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How to use Multani Mitti or Fuller's earth for skincare problems

Ever tried a multani mitti face pack? ©Shutterstock

Multani Mitti or Fuller s earth has been used by Indian women for centuries to take care of their skincare problems like acne, blackheads, etc. Though most modern women now prefer to use branded products, they could still try using the humble multani mitti as it is not only cheaper but could also save them from side effects of artificial cosmetics.

Here are a few of its benefits:

Multani mitti has a rich content of magnesium chloride which helps in the reduction of acne and blemishes.

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It is very good for oily skin as it absorbs the excess oil thereby reducing the chances of new pimples.

Applying a multani mitti face pack cleanses the skin and frees it from dirt, oil and dead skin cells.

Its healing properties reduce redness. Using it regularly will further relieve the skin from acne scars and inflammation.

Multani mitti is also good for getting rid of tanning and pigmentation as it has a soothing effect on the skin.

You can get rid of whiteheads and blackheads naturally with multani mitti.

Multani mitti is very safe to use as it does not have any side-effects.

Multani mitti face packs

If you have oily skin, make a paste of multani mitti and rose water with a pinch of turmeric in it the paste should be thin in consistency. Apply it on your face and neck area, avoiding the area around the eyes. Leave it to dry and then rinse it off with water. Remember, do not talk or make too many facial movements after you apply any face pack.

If your skin is normal to dry, mix ground almond paste and replace the rose water with milk in the face pack.

If you want to get rid of acne on your face, make a paste consisting multani mitti, neem, camphor (kapur) and rose water. Apply it once a week to get good results.

To remove blemish and pimple marks, mix multani mitti with some freshly squeezed tomato juice. Add a hint of sandalwood powder and turmeric to it and apply the pack on your face.

If you have dark spots, add yoghurt and mint (pudina) leaves in multani mitti, make a paste and apply it on the spots for half an hour before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.

Even if you do not suffer skin problems like acne, scars etc, apply multani mitti mixed with some essential oil. This will make your skin smoother and supple and add a glow to it.

Multani mitti has many benefits and one must not ignore its power to heal the skin. Try these homemade face packs and see your skin become radiant than before. The trick to identify real multani mitti is by its colour and smell. It is usually of cream to tan colour and has a fresh, muddy odour. You can even buy ready-made multani mitti packs offered by various cosmetic brands.

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