Let’s take a look at the G’s which help in getting you wonderful skin.
An age old ingredient that has been passed down generations for maintaining good skin. Being used as the green gram or moong this little ingredient definitely guarantees flawless radiant skin when used on regular basis.
Enriched with vitamin C and A this ingredient can give your skin natural glow.
SKIN HYDRATION: Green gram helps in boosting hydration in dry skin. The cell rejuvenating enzymes and vitamins present in green gram help in moisture lock.
Soak 2 teaspoons of green gram in 3 teaspoons of raw milk overnight.
Grind them to a fine paste in the morning and apply on face and neck.
Wash off after 20 minutes.
Can be used weekly thrice.
REMOVAL OF FACIAL HAIR
No more threading or shaving . This pack sure does reduce fine facial hair growth and guarantees result.
DIY: Soak 4 teaspoons of moong overnight. Grind I 2 teaspoons in the morning with 2 teaspoons sandalwood powder and 2 teaspoons orange peel powder. You could add milk to adjust consistency.
Apply on face and gently scrub in circular motion.
REDUCING SUN TAN EFFECT
Green moong helps in healing sun tan and restoring skin to its original form.
Soak 4 teaspoon of moong overnight. Grind to a paste and mix in yogurt. Apply on face and neck. Wash off after 15 minutes.
Popping out pimples or taking ITC medication is not going to reduce occurrence of pimples.
Soak 4 teaspoons of moong overnight. Grind to a paste, add two teaspoon of ghee and massage skin. Wash off after massage. When using this pack on regular basis you could see visibly acne free skin.
Green moong is an excellent ingredient for exfoliation. Regular exfoliation when properly done does give you radiant glowing skin. The dead cells and dirt when taken out during exfoliation make skin glow from within.
Soak two teaspoons of moong overnight. Grind to a paste and add 1-2 two drops of almond oil and a teaspoon of honey. Apply this pack on face and wash off after 15 minutes. Repeat twice a week.
BATH POWDER/FACE WASH:
Dry green moong powder can be used daily on a regular basis. You could mix it with turmeric or besan and use it as cleanser or a face wash.
Widely wanted drink next to water on this planet. Starting your mornings with this wonder drink has innumerable health benefits to offer. But if you have not applied this ingredient topically your skincare routine needs to be revisited.
Green tea when consumed has a lot of health benefits and also helps flush out toxins thereby aiding clear skin. But this wonder ingredient has now found its way into almost all skincare product range by almost every brand.
Right from a face wash, moisturizer, toner, face mask,scrub and sleeping mask ; you name it and green tea is surely listed as one of the ingredients.
Why green tea?
Fights against premature ageing : The antioxidants present in green tea helps in rejuvenate skin cells. Green tea combats signs of ageing and helps make skin look healthier by repairing them and protecting them. Vitamin B2 in green tea helps boost collagen production thus makes skin look more firm.
Reduce irritation: Polyphenols in green tea have anti-inflammatory properties which help in reducing swelling or redness. For dermatitis and psoriasis green tea can help in soothing and reducing the itch feel.
Moisturize skin: Vitamin E in green tea helps in nourishment of the skin cells. On continuous application you can visibly notice reduced roughness and enough hydration in skin.
Protects against skin cancer: The antioxidants present in green tea help fight against free radical . Free radicals could be harmful to the body and green tea helps in repairing the DNA due to damage caused by exposure to harmful UV rays.
Helps in acne treatment: The polyphenols have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which help in treating acne breakouts effectively.
The polyphenols also help in regulating the production of sebum which are main cause of acne.
Green tea also helps fight against bacteria which cause acne.
Helps maintain skin pH: Some blends of green tea have natural oils which help nourish the skin and maintain their pH.
Helps tone the skin:
The astringent nature of green tea helps in shrinking the pores making it free from grease and dirt. Hence skin transforms having even tone.
Remedy for chapped lips: Green tea has excellent hydration properties which make it a great option to treat chapped lips. Use a brewed green tea bag over chapped lips. Remember not to scrub the lips.
Reduce puffiness and dark circles:The presence of tannin and antioxidants in green tea help shrink blood vessels under the eyes and hence make the skin tone lighter and reduce puffiness of the eyes. Regular usage will lighten the dark circles.
For natural glow and moisture: Brew 1 tablespoon of green tea in water and mix honey(1 tbsp). Apply this onto face and let this sit for about 20 minutes. Wash off in cold water. Repeat twice a week.
For soft and supple skin: Mix two egg yolks, a tablespoon of oats, 3 green tea bag contents, one spoon sugar and half a spoon honey. Apply onto face and wash off after 20 minutes in cold water. Repeat once a week.
For oily skin: Mix content of one green tea bag, a teaspoon of rice flour, half a teaspoon honey and drops of lemon juice. Apply onto face and wash off after 15 minutes. Repeat once a week.
For sensitive skin:Mix content of one green tea bag, a teaspoon of yogurt and honey and few drops of lemon juice. Apply onto face and wash off after 15 minutes. Can be applied daily.
For oily skin: Mix half mashed banana, one teaspoon of yogurt and honey and content of one green tea bag. Apply on to face and wash off after 5 minutes post massaging.
This post is written as part of Blogchatter’s A2Z challenge.
29 Replies to “G’s which help in skincare”
Green grams is a staple food in my house. I like to consume it as curry, in dosa better and as sprouts . Liked the idea of using it for skin especially for facial hair removal. Green tea is also a dear friend of mine. Will try your DIYs for sure.
Thank you navita
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In Andhra..green gram powder or sunni pindi as it is called is used for babies. It reduces hair growth and most people I know do not have any hair on their arms and legs. I tried it for my daughter, but she would cry a lot and my family made me stop using it.I drink green tea but never knew about face masks..I am going to try them out. Thanks for sharing.
Please do try and let me know
I am so impressed by your DIY recipes for skincare dear, since i love home remedies I am surely trying my hands at them
Thank you Roma. Do let me know
Wow never knew so many use of our moong dal. My knowledge was limited to sprouts. This is one amazing post. The most amazing DIY in today’s post specially.
Thank you Deepika
I would have guessed green tea but nope, never thought of green gram 🙂
I was really not aware of so many benefits of green gram. Thank you for sharing
Thank you ruchie for stopping by
I love green gram sprouts a lot and even daal and chilla but had never used it for skincare. I Will surely check your DIY. Thanks for sharing so many benefits of green tea, I enjoyed them all while sipping my green tea.
Thank you pragun
Wow again a good post. use of green moong in skin care is really new to me. I tried red lentil before but not the green moong. thanks for sharing amazing DIYs dear.
Thank you Surbhi
I love all your DIY ‘s. And to be very frank I wasn’t aware that Moog dal had so many benefits.
Thank you ❣️.
Your DIYs are winning my heart. I had never known about about green gram helping remove facial hair !
Thank you chinmayee
I wasn’t aware that green gram is used for skin too. Your DIY captures my attention every time I read your blog.
Thank you very much used in South India
Oh wow, I only Knew green gram as a dal, moong dal cheela, and pakode. I never thought of its beneficial contribution to glowing skin. And green tea I am aware of well but never tried will surely check DIYs.
I like your DIY’s.
Huh did not know green tea helps with skin as well. Thought it was only for weight loss till now!
Your DIY beauty care products are amazing! Noted and shall try. Green moong not only provides nourishment to the internal organs, it’s good for skin too!
Please do try and let me know
Green tea! this is my top answer for a glowing skin from inside! health and a glowing skin together