Why Ubtan Face Mask Is So Popular Among With Beauty Experts

If you are an Indian, then no matter where you stay in India or even if you live abroad, your Daadi Maa (Grandmother) or Maa (Mother) would have definitely handed you a bowl of yucky looking (at least to me) yellow face pack for glowing skin and asked you to scrub and clean your face with it. You would have grudgingly done that as asked and emerged bright and shiny from your bath.

What is Ubtan?

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This yucky looking magic paste is “Ubtan”, an age-old traditional mix of natural and ayurvedic ingredients with amazing beauty benefits for the skin. It is a face pack for glowing skin, which helps to cleanse, exfoliate, brighten, de-tan and firm the skin while reducing/removing pigmentation, acne and acne scars and even out the skin tone. It hydrates the skin and may even delay the signs of aging.

Basic Turmeric Ubtan

While being the oldest, this is also the cheapest “cosmetic” as it can be made up of ingredients found in the kitchen and is immensely effective due to the properties of the ingredients that constitute it.

The basic and most common Ubtan is the Turmeric Ubtan and it consists of Gram flour which is an exfoliator, Turmeric which is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, evens out skin tone and de-tans (additionally, one can also use nalpamaradi oil for de-tanning), Sandalwood which brightens the skin complexion and milk or rose face water to make a paste. This is considered the best Ubtan and face pack for glowing skin.

Regular use of this Ubtan, which is a face pack for glowing skin, will ensure that all the needs of your skin are taken care of, provide a glowing even toned complexion while promoting healthy skin.

Ubtan - A one stop shop for all your Skin needs

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As an Ubtan is a mix of powerful yet gentle ingredients,  it can provide multiple benefits which is not possible to have otherwise from a single cosmetic product.

1. Ubtan adds a natural glow to the skin

Ubtan aka face pack for glowing skin gently exfoliates the dead cells, unclogging the pores thereby allowing the skin to breathe leaving you feeling fresh. Ingredients like sandalwood brighten the skin complexion.

2. Ubtan reduces facial hair growth

Ubtans may help to deter and reduce the facial fuzz and help with ingrown hair. Let the Ubtan semi dry before rubbing it in the opposite direction to the hair growth. Do not rub vigorously and use a bit of natural oil or nalpamradi oil if required. Regular use of Ubtan is required to have visible results and it may take time.

3. Ubtan acts as a natural coolant to the skin

Ingredients like Rose, Sandalwood, Aloe Vera etc make the Ubtans natural coolants which help to eliminate the heat from the skin and have a soothing effect. The cooling effect is particularly beneficial to soothe skin which has had long exposure to the Sun. It is the best home remedy to remove tan and can also work well as a tan removal pack for face

4. Ubtan helps to clear the skin

Many of the ingredients in this natural face pack for glowing skin, called Ubtan, contain antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties. These help to heal acne and acne scars, reduce blemishes and pigmentation leading to a clearer and even toned skin.

5. Prevents aging of skin

Ubtans are loaded with antioxidants which are important to take care of free radicals and encourage collagen production and thus preventing skin aging.

6. Ubtan as a face pack for glowing skin is suitable for all skin types

Unlike other cosmetic products, by changing the liquid ingredient that is mixed with Ubtan to make a paste for application, the same Ubtan is beneficial for both oily as well as dry skin.

In the case of oily skin, rose face water is added to the ubtan as it helps to maintain the skin’s PH balance and also aids to control excess oil.

In the case of a dry skin, milk or sesame seed oil can be used to provide the extra boost of hydration and moisturization. Honey, Milk powder, Lemon, curd and milk cream (malai) can also be added as per requirement.

In all, Ubtan is pretty versatile as per your needs and all the beauty experts are loving it for this reason.

Ubtan is Versatile

Ubtan is Versatile


Beauty Experts also love Ubtan as it is malleable in the ingredients that you can add as per the specific need of your Skin. Here are some ingredients to name a few.

1. Neem Powder & Oatmeal added to face pack for glowing skin

There is no denying that Neem is powerful in healing and keeping acne at bay due to its antibacterial properties. Sensitive skin cannot tolerate the usual exfoliators. Oatmeal comes to the rescue. It is an excellent exfoliator and natural face scrub, yet gentle on the skin. It is also a moisturizer with healing properties.

2. Almond with Fennel face pack for glowing skin

Almond nourishes and softens the skin as it contains Vitamin E. It is an antioxidant and helps to protect the skin from the damaging effect of pollution, UV Rays and other environmental factors. On, other hand fennel having antibacterial and anti fungal properties, it is known in the cosmetic world for deep cleansing, unclogging pores and toning. It is particularly helpful for people with oily skin.

3. Mulethi and Sesame Seed added to face pack for glowing skin

Mulethi popularly known as liquorice, helps to reduce dark spots on face and pigmentation and even out the skin tone. Sesame seed can help to de-tan (it can be another tan removal pack for face). It helps in healing the skin after prolonged sitting in the Sun and promotes glowing skin. It is also an anti-oxidant and a hydrator and keeps the skin moist.

4. Cloves and Ajwain as face pack for glowing skin

Cloves and ajwain have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and help to clear acne and heal acne  scars.

5. Multani Mitti face pack for glowing skin

A popular natural skincare ingredient called multani mitti is probably common in almost every Indian home. It also helps in skin toning. As a result, the appearance of wrinkles, loose skin, and other age-related symptoms can be delayed.

Multani mitti benefits in many ways – it is an effective cure for skin that is affected by hot weather and sunburns. The cooling effect of multani mitti occurs rapidly and lasts for a long period. 

One can also use blue nectar tan removal pack for face that is made with natural herbs and pulls out the impurities and improves the skin tone.

Face Pack, Face Mask and Face Scrub

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Much to the delight of everyone, to further add to the versatility of Ubtan, it can be used as a face pack for glowing skin, a face mask or a face scrub to exfoliate simply by varying how you use the same .

Ubtan - To make or not to make?

You can always make a mix of the Ubtan powder and keep it ready to be utilized for making any face pack for glowing skin . However, for the Ubtan to be effective, the key lies in the purity of the ingredients. In a world that is dealing with adulteration on all levels, it is hard to be sure of the purity of the herbs and natural ingredients available in the market.

You could also choose to purchase an Ubtan powder from a . As opposed to DIY homemade Ubtans, they are a more potent combination of dried herbs, flowers, roots etc mixed together after much research, in the right quantities for the individual and collective benefits that they impart. You can select from a range of Ubtans to best suit your skin. Or you can just simply choose any Ubtan for regular use, if the need is general.

More often than not, these Ubtans come in travel friendly packs so that you would not have to compromise with your skin routine while on the go.

Ubtan is one product with many benefits. It is a tan removal pack for face, it is a face pack for glowing skin, it is a face pack for all skin types and it suits adults and teenagers, both. No wonder that all the Beauty Experts are raving about the benefits of Ubtan – the age old Ayurvedic Beauty Treatment.

Worth Noting - Blue Nectar Ubtans are mild enough to be used every day and have almost no side effects. However, a patch test is always recommended to rule out any skin allergies to the ingredients used.

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