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Hate your dry skin? Moisturise it with this easy-to-make mustard oil and besan body scrub

Published on:16 July 2021, 12:51pm IST
You need to moisturise and exfoliate your body to ensure that your skin stays healthy and glowing. This mustard oil and besan body scrub does both these things quite efficiently.
Grace Bains
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Homemade body scrubs are the BEST! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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So many of us have trouble dealing with dry skin. While there are many ready to use skin remedies and products available, a body scrub with natural ingredients will help you moisturise your skin without the risk of chemical exposure. 

A body scrub made of natural ingredients also has the added advantage of being customizable based on your requirements. So, if you are looking to hydrate your skin and experience a relaxing effect, then a mustard oil and turmeric body scrub are what you need.

Here’s how mustard oil and turmeric benefit your skin   

Mustard oil possesses antimicrobial properties and prevents the skin from the growth of harmful bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus aureus. This oil is also known to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Mustard oil contains a chemical compound called ‘allyl isothiocyanate’, which provides a relaxing effect and reduces body pain. It’s also rich in ‘alpha-linolenic acid’, an omega-3 fatty acid that can help reduce inflammation. 

Besan scrub is here to stay in your daily beauty routine and give you glowing youthful skin. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Besan has excellent exfoliating properties that can help you deal with multiple skin problems, all at once! Applying besan can help in providing a glow to the skin and reduce acne and scars, as it unclogs skin pores and cleans the dirt and oil off the skin. Skin blemishes can also be reduced by the use of besan and it helps brighten the skin.

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Here’s what you need to make the mustard oil and besan body scrub

4 tsp gram flour

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 lemon 

1 tsp yoghurt

2 tsp mustard oil

To replenish your dehydrated skin, use body scrub regularly. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how you can make the body scrub and use it

Step 1: Warm the mustard oil for 2 to 3 minutes. Now, mix turmeric and gram flour in it and stir.

Step 2: Squeeze the lemon into the oil mixture and add yoghurt. Mix the ingredients well to form a paste. 

Step 3: Apply the paste gently all over the body and massage for 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 4: Let the scrub dry for another 15 minutes and then take a bath with lukewarm water.

Use mustard oil to get healthy skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

It is important to do a patch test before using mustard oil on the skin as it does not suit all skin types. In case your skin is  sensitive or hypoallergenic, then it’s best not to use mustard oil. 

Using this body scrub at least twice a week will help provide you with optimal benefits. This body scrub will moisturize your skin, exfoliate it and give it a natural glow. So ladies, get ready for radiating and healthy skin!  

Grace Bains Grace Bains

Grace is someone who likes writing enough to make a living out of it. When she isn’t writing, you will find her having chai and reading a book.