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Brighten Your Skin with a Natural Gram Flour Facial Mask

Updated on May 26, 2015

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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      Angie Woods 3 weeks ago from Australia

      Hi Pallavi. These ingreduents should not turn your skin darker. Gram flour acts to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells which will brighten the skin tone. However when you use these products your skin will be more sensitive to UV rays so if you go out and subject your skin to sun, pollution or dust these environmental factors may darken the skin more. Always wear a sunscreen and try to limit the amount of exposure to the sun while using whitening masks.

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      Angie Woods 5 weeks ago from Australia

      Hi Nancy. You could try using a mix of gram flour and tumeric with lemon juice and tomato juice. This recipe is good for dark circles under the eyes.

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      Nancy 5 weeks ago

      Hi, please I've serious dark eye circles... it makes me ashame.. I've tried using cold cucumber but it seems not working..what do I do?

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      Angie Woods 3 months ago from Australia

      Hi. Gram flour masks can dry the skin which could cause itchiness. Tumeric usually soothes inflammed skin so maybe try the mask with tumeric in it.

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      Bella 3 months ago

      Hi i feel a little itching on my face after applying the mask why is this so

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      Angie Woods 3 months ago from Australia

      Hi Jizzy. Gram flour recipes can help to remove acne scars. You can combine equal parts of tumeric and gram flour in a bowl, then add a teaspoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of raw honey. Apply this to a damp face and leave for about 10 mins. Rinse with warm water. Note: your skin may have a slight orange tint from the tumeric until you wash it again.

      Or you can try the recipe for acne scars in this article.

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      Jizzy joice 3 months ago

      Hi please I have a facial problem, that is pimples and I have been popping it for sometime now it has turn into acne and scars all over pls what can I do to rememdy the situation

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      Angie Woods 4 months ago from Australia

      Hi Zeena. Yes you can just use gram flour but you will need to mix it with a little milk or oil to make a mask.

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      zeena 4 months ago

      Can I use gram flour only?

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      Angie Woods 6 months ago from Australia

      Hi Deepu. You can try the recipe here for Gram Flour and Orange mask. But it uses orange peel not powder.

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      Angie Woods 6 months ago from Australia

      Hi Bhaskar. You can try some of the recipes here using gram flour to lighten your skin. Or you buy an all natural skin whitening cream like Meladerm made by Civant Skin Care. Look for a cream that is hydroquinine free.

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      Angie Woods 6 months ago from Australia

      Hi Kartik. You can continue to use your moisturiser for a long as you want

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      Angie Woods 6 months ago from Australia

      Hi Kartik. Yes after you have washed off your papaya face mask you can apply your moisturiser.

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      kartik 6 months ago

      i used papaya face mask once in a week....and evryday i used cetaphil moisturizer.my question is can i apply mosturizer after using papaya face mask??

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      Angie Woods 8 months ago from Australia

      Hi. You could try adding a tablespoon of lemon juice to your curd and honey mask. It is usually recommended to apply this mask 2-3 times a week.

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      SUMAN 8 months ago

      i used curd and honey on my face.... i just wanna ask you should i use it regularly or twice a week??because when i am using it on regular basis its not showing the result....thanks.

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      Angie Woods 8 months ago from Australia

      Hi. That picture shows a different recipe again. It has one tablespoon of gram flour and one teaspoon of cows milk cream. My recipe has one tablespoon of cream. Hope that helps!

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      jenny 8 months ago

      for the first recipe, what type of cream do i use and what amount?, because the picture says a teaspoon, but you typed a tablespoon.

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      Angie Woods 8 months ago from Australia

      Hi. These masks are specifically for skin lightening so maybe look for other recipes without the lightening ingredients like lemon, tumeric etc.

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      CMB 8 months ago

      I am olive toned. Will these masks make my face whiter than the rest of my body? I like the idea of the mask, but I also like the colour of my skin. It is just the hair that I don't want.

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      Angie Woods 9 months ago from Australia

      Hi. I would use the recipe with gram flour and tumeric

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      Anup 9 months ago

      Hi, my skin is oily and develops tan very fast once exposed to sunlight. I need to remove tan and also get a brighter looking skin tone. I have access to gram flour, rice flour, turmeric, lemon juice, rose water, sandalwood powder, milk, olive oil. Please let me know the most effective paste/mask/procedure to achieve the desired result.

      P.S. I am not allergic to any of the above mentioned ingredients.

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      Angie Woods 9 months ago from Australia

      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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      Rabina Dhakal 9 months ago

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

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      Rabina Dhakal 9 months ago

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

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      Angie Woods 9 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      Rabina Dhakal 9 months 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 9 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      Rabina Dhakal 9 months 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 10 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      pigmentation 10 months 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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      Pavitra 10 months 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?

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      Angie Woods 10 months ago from Australia

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

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      Pavitra 10 months 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 10 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      Pavitra 10 months 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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      john 10 months ago

      THANKS..

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      Angie Woods 10 months ago from Australia

      No. This product is hydroquinine free.

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      john 10 months ago

      is swiss botany gleam cream contain hydroquinone??

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      Angie Woods 10 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      Sylvie 10 months 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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      aima zaidi 10 months ago

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

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      anamika 10 months 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

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      Angie Woods 10 months ago from Australia

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

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      sarika 10 months 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 10 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      Angie Woods 10 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      jaskiran 10 months ago

      Is this recipe good for sensitive skin?

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      NADEEM 10 months 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

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      Angie Woods 11 months ago from Australia

      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 .

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      NADEEM 11 months 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 11 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      NADEEM 11 months 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 11 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      NADEEM 11 months 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 11 months ago from Australia

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

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      saam 11 months 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 11 months ago from Australia

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

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      Us 11 months ago

      Hi ,

      Can you tell something more about these remedies

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      Angie Woods 11 months ago from Australia

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

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      RS 11 months ago

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

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      Angie Woods 11 months ago from Australia

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

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      jana 11 months 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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      Priya 11 months ago

      Hi its useful recepi

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      Angie Woods 12 months ago from Australia

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

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      umed 12 months ago

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

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      Eva 14 months ago

      Iam suffering of facial hair

      Plz suggedt me a remedy

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      lata 14 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

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      samna 15 months ago

      thanks

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      Angie Woods 15 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      samna 15 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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      Ava 15 months ago

      Thank you mam.

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      Angie Woods 15 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      Ava 15 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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      Sindhu Muthuraj 15 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?

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      Angie Woods 16 months ago from Australia

      Thanks Aravind. Hoping readers can try this one!

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      ARAVIND 16 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 16 months ago from Australia

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

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      shubham 16 months ago

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

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      Angie Woods 17 months ago from Australia

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

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      Barbie 17 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 17 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      Amanda 17 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 17 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      Tina 17 months ago

      What if I cannot find the gram flour

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      Angie Woods 18 months ago from Australia

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

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      nanthini 18 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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      craftybegonia 19 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.

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      Angie Woods 20 months ago from Australia

      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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      Fazna Sameem 20 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 23 months ago from Australia

      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.

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      kawthur ramputh 23 months ago

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

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      Angie Woods 2 years ago from Australia

      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.

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      prasana 2 years ago

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

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      Angie Woods 2 years ago from Australia

      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.

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      shankar raj 2 years 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 2 years ago from Australia

      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.

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      venkat 2 years ago

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

      Times 2 takes 4 results..

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      Angie Woods 2 years ago from Australia

      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.

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      edwin 2 years ago

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