November 22, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments

By: Tayyeba

If you have an oily skin type, you shall be well aware of the hassles you face in everyday life.   Back in my teenage, I hated how my skin looked by the end of school time. I had oily prone skin and the humid weather of the middle east, almost more than half of the year, made it worse resulting in pimples all over the face. I always kept bundles of facial wipes and used water from time to time to refresh my face but it didn't last long until it was all back. We were not allowed to use any makeup so no powders for me. It left me looking dull most of the time.

I had heard from my elders about the use of gram flour (also known as garbanzo bean flour) for skin but never gave it a try. I kept searching for oil control remedies but nothing really made my mind until one day it struck me 'why not just give gram flour a try?'. I rushed to the pantry, took out a spoonful of gram flour powder. I used a little bit of water to make it paste-like and applied to my face just like any face wash. I rubbed it for a minute or so and rinsed with water. My skin felt so clean and fresh instantly but I thought it was a usual face wash-like result and only for the time being. I, however, was amazed by its results after few hours. My skin did not turn oily even after few hours of using it. It took more time to turn oily than usual.

I, being quite happy with the instant results, replaced my face wash with it and washed my face in the morning before going to school, in the afternoon after returning home and in the evening with it. My face remained less oily most of the day. It satisfied me a lot at the moment when I was really annoyed with my skin. Hence, I continued using it. I was further amazed when after approximately 15-20 days of its usage, my friends and family started to notice my skin tone turning brighter. My skin started receiving appreciation and it made me more confident.

After a month or more, I noticed that my skin was producing fewer pimples than how it usually did. That was another surprise for me. Although, it did not help me clear my acne completely but it surely provided me with a great remedy for oil control. Brightening the skin tone and reducing the pimples came as an additional gift. It is a miracle ingredient having alkalizing and antibacterial properties. It is known to cleanse the skin from deep within. It is now a part of mine and my sister's daily regime and the best part is it does not have any side effects. After all, it's all natural!