Masoor dal or red lentil is a cereal that is consumed by individuals staying in almost every Indian kitchen. They prepare a liquid recipe by boiling the cereal and which can be consumed with other dry curries or fried items.
Many people are still not aware that the very common masoor dal available at their kitchen is very effective in making body mask combining with other natural ingredients readily available in the market.
Today, this can be used as wonderful beauty ingredients which will help your skin look attractive andhealthy. With the effective combination of masoor dal with other natural ingredients all types of skin problem can be resolved. Even by grinding only masoor dal, you can make an effective face pack for your skin.
Masoor dal or red lentil is another effective home ingredient that is consumed daily in form of cereals. Thus, the availability of the same is not questioned. But, did you know that the particular ingredients also have some beauty benefits. You can now make extraordinary variety of body scrub which will be essential to treat variety of skin conditions.
Let us try out some of the effective red lentil scrubs that can improve your skin texture. Whether you have dry, oily or any types of skin tone, the remedy will work for all types of skin.
Many people love to sport with the kitchen ingredients to enhance their beauty. You may have tried out using the common ingredients like lemon, tomato, turmeric, milk, salt, sugar, besan and many more. Then who have kept a boundary to use lentils like red lentils- masoor dal to make some amazing body scrubs. These scrubs can be prepared easily with in few minutes at your home.
Masoor dal and turmeric body scrub
- Two tablespoons of masoor dal powder
- A pinch of turmeric powder
- Half tablespoon of honey
How to make
Mix masoor dal powder with honey and turmeric powder. Mix all the three ingredients properly so that you will get a fine scrub. Also add little amount of water for the ideal consistency. Use this as a body scrub to exfoliate your skin. This works ideal in removing dead skin cells. Honey moisturizes and brings a new glow over the skin.
Apply this paste also as a face mask on your face avoiding eyes and lips. Keep it for about 15 to 20 minutes and then slowly remove it by scrubbing in the circular motions, and then rinse it off with plain water.
Masoor dal and ghee
- Masoor dal scrub
- A dash of ghee
How to make
For the above masoor dal scrub add a dash of ghee and mix with it. Now use this scrub to lock moisturize in the skin. It is a simple way to reduce dryness and roughness over the skin. Ghee offers your skin necessary fats that are required by the skin along with the moisturizing properties to get the glowing skin.
Masoor dal and peanut
- Half cup of masoor dal
- Half cup of peanuts
- 1-2 tablespoons of yogurt
- A pinch of turmeric powder
How to make
Pour masoor dal and peanuts in a bowl, grind both of them to a powder and add it a pinch of turmeric powder. Mix all the three ingredients and make into a scrub with the help of yogurt. With the fingertips scrub it on your body entirely. It cleanses your skin, tightens and exfoliates it. Turmeric combats with the body acne, aging factors and also helps to lighten the skin texture.
Masoor dal and milk
- One cup of masoor dal
- Two tablespoons of milk
How to make
Take a cup of masoor dal and dry them under the sun for 3 to 4 days. After that grind them to make a fine powder. Store this powder in a tight lid container and use it with milk when ever you want it.
Mix three tablespoons of masoor dal powder with two tablespoons of milk and make it as a body scrub. It is an easy procedure to quickly remove the sun tan, you can also notice skin lightening effects after the usage of this scrub.
Alternatively, soak masoor dal in the water for a whole night and make it into paste with the combination of milk in the following day to use it like a scrub.
Homemade red lentil/masoor dal body scrub
Masoor dal with rose water
You need to soak 2 spoons of red lentils for 2 hours and then get it in the grinder to make a smooth paste. Now add roe water of around 4 teaspoon and mix them well.
Apply it over your face where you can see pimples and acne. Allow it to stay for 30 minutes and then remove it with lukewarm water. This will help removing acne and pimples from your skin totally.
Masoor dal with almond
Here you need to take 2 spoons of red lentils and 4 almond nuts in a container. Now take it in the grinder by adding some water. You can also add 1 teaspoon of almond oil in this to make this pack much more effective. Apply this over your skin. This particular skin treatment can be availed 3 times in a week to get a wonderful result.
Aloe vera gel with masoor dal
As we all know that Aloe Vera gel is really effective remedy for skin problems, a combination of the aloe Vera with masoor dal will be a wonder. You can now make a face pack with grinding 3 tablespoons of red lentils and the gel like substance that is extracted from the aloe Vera leaves.
You can also make a paste out of a small dried tomato and a piece of ginger. Grind them together and apply over your face. You can get a healthy skin tone with application of this face pack once in a week.
Masoor dal and honey
Just take 3-4 spoons of masoor dal and soak it in water. Just after soaking it for 3 hours grind it to make a paste. Now add a single tablespoon of honey to the masoor dal mixture.
Mix them and apply it over your face. Alternatively you can also mix chickpea flour over the face pack and apply it over your face. You can get beautiful skin once you exfoliate the same with this wonderful scrubber. If you actually wish to get a beautifulskin, using this scrub thrice in a week will be mandatory.
Sandalwood powder and red lentils
Soak 2 spoon of masoor dal in a container and grind it with the help of a grinder. Once it has become paste add sandalwood powder over it. You may also add a spoon of raw milk to add clarity on your face. Mix them all really well and apply it over your face.
This will be a wonderful remedy for all those who have dry skin tone. Sandalwood also has some antiseptic value. If you have some minor inflammation or pimples grown up over your face, this can be removed with the help of masoor dal and sandalwood powder.
Red lentils and orange peel
During the winter season, you will get enough oranges in the market. Get some oranges from the market and eat them up without throwing away the peels. Now, dry the peels under the sun for 2 – 3 days until it becomes completely dry. Now grind them and make powder.
On the other hand, soak 2 teaspoon of masoor dal and grind it in a mixer. Now mix the orange peel powder and masoor dal paste. Apply it over your face and stay away from excessive oil secretion. This will also remove the pimples from your skin after applying this twice or thrice in a week.
Red lentils with cucumber juice
Cucumber is yet another healthy food that makes our skin tone clear. Combination of its juice with red lentil works really well. This is very effective when you have acne on your skin.
The heat rashes can be easily treated with the cucumber and red lentil face pack. You have to soak the red lentil and make a paste in grinder. Again you need to have cucumber juice handy. Add a spoon of red lentil paste in a container and add half the spoon of cucumber juice. Mix them and apply on your skin.
Chickpea flour and red lentil
You have to take handful of red lentil in dry form in a container. Now add 2 tablespoon of chickpea flour. Also add a spoon of honey in it. Use a spoon or a spatula to mix all of them really well. Now apply it over your face. This will remove the tan layer of your skin. This is very effective during summer days when the sun rays are very tough on your skin.
Tomato and red lentil
By now we have realized the goodness of tomato with regards to your beauty. You have to cut have a tomato and take out the juices of it. At the same time take out the soaked red lentils of around two spoons. Now take both of the ingredients in blender and make a paste out of it. Apply smoothly over your face and wait for 20 minutes. Remove it with the help of plain water.