Many pulses found in the kitchen can serve as skin care ingredients provided you know how to use them. Lentils like mung dal, chana dal, besan, masoor dal can all help cure skin problems if included in your skin care regimen.

Grind masoor dal or red lentils into powder and store it in a dry place, in a clean and air-tight container. This can be later used to prepare multiple face packs that will do great things for your skin...

1.	Masoor dal and raw milk face pack as a scrub
 

1. Masoor dal and raw milk face pack as a scrub

Masoor dal pack is used to exfoliate the skin, tighten the pores, brighten your skin and also remove tan. This will cleanse your skin, soften it, nourish it and make it oil-free to prevent acne.

Method:

  • Soak masoor dal in water overnight
  • Grind it in a thick paste
  • Add 1/3 cups of raw milk
  • Make a thick paste
  • Apply it on your face in circular motions
  • Keep it for 20 minutes
  • Wash off and pat dry

2.	Coconut oil and masoor dal pack for skin moisturisation
 

2. Coconut oil and masoor dal pack for skin moisturisation

Method:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon masoor dal powder, 2 tablespoon milk and a pink of turmeric, 3 drops of coconut oil.
  • Apply evenly on face
  • Leave it for 2 minutes
  • Wash it by scrubbing gently.

3.	Almond oil, masoor dal pack for skin brightening
 

3. Almond oil, masoor dal pack for skin brightening

Method:

  • Soak 50 grams masoor dal in water overnight
  • Grind in a fine paste
  • Mix 1tsp raw milk and 1tsp almond oil
  • Apply it on your face
  • Leave it for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash it with cold water

4.	Masoor dal and milk for dry skin
 

4. Masoor dal and milk for dry skin

Method:

  • Soak 2tsp masoor dal in milk, overnight
  • Grind into a paste
  • Apply evenly on your face and neck
  • Keep it for 20 minutes
  • Wash off and pat dry

5.	Orange peel and masoor dal pack for facial hair removal
 

5. Orange peel and masoor dal pack for facial hair removal

Method:

  • Soak 100 grams masoor dal, 50 grams sandalwood powder and orange peel in milk, overnight
  • Grind all the ingredients to make a fine paste
  • Add a layer of paste to your face
  • Keep it for 15-20 minutes
  • Scrub off the dried layer gently in circular motion
  • Use olive oil to scrub this off
  • Wash off with cold water