8 Masoor Dal Face Packs You Can Try This Week

Get flawless and healthy skin with these exfoliating, brightening, and toning face packs.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Seepika Jaiswal, MBBS, FAM
Written by Jyotsana Rao
Edited by Anjali Sayee
Fact-checked by Monomita Chakraborty, Certified Skin Care Coach  • 

The common pulses like chana, mung, and masoor dal in your kitchen serve as the solution to many skin care issues. This article discusses what the masoor dal benefits for skin are, and how masoor dal face packs can help maintain your skin health and keep it bright and soft.

How do you make masoor dal face packs? How does it help your skin? If you prefer natural products over store-bought skin care products, this article may help you make the best natural face pack through simple steps.

Keep reading to learn how to prepare masoor dal face packs.

1. All Round Face Pack:

Masoor dal face pack has multiple benefits
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This masoor dal face pack is used for exfoliation and skin hydration, as well as to tighten the pores, brighten the skin, and remove tan. This mask will cleanse, soften and help in nourishing your skin and make it oil-free to prevent acne (1), (2).


  • Soak masoor dal in water, overnight.
  • In the morning, grind into a thick paste.
  • Add 1/3 cup of raw milk
  • Mix these well into a paste.
  • Apply on the face in circular motions
  • Keep it on for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off and pat dry.

2. Daily Face Wash:

Masoor dal face pack can also be used as a face wash
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This face pack is suitable for all skin types. This can also be used as a daily face wash.


  • Mix 1 tbsp masoor dal powder, 2 tbsp milk and a pinch of turmeric with 3 drops coconut oil.
  • Apply evenly on the face.
  • Leave this for 2 minutes
  • Wash off by scrubbing this gently
  • Note: Include coconut oil only if you have dry sin.

Note: Use coconut oil if you have normal to dry skin only. Do not use it if you have acne-prone skin.

3. Brightening Face Pack:

This face pack of masoor dal adds glow, removes dark spots, and cures dry skin and pimples and if you have a dark spot, it might help fade it.


  • Soak 50 grams masoor dal in water overnight, in a bowl.
  • Grind it into a fine paste in the morning.
  • Mix 1 tsp raw milk and 1 tsp almond oil to the paste.
  • Apply this face pack evenly on your face
  • Leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water.
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Red lentils possess excellent bleaching properties. Including them thrice in your skin care routine can effectively lighten pigmentation and dark patches on the skin

4. Dry Skin Face Pack:

Nourishing masoor dal face pack for dry skin
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This masoor dal face pack is best suited for moisturizing your dry and sensitive skin (2).


  • Soak 2 tsp masoor dal in some milk, overnight.
  • Grind this into a coarse paste in the morning
  • Apply evenly all over the face and neck
  • Keep it for 20 minutes
  • Wash off and pat dry

Note – You can use rose water instead of milk, if you have oily skin.

5. Methi Face Pack:

This madoor dal face pack benefits are the same as eating methi.


  • Soak 2-3 teaspoons of whole masoor dal, overnight.
  • Grind into a coarse paste in the morning
  • Apply evenly over the face.
  • Let it dry.
  • Wash off with cold water and pat dry your face.

6. Facial Hair Removal Face Pack:

Masoor dal face to get rid of facial hair
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This masoor dal face pack helps in skin lightening and gets rid of fine facial hair. The orange peel in this pack also makes your skin glow and helps with complexion improvement. Since both orange peel and moong daal are gentle on the skin, they may help in skin healing as well.


  • Soak 100 gms masoor dal, 50 gms sandalwood powder and orange peel powder in milk, overnight.
  • Grind all the ingredients together to make a nice, smooth paste.
  • Apply a layer of this paste on the face.
  • Keep on the face for 15-20 minutes and let it dry.
  • Scrub off the dried layer gently in circular motions
  • You can also use olive oil to scrub this off
  • Wash off with cold water.

