it away from your eyes as it can cause irritation.
  3. If you don't have any milk cream, you can substitute olive oil.

Alternative Recipe for Gram Flour Skin-Lightening Cream

You can also make a simple body cream by leaving out the honey and lemon juice. Mix some gram flour with cream and apply it all over your body. You can wash it off under the shower after five minutes, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth all over.

Gram Flour and Almond Skin-Whitening Mask

This face mask with almonds and gram flour is great for removing a tan and lightening the skin colour. It will also cleanse and tighten your skin.

You will need:

  • 4-6 almonds
  • 2 teaspoons gram flour
  • 3 drops freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • I teaspoon of milk

Soak the almonds overnight and peel the skins off before grinding. Mix the ground almonds with the gram flour and other ingredients to make a smooth paste which you can spread over your face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes to allow the ingredients to bleach the skin and then gently wash it off, scrubbing lightly.

Gram flour and turmeric face mask for acne
Gram flour and turmeric face mask for acne

Gram Flour and Turmeric Acne Cream

This face mask does a fantastic job of minimizing and even eliminating acne scars. Adding turmeric to this gram flour face mask is good for acne-prone skin and can help to lighten any acne scars. It can also be applied all over the body to remove dark spots caused by the sun and will leave your skin feeling brighter.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons gram flour
  • 2 tablespoons of milk (fresh milk, not cream)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder

Mix the ingredients well until you have a fine paste and apply to face and neck. Leave the paste on for 20-30 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.

How does turmeric lighten skin?

Turmeric has been found to inhibit the enzymes that are responsible for producing melanin (dark pigment) in skin cells. It is also an anti-oxidant and helps to protect your skin against environmental toxins.

Skin-Lightening Cream: Gram Flour, Cucumber, and Potato Skin

This recipe uses gram flour in an interesting combination with cucumber, potato, and citrus juices! The juices from the potato and cucumber are natural astringents that are known to lighten facial skin. Cucumber is especially effective for removing those dark circles under the eyes.

It’s easiest to mix these ingredients with a blender or food processor. That way you can get a smooth paste.

You will need:

  • 4 tablespoons of gram flour
  • 2 slices of cucumber with the skin on
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Juice of one orange (or lime)

Blend all ingredients into a thick paste. Apply just one tablespoon of the mixture to your face and let it dry for 5-10 minutes before washing off. You can also leave this on as a mask overnight for better results. Be careful not to get it in your eyes as the citric acid can burn.

If you want to preserve this mixture you can add sugar and salt to the ingredients in the food blender.

Quick Mask for Acne Break-Out

If you want to help clear up a break-out of pimples try adding 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice to one tablespoon of gram flour. Spread this cool mixture over a cleansed face and leave for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off, gently rubbing with your fingers.

Gram Flour and Orange Skin-Brightening Mask

This recipe involves a little preparation as you need to dry the orange peels in the sun and grind them up first.

You will need:

  • Orange peel from one orange (dried and ground)
  • 2 tablespoons of gram flour
  • Milk cream (enough to make a thick paste)

Apply this mask to the face and neck and leave it on until it dries. Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water for smooth and fairer skin.

If you don't have any gram flour you can also make this mask with just orange rind and milk. Just add a little milk to the ground orange rinds to create a smooth paste and apply this to the face and neck.

More Natural Skin-Lightening Ingredients

Here is a list of other natural skin-lightening ingredients that can be used to treat dark spots, acne scars, freckles or uneven skin tone.

Papaya - Unripe papaya has high levels of papain, an enzyme that helps to remove dead skin cells and lighten the skin. It has long been used to heal wounds and other ailments like acne and dry skin. Papaya also nourishes the skin with nutrients like vitamins A, C, and E and contains anti-inflammatory properties that help to smooth the skin and make it more radiant. If you have very sensitive skin, you can also use ripe papaya which has all the same benefits but less papain.

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) - Clinical studies have shown that niacinamide (or niacin) preserves natural enzymes that are important for cell renewal and growth. It protects the skin from toxins and is effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and acne.

Licorice Extract - Licorice extract comes from the root of the liquorice plant (Glycyrrhiza glabra). It contains glabridin which has been found to inhibit the production of melanin (dark skin pigment) when applied topically and is an effective treatment for hyperpigmentation.

