Homemade Besan – Milk Ubtan for Summers

by komal on May 16, 2011 · 90 comments

HEY Ladies :D

I have a confession :D I try to make everything at home :D which is both a bad and a good thing :/ . but since a long time I have not used anything on my face apart from besan and nimbu , well almost seven years now . I got to know how many chemicals are added in the facewashes and I really didn’t trust the brands but I still used soap for my body and after a lot of thought I realized that I should stop using it and make something at home and use it like soap and Viola I started making ubtan at home :D and it really works , depending upon the type of skin you have , or the season you can customize your own ubtan and the positive point is it is cheaper and more ph balanced and really doesn’t have any preservative that you might not like . :)

Okay so my summer ubtan is as follows , you will need
-lemon
- milk
- Besan (chickpea flour)
- turmeric
- and a big air tight container )

Now this is very easy and you will love it :D

1) take your air tight container and clean it nicely , then make sure there is no water inside ,


2)now take 8 tablespoons of besan – this will make enough ubtan for a week . :)

3)now take 3 big lemons and take the juice out of it in the container , make sure that you do not mix the seeds with this one because if those seeds go into your batroom ka nala then you are done :/ , try to mix it , it wont make a flowy batter but it’ll be very clumpy which is okay . :)


4)now take a big cup of milk and pour it out gently making a thin paste which you can easily distribute throughout your body :). You can put more milk if you think that your ubtan is too thick or can take little milk if you think that the ubtan is to runny , you can add more besan to it.

5)Then you will take a pinch of turmeric powder and put it in the mixture ☺ don’t put too much , itll make your look yellow :P if you put too much.

6) and that it is , your Ubtan is made :) use it on your face or your body and your set for your whole week :D

The consistency of the ubtan should be a bit runny but not too much , just apply it all over your body and see the difference . you have to store this with a lid in your refrigerator and it will thicken on its own so just add more milk if it does so ☺
This ubtan is great in removing tan and making your skin feel less dry , the milk is a very powerful cleaner , try applying milk on your face and see . my mom once washed her face with milk and all the bleach she did came off :P .
Take this ubtan apply it all over your body before applying any water on it and massage as your massage with your soap and then rinse with water . :)

The milk moisturizes, the lemon lightens, the turmeric is an antifungal agent and the besan removes excess oil .
My body has become less dry and I can actually see the difference in the tan , although this might not be the perfect ubtan for you because you might have oily skin but you can always add or substract ☺ that’s the nice thing about making things on your own .

I will experiment more around with these ubtans because I really like the way they work :D

Tell me if you guys use ubtan and if it works for you :)

Love
komal

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manorama May 16, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Nice review Komal :yes: :yes:

I use the same kind of ubtan but during winters and no Nimbu for my ubtan cz dnt knw why but my skin starts etching after using this nimbu wala ubtan :tremble: :tremble:

so for me only besan + milk + haldi :jiggy2: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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komal May 17, 2011 at 9:55 am

manorama :) thats the nice part about the ubtans that you can always subtract and add in it :)

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Poohkie May 17, 2011 at 8:09 pm

This is exactly what I do. Skin feels so soft after using this ubtan.

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Bee May 16, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Komal… sahi hain re tu toh!!!! I should definitely try this on my hubby- he has got super tanned!!!

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Noopur May 16, 2011 at 11:21 pm

hhahaha…. hubby pe experiment…khud pe kyun nhi… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Bee May 17, 2011 at 12:20 am

woh hamesha meko cosmetic products pe kuch kuchh bolte rehta hain na- isliye- usko bolungi le ghar ka hi pack hain…. hehehe
:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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komal May 17, 2011 at 9:56 am

:D TRY TRY :P

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Tapaswini Swain May 16, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Thanks a loottt!!!!!! i get tanned easily !!!!!!! :thanks:

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komal May 17, 2011 at 9:56 am
Jinal May 16, 2011 at 11:24 pm

This is what my mom use to apply me since I was a lil kid. The basic of all ubtans. :D :D

btw what does this mean Komal?
my mom once washed her face with milk and all the bleach she did came off ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)
bleach came off???