7. Dull Skin Face Pack:

Brighten your dull skin with masoor dal and orange peel face pack
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Moong dal contains vitamin E which helps nourish the skin, and this face pack will help add radiance to dull skin (2).


  • Roast orange lentils/masoor dal
  • Take dried orange peel in an equal ratio
  • Grind into a fine paste with milk.
  • Apply evenly on the face
  • Keep it on for 15 minutes
  • Wash off and pat dry.

8. Pore Tightening Face Pack:

Try this skin firming mask for a healthier skin. This masoor dal face pack is useful for tightening the pores as well as pore minimization. It may be anti-aging as it tightens large pores and makes your skin look firmer.


  • Grind masoor dal.
  • Apply it evenly on the face and neck.
  • Let it dry
  • Wash off with cold water.
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Red lentils are a great source of antioxidants. Including them in the diet at least twice a week in the diet helps promote skin health.

Infographic: 3 Masoor Dal Face Packs To Give Your Skin What It Needs

Are you tired of using chemical products on your face and still seeing no results? Your skin is still not clear; it has dark spots and enlarged pores and might be a little dry or too oily. We’ve got a one-stop solution for you—an all natural one! Use a masoor dal face pack and see how your dull skin turns supple and glowing. Below are 4 masoor dal face pack remedies to get you started!

3 masoor dal face packs to give your skin what it needs (infographic)

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Red lentils or masoor dal are popular pulses used in many kitchens. Masoor dal benefits the skin in multiple ways and help maintain your skin health. Masoor dal helps skin exfoliation and removes dead skin cells, soothe, and cleanse the skin when included in your regular skin care regimen. To prepare these face packs, you can mix masoor dal with raw milk, turmeric, fenugreek seeds, orange peel, or sandalwood powder. These face packs can help address various skin care issues. Try including these face packs at least once or twice a week in your skin care regimen to reap their benefits and boost your skin health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can masoor dal cause pimples?

No, masoor dal does not cause pimples. It has anti-inflammatory properties which helps reduce them. However, do not use it if you are allergic to it.

Can masoor dal remove acne scars?

When used as a natural exfoliator, masoor dal may help prevent acne scars. But it may not completely remove acne scars but aid scar reduction.

Does masoor dal remove hyperpigmentation?

Masoor dal may help manage hyperpigmentation as it is a natural exfoliant and skin-lightening agent.

Does masoor dal remove melasma?

Melasma is caused by hormonal issues rather than just sun damage. While masoor dal is effective in reducing pigmentation, there is no evidence that it can treat melasma.

Does masoor dal remove dark circles?

Dark circles are caused by a variety of reasons like dehydration, poor diet, lack of sleep, etc, and there is no evidence to show that masoor dal helps remove dark circles. It may nourish your underskin and improve its suppleness and firmness, in turn reducing the appearance of dark circles.

How long should I leave a masoor dal face pack on my skin before rinsing it off?

Depending on the consistency, ingredients, and aim of the pack, you should keep it on for 3 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off. Deep de-tan and brightening face packs need to be put on for 15-20 minutes to allow your skin to absorb all the nutrients. Quick-cleansing and exfoliating masks can be rinsed off much sooner.

Can a masoor dal face pack be used on other parts of the body besides the face?

Absolutely, you can use this natural remedy on the neck, back, elbows, and hands to improve the skin tone of these areas.

Key Takeaways

  • Masoor dal is a natural scrub that exfoliates the skin and helps dead skin removal and unclogs your pores.
  • Use it in a face pack with milk and almond oil to improve skin texture and brighten your skin tone.
  • A masoor dal face pack made with raw milk reduces excess oil production and keeps acne at bay.
  • Create a daily face wash, suitable for all skin types, with masoor dal, turmeric, coconut oil, and milk.

Discover the ultimate benefits of masoor dal/red lentils with this DIY video! Click on it and learn how to make a simple masoor dal face pack to get glowing skin in no time!


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