What is Ubtan?This yucky looking magic paste is “Ubtan”, an age-old traditional mix of natural and ayurvedic ingredients with amazing beauty benefits. It 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 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, Sandalwood which brightens the skin complexion and milk or rose water to make a paste. This is considered the best Ubtan for glowing skin.
Regular use of the Ubtan 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
As an Ubtan is a mix of powerful yet gentle ingredients, one Ubtan 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 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. 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 oil if required. Regular use of Ubtan is required to have visible results and it may take time.
3. Natural Coolant
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.
4. Helps to clear the skin
Many of the ingredients contain antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties. These help to heal acne and acne scars, reduce blemishes and pigmentation leading to a clearer and 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.
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 water is added 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
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
There is no denying its Neem power 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 yet gentle on the skin. It is also a moisturizer with healing properties.
2. Almond with Fennel
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. in 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
Mulethi popularly known as liquorice, helps to reduce dark spots and pigmentation and even out the skin tone. Sesame seed can help to de-tan. 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
have Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and help to clear acne and heal acne scars.
Face Pack, Face Mask and Face Scrub
Much to the delight of everyone, to further add to the versatility of Ubtan, it can be used as a face pack, a face mask or a face scrub to exfoliate simply by varying how you use the same .
To make or not to make?
You can always make a mix of the Ubtan powder and keep it ready to be utilized. 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 Trusted Ayurvedic brand. As opposed to 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.
One product with many benefits. No wonder that all the Beauty Experts are raving about the benefits of Ubtan – the age old Ayurvedic Beauty Treatment.
We would love to hear from you about your favourite ingredients that you use for making your own Ubtan.
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.