Natural body packs for sensitive skin
Someone told me eating pork while pregnant would make my baby hairy, I swear they did. I did satiate a few bacon cravings though, so when my daughter was born covered in a fair amount of fine fuzz, I blamed the bacon right away. The doctor was kind enough to calm me saying that most babies are born with these fine and temporary hairs and she will have clear skin within weeks. Fortunately, that was true. Yet I couldn’t help think of my grandmom’s fuzz combat mix from 25 years ago.It was a simple recipe and it worked wonders.
2 tablespoons gram flour (besan)
2 tablespoons wholewheat flour (atta)
½ tablespoon pure ghee
2/3 tablespoons yoghurt (enough to make sticky dough)
Mix all the ingredients to make dough that’s stickier than chapati’s, almost like
batter. Easy to apply, yet gooey. Apply on arms and legs, back of the neck, elbows and knees. Once the kids are older you can even put it on the face. Once the pack begins to dry, rub it off. Just run your palm up and down on the area and the pack will come off with all the grime and hairs. Follow it up with a nice warm
bath (remember the
ghee is still there!)
This pack helps get rid of spots and scratches and girls get the added bonus of smooth arms and legs. The idea is to start early in life, when the skin is at its supplest and the hairs are fine. I started when my daughter was about 7 months old. Only problem is they tend to want to eat it, but this is a food based pack and once they taste it they won’t be going back for more. Once a week is more than enough, in cold cities it is hard to get a kid to sit with a body covered with food but try it on a sunny day at least once a month if you can.
Always try a patch test on a small area of skin to make sure your baby isn’t allergic to besan or any of the other ingredients. check with your doctor before starting anything new.