We often use store-bought face and body cleansers to help brighten our skin tone and even out our complexion.

Well, what can be better than a homemade skin brightening face and body cleanser made with all natural ingredients!


Check out this article for a simple and easy recipe on how to make a skin brightening face and body cleanser at home. This recipe consists of just three ingredients which are super powerful and beneficial for the skin.

Here’s the recipe below!

Benefits of using this face and body cleanser for your skin:

This recipe consists of just 3 ingredients – green gram powder, licorice root powder and turmeric powder and here are their benefits:

Green gram powder:

Green gram powder can act as a natural exfoliant to the skin, thus removing dead skin cells. It can also help promote cell turnover and rejuvenate the skin. It has properties that can help improve skin tone and make the skin look brighter.

Using green gram powder on the skin can help increase skin smoothness and also make the skin more soft and supple. Green gram powder is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C and thus can enhance skin texture and give the skin a radiant glow.

Licorice powder:

Licorice powder contains iso-flavonoids that can help keep pigmentation at bay. It can act as a natural skin lightening alternative to chemical hydroquinone. It can help promote the skin with brightness.

It can also treat skin conditions like acne or eczema.

Licorice can also help fade scar marks caused by injuries or any other marks of scarring by evening out one’s skin tone. It is also used to help treat hyperpigmentation, as it is a natural remedy to help lighten the skin and make it look brighter thus evening out skin tone and complexion. For those who have tanned skin, using licorice powder can help make the skin look brighter. It can also help protect the skin from sun damage.

Turmeric powder:

Turmeric can help stimulate better blood circulation in the body and in turn can help reduce inflammation with its anti-inflammatory effects.

Turmeric acts as a natural skin moisturizer that can help keep the skin soft and supple and prevent the skin from becoming dry. It helps keep the skin nourished at all times and can promote better cell turnover.

Turmeric powder helps keep the skin youthful and slows down the signs of aging and also can help prevent the skin from premature aging. Turmeric powder is an essential ingredient for those who are looking to brighten and even out their skin tone (like those who are prone to getting tanned or have dark patches or pigmentation on the skin).

For those who have pigmentation, application of turmeric powder can help reduce the appearance of the dark patches on the skin and can prevent the skin from darkening.

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  • Dried green gram beans
  • Licorice powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Water


Into a mixer grinder, add in the dried green gram beans and grind until fully powdered.

Then, into a mixing bowl, add in the green gram powder, licorice powder and turmeric powder. Give it a mix to combine. Then, add in some water or yogurt or aloe vera little by little until it becomes a smooth and runny paste.

To use:

Wash your face or body with lukewarm water and then gently rub this skin brightening cleanser all over your face or body for a minute. Leave it on for another minute and then rinse off with lukewarm water.