15 Most Popular Indian Haldi (Turmeric) and Besan (gram flour) Face Packs – Get Fair and Flawless Skin


Haldi (turmeric) and Besan (gram flour or chickpea flour) are two are two most important ingredients of the Indian kitchen. These two ingredients have been successfully used in various beauty regimens since ancient ages. In India, besan and turmeric is used as an ubtan for bride and groom before their wedding day. The Skin care benefits of these two ingredients include their use in skin lightening, evening out skin tone, eliminating signs of ageing, improving complexion and so forth. Besan is loaded with skin cleaning and exfoliating properties. This ingredient is suitable for all types of skin.

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The benefits of turmeric in skin care are well known. This simple spice is fraught with rejuvenating, anti-anti-aging, infection fighting, melanin reducing, anti-inflammatory, exfoliating, healing and anti-microbial properties.  The resultant power of haldi and besan combination is capable of treating wide variety of skin problems including blemishes, acne, uneven skin tone, skin darkness, wrinkles, dark patchy skin, excessive greasiness, eczema, skin infection, rosacea, rashes, inflammation etc.

Before Face Mask Application – Know this:

Face mask should be applied on the cleansed and dried skin and left on for 20 to 30 minutes until it dries off completely before washing. You can make your own homemade facial mask by using variety of kitchen based ingredients. The benefit of homemade facial is that you better know what ingredient suits your skin.  Beside haldi and besan, you can also use other natural stuff like honey, egg, avocado, curd, milk, milk cream to make an awesome home treatment. This not only save your hard earned money but also save your skin from the adverse effects of chemicals.

Before Face Pack Application- Do this

Remember, before applying a mask your skin must be clean and clear and free of all makeup, moisturizer, oils, dirt and dust. Wash your face with mild soap and warm water or take warm water bath to get rid of those impurities. This will open your pores and facilitates the facial treatment. After preparing your mask, apply it and rest in a relaxing position with your eyes closed. To make this treatment more fruitful keep cool chamomile tea bags or cucumber slices on your eyes. Give your mask some time to work on your skin. Wash your face with lukewarm water and then with cold water.  Now, you have all the necessary tips so, lets take a look on the India’s most popular Haldi and besan facial treatment.

Haldi and Besan Face Mask Recipes | Turmeric and Gram flour facial Packs

1. Malai, Besan and Haldi Combination (Dry Skin)

Things you’ll need

One tablespoon of gram flour

Half tablespoon of turmeric powder

One tablespoon malai or milk cream (in English)


First of all, adjust the quantities of the ingredients according to your need. Now, mix all the ingredients together. Slather it evenly on your facial skin including your neck areas. Wait for 25 minutes and then rinse off using lukewarm water. Do this whenever you notice any sign of dryness. This will make your skin luminous, fair and soft. Plus, it will prevent some common dry skin related problems like roughness, dry skin patches and dullness. So get moisturized skin with this simple-to-make mask.

2. Haldi, Besan and Yogurt (Dahi) Mask (Oily Skin)

Things You’ll need:

Two Spoonful of Gram Flour

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One and a half spoon of unflavored and unsweetened yogurt

Around one spoonful of turmeric powder


This is an exclusive facial pack for people with oily skin type. Mix all above mentioned items together to make a paste. Apply the final paste over your cleansed face. Wait for about half an hour and then wash off with cold water. Besan used in this mask will help you get rid of greasiness. Yogurt will cleanse your pores and exfoliate your skin where as turmeric will prevent skin infection and future breakouts. The effects of this mask are really mind blowing. This treatment is good for those who want to acquire fair even and flawless skin complexion.

3. Soft and Glowing Skin Mask ( Dry Skin)

Ingredients Required:

Two tablespoons of chickpea flour

One tablespoon each of Haldi and Almond oil


Mix chickpea flour, turmeric powder with almond oil. Apply this mixture on your skin. Leave it on for about 25 minutes and then wash off. This mask is an effective home remedy for dry skin.  You can also use this mixture on other part of your body like arms, legs etc. In that case, increase the quantity of ingredients. This mask will solve your problem of dry and dull looking skin and help you get fair, smooth and radiant skin naturally.

4. Homemade Natural Exfoliator

Here we are going to use methi  (fenugreek) with turmeric and gram flour. This face mask cum skin exxfoliator will give you lighter and brighter complexion. You know lemon juice is a natural skin whitener. So, use of this juice in this scrub will help you get fair skin. This mask is notably good for uneven skin tone, blackhead, whiteheads, dark spots on face and skin discoloration.

One tablespoon of fenugreek powder or you can also use methi paste

One tablespoon of besan

Half tablespoon of lemon juice

Rose water


Mix all ingredients to form a paste. Apply this paste on your clean facial skin. Use gentle circular motions to exfoliate your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

5. Haldi, Besan and Gulab Jal (Rose water) Paste


One tablespoon gram flour

Half tablespoon turmeric powder

Rose water


The preparation is really simple and all you have to do is to mix rose water in turmeric and besan powder to form a paste. Apply it on your skin and allow it to rest on your face for few minutes. Wash with lukewarm water. This mask will cleanse your skin and reduce infection and inflammation if any.

6. Make Skin Smooth and Soft

Here we are going to make a good skin exfoliator recipe by using rice powder and other ingredients. This mask will remove the upper dead epidermal layer and reveal the smooth inner layer. So, if you want to make your skin soft and smooth like babies then gather the below listed ingredients.


One tablespoon each of rice powder, gram flour and yogurt


Combine all the ingredients to prepare a smooth paste. Apply it on your skin and let it sit on for about half an hour. Splash cold water on your face and use circular motions to remove the paste. Finally, moisturize your skin.

