14 Homemade Besan Face Packs

Besan or chickpea flour has been used in Indian beauty treatments since ages unknown. It’s surprising how the knowledge of besan’s beauty benefits has been restricted to the Indian population. Homemade Besan face packs are extensively used in pre-wedding grooming. Besan is either mixed with curd or used with turmeric and other ingredients such as ubtan. Like honey, it’s an ingredient which is suitable for all skin types. Besan when combined with other potent ingredients adds glow to the skin and lightens complexion.  Let’s check out some of the homemade besan face packs which you can make easily.

Besan face pack for glowing skin

1.  Besan, Turmeric and Milk Cream Face Pack:


Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 tablespoons besan.
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric (ambi haldi).
  • 2 tablespoons milk cream.

Method:  This face pack is good for dry skin.  Mix besan with turmeric and add in milk cream.  Apply this face on the face and neck.  Rinse off when its semi dry.  Use regularly for glowing skin and to lighten complexion.

2.  Besan and Curd Face Pack:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 tablespoons besan.
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon curd.
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric.

Method:  This face pack is for oily skin.  Since milk cream is not that good for oily skin, mix besan, curd, and turmeric together and apply it on the face and rinse it off when its semi dry.  This face pack lightens complexion and adds glow to the face.

3.  Besan and Almond Oil Face Pack:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 tablespoons besan.
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric.
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil.

Method:  This pack is excellent for dry skin.  Mix all the three ingredients and apply on face and neck, you can use it for the whole body. Rinse off after 20 minutes.

4.  Besan and Fenugreek Face Pack:

  • 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds (either powder or soaked and in a paste form).
  • 2 tablespoons besan.
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

Method:  Mix all the three ingredients together and use it as a scrub on the face to remove whiteheads.  Let it remain on the face for half an hour and then rinse off for smooth skin.

5.  Besan and Rose Water Face Pack:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 tablespoons besan.
  • 2 tablespoon rose water.

Method:  Mix rose water in besan and use instead of soap to get clean skin without the drying effect that soap causes. One of the homemade besan face packs that is light on the skin.

6.  Besan and Rice Powder Face Pack:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 tablespoons rice powder.
  • 2 tablespoons besan.
  • 2 tablespoons curd.

Method:  Mix all the three ingredients together and apply it on the face, let it remain on the face till its semi dry.  After that, with circular motions, take it off the face with cold water.  You would get nicely exfoliated and smooth skin.

7.  Ubtan with Besan:

Haldi Ubtan

Ingredients Needed:

  • Lemon – 3 big ones.
  • Milk – 1 cup.
  • Besan – 8 tablespoons.
  • Turmeric – one tablespoon or a pinch.

Method:  Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container.  You can use it for the face and entire body.  This mixture will last you one week.

8.  Besan and Tomato Face Pack:


Ingredients Needed:

  • Ripe tomato – 1
  • Besan – 1 tablespoon.
  • Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon.

Method:  Take the pulp out of the tomato and mix besan and lemon juice into it.  Apply it on to the face and leave for 20 to 30 minutes.  Rinse off with cold water.  This face pack lightens skin tone because both lemon and lemon have bleaching properties.

9.  Besan, Turmeric and Water Face Pack To Remove Unwanted Facial Hair:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 tablespoons besan.
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric.
  • Water to make a paste.

Method:  Mix all the three in a bowl and apply it on the face and keep it on until it has fully dried.  Remove it off in a circular motion. Using this face pack regularly will help you in getting rid of unwanted facial hair. One of homemade besan face packs that works real good.

10.  Besan Tan Removal Pack:

Besan and cucumber face pack

Ingredients Needed:
Besan, Cucumber, Tomato, Turmeric, Milk cream/Curd (curd if your skin is oily and milk cream if you have dry skin), Lemon, Honey.

Method:   Take one slice of cucumber and two slices of tomato, grate them or you can use a grinder to make them into a paste. Add some (half spoon) milk cream, a pinch of turmeric , 3-4 drops of lemon juice, one spoon honey to the grated mixture. Now, add almost two spoonfuls of besan (chickpea flour) to the mixture and your pack is ready. Apply this pack on your face and leave it for 20 minutes, rinse it off with cold water.

