As u must be knowing in our desi way of marriages...we hve brides putting on uptan in their mayon ...which is usually for two three weeks...which is brought one day by groom's mother which is before mehendi...the question is how to make uptan...different ppl have given different views...what are urs style? let me tell ya the ways other lady make 1)Gram flour, sandalwood powder, lil curd, turmeric, Rose water. Make a paste and is ready to apply. 2)take 1 cup of whole moong beans make powder add turmeric rose water make a paste and apply if no rose water any attar or perfume will do 3)take besan mix it with milk and a bit of haldi...som also put lemon juice or sandelwood powder and rosewater to make it aromatic 4)take some besan ,honey,few drops of lemon juice and pinch of haldi mix it well try it . 5) The uptan -- make a thick paste of refined flour ( white flour) and fresh cream. The consistency should be almost but not quite like clay doh!. apply on your face and keep massaging your face. soon bits of paste start falling off your face and so does any makeup/dirt on your face. another simpler one -- This is for those who do not have dry skin. Wash your face with gramflour and water paste. rub it and wash it off completely. You have aclean and healthy skin. for a glowing skin -- soak pink gram ( we call it masoorwith the skin removed here) in milk for a couple of hours. Groind it into a paste in your mixer. the consistency is similar to that of cake dough. If it is thick, you can add milk. take a teaspoon and apply on your face like a face pack. wash it off when it dries. Refrigrate the remaining mixture and use it over the next few days. i want more ideas..it would be great to know from you all..