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Skincare treatment: Our grandmothers had a treasure trove of gharelu nuskhe that have been revered for a long time now and one of them includes ubtan, an age-old face mask.

From the time a baby is born to the sacred ritual of Haldi in Indian weddings or protecting the skin during summer heat, the homemade skincare treatment of an ubtan aka good scrub is what Indians swear by.

Skin care treatment:
Skincare treatment

However, sometimes, there may be an excess buildup of dead cells which can lead to dull skin. Sometimes our oil glands may be clogged leading to blackheads and whiteheads. Scrubs help in mechanical exfoliation of the dead cells as well as help unclog pores.

Even though we are staying indoors during lock down, the humidity and heat can still harm the skin. Beauty experts says, “It is important to exfoliate your skin at least once a week. Scrub the dead skin away by applying a scrub made of all the ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen.”

SKIN CARE TREATMENT

Ubtan for face

1. Ingredients: 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp honey, milk powder
Method: Mix them together by adding some water to make a paste and apply.
2. Ingredients: 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp milk powder, 1 tsp coffee powder
Method: Mix them together and apply.

Ubtan for body

1. Ingredients: Grated papaya, lemon juice, 1tbsp rice powder, 1 tbsp yoghurt
Method: Mix them together and apply on body.
2. Ingredients: rice powder, dry jasmine flowers, ground mishri/sugar, milk or yogurt
Method: Mix them in equal measure and apply.

Hands and feet scrub

Ingredients: 1 tbsp sandalwood powder, 1 tbsp orange peel, 1 tbsp multani mitti, a handful of fresh rose petals
Method: Mix them together and apply.

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