What’s one thing all Indian moms insist you eat along with every meal? It’s the ‘maa ka laadla‘ ingredient, ghee! This Indian superfood has amazing health benefits. Apart from being a high-functioning fat, using ghee for the face to address various skin issues works wonders. Just like ghee adds a lot to a dish, it provides extra nourishment for your skin.

Ghee – The Epitome Of Traditional Indian Wisdom

The earliest records of cosmetic substances and their application dates back to Circa 2500 and 1550 B.C, to the Indus valley civilisation. The use of ghee for face care has been well-documented through Ayurveda. Consumption of ghee has been proven to add moisture to the skin. It also brings a glow to the face. 

From chapped lips to dry elbows, utilising ghee for skin problems has been a part of the Indian skin care routine since ancient times. The ancient Indian civilisations used ghee to cure skin rashes along with treating broken bones and bruises. Cow ghee was used as a bath oil and considered an exquisite facial moisturiser.

Incredible Benefits Of Ghee On Your Skin

Here are some ghee benefits for skin that have helped us since ancient times.

  1. Moisturises skin. 
  2. Hydrates dry skin.
  3. Brightens skin.
  4. Slows the process of skin ageing.
  5. Heals chapped lips.
  6. De-tans dark lips.
  7. Brighten up dull eyes.

These are the ghee benefits for the skin we are sure you have already heard from your mother or grandmother. Ghee has been used to heal and nourish skin by Indians since the beginning of time. And though we have a variety of skin care products available, nothing can beat the organic goodness of this natural product.

10 Simple Ghee Masks For Your Skin

1. Sandalwood Oil & Ghee To Hydrate Your Skin

Sandalwood oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It has shown promising results in soothing acne, psoriasis, eczema, and warts. Turmeric has therapeutic benefits. When used with ghee, these ingredients can keep your skin healthy. Use it 2-3 times a week.

You Will Need:

  • 2-3 drops of sandalwood oil
  • 1 tablespoon of ghee
  • ½ tablespoon of turmeric powder

Method: 

  1. Mix all ingredients to form a paste.
  2. Apply it to your face and neck.
  3. Leave the mixture on for 20 minutes.
  4. Wash your face with lukewarm water.

Another way to reduce and fight acne is a quick haldi and dahi mask. Combine both the ingredients in a bowl and apply the smooth paste. Watch this video to learn to make this pack.

2. Besan & Ghee Face Mask For Dull And Dry Skin

Using ghee for skin whitening and brightening is potent. Face masks with ghee are highly effective. This mask will help get rid of dead skin and other impurities effectively to reveal a clean, soft, and glowing complexion!

You Will Need:

  • 2 tablespoons of besan 
  • 2 teaspoons of ghee
  • 2 teaspoons of water 

Method:

  1. Mix besan with equal amounts of water and ghee.
  2. Make a paste and apply this evenly on the face as well as the neck.
  3. Leave this DIY face mask on for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.

3. Ghee, Haldi & Neem For Anti-Ageing Effect

We know that turmeric can give your skin a healthy glow but did you know that it also has antibacterial properties? Hence, it can keep your skin clear and smooth. Neem’s antioxidant boost will protect your skin against the effects of ageing. Now, add ghee to this mix for super soft skin and you’ll get a very potent face pack.

You Will Need:

  • 1 teaspoon of neem powder
  • ½ teaspoon of haldi
  • 1 teaspoon of ghee

Method: 

  1. Mix one teaspoon of neem powder, half a teaspoon of pure haldi and one teaspoon of ghee to make a paste. 
  2. Apply it to cleansed skin and keep it on for 15 minutes before washing off.

4. Milk, Masoor Dal & Ghee Face Mask For Skin Brightening

Milk is a great cleanser and is also known for brightening and whitening the face. The masoor dal in this mask gives it a slightly exfoliating effect on the skin, and the ghee in the mask will act as a lubricant that will prevent the particles from scratching your skin to ensure optimum exfoliation/scrubbing. Further, this mask also makes the skin lustrous and soft. The ghee present in the mixture prevents any skin damage and works to make the skin brighter and glowing.