Tomatoes - Tomatoes have natural acids that exfoliate and help to lighten the skin. They are packed with a number of useful vitamins too, including vitamins B1, B3, B6 and C.

Emblica Extract (Indian gooseberry) - Emblica extract is a powerful antioxidant that can protect your skin from free radicals and toxins. It’s gentle on the skin and has long been used as a skin care product in Southeast Asia. Emblica contains effective skin-lightening properties that can be used to treat hyperpigmentation and age spots.

Mulberry Extract - This extract is very powerful skin-lightener and is an all-natural substitute for hydroquinone, the active ingredient in most skin-lightening products. The mulberry extract works by inhibiting the production of tyronsinase, the enzyme responsible for producing melanin.

Bearberry Extract - contains arbutin which is also known to suppress the action of the tyrosinase enzyme.

Conclusion

There are a range of "all natural" skin-lightening creams on the market today, like Meladerm by Civant, that utilise a number of these known skin lighteners. So if you can't be bothered mixing up your own recipes, look for a skin-lightening cream that contains a mixture of natural ingredients, like those listed above.

Be wary of skin-lightening products that contain hydroquinone or mercury as these ingredients are not, generally, considered to be safe.

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171 comments

suman 2 years ago

thanks


jeny 2 years ago

Can I ask pls. Answer

the gram flour

Milk

turmeric powder

I use that every or what.?


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Angie Woods 2 years ago from Australia Author

You can use a whitening mask daily until you are happy with the results. After that use a weekly mask to maintain the skin shade.


chloe 2 years ago

Can i use gram flour turmeric and milk for acne prone skin? I have a lot of scars and my skin is oily. Pls advise. Thanks


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Angie Woods 2 years ago from Australia Author

Gram flour in face masks is good for oily skin as it absorbs and removes excess oil. The mask with turmeric and milk added is especially designed for acne scars. You can also mix gram flour and warm honey to make a mask. The honey has anti-microbial properties that can help prevent pimple break outs.


nandhini 2 years ago

Ive tried the gram flour,turmeric,milk pack..though I put equal amounts of turmeric and flour...it's a wonderful face mask n gives instant results..better than any commercial stuff...rest all is new..will try them out..thanx for the info...


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Angie Woods 2 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks Nanhindi. Maybe people can try the milk mask using equal amounts of the turmeric and gram flour as you have used it too. Hope you like the other recipes.


nad 2 years ago

Hello!

Will these recipes work on African-American skin? Thank you.


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Angie Woods 2 years ago from Australia Author

Yes these recipes can lighten and improve all skin types.


Aniedoabasi 2 years ago

Please can I mix tumeric, gram flour, almond oil and lime for skin lightening?


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Angie Woods 2 years ago from Australia Author

Yes. I haven't tried these together but i believe they would make a good lightening mask. Let us know the result if you try these!


jesty 2 years ago

I have tried gram flour ,turmeric,yogurt mixture.it is a wonderful face mask that give me quick result.it also a very good pack for sun tan removal.thanku madam. It is a great advice.


manju 2 years ago

I hav a Black marks on face pl advice


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Thish 2 years ago

Hi, Nice article. Is this the same turmeric we put to cook curries or is there a separate type of turmeric for cosmetic? Keep on writing!


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Angie Woods 2 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks! Yes, the same turmeric powder we use in cooking can be used in these recipes.


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Angie Woods 2 years ago from Australia Author

Hi Manju. For dark spots you can use these lightening recipes or you can try applying lemon juice directly onto the spots with a cotton bud. Let the lemon juice dry and then rinse it off with cold water


sarah 2 years ago

I hve started to use turmeric powder with gram flour and green gram flour mask but as soon I wash my face there is lot itching with redness pls advice


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Angie Woods 2 years ago from Australia Author

Hi. Tumeric can cause an allergic rash in some people so this might not be the best face mask for your skin type.


hanu .. 2 years ago

May I know how to remove these black heads on nose especially??


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Angie Woods 24 months ago from Australia Author

Black heads are common on the nose if you have large pores and oily skin. You can use a number of things to exfoliate and remove black heads.

You can put lemon juice directly on the black spots, leave this for around 15 minutes before washing off with water. Some people use a mixture of lemon juice, cucumber juice, and honey.

