Monday, December 6, 2010

Ayurvedic Facial Cleansing Mask:Ubtan

I have really sensitive skin. Sometimes my black soap mix helps but sometimes when my skin  acts finicky it doesn't. My skin peels and black spots appear like magic . It drives me nuts.  I usually try to just wash my face once and apply a thin layer of Shea butter over it and leave it alone.   I was using Afroveda Carrot Seed Bar for awhile . It started off great but then my skin started feeling very tight and itchy. So back to the drawing board I went.  I started thinking about going the Ayurveda way to clean my face.  I use mostly Ayurveda products for my hair so what the heck. I was on Henna Sooq site and saw this last week so  I decided to order it.

Ubtan is the pride of all brides, years of tradition and beautification have gone into making this facial mask.
The ritual of 'Ubtan', also known as 'Battne di Rasam' in Punjabi, and 'Kappumanjal' in Tamil is one of the vital components of the concept of 'Solah-Shringaar' (Sixteen ways of beautification of body). 'Ubtan' is a body application used for the beautification of the body, dating back to the remotest antiquity and is the legacy of the rich Indian Heritage

'Ubtan' which is used to bring a enchanting look to the skin, is the paste-mixture of turmeric, saffron, san¬dalwood, bengal-gram, and seeds of yellow mustard, mustard oil and water, is applied by the brides & bridegrooms while reciting 'Ved Mantras' or traditional folk songs, as an important ritual of marriages in India. This paste is prepared in various ways to make the skin fair and to nourish it from within. On the occasion of social and religious festivals, preparation of 'Ubtan' itself is a fairly enjoyable task for ladies in India. The paste is applied to the whole body for 25 to 30 minutes thereafter scrubbed before taking the customary bath. It helps to improve and tighten sagging skin and keeps the skin glowing for a long time. Earlier it was also customary to make special cosmetics for ladies of high rank and social classes, by adding several other aromatic herbs, yoghurt, milk cream, honey and essence of flowers. Various other ingredients are also added like petals of rose and jasmine, Khus-Khus, drop of lemon juice and other herbs to get a unique beautifying lotion

Ingredients: Gram flour, Turmeric, Neem, Cucumber extract, Aloe Vera, Fuller's earth, Papaya extract, Fenugreek, and Sandalwood powder

How to use our Premium Bridal Ubtan
  • Take 1 tbsp of powder, and add warm to hot water a bit at a time.
  • Mix well, until paste becomes thick like toothpaste. Add more water if desired.
  • Apply onto your face, and rub in circular motions, until your face if fully covered with paste. You will notice the bright yellow tone of the paste. Don’t be alarmed, it will not stain the skin.
  • Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water. Pat dry.

1 comment:

Angelique said...

I would love to know how this works for your skin I am constantly having to rotate cleaners I have sensitive and dry skin the only staple I have is my squalene as a moisturizer.

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