What Is Ubtan?
Going back several centuries, Ubtan was and still is, regarded as one of the most sacred ayurvedic cosmetics that has healing properties. Prepared by mixing herbs and essential oils, ubtans were at one time made with coarsely ground legumes. It was considered as the perfect cleansing agent, and in many ways, it still is. According to Ayurveda, one should make an ubtan in accordance to your dosha or the imbalances in your body which cause skin damage or ruptures. Doshas are the base of Ayurveda medicines and are categorized into Vatta, Pita and Kapha.
Ubtans for Vata dosha are meant to moisturise the skin and should be used at normal body temperatures. While Pitta facial ubtans are used for cooling effects on the skin so that they extract the heat and other heat-related out of your skin. Lastly, Kapha facial ubtans are beneficial when used with a warm liquid that helps stimulate the natural flow of body fluids.
A herbal paste, Ubtan is made using milk or milk powder, gram flour (besan), almond powder, turmeric (haldi), milk cream, lemon juice, and rose water. Essentially, all the ingredients that can be found easily at home, and don’t require you to spend a fortune on.
Benefits Of Ubtan
Get That Glow
Ubtan is a natural face mask that’s filled with loads of goodness. When applied regularly, it leaves the skin feeling fresh and hydrated. The gram-flour is a great exfoliator and sandalwood or chandan powder makes the skin smooth. The milk helps to lighten the dark spots on the skin that makes the skin look bright, spot-free, and gives you that glow.
Gives Clear Skin
So many of us suffer from skin problems like uneven skin or pigmentation, acne scars etc., well, ubtan is your one-stop-solution to get the clear, flawless skin that you always wanted. In fact, ubtan for body can be used to reverse the skin damage caused by extreme sun exposure.
Makes You Look Younger
Turmeric or Haldi, which is known for its healing properties, is the main ingredient in ubtan. This super ingredient is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and anti-oxidative properties, and makes the skin appear more youthful by retaining the lost moisture from the skin and treating flaky-dry skin, which is a sign of aging. These are few beauty benefits of using turmeric.
Removing Facial Hair
A gentle and regular facial scrub with ubtan can help remove facial hair naturally and safely. It is a very effective and inexpensive way to get rid of that peach fuzz on the face. In fact, back in the olden days, newborn babies were massaged with special ubtans to remove their body hair permanently.
Ubtan not only makes your skin’s texture soft and smooth, but it also has some medicinal properties that help reduce acne. Haldi (turmeric) and chandan (sandalwood) have anti-bacterial and antifungal properties that help minimise acne by keeping the underlying infection in check.
Gives You Toned Skin
Sandalwood powder or chandan is known to act as a natural astringent for the skin. When used regularly it tightens your pores and gives your skin a firm and youthful look.
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