You can also try making scrubs from: lemon juice and sugar, nutmeg and milk, baking soda and water or salt and sour cream


Abdul salam 24 months ago

Does any registration needed for packing green gram flour for selling in market.


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Angie Woods 24 months ago from Australia Author

Hi. I don't know much about selling this product. You would need to look up information for your country. In countries like India, producers might need to have their produce checked for quality and have their produce graded before sale.


suman 23 months ago

I had use un named beauty cream after a week.

I got lot of ance and black mark on face. Please give any advice what to use for mark.


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Angie Woods 23 months ago from Australia Author

Acne scars and black marks will fade over time but you could try speeding this up by using a product with glycolic acid in it.

Products with licorice extract, retinol and lemon juice can also help.


suman 23 months ago

Thankyou for advice! Can I know for how mins should I keep lemon juice on my face & plz say me somethings more about home remedy tips to use for dark mark.


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Angie Woods 23 months ago from Australia Author

You can dip a cotton bud in lemon juice and put it on your dark spots twice a day. Leave for 15 to 20 mins before washing off.

You can also try a mixture of horseradish juice, lemon juice and honey. Leave on the spots for 20 mins.

Some people use the juice of red onion on their spots too!


suman 23 months ago

Thank you! I'll try it.


Gloria 22 months ago

I really like the innovation.but what products of cream can I be using constantly for a fair skill, I advise me thanks


harshi 22 months ago

I am harshi if i use milk and besan it will make my neck fair or not ??


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Angie Woods 22 months ago from Australia Author

You can try a mix of 4 teaspoons besan, 1 teaspoon milk and 1teaspoon of lemon juice. Rub mixture onto neck and wash off after it dries.


Dilani 22 months ago

Hi, Can you please tell me how to make gram flour at home? soaking some chickpeas overnight and grinding them next day will do the work? Tnx


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Angie Woods 21 months ago from Australia Author

You can grind dried chickpeas in a food processor and refine this in a spice grinder if you have one. You might need to put this through a sieve to remove any large bits. There are lots of methods for making gram flour online if you search this question too. Hope that helps!


Dilani 21 months ago

Thank you.. i didn't know sorry..im from srilanka and wanted to know if i can make it that way..thanks :-)


Dilani 21 months ago

And i also wanted to know if this whitening method works that way too. The way that soaking chickpea over night and making a paste with this and other ingredients :-) thanks


sathis 21 months ago

i want to white skin...plz help..


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Angie Woods 21 months ago from Australia Author

Hi sathis, you can try some of the recipes here to achieve whiter skin. Also try recipes for face masks with lemon juice.


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Angie Woods 21 months ago from Australia Author

Hi Dilani. I see what you meant now. i haven't seen any whitening recipes where the chick peas are soaked and made into a paste but maybe you could try this? Let us know if it is successful!

I have seen that a paste made from black chick peas can be used to treat acne scars and sun damage but i haven't tried this.


shab 21 months ago

If i use methi paste with curd n gramflour instead of turmeric,, will that help in skin whitening??


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Angie Woods 21 months ago from Australia Author

Methi paste has anti-inflamatory properties which can help soothe the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars. I have read that it can help to lighten the skin when mixed with milk so maybe you could try adding this instead of tumeric


shab 21 months ago

Ok.. Thank you :)


lisette 20 months ago

hi what is the alternative for gram flour as it is hard to find in our country..thanks


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Angie Woods 20 months ago from Australia Author

Gram flour is also called chickpea flour or besan. I know soybean flour can be used as a substitute in cooking but i don't know if that works as a substitute for skin lightening masks. There are other ingredients that can be used to lighten the skin if you can't get gram flour. Search online for skin lightening recipes and you will find masks made from common ingredients like lemon, milk and honey.


Manju 20 months ago

I'm using gram flour with rose water as a daily twice basic on my face. Is that ok to use daily??


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Angie Woods 20 months ago from Australia Author

Gram flour and rosewater masks are usually best for oily skin so, as long as it doesn't make your skin too dry, it should be fine


Manju 20 months ago

Hi , I have lot of pigmentation on my face & my skin is compination skin.is there anything I can do?? I'm using gram flour with rosewater but look like I have little discolouration on my cheek so what should I do for that??? Help me pls.


shazna 20 months ago

hi, im using gram flour and lemon mixed face pack since few days, will it work best to get a fair skin? And usually my skin is little bit dry so please tell me can i use fresh aloe gel after using this pack as a natural moisterizer?


