How to remove tan with masoor dal? / Fairness with masoor dal

Masoor dal, also known as red lentil is extremely rich in protein and is an essential part of any vegan or vegetarian diet. Not only is it delicious, it is also an amazing ingredient that can help boost your natural skin tone and make it even, flawless and bright. It helps smoothen skin texture and fight skin issues like acne scars, marks, dark patches, hyperpigmentation, tanned skin and can help you attain a flawless and glowing complexion right at your own home for a very small amount of effort and using some very inexpensive ingredients that you are most likely to already have in your pantry. Here are 5 of the best face packs to help you get a beautiful even skin with masoor dal.

Why use masoor dal for your skin?

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  • Masoor dal or red lentils are very rich in their protein content and provide a lot of necessary nutrients to the skin. Protein packs like these can help rejuvenate and revive dull skin.
  • These packs provide a mild scrubbing action which can remove dead skin cells and give you fairer, glowing skin. However, as with any other scrub, you want to be very careful about over-scrubbing your skin which may cause irritation and dryness.
  • They can help in exfoliating the skin and getting rid of any impurities from the skin to help you achieve a clearer complexion.
  • It helps in removing sun tanning and can help to lighten the skin tone, blemishes and can even help in removing unwanted facial hair.

How to make masoor dal powder?

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It is actually really easy to make masoor dal powder at home and can actually help in saving time while making these face masks and packs if you pre-make some and store in an airtight container.

Take some masoor dal and grind it up into a fine powder in a grinder. If you are using the powder in a body pack, leave it slightly granular in texture. Store the mix in an air tight container to ensure that you can use it whenever needed.

If the powder is left in a humid and moist environment, it can be spoiled. Always smell the powder before using it on your face.

The top 5 fairness face packs with masoor dal

Exfoliating dead skin cells

With pollution levels skyrocketing, and the effect of the scorching sun, you need to exfoliate the skin to get rid of the build-up of dead skin cells on your face. A simple red lentil and milk pack can be perfect for this purpose. The scrubbing can help remove the dead skin cell layers and can help in healing the skin with new cells and tissues. The pack can help you get younger, smoother skin that is ready to absorb moisture and other nourishing packs and thus, is a great way to start your skin care routine. The pack is ideal for women with mature skin and can help lighten blemishes.


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  • 1 tbsp masoor dal powder
  • 1 tbsp milk


Mix together the two to form a paste. Apply this paste on your skin and start scrubbing in circular motions. Use a 3 shaped motion for the temples, cheekbone and cheek region and continue massaging the scrub for 5 minutes before washing it off with cold water. Use the pack once weekly for dry skin and twice weekly for oily and acne prone skin.

Removing hyperpigmentation

This pack can help remove hyperpigmentation and can help provide an effective scrubbing action while the honey acts as a humectant and moisturizes the skin. The high protein content of masoor dal promotes fairness while the honey provides anti-aging benefits.


  • 1 tbsp masoor dal powder
  • 1 tbsp honey


  • Mix the two together thoroughly and apply on a clean, washed face.
  • Rinse the mask off after 15 minutes with a gentle wash cloth to remove dead skin cell build up as well.

Fairness face pack

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Masoor dal can help you get a bright, glowing and whiter complexion. It helps in reducing dark spots and marks on the face. The besan or gram flour further clarifies the skin for a brighter complexion while the turmeric is an ayurvedic medicine used to boost fairness from decades. The scrub also helps with acne reduction and removing sun tan from the skin and making it look plump and hydrated. This face pack can be used on alternate days. You can also use this on your body for tan removal.


  • 1 tbsp red lentil powder
  • 1 tbsp besan
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 2-3 pinches turmeric


  • Mix the ingredients together to form a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste on the face and once it dries down completely, use a little bit of water on your palms and scrub the pack off gently.
  • Wash with cold water to take any excess off.

Smooth, glowing skin

Marigold flowers or genda flower is an amazing ingredient that has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to heal acne, help you get glowing, healthy skin and remove any acne scars from your face to help you get an even, beautiful complexion. The rose petals can help boost fairer complexions as well. It is ideal for all skin types, even dry or sensitive skin.


  • 1 tbsp masoor dal powder
  • 1 marigold flower
  • A few rose petals


  • Remove the green stem from the flowers, only taking the top parts of the petals. Add the rose petals into the mix as well. Crush the flowers in a mortar and pestle to form a paste.
  • Mix this with the masoor dal powder and apply the mixture on your face.
  • Let dry for 10 minutes and wash off with cold water.

Removing unwanted facial hair

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If you have thick, dark facial hair on your skin, it can make you look less fair and hide your natural complexion. Masoor dal can really help in ensuring your facial hair growth is reduced and ultimately stops growing. This pack does take some time to take effect, but with regular use, you will be able to notice a significant thinning of the hair. It will get fine and harder to notice. It can also be used to get rid of hair on the upper lip or the forehead.


  • 1 tbsp masoor dal powder
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tbsp besan or gram flour
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2-3 drops almond oil


  • In a bowl, mix together the masoor dal powder, the rice flour and the gram flour.
  • Add the milk and the almond oil and mix to form a paste. You can add some extra milk if it is too thick.
  • Apply on the face and let it dry slightly for around 5 minutes.
  • Now scrub your face in circular motions, really getting a good exfoliation with the pack for 5 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water and pat dry.