April 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

discourage facial hairFew individuals are blessed with a pretty face without marks and facial hair. Excessive facial hair is embarrassing especially for teenagers . The individuals who are having excessive facial hair can try these homely tips for controlling facial hair growth.

Gram flour (besan) is an excellent ingredient to deep cleanse and exfoliate your skin. It is traditionally used in India for beauty care . Besan is available in every kitchen and therefore can be used in larger quantities too. Women at home usually powder Chana dhal, rice and turmeric separately and mix the powders as per requirement prior to use.


  • Mix Gram flour ( besan) and rice flour in a 2:1 ratio with water into a thick paste and apply on the face. Do not apply on the eyebrows, eye lids, lips. Leave it for 20 to 30 minutes. The paste should dry for better effectiveness. Wash your face when the paste is dry. This routine can be followed once a week and you will observe the facial hair growth has been controlled.

The popular methods recommended is waxing which is not suitable for sensitive skin. Plucking is very painful and can cause scars on skin. Ayurveda recommends a painless and practical simple method to get rid of unwanted hair.This home remedy can be done alternatively.
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Option 2:

  • Grate a raw potato and extract juice. Soak Chana dhal overnight and grind to a coarse paste. Add both ingredients and apply on face and scrub well. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash your face. You can see the difference after 2 to 3 schedules. Facial hair growth will be minimized. There are no side effects and can be easily at home.

Tips for dark arms and neck:

People shy to wear sleeveless or short arm clothes due to dark under arms. You have been wearing high neck clothes to avoid feeling embarrassed with your dark skin on neck. The neck area is dark especially where the chain comes in contact with the skin. You can try the following home remedies to remove darkness from your under arms and neck area.

skin massage for dark underarms and neck areaStep 1: Apply Til oil (Sesame oil or Gingelly oil) and massage it on the skin of under arms and neck area for 5 minutes. Wash off. Ideal time is before a bath.

  • Frequency: Daily

Step 2: Apply gram flour ( besan) , curd (yogurt) , lemon juice and a little turmeric . Apply this paste on the under arms and the dark areas on your neck, leave it for 30 minutes. Wash off and wipe off all moisture. Apply til oil on the same areas and massage your skin for 5 mins.

Frequency: Three times  a week

You can wear clothes with different neck patterns and be confident as your neck skin is not dark any more.

Tips for smooth and bright skin:

You need to schedule this homemade remedy prior to bath.

Step 1: Apply Til oil and massage it on the skin.

smooth and glowy skin face packStep 2: Mix 1 cup of Gram flour ( besan) , half cup of rice flour, 4 tsp curd (yogurt) and ½ tsp turmeric powder into a thick paste . Add water to help make a paste and apply on the skin all over the body. Leave it for 30 minutes. The paste can be washed away  during bath. This application will help remove dead cells , leaving your skin smooth, shiny and bright. You can include 4 to 5 powdered almonds (badam) in the paste for glowy skin.

  • Frequency: Once in a fortnight

You will receive lots of admiration for your new look. You can follow the home remedies and bring a great change in your personality.

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