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Angie Woods 20 months ago from Australia Author

Hi, maybe you could try applying lemon juice on a cotton bud to the areas that are discoloured


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Angie Woods 20 months ago from Australia Author

Aloe vera can be used as a moisturiser and you can mix it with a little olive oil if your skin is very dry


Pallavi 20 months ago

Hii...i am using besan milk n lime juice since some months i want to get fair skin tone fast then what can besan make more effectitve for get whiter skin plz suggest me soon...thanks.


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Angie Woods 20 months ago from Australia Author

Hi i would try the first recipe posted in this hub that has lemon juice in it


Pallavi 20 months ago

Thanks but my skin is oily and i cannot get milk cream then can i use olive oil....will olive oil suit for oily skin and can i mix olive oil with honey in that besan whitening face pack...thanks in advance.


karthika 20 months ago

Can I use green gram flour instead of gram flour in above combination


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Angie Woods 20 months ago from Australia Author

Hi Pallavi. If you have oily skin you could use a mixture of gram flour and rosewater. You can look on the internet for a recipe.


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Angie Woods 20 months ago from Australia Author

Hi Karthika. Yes you can mix green gram flour , which has a lot of protein, with milk to make a lightening mask


Decery 19 months ago

I've been looking for gram flour or chickpea flour for days now but i really can't find it in any store here in the philippines. Is there any substitute that i can use?


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Angie Woods 19 months ago from Australia Author

I haven't tried this but i read that you can use a mixture of wheat and a rough rice powder as a substitute. this acts as an exfoliant in the same way chickpea flour does.


rubini 19 months ago

Is the gram flour , turmeric powder and milk paste is effective than gram flour, lemon juice and milk?


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Angie Woods 19 months ago from Australia Author

It's really personal preference but I would say the mask made with lemon juice would be more effective because lemon juice is a proven skin lightener


rubini 19 months ago

Thankz... Plz say that for how many days I need to apply the gram flour, lemon juice and milk paste to get the effective result. If this mixture make me to look fair and bright?


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Angie Woods 19 months ago from Australia Author

It depends on the degree of lightening that you want. Some people make this mask a regular part of their beauty rountine. It usually takes a couple weeks until you really notice a difference. You could use lemon juice on your skin at least 3-4 times a week. Lemon juice can make your skin more sensitive to the sun though so try to minimise sun exposure and wear a good sunscreen


Ayisha 19 months ago

i am having dry skin. Which of this would help to moisture my face. I can't use lime juice, it's make itching on my skin.. Pls pls help me.


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Angie Woods 19 months ago from Australia Author

You could try the mask with gram flour, milk and tumeric above. Avoid the ones with lemon juice.


ks 18 months ago

I heard vinegar is good for dark areas on skin .can I use vinegar mixed with besan for bringing back theskin tone on the body?


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Angie Woods 18 months ago from Australia Author

Vinegar is used as a skin lightening ingredient but i haven't seen it used with besan. Maybe someone can help us here?


kavya 18 months ago

before n after applying turmeric n gram flour facial shuld we wash our face

wit face wash


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Angie Woods 18 months ago from Australia Author

It's not necessary to use face wash before applying the masks but you can do this if you like. You can let us know if the lightening mask works better if you wash your face first.


Yolanda 18 months ago

Hie where can I buy gram flour?


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Angie Woods 18 months ago from Australia Author

You can usually buy gram flour in health food stores, supermarkets or online at Amazon


seline 18 months ago

Hi is it skin lighting pills r safe


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Angie Woods 18 months ago from Australia Author

I don't know a lot about skin lightening pills but some of the side effects might imvlude allergic reactions or kidney damage. Maybe consult a doctor before taking these


Suffiyan 18 months ago

Hi Angie

hope ur doing well

can i use kojic cream for acne scars? how safe it would be for skin


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Angie Woods 18 months ago from Australia Author

Hi Suffiyan

Kojic creams and soaps are often used to lighten acne scars. Kojic has been shown to inhibit the production of melanin, the brown pigmentation in the skin, and it acts as an anti oxidant.

Kojic is a natural product but some people have concerns about using Kojic acid on their skin as it can irrirate sensitive skin. Check whitening creams first, they should only contain about 1% kojic which is considered safe for the skin.