You Will Need:

  • Masoor dal
  • Ghee
  • Raw milk

Method:

  1. Mix equally, raw milk, ghee, and masoor ki dal. 
  2. Then apply the face pack on your skin massaging thoroughly. 
  3. After doing that, let this mixture sit on your face for about 20 minutes.  
  4. Once done, just wash off the face mask from your face and then pat dry your face with a towel to reveal a brightened and softer version of yourself.

5. Multani Mitti & Ghee For Sensitive Skin

We’ve seen women over generations using multani mitti as their skin saviour. Rich in magnesium chloride, it not only deep cleanses the skin but also makes sure it stays free of impurities and blackheads. Ghee balances the drying effect of multani mitti that many people complain about and makes the skin supple.

You Will Need:

  • 1 teaspoon of ghee
  • 1 teaspoon of multani mitti

Method: 

  1. Mix one teaspoon of multani mitti with one teaspoon of ghee to make a face mask. 
  2. Keep this on the skin for 20 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.

6. Gram Flour & Ghee To Remove Oil From Your Skin

Gram flour is used in herbal face masks. It exfoliates the skin, reduces oiliness, and minimizes pimples. The lactic acid present in milk may work as a mild exfoliator and stimulate new cell growth. Use this mask 2 times a week.

You Will Need:

  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • 2 tablespoons of gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon of milk

Method:

  1. Mix all the ingredients and prepare a thick paste.
  2. Apply the paste all over your face and neck.
  3. Leave it on to dry and wash it off with cold water.

7. Honey & Ghee Perfect For Sensitive Skin

Honey has antioxidant, antimicrobial, and wound healing properties. The antioxidants in it can help fight free radicals, improve skin health, and minimize signs of ageing. Use it once a day and this face mask will keep your skin moisturized. 

You Will Need:

  • ½ tablespoon of ghee
  • ½ tablespoon of honey

Method:

  1. Mix both the ingredients.
  2. Apply this mixture all over your face and neck.
  3. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wash your face with lukewarm water.

8. Turmeric & Ghee To Bring Back Your Natural Glow

Topical and oral turmeric have therapeutic benefits. It can help soothe skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, radiodermatitis, and photo-ageing. This face mask can soothe and heal your skin. Use it twice a week and see the results for yourself.

You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon of ghee
  • ½ tablespoon of turmeric powder

Method:

  1. Mix the ingredients and apply the mixture to your face and neck.
  2. Leave it on until it dries.
  3. Wash your face with cold water.

9. Face Mask Made Out Of Ghee For Radiant Skin

Nothing beats indulging in a beauty session in the comfort of your home on the weekends. It’s the simplest, and easiest form of self-care. Bring back your shine by using masks made with home ingredients. 

You Will Need:

  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of milk
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of multani mitti 

Method:

  1. Mix everything in a bowl and make a paste.
  2. Gently apply it all over your face and leave for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Rinse with cold water. 

10. Ghee & Coffee Scrub For A Deep Cleanse 

Make a special addition to your list of ghee face masks with a coffee scrub to clean your skin’s pores and make your skin healthy and nourished.   

You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed sugar
  • ½ tablespoon of coconut oil
  • ½ tablespoon of ghee

Method:

  1. Mix everything in a bowl and apply the mixture on your skin while massaging in circular motions.
  2. After 15 minutes, wash it off with water.

Key Takeaways

  • Ghee is that readily available skincare remedy, which we mostly overlook. 
  • Adding ghee to your daily skincare routine will definitely prove beneficial
  • Ghee face masks work for every skin type
  • It provides natural moisture to your skin  

There are tons of skincare creams, lotions, serums and moisturisers in the market. Though several brands are taking the organic route, using ghee for skin benefits has no match. With zero side effects and easy availability, ghee is a great option for natural skincare. 

So try this ancient Indian ingredient and see the difference yourself!