A traditional Indian wedding is incomplete without rituals. And, one such ritual is the haldi ceremony. In this ceremony, the bride-to-be is daubed with ubtan, a face pack made with a variety of natural ingredients. Ubtan helps the bride look flawless and get a radiant glowing skin as it removes the tan and brightens her complexion. Ayurveda combines the goodness of nature with a balanced, time-tested prescription in the form of ubtan while can treat all the skin woes.
From improving the complexion of the skin to balance the ph level to bidding adieu to skin related diseases or infection- ubtan can do wonders to the skin while bringing the natural glow to your face
Though there are many variations to make Ubtan, as per your skin type, here are 3 traditional yet most effective Ayurvedic recipes of Ubtan.
- Gram flour, turmeric and sandalwood ubtan:
Both turmeric and sandalwood are well known to clarify skin while adding a natural glow to it. Turmeric contains anti-bacterial properties that can help in getting rid of the infections. All you have to do is take a bowl, add 1 teaspoon of gram flour, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1/2 teaspoon of sandalwood powder. Now add raw milk, mix it well and make it a thick paste. Apply the ubtan in a circular motion to your face and neck. Let it stay on the face for a while (until it’s dry). Then clean with warm water.
- Urad dal, lemon and rose water ubtan:
Lemon is rich in Vitamin C and can easily reduce blemishes and acnes marks while urad dal can easily brighten skin. To make this ubtan, you need to soak 1 teaspoon of urad dal in water overnight. In the morning you have to grind this dal with raw milk. Add rosewater, lemon juice with a pinch of turmeric and saffron. Now apply it to your face and clean the face with warm water by rubbing it gently.
- Banana and honey ubtan for glowing skin:
Honey helps in treating the acne while brightening the skin tone. Bananas and honey are very beneficial for your skin and health. To make this ubtan you need to mash a banana. After mashing the banana, add honey and squeeze 2 drops of lemon. Leave it for 10-15 mins, clean it with cotton or simply water your face.
Does ubtan have any side effects:
The answer is No, ubtan does not have any side effects since the ingredients are pure and organic but it may or may not be suitable for every skin type. Always do a patch test before applying it to your face or body and know what suits your skin best.
People with oily skin should avoid cream or honey-based ubtans and should use rose water instead.
Over to you:
Using ubtan on a regular basis helps to get rid of sun tan and uneven skin tone while giving the bride an ethereal glow on her wedding. So, bride-to-be, better not wait for your haldi ceremony to use an ubtan. Just pick any of the above ‘beauty mixes’ to flaunt the best look on your D-day.