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rachana May 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

yes even i didnt understand tat sentence

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Swati May 17, 2011 at 9:39 am

O:) Jini & Rachana: i think she wants to say that when her mother washed her face using milk, bleach came off & the hairs which are on face turn out black again.. :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :P

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komal May 17, 2011 at 9:58 am

Woh na i wrote this article very jaldi jaldi because i think Rids asked me about homemade ubtans so the next day i clicked piks and sent it to rati :P didnt have time to change :P

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rachana May 17, 2011 at 10:00 am

oh ok….. milk even removes bleach….. wow unknown fact…

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komal May 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm

it did remove my moms :/ i haven’t l scientifically proven it or anything :P but thats what happened with my mom :P thats why she dosent use any of my stuff :P

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Noopur May 16, 2011 at 11:26 pm

dis sounds good…but i doubt if i store it for a week it will b effective or not..spoil to nhi hoga…. ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)
cant risk my skin…. :worship: :worship:
m in love with forest essentials ubtan. thts gonna b my HG ubtan forever :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: g

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Swati May 17, 2011 at 7:45 am

Noopuri you can try for a day or two first & if it suits u well then you can start using it regularly.. but i have somewhere read that using Beasn regularly is not gud.. thrice in a week is gud but more than that can have side effects.. coz coz coz..
“Excess of Everything is bad..”

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komal May 17, 2011 at 10:04 am

Swati thats true but the peoblem is it suits some people and for others it is bad , Besan is used to remove excess oil , it is definitely better then all the face washes which foam because they have chemicals in them but those face washes may work for someone and besan might give them allergy :) but by experience i can tell you , using besan and nimbu two times a day dosent hard your skin , it remains Ph balanced thats why besan is used on Infants :)

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Swati May 17, 2011 at 10:08 am

Ok.. ;-) ;-) twice a day is a dream for me.. :struggle: :struggle: u so helpful Komal O:) :worship: & :thanks: for replying.. :puchhi:

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komal May 17, 2011 at 10:02 am

Noopur , Ive been using this for a long time :) Dont worry , par na check before because sometimes things might not work for the other person as it works for me na :) , i actualy edited this storage wala point to 3 days because it depends on the weather too but something went wrong :). you can try storing it for 3 days and not a week :) if you are not using milk in it then you can store it for a week in fridge :)

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shivani May 16, 2011 at 11:30 pm

good one komali………..

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komal May 17, 2011 at 10:05 am

THANKU :)

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Ritika May 16, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I have tried this once..for some reason,the smell of besan mixed with milk or curd makes me feel pukish :sick: :sick: :sick: :| :|

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Anuradha May 16, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Hehe..That happened couple of years back wid me too-when Mom used to force the besan-curd ubtan on me-now I ignore smell of any product that gives my skin a glow :) :) :D :D :D

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komal May 17, 2011 at 10:06 am

:P sam to sam what my friend but if it irritates you then you can add any essential oil or rose water in it :) oh and if you add cold Milk it dosent smell :)

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Anuradha May 16, 2011 at 11:36 pm

:waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: Me trying this !!!! thankuu for the beauty recipe Komal :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :heart: :heart:

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komal May 17, 2011 at 10:07 am

Preserve it for 3 days in fridge okay ? not a week , i tried to edit this one but something wrong happened , okay ? 3DAYS ? IN FRIDGE :) with lid :P

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bhumika May 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm

nice tip komal… :yes:

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Ankita May 17, 2011 at 12:26 am

This is awesome Komal! I like using a mix of multani mitti+neem powder+rose petal powder+haldi mix for my skin. I store it in a jar and mix a small amt with water whenever I want to apply. Homemade stuff is best!!! Seven years Komal WOW!!

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komal May 17, 2011 at 10:10 am

Good hai na Ankita ? see the ubtan you make is so nice and it works for you :) thats what i was saying that you can customize your ubtan :P

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Devie May 17, 2011 at 6:40 am

…or you could just fry it and eat it :P :P

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komal May 17, 2011 at 10:11 am

:D HAHHAHAH :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: usmain Milk bhi hai :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :/ sirt besan aur namak hota toh theek tha :P

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noopur May 17, 2011 at 12:02 pm

lol….

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Swati May 17, 2011 at 7:59 am

Nice Review Komal :clap: :clap: & i too use this for my skin but not on regular basis.. i use this thrice in a week..& i somewhere read that using Excess of besan can be Injurious.. :suspense: :suspense: but if it is suiting u well then there’s not a problem.. :puchhi:

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komal May 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

Swati , you can try abhi for some days na ? 2 time s a day wash you face with it :) and one a day wash your body with it and if it dosent suite you then you can discontinue it na ? :) oh bydway when putting the ubtan on face make sure your face is wet :)

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calicoaster May 17, 2011 at 9:35 am

Niceeeee recipe Komal..we can also make pakoras of this na?? :P :P :P

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komal May 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: CHI CALI !!!!!Milk ka pakora ? :/

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calicoaster May 17, 2011 at 10:45 am

It might taste yummmyyyyyyy!! :P :P :P

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rachana May 17, 2011 at 9:35 am

I use this ubtan when I have enough time….. its really good in removing tan !!!!

