Aata for skin care? Yes, you heard us. This commonly used ingredient in most Indian households can serve you in many more ways other than in making delicious parathas and pooris. With the 21 days lockdown already effective, being homebound for this long isn't going to be easy. Moreover, if you have already started using your stock of household items carefully or don't have the necessary beauty products at home, you can resort to simple, fuss free aata to give your skin a pampering session.
While we commonly know that whole wheat is a great source of fiber, it also comes with properties that work wonders for the skin. This is because of a few essential vitamins and minerals like zinc, selenium, manganese, etc. Much like besan (gram flour), you can use aata as a face pack to fight oily skin, cleanse out toxins, reduce tan and dark spots and improve skin elasticity and brightness. Besides, you will be using a completely natural ingredient to give your skin a dose of goodness.
Being home quarantined, pamper yourself with enriching beauty products like scrubs, masks, peel off packs and moisturisers. But if you have limited stock, you can always turn to natural and easily available kitchen ingredients that work wonders for the skin, such as aata. Here's how to use it:
Make a paste using 2 tablespoons aata and 2 tablespoons milk. It should have the same consistency as a regular face pack. Apply it all over the face and neck and let it try for 15 minutes. Then wash your skin with cool water.
Want to feel refreshed instantly? Mix 2 tablespoons aata with milk and rose water to form a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and neck and relax. While aata will work to cleanse the skin and reduce tan, rose work will enhance the mood and rejuvenate the skin.
Need a face mask to reduce tan yet not lose out on moisture? Make a face mask with 2 tablespoons aata, 2 tablespoons curd and a teaspoon of honey. Mix well and apply on your face and neck. Leave for 20 minutes and then wash.
While you need to take all measures to prevent coronavirus infection, this is also the time when you can start taking better care of your health. After all, now you have more free time than ever, so spend it to lead a healthier lifestyle and pay attention to your skincare needs.