Melissa 17 months ago

Can the turmeric face mask get rid of the black spots on your face? If not, what should I do?


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Angie Woods 17 months ago from Australia Author

The tumeric mask should be effective for black spots. Turmeric has a substance called curcumin in it which reduces the production of melanin (brown pigment) in the skin.


dawn 17 months ago

Hai..i have oily skin and pimbles,acenes too....for my skin which pack is more suitable.......gram flour,rose water or gram flour,tumeric


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Angie Woods 17 months ago from Australia Author

Hi. The mask with tumeric would be good because tumeric helps to regulate the amount of sebum in the skin.


dawn 17 months ago

Thank you....


dawn 17 months ago

Can i use wildturmeric...


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Angie Woods 17 months ago from Australia Author

Yes, wild tumeric powder could be used in the recipe above. It is apparently a great skin lightener and is good for acne prone skin. I havent tried the wild variety so you could let us know what you think.


Xolisile 16 months ago

Thanks Angie for your explaination


navin 16 months ago

Can I use gram flour..honey..rosewater..and lemon 4 whiten skin?!..and I using it daily so how many weeks it takes 4 best results mam!!


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Angie Woods 16 months ago from Australia Author

I havent tried that combination but all those ingredients help to lighten skin. Most people see results straight away with gram flour but ut depends on the lightening effect you wont. You can use a lightening mask daily. You should see results in 2-4 weeks with a regular routine.


navin 16 months ago

So for skin whitening may use gram flour...milk..and lemon..hence honey!!

For u expected 3-4 weeks will I have any change on color my skin!!!


navin 16 months ago

Mam tell..wat have to do change my skin tone..

Tis remedy which I had may work..?!


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Angie Woods 16 months ago from Australia Author

Hi Navin. I would try the recipe above with gram flour, almond and lemon juice.


navin 16 months ago

Mam can I using milk for almonds..could it be whiten my skin!

Gram flour..milk..lemon and turmeric!


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Angie Woods 16 months ago from Australia Author

Yes Navin. You can use all these ingredients. Try the recipes on this hub page or you can find more recipes online.


navin 16 months ago

Gram flour..milk..turmeric and lemon. .

Can whiten my skin??

Hence it has been 2weeks I used it!

hence no change on my face..

How many days it took to whiten my face!!!


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Angie Woods 16 months ago from Australia Author

Hi. I dont know how dark your skin is or if you are looking to lighten a dark area of skin. Usually results can be seen in 2 to 4 weeks but it depends on your skin type and the overall affect you want.


navin 16 months ago

No mam...my skin had color face but..iam sun tanned!

So I have to get my color back tats y!!

Results may be comes good im 4 weeks..


umama 15 months ago

heloow i have mild acne what should i have to use to get rid of acne and can i try daily lemon besan and milk mask for acne thank u


edwin 15 months ago

I used gram flour 3weeks but no change on my skin!!


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Angie Woods 15 months ago from Australia Author

Besan can be used to fight pimples. Try a mask with 2 teaspoons of besan , 2 teaspoons sandalwood, a little milk and a pinch of tumeric. Apply to face and wash after it dries with cool water.


venkat 15 months ago

Will gram flour, milk. Almonds can whiten my face..

Times 2 takes 4 results..


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Angie Woods 15 months ago from Australia Author

Hi. Its difficult to say how long it will take to see results because it depends on your skin colour . Most people use this mask as part of their regular routine. You should see a difference in 2-4 weeks.


shankar raj 15 months ago

I used it almost 1 month bt no change till now..

Im jus tanned I would like 2 recover it..

Any comments 4 tis


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Angie Woods 14 months ago from Australia Author

Thanks for your comments. That's a shame you see no change. I don't know how dark skinned you are but when you are using these masks you should limit your exposure to the sun and use a suncreen with a high SPF.


prasana 14 months ago

Hi..can I use gram flour with papaya for improving my skin tone..


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Angie Woods 14 months ago from Australia Author

Hi Prasana. Yes you can mash a few pieces of papaya with 2 tablespoons of gram flour to make a mask . You can also add a little bit of orange juice to this one.


kawthur ramputh 14 months ago

Hi...l have acne and scars! What can i use.?i allergy with tumeric


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Angie Woods 14 months ago from Australia Author

There are many other masks that help with acne and acne scars. You can find recipes online, for example, fresh lemon juice and natural greek yoghurt can be used.

