Has long been used across India and Southeast Asia as both an exfoliant and a homemade beauty treatment to lighten and brighten skin. Brides were traditionally treated to a sesame oil massage followed by a body scrub made from gram flour, rice flour, almonds, milk, and turmeric as part of their wedding-day rituals.
This flour is rich in protein, unsaturated fatty acids like linoleic and oleic acids, vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, folate, and beta-carotene.
Benefits of Gram Powder
Acne is a persistent skin problem and those who suffer from it know how difficult it is to treat it. This chronic, inflammatory skin disease causes pimples on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms. This condition that mostly appears at puberty, is caused by over-active oil glands at the base of hair follicles. Gram powder has certain properties that treat acne and has been used for this for centuries. For one, the zinc content has been shown to fight the infections that cause your face to erupt with acne. Secondly, it also helps control excess sebum production and soothes inflamed skin. And besides the topical benefits, it helps if you ingest it too. Elevated blood sugar often causes breakouts and the fiber in gram flour gets it back on track. Take charge of your acne problem by trying these home remedies.
Have your beachy frolics left you with a tan that you now want to lighten? Well, the reason that your skin gets tanned in the sun is that it starts producing melanin (the brown pigment that causes tanning) when it is exposed to the sun. UVA radiation from the sun penetrates the lower layers of the epidermis and trigger cells called melanocytes to produce melanin.
Well, while a tan always looks good, if you want to go back to your natural colouring, ditch the harsh chemical tan lighteners and try gram flour instead for tan removal. With its multipurpose benefits, there is nothing quite like gram flour and the best part is that it is almost always available in your kitchen. Gram flour has been used for de-tanning and brightening one skin tone for centuries and its super cleansing properties leave your face looking its best ever.
Does your face shine like a beacon with all the excess oil that your sebaceous glands are producing industriously? Well, oily skin is a common skin problem and is caused when the body produces more oil due to hormonal changes and other reasons. While this problem is usually at its worst when you are a teenager, it can plague you well into adulthood as well, with the condition getting worse in hot and humid weather. Oily skin as such does not cause you any harm besides aggravating acne, but if you would prefer your skin tone to be a tad more matte, look no further than your kitchen for a jar of gram-flour. Gram flour packs work wonders in absorbing the excess oil and cleansing your skin as well. Gram flour has alkalizing properties that keep the pH levels of your skin balanced. It is also very absorbent and soaks up all the extra oil.
Cures Dry Skin
Are you wondering how we can make such contradictory statements, especially when we have just talked about how gram flour can help deal with oily skin? Well, that is the wonder of gram flour that not just helps control oiliness but also tackles dry, scaly skin.
Exfoliating should be an essential part of your beauty routine because if you do not scrub away all the dead skin cells, the debris starts to pile up leaving your skin looking dull and lifeless. Additionally, all that dead skin can block your pores, cause blackheads and result in blemishes and acne.