We always hear our grandmothers say to never use expensive face packs as they are worthless. They always advocate the use of besan for skin. It is their favorite ingredient to make face packs or masks due to its unbelievable features. Our Nani and Dadi swear by gram flour for skin.

This readily available ingredient in our kitchen can do wonders for your face. Besan face packs not only help with tanning and provide that fairness to our skin that our grandmother has. But it also fights pigmentation, blemishes, acne, and dull skin.

Besan for skin

Gram flour or besan is rich in alkaline, which means that every besan face pack will:

  • Remove dirt from the skin
  • Moisturize face by removing excess oil and doesn’t dry it out
  • Preserve the PH level of the skin. Thus, using besan as a replacement for soap is also recommended.

The goodness of besan for skin is unmatched. So, here are a few besan face packs for all skin types below.

Banana and Besan Face Pack

You need: Ripe Banana- 3-4, Besan- 2 tsp, Milk or rose water for mixing

Best for : Dry skin

Besan Face pack with banana

Why this pack work?

Besan moisturizes your skin, and bananas are rich in fats that help lighten scars while nourishing the skin at the same time. Use this banana face pack with besan for the skin once/twice a week.


  • Mash the ripe bananas well
  • Add besan to it and mix it.
  • Add rose water or milk to adjust the consistency of the besan face pack.
  • Apply on your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water.

Haldi and Besan Face Pack for Brides

You Need: Besan- ½ cup, Turmeric (Haldi) powder- 2 tsp, Sandalwood powder, Ghee/almond oil

Best for: This paste is suitable for all skin types.

Haldi & besan or skin

Why this pack works?

A bride in India has a Haldi ceremony, in which relatives of the bride put haldi on her face. As haldi has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, it enhances the glow and lightens scars. Added with besan, it doubles the glow.  Well, it sounds amazing, so why wait till your haldi day? Start a month before and use this besan and haldi pack once a week. Also, there is no harm in using it without getting married.


  • Mix all of these together and use water to make a paste.
  • Let it stay on your face for at least 15 minutes.
  • To remove, rub your palms and fingers on it with pressure.
  • Lastly, use water to clean your face.

Besan And Multani Mitti Face Pack

You need: Multani Mitti- 2 tsp, Besan- 1 tsp, Rosewater

Best for: Normal, Oily, and Combination Skin

Multani & besan for skin

Why this pack work?

Besan for skin is good, but when you add fuller earth (Multani Mitti) to the mix, the pack absorbs excess skin and impurities from the skin more. Multani Mitti cools the skin, clear the pores, and improves circulation as well. Reapply this pack twice a week.


  • Mix besan and multani mitti well
  • Add rose water and make a lump-free paste
  • Apply on face and leave for about 15 minutes
  • Now, use plain water to clean the face.

Green Tea And Besan Face Pack

You need: Besan – 2 tbsp, Green tea- 1 bag, Hot water- 1 cup

Best for : Suitable for all skin types

Green Tea pack with besan

Why this pack work?

It is an amazing besan pack for glowing skin as green tea is rich in antioxidants. So, when you apply it directly to the face, it livens dull skin and releases the stress. The besan in it aids the tea to work effectively.


  • Boil water and pour it over a green tea bag/powder. Let it steep.
  • Now mix it with gram flour. Ensure that there are no lumps.
  • Apply on the face and leave it for 10 minutes.
  • Use plain water to rinse the face and then pat it dry.

Besan And Oats Face Pack

You need: 1 tablespoon ground oats, 1 tablespoon besan (gram flour), 1 teaspoon honey, Rosewater

Best for: Suits every skin type

Besan Oats pack

Why this pack work?

We all know oats are good for health. It has wonderful skincare properties as it cleanses, nourishes, and also heals the skin.


  • Add all ingredients and make a paste of desired consistency.
  • Put it on your face for 15 minutes.
  • Wash it off to discover softer, moisturized skin.

Besan And Neem Face Pack

You need: 1 tablespoon dried neem powder, 1 tablespoon besan, 1 tablespoon yogurt OR rose water

Best For: Acne Skin

Besan face pack- tophatlifestyle

Why this pack work?

Neem is the best herb for your skin. Using it with besan helps you fight acne and dull skin amongst other skin woes.


  • Add neem powder with Gram Flour.
  • Also, add some yogurt and rose water according to skin needs.
  • Apply the paste on your face and let it dry for about 15-20 minutes before washing it. 
  • It will also help to remove blemishes and scars.

Besan And Rose Water Face Pack

You need: 2 tablespoons besan, 2-3 tablespoons rose water

Best for: Suits every type of skin

Why this pack work?

Besan has more benefits for glowing skin and even complexion. Adding simple rose water to it enhances its properties.


  • It is better for Skin tone, Mix both and make a paste. 
  • Leave this for 10-15 Minutes and then wash with normal water. 
  • Rub it with light figure tips while washing and pat your skin dry.

Besan Ubtan Face Pack

You need: 2 tablespoons besan, 1 tablespoon fresh cream, 1 teaspoon milk, 1 teaspoon honey, A pinch of turmeric

Best for:  Dry skin

Why this pack works?

Besan Ubtan is known for cleaning the skin and giving it a glow. Perfect especially before any function. This besan pack works so wonders to help fight pimples and also crystal glow on the skin. Also, Honey and cream maintain skin balance.


  • Mix everything to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply evenly all over the face by gently massaging it into your skin.
  • Leave it on for about 5-10 minutes, and then wash it off with cool water.
  • Pat your skin dry. To get fast results, use it every week at least once.

Wrapping up, Besan in inexpensive ingredients that you can find easily at home. So, say bye-bye to the expensive face packs and use this simple kitchen ingredient for marvelous results.

P.S. These packs enhance the skin and take care of simple issues. But if your skin woes are due to medical conditions, please take advice from a dermatologist.

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  1. Cedric Noronha Reply

    Very good post about Besan for skin. Highly informative for women and nicely written. Keep up the good work.

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