Another popular mask uses 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoons honey, 4 teaspoons sugar and 2 teaspoons green tea.


Fazna Sameem 10 months ago

Hai....hai can i replace the milk cream with yogurt or just milk as my skin is a combination one,will that mixture gives a better result??


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Angie Woods 10 months ago from Australia Author

Hi. Yes you can replace the milk cream with buttermilk or yoghurt which might give a better result if your skin is oily or combination.


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craftybegonia 9 months ago from Southwestern, United States

I have heard of using rice flour to get a beautiful complexion but I am not sure if I ever heard about gram flour. Very informative. Thanks for sharing! Pinned.


nanthini 8 months ago

i have been using natural products since last year and now I see the difference in the effectiveness of the natural products I use on my face. for instance, I had pimples on my face and after using brown sugar and coconut oil as face scrub and then applying besan flour with turmeric powder facepack for 2 days, the pimples disappeared!


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Angie Woods 8 months ago from Australia Author

Hi Nanthini, thank you for your useful tips! Hope this can help others who have pimple problems :)


Tina 8 months ago

What if I cannot find the gram flour


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Angie Woods 8 months ago from Australia Author

Gram flour is also called besan or chickpea flour. If you cant find it you can substitute this with plain flour, rice flour or ground oats. You can also do this if your skin is a bit dry.


Amanda 8 months ago

I have malasma, l am feeling stressed and extremely anxious about this. What is the best face mask to use daily.


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Angie Woods 7 months ago from Australia Author

You should try a mask with tumeric. Try mixing 5 tablespoon of tumeric and 1 tablespoon gram flour with 10 tablespoon of milk. Use this mask everyday. Let it dry before rinsing off with lukewarm water. Massage the skin with your fingers as you wash it off.


Barbie 7 months ago

I started using gram flour in my daily bath but i feel damn itching after i wash it.... Wat can i do? Is thr any alternative thngs whch can be used?


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Angie Woods 7 months ago from Australia Author

You could try rice flour or even regular all purpose flour as an alternative if you think the gram flour is causing the problem.


shubham 7 months ago

Can i use honey,lemon,gram flour and turmeric for oily skin


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Angie Woods 7 months ago from Australia Author

Yes shubham you could try using those ingredients in a mask. Let us know how it works for oily skin. :)


ARAVIND 6 months ago

TAKE TABLE SPOON OF GRAM FLOUR AND HALF SPOON TURMERIC POWDER AND ONE SPOON SANDAL POWDER MIX IN MILK AND APPLY IN OUR FACE AND AFTER HALF AN HOUR WASH IN ICE WATER IT WILL GIVE BETTER IMPROVEMENT ON YOUR FACE TRY IT FOR THREE WEEKS


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Angie Woods 6 months ago from Australia Author

Thanks Aravind. Hoping readers can try this one!


Sindhu Muthuraj 5 months ago

Applying turmeric on face and going out in sun, won't it make the skin more tan? also, I am allergic to lemon. Applying lemon on the skin and going out in the sun wont it make the skin tan more?


Ava 5 months ago

Man

I have natural dry and fair skin. But Sun taned. Can I use gram flour with coconut milk for lighten my skin?


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Angie Woods 5 months ago from Australia Author

I haven't heard of this recipe but I think that would work. Let us know if it does or if you have any tips for using the coconut milk.


Ava 5 months ago

Thank you mam.


samna 5 months ago

i have acne prone and oily skin. i used isotretinoin capsules for 6 month to the pimples acne recovery but now i again get pimples when i left medicine..what is the reason and what face mask is best for me??


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Angie Woods 5 months ago from Australia Author

Hi. I would try the mask in this article with tumeric and gram flour. Other natural ingredients you could try are a mask of natural yoghurt, with a little oatmeal and lemon juice which is suitable for oily skin.


samna 5 months ago

thanks


lata 5 months ago

Maam, my skin is sensitive n oily too, i have so many dark spots n acne, ,,i have already concerned doctors too but can't help...what should I do to remove darks n cure acne


Eva 4 months ago

Iam suffering of facial hair

Plz suggedt me a remedy


umed 3 months ago

turmeric cause yellowish color of my face , how to solve this ?


