Multani mitti - can this really be the secret to the clear skin that you desire? Let's have a look!
What is Multani Mitti
Indian women are masters of DIY cosmetics.
Young Indian girls are taught that everything they need to keep their skin beautiful is already in their home.
At very early age they are introduced to natural beauty remedies and Multani mitti is one of them.
Multani mitti is the Indian name for Fuller’s Earth - any clay material that has the ability to decolorize oil.
The clay we know, has been used for centuries in India for treating skin problems like acne, blemishes and scars.
In modern days, fuller's earth is used as an absorbent in the wool industry and as an active ingredient for a lot of beauty and skin care products.
Multani Mitti is rich alkaline soil containing minerals like like zinc, silica, oxides, iron, and magnesium.
This means it can balance your skin's pH and help correct imbalances and neutralizes skin tone.
Need more reasons to include this earthy goodness in your skin care?
Benefits of Multani Mitti
Controls Oil Production
Because of its absorbent properties, fuller's earth is able to lift excess oils clean the pores from impurities, without drying the skin. In fact it keeps the moisture intact.
Mix a tablespoon of fuller's earth with 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons of water.
Apply on the skin and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse off, pat dry and apply moisturizer.
You can use this pack once a week. The 2 ingredients combined will regulate the production of sebum and controls oiliness.
Improves Skin Tone
The clay is known to be one of the best remedies for tanning. Evens out skin tone and helps lighten blemishes and dark spots.
Mix multani mitti with a tablespoon of tomato juice and same quantity of lemon juice.
Apply to the skin and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Apply moisturizer.
If you have dry or sensitive skin, use only a teaspoon of lemon juice or add water to make the pack milder.
You can use it once every week (or depending on the needs, every other week).
Highly alkaline and rich in minerals, multani mitti is cleaning the skin in depth removing dead skin cells stuck in pores.
This way it speeds up the healing of blemishes and prevent the appearance of new.
Mix a tablespoon of the clay with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Apply to the skin and leave for 10 minutes.
Rinse off with cold water, pat dry the skin and finish with applying moisturizer.
You can use this pack once or twice a week, depending on the needs.
Its deep-cleansing action unclogs pores and purifies the skin, imparting an instant glow onto your face.
Mix a tablespoons of fuller's earth with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 drops of lavender oil.
Massage gently on damp skin. Leave it for a few minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
You can this recipe to your DIY face scrubs remedies and mix the things around.
Avoid exfoliating too often and too harshly as this can cause redness, itching and dryness.
It has a soothing effect on the inflamed skin, healing sun damage gently.
You can use it cold compresses to relieve burning and itchy sensations.
Mix a tablespoon of multani mitti with a tablespoon of aloe vera gel and 2 tablespoons of rose water.
Let the mixture cool down in the fridge for at least half hour.
Apply the mixture on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off with cold water.
Use this pack after tanning or if you have inflamed skin.
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