Four ubtan skin recipes

4 Ubtan recipes for flawless skin

Cannot go to beauty parlor due to lockdown? Are you worried about your drained skin? Then try four easy ubtan recipes that you can prepare using readily available ingredients at home.

Ubtan is an ancient sacred beauty recipe for glowing skin is explained in ancient texts of Ayurveda. In fact, ubtan believed to be prescribed from Vedic physicians for the beutification of skin. It is a recipe now accepted by both women and men from centuries to establish flawless skin. It is also used in bridal and groom ceremonies and during other auspicious occasions.

Ubtan provides many benefits for skin. It is made of natural ingredients and can be used  for all types of skin without fear of anytype of side effects. Ubtan recipe has good antioxidant element and remove free radicals because of presence of flavonoids and phenolic contents.

Ubtan helps skin-

  1. To fight infections – good remedy for acne, freckles and blackhead.
  2. Improves skin complexion
  3. Cleanses and tones the skin
  4. Acts as an exfoliate
  5. Helps to reduce facial hair
  6. Increases blood circulation to skin surface
  7. Detoxifies the skin
  8. Helps in rejuvenation of skin
  9. It is astringent and firms’ skin
  10. Gives skin smoothness and suppleness
  11. Ubtan can be applied daily without any harm

Is ubtan good for all skin? Answer is yes! We know that every skin type is different. One can select and use ubtan recipes based on their skin type.

What are ingredients of ubtan?

Ingredients for ubtan most time readily available at home. It is easy to prepare. Generally, Ubtan contains milk, gram flour, almond flour, turmeric, milk cream, sandalwood powder, oat meal, rose water and lemon juice.

Here are three ubtan recipes for regular use-

  1. Ubtan for daily use:


  1. Gram flour -2 Tbsp
  2. Sandalwood powder – 1 Tbsp
  3. Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
  4. Raw milk -2 Tbsp

Preparation: Mix three powders well, add milk and prepare paste. Mix well, so that there should not be any lumps. Apply the paste on skin, leave it for 20 minutes. Once the paste gets dry, wash skin using lukewarm water. Avoid soap or any type of face wash.

2. Ubtan for special occasion:


  1. Gram flour – 2 Tbsp
  2. Oat meal -1 Tbsp
  3. Sandalwood -1 Tbsp
  4. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  5. Rose water – few drops
  6. Yogurt- 2 Tbsp

Preparation: Mix dry ingredients well and add yogurt and rose water. Prepare paste without any lumps. Apply the paste evenly on the skin. Leave it for half an hour or till the paste dries. Wash using lukewarm water.

3. Ubtan for face:


  1. Oatmeal -1 Tbsp
  2. Gram flour- 2 Tbsp
  3. Sandalwood powder -1 Tbsp
  4. Turmeric – 1 tsp
  5. Rosewater – few drops
  6. Cucumber paste– 2 Tbsp (grind cucumber without water)

Preparation: Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and add rose water and cucumber paste. Mix to a consistency and let the mix sit for ten minutes. Apply the mix on face and massage face in circular motion. After ten minutes wash face using lukewarm water. Do not use soap or face wash.

4. Ubtan for all skin types:


  • Masoor dal (red lentil) – 1 Tbsp
  • Gram flour–  2 Tbsp
  • Oat meal–2 Tbsp
  • Almonds – 8
  • Raw rice – 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric – ½ tsp
  • Yogurt – 2 Tbsp
  • Rose water – ½ tsp
  • Milk cream – 1 tsp (for dry skin)

Preparation: Grind red lentil, almonds and raw rice separate. Mix all the powders in a bowl. Add gram flour, oat meal and turmeric powder. Mix well. Powder might be little rough because both red lentil and almonds will not grind to smooth powder. Add yogurt and rose water. . If you have dry skin, add milk cream with yogurt and rose water.  Mix well and apply the mix on face. Leave it for 5 to 10 mins. Wash face using lukewarm water.

Generally, ubtan does not have any side effect. Just to make sure, apply little ubtan mix on covered skin and test it out for any rashes. It is essential to use pure ingredients and ingredients should be obtained from reliable sources. Organic ingredients are the best to prepare DIY ubtan.

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Image credit: “day 50” by meaduva is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: April 28, 2020

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