Ubtan Meaning and Benefits: Unlocking the Ancient Indian Skincare Secret for Radiant Beauty

 We have been passed Ubtans recipes from our mothers and grandmothers who received them from their mothers, which has been going on for ages. In modern terminology, we call it DIY recipes or powder wash in an even more fancy vocabulary.

But whatever names we add or change, one thing that stays constant is its naturality, which lies in its ingredients. What makes Ubtans unique is its natural blend of ingredients that anyone can make with simple ingredients found in their kitchen or right outside on their lawn.

This simplicity and pure blend of natural ingredients make it a known name in every household. For every skin issue—acne, dull and dry skin, oily skin, inflammation, or tanning—there exists a Ubtan blend with ingredients that specifically target these concerns. You are put into a lab containing ingredients labeled with their features, and you can mix and match to make your blend that caters to your skin's unique needs.

Ingredients In An Ubtan And Their Benefits

An Ubtan is a very versatile blend that can feature a simple 2 to 3 ingredients to several ingredients according to your requirements. However, with a busy lifestyle, it is difficult to take the time to collect all the ingredients according to your needs and make an Ubtan, so usually, we skip this amazing recipe due to time constraints and all the efforts that go into making a blend akin to our needs.

Light Up Beauty came up with the perfect solution so that you can solve your skin issues in a very natural and traditional way using a Ubtan without all the hassle that comes with it. The Flash Ubtan Powder Wash combines the goodness of natural ingredients in a unique blend and saves you the time and effort that go into making a Ubtan, all while giving you the best benefits of natural ingredients. 

It features ingredients such as - Hibiscus, Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica), Rose Petal Powder, Goat's Milk, Guava, New Zealand Glacial Clay, Urad Dal (Black Gram), Rosemary, Marigold (Calendula) and Oats. These have been proven time and again for their efficiency and excellent benefits, such as : 

  • Hibiscus 

It is rich in antioxidants, which help fight skin aging. It reduces wrinkles and makes the skin firm and tight. Its natural acids gently exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and revealing fresh, glowing skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties help achieve acne-free skin.

  • Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica)

It calms sensitive skin by reducing inflammation and hydrates dry skin. It is also known to slow signs of aging.

  • Rose Petal Powder

It helps moisturize the skin, keeping it soft and smooth. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce acne and redness and calm irritated skin. It tightens pores and gives a natural glow.

  • Goat's Milk

It is rich in vitamins that deeply hydrate and nourish the skin. It has lactic acid, which gently exfoliates the skin and reveals bright, glowy skin.

  • Guava 

It is rich in Vitamin C, which brightens the skin and promotes an even skin tone; it is also antioxidant-rich and fights free radicals, helping to prevent premature aging.

  • New Zealand Glacial Clay

This clay detoxifies the skin, drawing out impurities and excess oils that cause acne breakouts. It contains minerals that nourish the skin and improve its overall health and appearance.

  • Urad Dal (Black Gram)

It acts as a natural scrub, helping to remove dead skin cells and improve overall skin texture; it also reduces the appearance of dark spots.

  • Rosemary

It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help fight skin damage and aging and treat acne and irritation.

  • Marigold (Calendula)

Its healing powers can help with acne scars and skin irritations. It also hydrates and soothes dry skin.

  • Oats

They act as a gentle cleanser and natural exfoliant, removing dirt, impurities, and dead skin cells without stripping the skin's natural oils. They are excellent for soothing itchy and irritated skin, leaving the skin smooth and refreshed.

Flash ubtan powder for face removes face and body acne

Dos And Don'ts Of An Ubtan :

While Ubtan is an entirely natural paste to apply, there are a few things to be kept in mind while using an Ubtan to ensure you get the most out of it :


  • Patch test first :

Apply a small amount to a small area of your skin to check for allergies to any of the ingredients in your Ubtan paste.

  • Clean your face :

Clean your face by removing dirt or makeup before applying the Ubtan paste.

  • Apply gently :

Apply the Ubtan paste gently to avoid irritating your skin.

  • Stay consistent : 

Regular use of the Ubtan paste 2 to 3 times a week will show visible results in your skin, making it brighter, even-toned, and hydrated.

  • Moisturize after rinsing :

Ubtans can sometimes be drying. Apply a hydrating cream like Wave by Light Up Beauty after rinsing off the Ubtan paste to ensure proper hydration and soft, supple skin.

  • Store properly :

As Ubtan paste is made from natural ingredients, it can go bad quickly if left outside. Store the leftover Ubtan paste in a clean, airtight container and refrigerate it for up to a week.


  • Do Not Scrub Harshly :

Gently scrub your face while rinsing off the Ubtan without applying too much pressure. It should be used as a mild exfoliant, not a harsh scrub.

  • Keep Away From Eyes :

Do not apply the Ubtan near your eyes or on any other sensitive areas of your skin, as it may irritate.

  • Avoid Overuse :

Using the Ubtan too often can lead to skin dryness and irritation. Apply it 2 to 3 times a week to get the most out of it without making your skin sensitive.

  • Avoid Going Out in the sun right after use :

Do not go out in direct sunlight immediately after using the Ubtan, as your skin may be more sensitive and exposed to sun damage; wear. Wear a high-SPF sunscreen like Gold Rush by Light Up Beauty before going out for complete protection from sun damage.

  • Do not Apply on Damaged Skin :

Please avoid using the Ubtan on cuts, wounds, or irritated skin, as it can further irritate your skin.

By keeping these in mind, you can get the best benefits of your Ubtan paste without the worries of irritating your skin and achieve bright, healthy, acne-free, and completely nourished skin.

How To Apply An Ubtan?

  • Clean your face with plain water, and make sure there is no makeup or dirt on your face before applying Ubtan.
  • After making a thick paste of your customized ingredients, apply a thick layer of the paste, spreading it evenly over your face and neck, covering all the areas.
  • Please wait for it to completely dry, typically 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse it off with water while gently scrubbing your face.
  • Follow up with your usual morning skincare routine of hydrating cream and SPF. 

Light Up Beauty's Flash Ubtan is a 3-minute facial for your skin; it dries up and works magic in just 3 minutes. So, there is no hassle of collecting ingredients and making a paste, and the best results in much less time!

You do not need to leave it for 10 to 15 minutes; just apply a generous amount evenly onto your face and neck and rinse off after 3 minutes to get glowing, bright skin that is also hydrated due to naturally hydrating ingredients in Flash Ubtan. It fights acne

Conclusion :

Because of their organic nature and proven skincare benefits, Ubtans have been passed on through generations in the Indian Beauty traditions. They are made with essential ingredients readily available in our homes, making them highly flexible. However, collecting and using these ingredients to make an Ubtan paste takes time and effort.

Light Up Beauty developed glowing skin products like Flash Ubtan with ingredients such as Vitamin C-rich Guava, goat's milk, hibiscus, and rose. All address various skin concerns like dryness, acne, and aging, providing a practical solution by combining the benefits of traditional Ubtans with the simplicity of modern application. It is convenient to use and reveals bright, glowing skin.