11. Besan and Orange Face Pack For Oily Skin:

Orange peel and turmeric face powder

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 tablespoon besan.
  • 1/2 tablespoon orange peel powder.
  • A pinch of turmeric.
  • 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • Milk as needed.

Method:  Mix all the ingredients together and apply it on the face and neck for 20 minutes.  Wash off and apply oil-free moisturizer.  This face pack reduces oil on your face and gives a radiant and glowing skin.

12.  Besan and Honey Face Pack:

Besan and honey face pack

  • 1 tablespoon besan.
  • 1 tablespoon oats.
  • 1 tablespoon honey.
  • Rose water.

Method:  First, grind the oats to a little powdery form. Break the bigger oats particles to smaller bits in a mixer.  Now, add a spoon of besan (gram flour) to the powdered oats and mix them.  Take a spoon of honey and add it to the mixture and mix with a spoon.  The consistency of the paste will look thicker. So, add the required amount of rose water to get medium consistency.  Apply this pack on a clean face.  Let it dry for say 15- 20 minutes.  Wash off the pack and pat dry with a towel.

13.  Besan and Saffron Face Pack:

Saffron and Besan Face Pack

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 tablespoons of curd.
  • 10 strands of saffron.
  • 1 tablespoon besan.

Method:  Soak the saffron strands overnight in curd and keep it in the fridge.  Mix besan just before applying the pack.  Keep it on the face till semi dry or for 15 minutes.  This face pack clears off tan with regular use and lightens complexion.

14. Besan Ubtan with Masoor Dal:

Ingredients Needed:

1) Masoor dal powder (1/2 kg)
2) Kapur-kachri powder(250 grams)
(This will be available at any shop that stocks ayurvedic stuff like the ones at pydhonie in Mumbai.)
3) AmbaHaldi powder(250 grams)
4) Sandalwood powder (100 grams)
(This also will be available at any ayurvedic store.)
4) Pure Almond Oil

This also will be available at any oil shops at pydhonie or one can take their own almonds and get the oil removed.

Method: Mix well all the powders (masoor dal, kapurkachri, ambahaldi& sandal) in a big vessel. After mixing store this powder in an air-tight container. Mix the powder with either almond oil, milk cream or curd and apply on the face and clean it off after 20 minutes.

Hope you liked some of the above homemade besan face packs and are going to try them.

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18 thoughts on “14 Homemade Besan Face Packs

    1. Niki, its an ubtan recipe made especially for babies to get rid of tiny hair. You can use it as a face pack to get smooth and clear skin *woot*

  1. Besan.. *scared* It makes my skin dry and wrinkled.. *waaa* *waaa* let me try replacing besan wid oats or cornflour.. *happy dance*

  2. #8 and #12 for me. Btw, is oily skin and combination skin same matlab can i use face packs meant for oily skin on combination skin too?

    Thanks Jomol. Fun and informative posts from you always.

    1. Aru…..combination skin tends to become oily mostly in the t-zone – forehead and nose area. However, these face packs are good enough for combination skin too *hifive* *hifive*

      Thanksssssssssss so much for appreciating Aru *pompom* *happy dance* *happy dance* *puchhi*

  3. My mom uses that first facepack i think every single day. I used to make faces and now when I see her skin ..i know.. *jai ho* awesomeeemeooo post jomo. I have dry skin so I mostly dont use besan but these can be tried sans besan as well *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

  4. I loved all the diys JOmol di *jai ho* *jai ho* all are such easy ones which has ingredients readily available at home *happydance* *happydance* i am going to try the 2nd or 13th one today *woot* *happy dance* *happy dance*

  5. Hello, I am staying at hostel, so milk or curd is not available for me, can I use Milk Powder as substitute? also whether Kasturi Turmeric can be used as substitute for normal turmeric in this face pack??

  6. use besan along with some granules of sugar .
    make a paste of it and gently massage for 2 minute and then let it dry. ur skin will glow instantly

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