How To Use Gram Flour For Skin Whitening

Gram Flour For Skin WhiteningWho doesn’t love that flawless and gorgeous skin of celebrities? Dark and uneven tone is a nightmare for most of us. There are so many factors that can cause us to have an uneven skin tone; pollution, sun rays, poor diet, chemicals and more can cause an increase in melamine production in our skin. There are many beauty products that claim to keep our skin looking flawless, but how safe are they?

However, the natural ingredients and homemade remedies for skin whitening such as gram flour have been the natural beauty weapon for many women. It really works and can be used on all skin types!

Is Gram Flour really effective?

  • Gram flour controls oil secretion and absorbs excess oil and sebum.
  • The alkalizing properties of gram flour maintain the pH level of the skin.
  • It removes dirt and toxins from the deeper layer of the skin to enhance the natural glow.
  • It helps to regulate the moisture, nourish and keep the skin soft and supple.
  • The natural exfoliating properties of gram flour remove dead skin and encourage new cell production.
  • It replenishes the skin and closes opened pores.
  • It helps to lighten skin.
  • It has anti-aging properties and also helps to tighten sagging skin.

Want to include this ingredient in your beauty regimen? Listed are some simple methods using gram flour alone or in combination for skin whitening.

How To Use Gram Flour For Skin Whitening:

1. Gram Flour with Rose Water

  • Combine 2 tablespoons of gram flour and 4 tablespoons of rose water.
  • Stir well and apply this mixture over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 20 minutes before washing off with cold water, then pat the skin dry.
  • Continue doing this process 2 – 3 times a week.
  • Note: You can also use curd, milk, water or 2 tablespoon of honey instead of rose water.

2. Gram Flour with Cucumber Juice and Lemon Juice

Gram flour removes the excess oil, while cucumber’s astringent properties closes the opened pores and lemon juice lightens the skin.

  • Combine 2 tablespoons each of gram flour and cucumber juice.
  • Add 5 drops of lemon juice and stir well.
  • Apply on the skin and leave for 30 minutes.
  • Gently scrub off with cold water.
  • Repeat the process 3- 4 times a week.

3. Gram Flour with Milk and Almonds

Gram flour removes the dirt from the skin, the essential vitamins of almonds will nourish the skin and milk will lighten it.

  • Soak almonds overnight then blend into a fine paste.
  • Combine with 1 teaspoon of gram flour and 1 tablespoon of milk and apply onto the skin.
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.
  • Follow this method 2- 3 times a week.
  • Note: You can also add few drops of lemon juice.

4. Gram Flour with Yogurt and Turmeric

This combination makes an excellent scrub as gram flour cleanses the skin, yogurt moisturizes it and turmeric provides a glow.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of gram flour, 1 tablespoon of yogurt and a pinch of turmeric together.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin and scrub gently.
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes before rinsing off with water.
  • Repeat regularly 2 – 3 times a week.

5. Gram Flour with Sandalwood Powder and Water.

Rose water hydrates the skin and sandalwood powder soothes irritated skin.

  • Combine 1 tablespoon of gram flour, 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder and 2 tablespoons of rosewater then apply over the skin.
  • Let on for 20 – 25 minutes, rinse it off and dry.
  • Repeat regularly 2 – 3 times a week.
  • Note: You can also add a pinch of turmeric to the mixture.

6. Gram flour with Fenugreek Seeds

This pack not only removes blackheads and whiteheads but also lightens and brightens the skin.

  • Soak a handful of fenugreek for few hours, then grind them to make a fine paste.
  • Mix with 2 tablespoons of gram flour and a few drops of lemon juice.
  • Stir well and apply over the skin.
  • After 20 – 25 minutes, rinse it off with water.
  • Follow this process 2 – 3 times a week.

7. Gram Flour with Tomato

This combination brings out a glow from dull and unattractive skin.

  • Blend 1 ripe tomato and combine with 1 tablespoon of gram flour.
  • Apply over the skin and leave for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with cold water by gently scrubbing.
  • Repeat the process 2 – 3 times a week.
  • Note: You can also add a pinch of turmeric to the mixture.

8. Gram Flour with Orange Peel

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of gram flour, 1/2 tablespoon of orange peel powder, 1/2 spoon milk and a pinch of turmeric (optional).
  • Apply this over the skin.
  • Rinse it off with water after 15 minutes and pat the skin dry.
  • Repeat 3 times a week

9. Gram Flour with Milk Cream

This combination deeply nourishes and moisturizes the skin for a softer and glowing complexion.

  • Mix gram flour and milk cream to make a fine paste.
  • Apply it over the skin and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • Repeat this process for once a week.

10. Gram Flour with Rice Powder and Milk

This combination makes an excellent exfoliating scrub which removes dead skin and dullness from the skin.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of gram flour, 1 tablespoon of rice powder and milk to make a fine paste.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin and let it rest for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with cold water and pat the skin dry.
  • Continue the process 2 – 3 times a week.

11. Gram Flour with Egg White

This combination tightens sagging skin and improving the complexion.

  • Whisk an egg white with a fork and add 2 tablespoons of gram flour.
  • Stir well and apply over the skin and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat the skin dry.
  • Repeat the process 2 – 3 times a week.

12. Gram Flour with Green Tea

This combination prevents premature aging and also helps to reduce pigmentation.

  • Soak a green tea bag in hot water and let it steep for a few minutes.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of gram flour, 1 tablespoon of honey and some green tea together.
  • Apply on the skin and after 30 minutes, rinse off with water.
  • Follow the process 3 times a week.

