Ayurveda has a vast description of the topical applications in the name of Lepa kalpana described both as the Chikitsa (treatment) of various skin diseases and for beauty. The medicines that are in the form of a paste and used for external application are called Lepas.
The herbal paste which is applied on the face to treat acne, pimples, scars, marks and pigments are known as Mukha Lepa (face pack) in Ayurveda. The herbal face pack mainly consists of different rejuvenating herbs that help in nourishment of the skin and also aid in skin cleansing and make it soft and clear. Mukhalepas also helps to increase the elasticity of the skin and thereby prevents the ageing of the skin, avoids wrinkles on the face, and gives a good skin tone.
Masoor Dal / Split Red Lentil Powder - 6 tsp
Lemon Juice - 2 drops
Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp
Jayphala / Nutmeg Powder - ⅛ tsp
Herbal Water - 1 cardamom seed / ½ tsp fennel seeds / badisepa, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes.
Procedure - Mix the powder i.e Masoor dal, turmeric, Jayphala along with lemon juice.
For combination skin - Mix the powder with herbal water to make a paste.
For oily skin - Mix the powder with buttermilk or aloe Vera juice to make a paste
For dry skin - Mix the powder with milk to make a paste
How to use Ubtan - Keep the Ubtan lepa for a few minutes but don’t let it completely dry, wash off by patting water on the face and give it a gentle scrub. For best result apply thrice a week
Enjoy the Ayurvedic pampering .
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