Face care: Besan flour peel off face mask

 

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Besan flour Peel off Face Mask

I am not sure you have all heard of besan flour (i.e. gram, garbanzo beans) before. It is made by grinding chickpeas into a fine flour. Besan flour is a trusty beauty product that has traditional use which can be tracked back to several ages ago. Asians especially Indians love this staple darling for cooking and beauty.

So yesterday, after being bitten by DIY bug and I decided to use my besan flour with a twist. I was like since I feel that tight face effect when I leave my besan flour face mask for some minutes. What if I could peel it off? Then I recalled the DIY tissue paper + egg white peel off mask that I once tried. That was how this mask was born when I was brainstorming on how to get glowing face and rid of the pesky white heads and blackheads on my face – my main reason for the mask.

Method

  • Prep the face by washing with a cleanser and water. You can steam your face to open up the pores too.
  • Mix 2-3 tablespoonful of the besan flour with 1 tablespoonful of yogurt/milk/water (depending on your why for the mask) to form a medium consistency paste.
  • Next, apply a coat of the paste to your face with a facial brush (one of your makeup brush will do the trick) or you can just use your clean fingers.
  • Apply  pieces of tissue paper to your face and brush over it with the paste to make sure it stick to the face. Then, repeat this till you get two layers of tissue on your face. However avoid your hairline, eye brow, nostrils and lips area unless you want extra ouch.
  • Leave for 5-10 minutes; when it is ready, the mask gets hard and you won’t be able to smile or laugh.
  • In a cautious way, peel off the mask in an upward motion from the outer edges – so satisfying.
  • Finally Rinse your face with lukewarm/cold water to remove the remaining tissue and flour granules. Pat face dry with a clean towel. Apply a bit of moisturizer to your face.

Note: Ensure you are not allergic to any of this ingredient before trying the mask. Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Gents and Ladies, will you try this mask? Leave comments. Be sure to like my page on Facebook, follow on Twitter and Google+. Cheers.

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