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komal May 17, 2011 at 10:14 am

thats the problem with these things that you have to make them , thats why i make them every few days and stuff it in the fridge :)

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Mrunmayee May 17, 2011 at 9:37 am

Hey Komal.. This is exactly what my mom used on me during my childhood!!! At my place this is what is used to bathe infants (minus the nimbu of course)!!!

But I never knew this cud be stored.. I’ll try it now!!! I can actually smell the paste, it’s so familiar!!! Thanks for the storage tip!!! :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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calicoaster May 17, 2011 at 9:42 am

Hiiiiiiiiiiiii Mrunnnnnnnnnnnn….. Good morningggggggggg…all settttt??? :D :D :D :D :D

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Mrunmayee May 17, 2011 at 10:01 am

Good morning!!!! Yeah almost!!! How’s you???

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komal May 17, 2011 at 10:15 am

MRUN store This only for 3 days okay ? i tried to change it but something wrong went down in my computer okay ? not a week but 3 days

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Mrunmayee May 17, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Thankoo and All the Best Komal!!!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Riya May 17, 2011 at 10:16 am

Girls, i make a concoction of besan and milk powder (left unused since my daughter refused to have it :| ) with a pinch of turmeric and some almond powder and store it in my fridge. every evening i add a bit of malai (winters)/ milk/ dahi (summers) and wash my face with this. works wonders….. Thanks Komal for reminding that i need to make this again for this summer! :yes:

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komal May 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

chalo guys me going now :) JNU ka entrance test hai :( me going now , ill be beack by 5 i think or later then that :)LOVE YOU

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calicoaster May 17, 2011 at 10:44 am

All the best Komal!! :D :D :D

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komal May 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Thanku Cali :)

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Rati May 17, 2011 at 10:20 am

I have used exactly the same ubtan from ghor bachpan till my teenage.. :D My mom used to add sandalwood powder also in this. bt uske baad i came to hostel and there we always issues of finding milk so the regular besan ubtan started drying my skin way too much.. :(( It’ s an awesome one. guess I must make it again. :D :D

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komal May 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Yea , make it again :D let the awesomeness of besan blow you away :P

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Rati May 17, 2011 at 10:21 am

morningg :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Swati May 17, 2011 at 10:24 am

MORNINGGGGGGGGGG…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

I’m super duper excited today……… :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Priya May 17, 2011 at 10:35 am

morninggggggggggggggggggg……… :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

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Rati May 17, 2011 at 10:35 am

aaj kyon super excited Swati.. :D :D

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calicoaster May 17, 2011 at 10:43 am

She got another kisshuuu!! :P :P

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Swati May 17, 2011 at 10:44 am

he he nope cali.. :X-P: aaj my daddy ka happy happy wala Happy Birthday.. :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2:

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Swati May 17, 2011 at 10:43 am

Aaj my Daddy ka Happy Happy wala happy Birthday.. :cake: :cake: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: Partyyyyy time……. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :aajanachle: :aajanachle: :aajanachle: :aajanachle: :aajanachle:

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calicoaster May 17, 2011 at 10:44 am

ohh!! :P :P ..happpppppppppy b’dayyyyyyyyyy to your Dad!! :yahoo: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker:

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Priya May 17, 2011 at 10:45 am

Swat’s daddy….happy bday :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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Swati May 17, 2011 at 10:47 am

Thank you Priya. :joker: :joker: . i will bring a Cake for Everyone… :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake: :puchhi:

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Swati May 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

Thank you Caliiii.. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: i will purchase a Belt & a Kurta-Payjama for him to surprise him .. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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calicoaster May 17, 2011 at 10:47 am

Awwww…sooo cuute..even I gift nice nice Kurta pyjamas to my papa on his b’day … :)) :))

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Swati May 17, 2011 at 10:54 am

it feels so much Relaxed & comfortable in Kurta na.. ;-) they love wearing these in Dilli ki Heat.. :haanji: :haanji:

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Suma May 17, 2011 at 10:32 am

wow!!! Komal I have to thank you for this… you have saved my life… :P
Just today while getting ready for office i thought that i had tanned a lot and was wondering how to remove it within three weeks (u see there’s this shaadi i have to attend :P)… And now i reach office and this is the first i see!!!! AWESOME!!!!!
THank uuuu sooooooooooooo much :D :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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komal May 17, 2011 at 8:56 pm