7. Skin Whitening Ubtan with Besan, Turmeric, Lemon Juice and Milk

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When preparing an unbtan, we can use variety of ingredients depending on the skin type. For normal skin, prepare an ubtan by combing Take four tablespoons of besan, one to one and a half tablespoon of lemon juice, one tablespoon of turmeric and add enough milk to make a paste. Apply this paste on your face and other parts of the body. Wait for half an hour and then rinse off. Repeat this on a weekly basis to acquire lighter and flaws free skin. This homemade ubtan is helpful in reducing problems like pigmentation, acne scars, dark marks, uneven skin tone, sun tanned skin and various other skin problems.

 8. Fairness Increaser Face Mask

Ingredients Required:

Mashed pulp of one medium sized tomato

One tablespoon Besan

One tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Half tablespoon of turmeric

How to Usle:

First of all, mix all the ingredients. Increase besan if required. Apply the final paste on your facial areas. Wait for half an hour before rinsing it off with cold water. This mask is loaded with two skin lightening ingredients i.e. tomato and lemon juice. Regular use of this mask will help improve your skin tone. This mask is especially good for those with oily skin. People with skin pigmentation issues can also use this paste.

9.Get rid of Unwanted Facial Hair

Things you’ll need:

Two tablespoons of gram flour

One tablespoon of turmeric powder

Water or rose water to make a paste


Believe it or not this simple mask is capable of reducing the growth of unwanted facial hair. You can increase the effect of this mask by adding masoor dal and orange peel powder. All, you have to do is to make haldi and besan paste and apply it on your cleansed face. Massage your face using genle circular motions for 2 to 5 minute and then leave it on until it dries. This paste will help make your facial hair weaker from the roots and eventually you’ll get rid of them. But remember, this is a slow process and will take some time and several application. So, Be Patience!

10. Tanned Skin Home Cure

Ingredients Needed:






Milk cream/Curd depends on your skin type.

To make tan remover mask, all you need to do is make a paste on cucumber and tomato (one slice of cucumber and two slices of tomato).  Now, add malai ( for oily skin) or yogurt ( if you have dry skin). Add a pinch of turmeric and two spoonful of gram flour. Finally, add one spoonful of honey and little lemon juice. Apply it on your face and on other body areas like hands, back and legs. Wait for half an hour and then rinse with cold water. This mask is helpful in getting rid of problems like sun tanned skin, dark patchy skin and other pigmentation issues.

11. Famous Indian Orange Peel and Besan facial Pack

Things you’ll need:

One spoonful of besan

Half spoon of dried orange peel powder

Quarter to half teaspoon of turmeric powder

One spoonful of organic honey

Milk to form a paste

Rose water


First of all, let me tell you that it is one of the most popular Indian home facial treatments.  People often use this mask to get glow on their skin and to remove any flaws like blemishes, dark spots, blackheads, uneven skin tone etc.  To prepare this mask, combine gram flour, orange peel powder, haldi and honey together. Add milk to form a paste and then add little rose water to make this recipe refreshing and more effective. Apply this mask evenly on your face. Massage it on your skin using gentle circular motions. Leave it on for about half an hour and then rinse with cold water to have an instant glow on your face.

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12. Face Pack For Glowing and Smooth Skin


One tablespoon each of Honey, Chickpea flour and oatmeal powder

Half teaspoon of turmeric

Rose water

Mix besan, oat powder, haldi and honey together. Add rose water to form a paste. Apply it on your cleansed face. Wait till it dries completely. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry. Oatmeal is good for itchy, inflamed and irritated skin. You know turmeric is a good antiseptic agent. So, this mask is especially good for people with sensitive skin type. This recipe will make your skin super smooth and glowing.

13. Kesar Face Pack

Things you’ll need:

Ten strands of kesar (saffron)

One tablespoon of gram flour

One to two tablespoon of yogurt (unsweetened and unflavored)

A pinch of Turmeric


I know this is a bit costly mask but its worth trying and remember it is not costly that your skin’s health. This mask is excellent in curbing pigmentation issues. Regular use will indeed make your skin look fair and glowing complexion. Combine all ingredients and apply the resultant mixture on your washed face. Wait for about 20 minutes before rinsing this mask off your face.  Enjoy the flawless beauty!

14. Awesome Ubtan Recipe

Ingredients Needed:

Required Ingredients:

100 grams of Masoor Dal Powder

50 grams of Kapoor Kachri powder

( Botanical name : Hedichium spicatum, English name : Spiked ginger lily, it is a good antiseptic agent)

50 grams of Haldi

50 grams of besan

20 grams of sandalwood powder

Almond oil and curd


Mix all solid powders together and store them in an air tight glass container. To use it, mix almond oil / curd plus rose water in one or two tablespoons of mixture. Slather the paste evenly on your face. Wait for 30 minutes and then wash off. Your skin will become soft, glowing and fair. Use this on weekly basis to have a healthy looking baby soft skin.

15. Anti-ageing Mask

This mask is simple yet effective in controlling premature aging related problems like fine line, wrinkles, age spots, saggy skin, dark marks and dullness. Soak one teabag of green tea in half cup of water overnight. Now, use this water to prepare a paste by using two tablespoons each of besan, honey and half teaspoon of turmeric powder. Add little rose water if needed. Apply this mask on your face and wait for about 30 minutes before rinsing it off.


These were some of the best Indian facial packs using haldi and besan. Choose one best for yourself and give it a try. I am sure it will improve your skin complexion. Lastly, don’t worry about any side effect and it won’t harm your skin unless you are sensitive to any specific ingredient. In such case avoid it for your safety.