The festival of Diwali will be celebrated this week. One of the most enthusiastic festivals of the year, people await all the preparations of decorating their homes, making special snacks and meeting and greeting with friends and family members. One of the traditions on the first day of Diwali or the day of Narak Chaturdashi is to take bath with ubtan powder. People apply this fragrant mixture along with milk or water and it is said to enhance one's skin. Despite the many face packs which are readily available in the market, there is no replacement to this fragrant ubtan. You can also make it easily at home. So ahead of Choti Diwali 2020, we give you some easy do-it-yourself videos on how to make ubtan or ubtan powder at home. So as some of you apply traditional mehndi for the Diwali festivities, also take good care of your skin for festive glow.
For those who do not know, ubtan is a homemade remedy powder used traditionally for improving one's skin. This paste usually has turmeric, sandalwood, besan or gram flour, rosewater and milk. But depending on the skin types and texture, the ingredients can differ. If you have a highly sensitive skin, tanned skin or very dry skin, you can try different types of these powders. For Diwali, we bring you three easy ways in which you can make these traditional powders at home. Dermatologist-Approved DIY Home Recipes for Your Skin Care & Pampering Session at Home.
Turmeric Ayurvedic Ubtan
This is one of the most common ubtan powders used during Diwali. It is made with Turmeric, Sandalwood, Rose powder and few other traditional ingredients. Turmeric is very beneficial for skin while sandalwood adds the perfect fragrance, the other powders will enhance your skin lustre.
Easy DIY Video to Make Turmeric and Sandalwood Ubtan Powder:
Almond Ubtan Recipe
Almond is good for skin exfoliation. It enriches and softens the skin, so many people also use almond oil on their skin. You can use almond paste along with other nuts like flaxseeds and cashews for this recipe.
DIY Video of Almond Ubtan:
Oatmeal Ubtan Powder
Oatmeal ubtan is highly effective for skin tan and a good anti-oxidant. Oats make for good scrub on sensitive skin and acts as an exfoliant.
Watch Video of How to Make Oatmeal Ubtan at Home:
These are some easy techniques to make this traditional face pack or powders at home. Before you go ahead to make your ubtan, do a little research on the kind of skin you have and what is beneficial for you. Especially if you have a highly dry or sensitive skin. But do try using these powders instead of the soaps and let your skin feel extra festive on this day. Wishing you all fresh and fragrant Diwali!