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Homemade Red Lentils Anti-Aging Cream

You all must have had red lentil as food but have you ever thought about using it as a skincare ingredient? We are all living a busy life where we consider readymade things that require minimal or zero efforts. Similar is the case with skincare where we are ready to spend thousands on products but not ready to make something on our own that’s more effective and inexpensive.


The usage of anti-aging products is increasing as pollution, lifestyle and other factors are making us age before time. To prevent early aging, we use anti-aging products that contain chemical agents. Instead of using these, you can prepare your own anti-aging skin cream at home in an easy way. Red lentils have moisturizing and age-reversing properties.


Red lentils, commonly known as masoor dal, is not only good for weight loss, but also for your skin. Masoor dal comes loaded with vitamin C, iron, calcium, vitamin B-6, and magnesium. And these nutrients-loaded red lentils are an amazing natural remedy to keep skin troubles at bay. 


Red lentils or masoor dal is a well-known staple ingredient that all of you will find in your kitchen . These magical pulses provide you radiant skin with a healthy glow from deep inside your skin tissues.

Below are some of the benefits of red lentils for skin.




Benefits Of Red Lentils For The Skin



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Serves as a skin cleanser


Red lentil is an excellent cleanser. It removes dirt and oil from the skin, along with dead skin cells. The best part is that it does not strip your skin of natural oils or leave it feeling dry after use. It makes it great for those with dry or sensitive skin and individuals with acne-prone complexions that may be prone to irritation when using harsher products like soap on their faces (or anywhere else).

Red lentils also act as a natural scrub for the face because of their ability to remove blackheads and whiteheads from clogged pores, leaving them clean and clear once again.



Skin-Lightening Substance 


Red lentils are rich in antioxidants, and vitamin C. They are also a natural skin-lightening agent, which helps reduce skin blemishes and dark spots. Red lentils can prepare face packs for skin pigmentation, melasma, and acne treatment.



An Organic Exfoliant


Red lentils are one of the greatest natural exfoliators due to the nutrients they contain, which aid in removing dead skin cells and leaving the skin smooth and dirt-free. It also aids in the treatment of blackheads and acne. 

They contain phytochemicals, which help in removing dead skin cells and improving skin texture. Red lentils are also rich in iron, vitamin B6, folate, and potassium which can help to reduce pigmentation by stimulating blood flow to the skin.



An anti-aging treatment


Not many know this but masoor dal is an excellent hydrating and nourishing potion in the form of a face pack, and it tightens the skin to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. It is a natural and gentle anti-aging treatment.




Homemade Red Lentils Anti-Aging Cream



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Ingredients Required


  • 3 tablespoons of Red lentils/masoor dal 
  • 1 orange zest
  • 1/2 aloe vera gel 
  • A few drops of organic argan oil


  • A mixing bowl
  • A mixing spoon
  • A blender/mixer/grinder
  • Grater/a knife
  • Storage container preferably glass



To Make


Step 1: Soak red lentils overnight


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First of all, take lentils in a bowl, wash them and soak them in water in a glass container with airtight lid overnight

Soaking naturally deactivates the harmful compounds and activates all the goodness of the seeds and increases its nutritional value manifold. The process of soaking removes the gas-causing elements from the lentils.



Step 2: Adding orange zest


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The next step is to grate your orange with a grater. You can as well use the knife and gently peel the orange because we will be needing only the zest for this remedy. 

Orange peels are a superb skincare ingredient especially for acne-prone skin. They house key minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium that promote youthful glow and smooth appearance. The peels can also renew dead cells and moisturize the skin. Orange peels are a perfect skincare choice for anyone looking for a natural and pocket-friendly way to flawless skin.



Step 3: Boiling


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The next morning the lentils must have soaked up the water. Now add the orange zest and stir well with a spoon. Add hot water in a pan and place your jar into the hot water. Let it sit for about 30 minutes and take it out and allow it to cool down.



Step 4: Blending


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After time has elapsed, put it in the blender and grind it until smooth. After this, use cheesecloth to strain it. Using cheesecloth to strain keeps out some of the cloudiness and any sediment that’s settled to the bottom.



Step 5: Adding aloe vera gel  


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In a separate bowl, add 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel followed by 4 tablespoons of red lentil and orange zest juice and mix. The moisturizing effect of aloe can help alleviate dry, itchy skin associated with eczema. Aloe vera gel may also help alleviate seborrheic dermatitis (inspired by www.healthline.com). As with eczema, aloe vera may help alleviate inflammation and itchiness from psoriasis when applied regularly to the skin. 



Step 6: Adding organic argan oil


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Add a few drops of organic argan oil and mix well. Argan oil is rich in antioxidants that help protect against environmental damage, like polyphenols and vitamin E. This vitamin is well loved in skincare for its anti-aging and skin softening properties. Both help scavenge free radicals, helping to maintain skin´s youthfulness. In general, argan oil can be used by all skin types as those with dry skin will benefit from its moisturizing properties, while those with oily skin may also find it tolerable as it is lightweight and won’t leave the skin feeling greasy.



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Step 6: Final step


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Now, your red lentils anti-aging cream is ready. Store it in a glass container and you are ready to go. This cream will last for about 14 days but if you want to use it longer than that then you will need to add a preservative that will keep it safe. Use it in the morning after cleansing your face and toning your face, apply this cream and don’t forget to apply sunscreen too.


This amazing anti-aging cream made from red lentils and orange zest will help give your face a natural glow. Because vitamins in it help to enhance the radiance of your face. Apart from this, aloe vera gel also helps to nourish your skin and helps to keep the skin healthy.




More Ways To Use Red Lentils On Face


With milk and eggs: You can make lentil powder and mix it with egg yolk and milk and use it as a face pack. This will help in tightening and brightening the skin. Milk contains lactic acid, which is really effective for lightening skin and removing dead skin cells that get accumulated on your face. It also helps to soothe sun burn as it contains protein that wards off the burning sensation and diminishes unwanted pigmentation. The egg yolk is rich in vitamins A, B2 and B3 that provide benefits in terms of skin such as helps to reduce inflammation and acne scars, reduce dark spots, increase moisture when applied topically on the skin.


Walnut powder, gram flour and red lentils: You can use lentils with dried fruits like walnut powder and gram flour. You can make an anti-aging face pack by adding lentil powder, walnut powder and gram flour.  This will help remove tanning. Walnut shell powder is a natural exfoliant, it gently removes dull and dry skin cells to reveal soft, smooth healthy skin. It helps to even out skin tone and leaves skin brighter and looking radiant.


Red lentils and Urad dal: You can also prepare a face pack of red lentils and Urad dal for which you mix soaked lentil and Urad dal powder, almond oil, glycerin and rose water. It works as an anti-face pack.


Milk and red lentils scrub: Make a paste by grinding the red lentils coarsely with milk. Then you use it as a face scrub, it helps to remove dead skin and facial oil.




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Final Thoughts


The above mentioned benefits of red lentil prove that this ingredient is useful for skin care. It can be used as a face cream to eliminate pigmentation, reduce wrinkles, eliminate dark spots, and melasma. So, if you have skin problems, try this red lentil face cream at home today!







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