The beauty remedy we will talk about today tastes of spices and flowers, we’ll propose you a mask for face and body of the Indian tradition. This mask, called ubtan, is a true regenerating cuddle well known and appreciated by Indian women from ancient times to the present. And given its benefits, this beauty mask has been studied also by science, which has dedicated studies and research to it. Even the cosmetic industry has become interested in ubtan, in fact, several precious cosmetics are produced every year inspired by this ancient ritual. So why don't we also recreate the aromas and charm of India at home, preparing a true elixir of youth with just a few natural ingredients?
Ubtan, ingredients and properties
This very special mask is prepared with rose water, turmeric, chickpea flour, lemon juice, yogurt and sandalwood. The mask ubtan has shown antioxidant properties, which counteract the formation of free radicals and wrinkles. Moreover, this mixture has also proven to be useful in counteracting dark spots on the skin by helping to even out the complexion (Biswas et al, J Ethnopharmacol, 2016). But ubtan also helps in case of acne, itching and skin irritation, thanks to the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of sandalwood and turmeric, which in addition also combats wrinkles and photo-aging (Moy et al, J Clin Aesthet Dermatol., 2017 - Vaughn et al, Phytother Res, 2016). Rose water relaxes, relieves tension and brightens the face (Boskabady et al, Iran J Basic Med Sci., 2011), chickpea flour provides important antioxidants such as vitamins A and E (Wallace et al, Nutrients, 2016 ) and lemon acts as powerful anti-aging agents (Kim et al, Food Chem, 2016).
Ubtan preparation of the face and body mask
Mix two teaspoons of chickpea flour and a pinch of turmeric. Add 1 tablespoon of yogurt, a few drops of lemon juice, a drop of sandalwood essential oil and complete with a tablespoon of rose water. Apply on body or face with a light massage and leave on for 15 minutes. Then rinse.