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Gram flour, also known as chickpea flour and besan, is a flour made by grinding dried garbanzo beans or white choley. Gram flour has a high nutritional value as it is rich in carbohydrates, proteins, fibre, iron, potassium, zinc and sodium. It also contains various vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B9 (folate), vitamin E and vitamin K. Since it is gluten-free, it can be used by people with gluten intolerance.

Gram flour is used for various purposes like:

  • making fritters (pakoras).
  • making various breads (example, missi roti), batters and desserts (example, besan laddoos).
  • to clear dandruff from hair.
  • as a face pack, face wash and a scrub for cleaning the face.

For your face, gram flour can be used in the following ways:

  • Facepack: Mix a cup of gram flour with less than half a cup of rose water along with four or five drops of lemon juice to make a face pack. You can also add two to three pinches of turmeric powder to the pack.
  • Face scrub: Apply gram flour (in small amounts) directly over wet face and scrub in a circular motion to exfoliate the dead skin. People with dry skin can mix the besan with a little bit of curd to form a coarse paste and use this as a scrub.

Here in this article, we will be telling about the ways in which gram flour benefits the face and helps to resolve issues like dull skin and acne.

  1. Gram flour or besan removes dead skin
  2. Gram flour or besan for oily skin and combination skin
  3. Gram flour or besan for lightening tan
  4. Gram flour or besan for treatment of acne
  5. How to use besan to remove tiny facial hair

The grainy texture of gram flour makes it a natural scrub. A coarse mix of besan with water or curd can be used to remove dead skin from the face as it isn't too harsh on the skin.

Exfoliating prevents the growth of blackheads and acne on the face. Application of gram flour face scrub twice a week would help you get smooth and clear skin.

Read more: Home remedies to remove blackheads

Gram flour helps in opening the clogged pores of the skin, thus keeping it clean. Gram flour has the ability to absorb the extra sebum (oil) produced by the oil glands of the skin. Application of a gram flour face pack twice a week would help in keeping the skin supple without dealing with any extra oil.

Read more: Oily skin care

Gram flour contains skin exfoliating and bleaching properties which help in removing dead skin and reducing the tanning of the skin. Application of gram flour face pack twice a week will help you decrease the tan and brighten the skin.

Read more: How to get glowing skin naturally at home

The zinc content in gram flour helps in reducing acne. Also, gram flour acts as an exfoliator, removing all the dirt thus clearing all the clogged pores which cause acne. Application of gram flour scrub twice a week helps in clearing acne.

Read more: Home remedies for acne

After the application of a gram flour face pack, let it dry completely. Once the pack dries up, rub the mask away in the direction of your hair growth using either your fingers or a clean washcloth. Keep in mind that gram flour can only remove tiny facial hair.

Read more: Hair removal treatments

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