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Angie Woods 3 months ago from Australia Author

Pure organic tumeric shouldn't turn your skin yellow. Some supermarket brands may contain extra dyes that could cause that problem


Priya 2 months ago

Hi its useful recepi


jana 7 weeks ago

Hi, I have a lot of acne scars, black heads, and even more white heads. Any masks that will help and lighten my skin as well?


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Angie Woods 7 weeks ago from Australia Author

Hi. Masks with tumeric are especially good for acne scarring. Try the one here or search online for more tumeric lightening masks


RS 7 weeks ago

Can i use gram flour curd honey for face brightening and glowing ?? Please give tips...


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Angie Woods 7 weeks ago from Australia Author

Yes you can use equal amounts of curd and besan and add a spoon of honey which helps to moisturise the skin.


Us 6 weeks ago

Hi ,

Can you tell something more about these remedies


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Angie Woods 6 weeks ago from Australia Author

Hi you can read more about these in my other hubs also.


saam 6 weeks ago

can i use turmeric,milk,gram flower,rice flower and honey as mask ? how does it help ? i have dry skin


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Angie Woods 6 weeks ago from Australia Author

Yes you could try these. The honey will help to soften and moisturise the skin.


NADEEM 6 weeks ago

HELLO...I HOPE YOU ARE GOOD....I HAVE DISCOLORATION ON MY FACE..COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO I HAD USED CURD AND HONEY ON MY FACE AND BELIEVE ME IT WAS AMAZING RESULT BUT DOING IT FOR A LONG TIME IT HAS STARTED SHOWING ME ADVERSE EFFECT NOW MY SKIN IS BLACK AGAIN....NOW WHAT I WOULD DO TO GET BACK MY ORIGINAL SKIN COLOUR...I FEEL GREAT I U REPLY ME.


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Angie Woods 6 weeks ago from Australia Author

Your skin may have darkened again due to sun exposure. If you are using skin lightening treatments you need to to use a good sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF). You could try a skin lightening cream like Meladerm which is available online. Some skin doctors might also recommend a chemical peel.


NADEEM 6 weeks ago

long time ago i had used hydroquinone but now i just want to be safe side....i wanna use only natural home remedies...please suggest me somethng


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Angie Woods 6 weeks ago from Australia Author

You can use any of the recipes listed here with gram flour. Or see my other hub about all natural ingredients for skin lightening. If you want a product without hydroquinine there are all natural skin whitening creams available, like Meladerm. These products do not contain hydroquinine.


NADEEM 6 weeks ago

lets say if i started using meladerm so can i used meladerm for long time or u will suggest me only for few months??sorry for bothering you but please just need a good advice...thanks....just tell me how long i can use..


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Angie Woods 6 weeks ago from Australia Author

You can use Meladerm daily for as long as you need. If you reach your desired skin colour you can stop or drop back to using 2-3 days a week .


NADEEM 5 weeks ago

hello....i saw review on meladerm and its really not good....people are saying its not a lightning cream..its deosnt work......if you want u can see review on internet....can you suggest me somethng else?????? please


jaskiran 5 weeks ago

Is this recipe good for sensitive skin?


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Angie Woods 5 weeks ago from Australia Author

My daughter found Meladerm useful for hyperpigmentation on her arms and legs but it might not suit everyone. There are a number of whitening creams on Amazon. Some have natural ingredients and some have 2% hydroquinine. You can read the customer reviews to see the recommended products like Pink Madison or Swiss Botany.

Hi Jaskiran

Yes these recipes should be fine for sensitive skin. Just be careful with lemon juice because it can be very drying for the skin. The recipe that cotains honey also might be more suitable.


NADEEM 5 weeks ago

i wanna use meladerm as its work on your daughter pigmentation so i should give a try but let me ask you something after i used meladerm does it has any adverse effect means if i used meladerm for years it has any adverse effect????


