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DIY Skin Lightening Beetroot & Besan Mask

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In a quest to attain fairer skin, we often forget the beauty that we are! The objective should not be to achieve fair skin per say, but clear, healthy and bright tone that is free of blemishes and scars. Here is a beetroot and besan mask for glowing skin, which does exactly that!

So, how exactly does this beetroot mask help in lightening and brightening the skin tone? Here is how!

Beetroot is a strong source of vital vitamins, minerals and iron that cleanse skin of the impurities, slough of the dead skin cells, which in turn leave the skin clean and clear.

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beetroot mask for skin lightening

Some other ingredients in this home remedy for skin lightening using beetroot include lemon juice, gram flour (besan), honey and tomato juice.

Lemon juice in this beetroot mask recipe for instant fairness contains rich citric acids, which work to lighten blemishes and clear out skin tone.

Tomato, on the other hand, is packed with beta-carotene and lycopene that protect the skin from free radicals, control sebum production and nourish the skin from deep, making it radiant.

beetroot mask for skin lightening

Vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants present in honey help keep the skin supple, smooth and glowing!

The last ingredient in this beetroot & besan mask for skin lightening is gram flour. Cleansing properties of gram flour or besan remove the accumulated dirt and grime from deep skin layers, tightening pores and making your skin brighter.

So, let's get down to the DIY recipe of the beetroot and besan face mask to get fair skin.

beetroot mask for skin lightening

1 tablespoon of gram flour
1 teaspoon of beetroot juice
1 teaspoon of tomato juice
1 teaspoon of honey
½ a teaspoon of lemon juice

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beetroot mask for skin lightening


  1. In a bowl, mix besan with tomato and beetroot juice. Whisk until you get a smooth paste. Add honey and lemon juice to the mixture.
  2. Mix until all the ingredients combine well.
  3. Cleanse your face with a clarifying face wash and pat dry. When your skin is slightly moist, apply the pack.
  4. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Touch your skin, and if you feel the pack has completely dried off, wash your face.

    Follow it up with a light moisturiser. Apply this pack twice every day for quicker results.

If you know of any more handy masks to lighten skin, do share the recipe at the comment section below.

Read more about: diy, beetroot, honey
Story first published: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 20:00 [IST]
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