13. Gram Flour with Oatmeal and Turmeric

This combination will rejuvenate your skin cells and provide radiance to your skin.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons each of oatmeal, gram flour, 3 pinches of turmeric and water.
  • Apply over the skin and let dry before rinsing off with water.
  • Follow this method 2 – 3 times a week.
  • Note: You can also use rosewater or green tea instead of normal water.

14. Gram Flour with Aloe Vera

This combination repairs damage caused by the sun and replenishes moisture content in skin cells.

  • Combine aloe vera gel and gram flour to make a fine paste.
  • Apply over the skin for 15 – 20 minutes then rinse it off with water.
  • Repeat this process once a week.

15. Gram Flour with Wheat Flour and Olive Oil

  • Combine 1 tablespoon each of gram flour and wheat flour, 1 tablespoon pf raw milk, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin and after 20 minutes, rinse it off with water.
  • Continue the process 3 times a week.

16. Gram Flour with Banana

This combination leaves skin intensively soft, supple and nourished.

  • Blend a ripe banana, 2 tablespoons of gram flour and 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin and after 20 minutes, rinse it off with water.
  • Repeat the process once a week.

17. Gram Flour with Potato

  • Mix some gram flour and potato juice to make a fine paste.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 20 minutes and rinse it off with water.
  • Follow the process 3 times a week.

Tidbits to remember for Skin Whitening:

  • Gram flour suits all skin types but when you using it with other ingredients make sure to do a patch test to see if you get any allergic reactions.
  • When you use gram flour with lemon juice, make sure to avoid sunlight for at least 2 hours.
  • Use a moisturizer after use to prevent your skin becoming dry.
  • Avoid application of gram flour paste on areas where you have cuts, sprains and wounds.
  • Wash your eyes immediately if any paste gets in them.
  • Include green leafy vegetables and fruits in your daily diet.
  • Drink at least 3 – 5 litres of water per day.
  • Apply sunscreen lotion when going out in the sun.
  • Regular exercise helps to release toxins from the body and maintain a healthy glow.

Did you find this article helpful? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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67 comments
    1. If you are combining gram flour with lemon then stay away from sunlight at least for 2 – 3 hours after the process. If you are not combining it with lemon then it is not necessary.

    1. It is difficult to mention the exact time frame as it depends on a person’s healing capacity and skin texture. So, try the remedy regularly with some patience. You will see improvement in few weeks.

    1. You can use plain, unsweetened and flavored yogurt. For milk, you can use raw cow milk. You can purchase gram flour and rice flour in any Indian grocery store or online store like Amazon.

      1. hi admin
        i was fair when i was a child but as i grew my face has become dull in other words i v turn dark what combination should i use with gram flour which can help me bring back my orignal skin colour by removing of tan

    1. Yes, they can use it. You can buy the ingredients in any local Indian stores or online stores like Amazon.

    1. Yes, you can the combination of gramflour and lemon to lighten the skin. However, we recommend trying this method before going to bed as lemon can make the skin photo sensitive.

    1. Yes, you can use only gram flour. Add some water or milk to make a mixture and use it as a face pack.

  1. Have bee using aloe vera juice to my freckles for three weeks but it’s not gone Pls help me.I don’t like it

    1. You can use gram flour 3 times in a day. Daily usage can dry the skin completely which can stimulate excess oil production which can ultimately lead to acne.

  2. Hi…I normally use gram flour as a scrub by scrubbing it over my face when wet for like 2 minutes….is this effective ???

    1. Yes, the combination of gram flour, haldi and yogurt is very effective in treating the pigmentation.

    1. You can try in any local Indian stores or online stores like Amazon for purchasing gram flour. Yes, you can mix gram flour with argan oil. Apply the paste on the dark skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water followed by cold water. Repeat the process few times in a week.

  3. Hello admin,

    Earlier I was wheatish brown colour, but in past I used many fairness creams and some home remedies as well and I became very dark. Especially my under eye area became even more darker. Recently I used garnier face wash instantly it given some glow but after few days I turned even more dark tht people are saying I became dark and they are teasing. So what shall I do now to get back my original skin colour n become bit fair . My skin looks really got damaged. Can I use gram flour to become fair. Please try to understand my problem n help. Thank you.

    1. Yes, you can try gram flour remedies to lighten your skin. However for more effective results, we recommend following the routine mentioned in this article -http://homeremediesforlife.com/skin-lightening/

  4. Hi, i am Soumya..Actually my skin was oily skin..But now skin is dry ,some times oily also.i think my skin is combination skin.right?some times my skin is dark.. Especially around lips area..Now hair also appears on face.Now i settled in Bangalore..When i was in Kerala i hadn’t these kind of skin problems..I applied haldi on face .,,someday I have no problems,,other time dark in colour..What to do for fairness skin?Can i use gram flour and honey?Or any other remedy?

  5. i have a oily skin and i regularly used gram flour with kasthuri manjal but i ll not control oil skin my skin look very dull so pls tell me any tips..

    1. Apart from trying topical applications with gram flour, drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated, avoid oily foods, eat foods rich in vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and biotin, and reduce stress levels.

  6. Hi mam i applied gram flour with curd in my skin. But now they become over dark my skin very oily also. I can continued or discontinue ths pack. Am very disappointed

  7. Before I was very fair and now i have become dark because of tanning so how many days it will take to get my before look with gram flour,turmeric and milk

  8. In childhood I was fair now my face got dry n dark . Can u suggest me some tips?? Can gram flour will help to get rid from darkness?

  9. I’m using this daily . It’s increases ma skin tone….

    I’ve heard that it’s better for hair removal from face…….

    But it’s not working ………

    Any remedy for that……..?

  10. Hi, iam using milk cream with gram flour daily evening time, and I leave it for atleast 10-15 min’s is it okay to get a good result later I can use curd also know

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