Ubtan is a luxurious full body exfoliant that has been used as part of a beauty regime in India for thousands of years. It is used traditional in pre-wedding rituals to create youthful, glowing skin for the bride.Ubtan is a mix of different powders from grains and spices, combined together with oils to form a paste that is then rubbed over the whole body in a synchronized manner by 2 technicians.
An Ubtan is a traditional natural version to the modern day micro-dermabrasion. Its acts by sloughing off the dead skins cells, stimulating elastin and collagen and increasing blood circulation so new cells can begin to form. This decreases the effects of aging, fine lines, pigmentation, scars and enhances skin texture. But unlike a microdermabrasion, the ingredients used in the Ubtan not only enhance the beauty of the skin, but also contain medicinal properties and are free of chemicals.
Used in Panchakarma an Ubtan is a powerful lymphatic and circulatory stimulant, which aids in the detoxification process. The ingredients used are dry and rough in nature and hot in potency and when rubbed all over the body they induce the same qualities in the deeper tissues and remove excess congestion, water, stiffness and blockages from the system.The specific action of the massage creates friction to open up the pores, allowing the medicinal spices to penetrate and have a liquefying and scrapping action on fat tissue and stimulate the metabolism. Ubtan is beneficial for promoting weight loss, reducing subcutaneous fat tissues, toning the muscles and reducing cellulite.
By reducing the blockages and congestion in the system (Kapha in Ayurvedic terms), stimulating lymphatic drainage and sluggish circulation, it clears the Nadis (energy channels), which allows the flow of Prana (energy) more efficiently throughout the body. This invigorates the nervous system, relieves fatigue and revitalizes the body.The combination of the oil with the powder ensures the superficial layers do not become to dry and rough in the process and leaves the skin feeling subtle, soft and lustrousDifferent Types Of Ubtan:
1.How To Make Ubtan At Home For Fairness:-
1 tbsp. sandalwood powder.
1 tbsp. papaya paste.
1 tbsp. mashed banana.
1 tbsp. besan.
Mix all these ingredients together with milk and make the paste thicker. Apply it on the face and wait for 20 minutes. Let the face pack rest for 2 to 3 minutes and wash off.
2.Ubtan For Moisturizing:-
Mix almond milk and egg white in a processor. Now add gram flour to this mixture. And make a smooth paste. Apply it and then wash it off after 10 minutes with lukewarm water.
3.Ubtan For Black Heads Removal(How To Make Ubtan With Besan):-
Massage your face with the mixture of these ingredients for a least of 15 minutes. It is usually advised to massage and then let this pack rest. After this pack goes dry, wash it off.
4.Ubtan To Remove Dead Cells:-
Nowadays with the increase in pollution, the skin may be easily affected. Hence, special care needs to be taken. Removal of dead skin cells is needed to retrieve that fresh glow and softness.
Dry orange skin.
Ground these ingredients with oil such as almond oil or sesame oil or rose water. Gently apply this mixture for 10 to 15 minutes. Hence, this mixture can remove dead skin cells.
5.Medicated Ubtan For Sensitive Skin:-
The best thing about making an ubtan mixture is that it can be created and recreated for different purposes.
Coconut or almond oil.
Make a paste of all these ingredients with milk or water. Apply this pack on your body. Let it rest for about 10 minutes after which it can be scrubbed. Take a bath and you would feel that same soft and supple skin.
6.Ubtan For Summer Season:-
The primary concern for any lady in the summer season is to maintain that special glow on her face. With the onset of summer and high temperatures, tanning and dark spots start to appear on the skin. The most affected part is our face as it is always exposed to the sun.
Special ubtan can be made to beat the heat for this season:
7.Lemon And Turmeric Mixture:-
Mix all the ingredients with the base of milk and take special care to make it thick. Avoid making it too runny. Apply the pack to your face and let it rest for some time. Let it dry and then massage. Wash it off with lukewarm water. This mixture can be preserved in the refrigerator for future use too.
8.How To Make Ubtan For Kids (Cucumber & Multani Mitti):-
1 tbsp. cucumber juice.
1 tbsp. mint juice.
1 tbsp. Multani Matti
All these ingredients are then mixed with rose water. Apply this mixture on your face in a layered way and let it rest for a while. This mixture is used during the summer season to cool off. All the skin problems like rash, boils, pimples can be prevented by the utilization of this mix.
9.How To Make Ubtan For Oily Skin:-
1 tbsp. Chandan
1 tbsp. Tomato juice
5-7 mint leaves.
5-7 neem leaves
1 tbsp. Multani Matti
Mix all these ingredients together. Add some mint and neem leaves.Apply this paste on your face and let it rest for a while. Due to the use of neem and mint leaves, this pack also has antibacterial properties. Thus, skin problems such as acne and pimples can be prevented by the regular use of this pack.
10.Ubtan For A Soft And Smooth Skin:-
Masoor dal( red lentil)
Mix all these ingredients and grind them together. Add turmeric to this mixture and make a thick mixture by adding rose water. Apply it all over and gently scrub it off.