O yea Suma if you want it to work for you faster then just use it at night too :) on places which are tanned :)

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jomol May 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

tHIS IS a simple ubtan recipe…the ones I searched on the net were very complicated, I will definately try this…thank you Komal :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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komal May 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Bhelcome :)

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monika May 17, 2011 at 11:38 am

wow…i am inspired to try this now. Thanks a ton

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komal May 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Welcome Monika , i hope it works for you :)

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Shweta May 17, 2011 at 11:44 am

I use the same ubtan but i also add green gram flour :toothygrin: :) It works better :toothygrin:

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komal May 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Me just told my mom :D ill try it too :D

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Deepti May 17, 2011 at 12:38 pm

i use the same for my face mask from my teenage…& it works for me… :-* btw thnks komal :thanks: :thanks:

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komal May 17, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Your welcome Deepti :)

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Aarthi May 17, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Hey this is my HG pack… makes wonders and removes tan efficiently :)

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rids May 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm

:jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: Thank you komallll . . . . hehehehehe … this is the basic of all the ubtaans….

we make dis to bathe babies everyday … :)

i have not tried putting lemon … ll try it with lemon now :) thank u so much for d recipe

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komal May 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm

:) rati you knwo i know other ubtans too but the ingredients are so not available everywhere that i had to write a simpler one :)

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komal May 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm

oh sorry :( Rids :/

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neha May 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm

i use it too komal
it works guaranteed

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komal May 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm

HAina haina ? :)

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Ranjita May 17, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Hey… thats my mom’s recipee for uptan… we use the same and its the best!! :heart: :)

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kumkum May 18, 2011 at 11:13 am

hey komal,
nice ubtan, I use besan + dahi in summers which leaves my skin super soft and removes all the tan as well.

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komal May 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm

ill try it with dahi also thanks for info :D

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Shivangi May 18, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I wish there was a like button somewhere :D great article!!

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Swati May 24, 2011 at 11:07 am

Hey Komal…the recipe is great except one thing…it is better you prepare it fresh every time otherwise vitamin C in lemon juice breaks down in contact with atmosphere so it becomes useless after half hour so lemon juice becomes useless :( a better method is to dry the lemon and the orange rinds / peels and make a mixture and then out it in the ubtan….lemon rind has more of lemon essential oil than the lemon itself so don’t throw it away….and yeah it is amazing for removing the tan…I used besan + milk and it has cleared the tan of my arms really well…

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ashna June 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm

cool post! you can also try almond paste in milk. this pack should be applied and once it dries scrub it in circular motions. works like magic in giving glow and improving skin tone. bye !!!

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shiza September 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm

but ye kitne time tk laga rehne den plzz plzz tell me :waaa:

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Dr. Rupali November 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Well,I am glad that someone has tried, what I tried and also taken the trouble of sharing it with the rest.This is exactly what I was using from the past 1 week and my skin feels great.My only addition to it was red massoor dal powder(which can be grinded at home) and gulab jal in place of lemon (As I get red itchy patches on applying Lemon)
besan+milk+Massoor dal powder + Haldi + gulab Jal
I use the same to wash my face anytime of the day(For that I do preserve some amount of it in my fridge though).It is much better than any of the face washes.
I would like to make a few additions to the above post.
1) Some people suffer from an allergy from besan wherein they develop rashes on application of besan,such people can try red massoor dal powder(which can be grinded at home) .It is an excellent remedy for removing dark spots and also improves skin tone.Also if you grind it at home,it’s course powder helps in exfoliating dead skin which helps in getting rid of skin ailments a like Keratosis Pilaris.Add multani mitti powder and a teaspoon of honey to it which is acts like a good moisturizer and also adds glow to your skin
2) If you suffer from any skin erruptions or dermatitis,try adding neem powder,Anantmool powder,Sariva powder,Santra Chaal Powder(Dry Skin of oranges and grind), and chandan powder
You can take equal qtty of these herbs and mix and keep.and while making your daily uptan add a teaspoon of it.

All These are definitely much much better than those thousands of Rs worth chemical laden creams, packs, soaps and so on.Nobody can doubt that.

Thanks

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Baishali July 30, 2012 at 7:01 am

Thanks to you for sharing this.I have been using the same uptans as per my Mom’s advice and have seen great results. I use to get lot of tan during school days and my mom made me use these uptans from a very early age.It not only did help me improve my complexsion but also improved my over all skin look and feel.I have dry skin so i skipped the lemon juice with olive oil or honey.It gave me the skin of Hema malini.She does the same too.

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