You may not think about using various flours or grains as part of your skincare routine, but they can be a great resource.
I have been experimenting with homemade skincare for a while now. I was so excited when I could start experimenting with chickpea flour. It has been used in India for centuries!
Chickpea flour makes a fabulous facial and exfoliant. Even better when you can grind it fresh!
- 2 tsp freshly ground chickpea flour
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- milk, sour cream, yogurt or almond oil (enough to form a paste)
- Use equal parts chickpea flour and turmeric
- Add enough milk, sour cream, yogurt or almond oil to make a paste.
- Smooth all over your face and leave for 10 – 15 minutes.
- Gently scrub in an upward motion when removing the facial to exfoliate. Rinse with warm water.
NOTE: Turmeric stains! Wear something you don’t care about. It didn’t stain my face when I used this, but I have heard of other people having issues so try a small patch first.
Using almond oil instead of the milk products will create a facial that is a more hydrating and good for dry skin. While the chickpea flour will exfoliate your skin, the turmeric is thought to be anti-bacterial and anti-aging. Great for mature or acne prone skin.