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Angie Woods 5 weeks ago from Australia Author

I dont know of any adverse effects from using Meladerm and the ingredients are all natural. However, I don't know anyone who has used it for years. Hydroquinine can cause actual darkening of the skin if used over a long period of tine.


sarika 5 weeks ago

I've been using meladerm for a few years now. I began using meladerm for pigmentation problem, which I came across after having my first child. During my pregnancy I was getting dark shadows in areas of my face and body, using meladerm it made my face even toned, generally brighter and just healthier. I use meladerm after the summer season to even out my skin tone as my tan starts to fade. I love this product because it naturally brightens the apprance of your face without being too abrasive to the skin unlike other products that help to even skin tones and textures this product helps to bring back the natural moisture we all need in our skin. Also I'd like to just mention they have a fantastic approach to their customer service, recently I had an order that didn't go as planned, they were happy to help, they put in a fantastic goodwill gesture too. Civant look after their customers. I can't mistake them, only thing I would say is I would be happier if they had a store in London.


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Angie Woods 5 weeks ago from Australia Author

Thank you for your comments. That's very helpful for others who are thinking of trying this product.


anamika 5 weeks ago

Meladerm did not work for me. I have used it for one month on several brown spots and there is no change at all. It is now day 35 so I can't get a refund but I assume I could have (as advertised) if I had tried earlier. Maybe it works for others


aima zaidi 5 weeks ago

I bought the product after seeing so many promising reviews, i used as instructed. IT DID NOT WORK


Sylvie 3 weeks ago

Hello, I have a surplus of fresh organic turmeric. Can I use it in one of you recipes or will it turn my skin bright yellow? Maybe I should try dehydrating it an grinding it? Thanks for your input.


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Angie Woods 3 weeks ago from Australia Author

Usually the organic tumeric will not turn your skin yellow. So you could try it without drying it. The shop bought powder form can sometimes turn your skin yellow.


john 3 weeks ago

is swiss botany gleam cream contain hydroquinone??


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Angie Woods 3 weeks ago from Australia Author

No. This product is hydroquinine free.


john 3 weeks ago

THANKS..


Pavitra 3 weeks ago

Hi Angie,

Hope you are doing good..

My skin very dark and very dull. Please suggest me any remedy to get back my skin color.

Thanks,

Pavitra


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Angie Woods 3 weeks ago from Australia Author

Hi Pavitra. Have you tried some of the recipes here? You could try the recipes with gram flour and lemon juice which are great for skin lightening.


Pavitra 2 weeks ago

Hi Angie,

Which one I need to use as my skin is very dark & dull..am confused.. Please suggest..

Thanks for your time..


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Angie Woods 2 weeks ago from Australia Author

Hi Pavitra. I would probably try the one with gram flour, almonds , milk and lemon first. See how that goes.


Pavitra 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your suggestion Angie.. Will definitely try.. One more question, Can I use curd+gramflour+turmeric+lemon face pack to get rid of dark and tanned skin, Will my skin become brighter and fair?


pigmentation 2 weeks ago

Hi Angie,if i do not have Gram flour, could i use milk, tumeric and baking soda or plain flour instead.


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Angie Woods 2 weeks ago from Australia Author

Hi Pavitra. Yes you could definitely try that one. Tumeric is great for skin lightening.

Hi pigmentation. I read that you can substitute all purpose flour for gram flour. I think gram flour is better though.


Rabina 4 days ago

Hi ma'am may i use the mixture of rose water and besan to lighten my skin color?Here is one problem i have lighten body color bt my face color is so dark.


Rabina Dhakal 4 days ago

Hi ma'am may i use the mixture of gramme and rose water to lighten my face color?caz i have white color of body but my face and hand color is so dark... can u plz suggest me the better method


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Angie Woods 3 days ago from Australia Author

Hi Rabina. I would try the face mask in this article that has besan and tumeric on your face. Recipes with lemon juice might also be good to lighten your face and hands.


Rabina Dhakal 3 days ago

how many times i have to use the mixture of besan and turmeric and can i mix the rose water on it????


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Angie Woods 2 days ago from Australia Author

You can use this 2-3 times a week. Some people use a mask like this daily but it could dry your skin out so you would need to add milk or cream. You can add rose water but not necessary.


Rabina Dhakal 2 days ago

oh thank u so much for ur information n do you have any idea of growing eyebrow ?


Rabina Dhakal 2 days ago

ma'am is it the permanent method of lighting face?


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Angie Woods 2 days ago from Australia Author

Hi. Im not sure about growing eyebrows . Sorry. These face masks will lighten the skin but you need to be patient to see results. Also you need to avoid the sun where possible and if you do go out, wear a sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor).

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