Haldi & Chandan Face Packs For Brides

By: Kumutha G

Over the years, Indian wedding traditions and rituals have undergone a lot of changes. A few were let go as they no longer suited our changing sensibilities, and a lot others were altered to make them more feasible to our current scenario.

One ritual that stayed intact in all its glorious beauty is the beautification of the bride and the groom with a turmeric and sandalwood pack also known as haldi chandan ubtan. And there is a good reason why.

Sandalwood has strong anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, astringent and anti-bacterial properties. It removes excess oil, cleanses pores, kills infection-causing bacteria and restores the skin's natural oil balance. Sandalwood is a coolant. It not just soothes your skin, but its aromatic smell is known to reduce depression and alleviate your mood.

The deep yellow powder we call turmeric, does more than add a tinge of flavour to your food. Being anti-bacterial in nature, turmeric is known to lighten stretch marks, reduce pimples, erase pigmentation and control dandruff.

Combining these two potent ingredients can give the bride a perfect radiance. Here are a few ayurveda recommended haldi chandan ubtans for gorgeous brides-to-be.

haldi and chandan face packs for brides

Pack for Dry Skin

This pack will restore the natural PH balance of the skin, making it soft and supple.


  • 3 Teaspoons sandalwood oil
  • 1 Teaspoon rosewater
  • 3 Teaspoons milk powder
  • 1/3 Teaspoon turmeric


Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl, until they form a smooth paste. Using a brush apply it to your skin evenly. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it clean with cold water and pat dry.

haldi and chandan face packs for brides

Oil Control Pack

This pack works to control excess oil secretion of the skin, thereby reducing breakouts and blemishes.


  • 1 Tablespoon multani mitti (earth clay)
  • 1 Tablespoon sandalwood powder
  • 5 Drops of rosewater
  • A pinch of turmeric


Mix all the components together and make it into a thick paste. Apply the pack on a clean face, leave it on for 20 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water. Try this pack thrice a week for non-greasy smooth skin.

Pack For Radiant Skin

This enriching pack will nourish your skin, leaving it glowing, soft and dewy.


  • ½ Cup dried and grounded turmeric root
  • ½ Cup sandalwood powder
  • ¼ Cup chickpea flour

haldi and chandan face packs for brides


A few drops of essential oil of your choice

Lemon juice (If you have an oily skin.)


In a bowl, mix sandalwood, turmeric and chickpea flour. Mix well.

Add in the rosewater to get the desired consistency, and then stir in the essential oil and lemon juice.

Apply the face pack evenly throughout your face. Leave it on till dry, wash and pat dry.

This pack can also be used on the body for that unparalleled glow!

Also Read: Skin Care Tips For The Bride To Be

haldi and chandan face packs for brides

Pack for Blemish-Free Skin

Just having a glowing skin is not enough, you need to have a clear skin free of dark spots and acne scars, and this pack guarantees exactly that.


  • 1 Teaspoon neem powder
  • 1 Teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • Rosewater
  • A pinch of Turmeric


Make a thick paste of the ingredients. Apply it to your face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water and pat dry. Apply the face pack thrice a week for visible results.

haldi and chandan face packs for brides

Nourishing Pack

We all know the nourishing benefits of almond. Why not magnify its impact by combining it with sandalwood powder for that taut, clear skin?


  • 10 Almonds
  • 1 Teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • Rosewater
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • A pinch of saffron


Soak the almonds overnight and grind it into a smooth paste. Add the rest of the ingredients with the paste and whisk until they blend.

Cleanse your face with a mild cleanser.

Using a brush, apply the pack to your face and neck. Leave it to dry for 15 to 20 minutes.

Once the pack dries off, immerse a cotton ball in rosewater and dab your skin gently. When the pack becomes moist again, scrub your skin in round circular motions for added exfoliation.

Wash your face in lukewarm water and rub ice to close open pores.

Try the above-mentioned packs a few times for a week for that supple, smooth and radiant skin for the D-Day. And if you have any more face pack recipes, do share it in the comment section below.

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Story first published: Sunday, July 31, 2016, 22:00 [IST]
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