Fuller’s Earth: A Remedy for all your Skin and Hair Woes

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 23, 2014

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If you have been burning a hole in your pocket to fight your skin and hair woes, then you haven't discovered fuller's earth yet. This pocket-friendly natural remedy will help you fight all your skin problems leaving behind no side-effects.
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    A Gift from Mother Nature

    Fuller’s earth which is popularly known as Multani Mitti has been used as the key ingredient by the herbal beauty product manufacturers since ages. The clay contains numerous minerals including magnesium, quartz, silica, iron, calcium, calcite and dolomite which make it highly recommendable for your hair and skin. From oil absorbing to antiseptic properties, fuller’s earth can treat all your skin and hair troubles. Here are few benefits of using this gift from mother nature.

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    Best Remedy for Oily Skin

    Fuller’s earth is a natural absorbent and can help remove excess oil from your skin. It can also help in maintaining the natural pH level of your skin while cleaning the skin pores. Mix fuller’s earth with rose water and sandalwood and apply it on your face. For best results, repeat it every 2-3 times a week.

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    Helps Removing Scars

    If you have injury or burn marks on your body apply fuller’s earth and you can get rid of the scars to a large extent. Add some carrot pulp and olive oil to fuller’s earth and apply the mixture on the scar. Let it dry for 20 minutes and rinse it off. Repeat this at least once or twice a week till you see the scar fading away.

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    Rectifies Skin Complexion

    You can use fuller’s earth to improve your skin complexion and clean your skin. Add some curd to fuller’s earth and leave the mixture for 30 minutes. Add one tablespoon of mint powder and mix it well. Apply the mixture and let it dry for 20-30 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Use it at least twice a week to see noticeable effects on your skin.

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    Fights Acne

    Fuller’s earth can fight the causes of pimples and acne. It removes clogged pores on the skin and stops excess oil secretion. Add neem leaf paste , a pinch of camphor, and rose water to fuller’s earth. Apply the paste on the affected area and let it dry for 15 minutes. Rinse it off and pat dry and apply a moisturizer.

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    Improves Saggy Skin

    If your skin has started showing signs of aging, fuller’s earth is your best remedy. It can improve your skin elasticity and can stop it from sagging. Mix fuller’s earth with glycerin and honey and make a paste. Add one beaten white egg and apply the paste on your face. Let it dry and then wash it with lukewarm water. Repeat this at least once a week.

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    Remedy for Dandruff

    Due to its absorbent properties, fuller’s earth can absorb excess oil, grease, and dirt from the head which cause dandruff. It cleans the scalp, removes the flakes and enhances blood circulation. Take orange peel powder and mix it with fuller’s earth. Make a paste and apply it on the scalp. Let it dry for 20 minutes and rinse it off. Repeat this remedy once or twice a week.

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    Fights Split Ends

    You can use fuller’s earth as a substitute for your conditioner to fight split ends. Wash your hair regularly with fuller’s earth to keep it moisturized and to prevent split ends. It enhances hair growth and makes it smooth and shiny.

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    Straightens Hair

    If you wish to have frizz-free straight hair add 1 cup fuller’s earth to rice flour and put one white egg and water to make a paste. Oil your hair before going to bed. Next morning, comb your hair 4-5 times and then apply the pack. Keep combing your hair while you apply the pack. Keep it for 40 minutes and then wash it off. Spray milk on your hair with a sprinkle bottle and leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it with a mild shampoo and conditioner. You will get your desired bounce and shine.

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    Fights Fatigue

    When you are tired and experience body ache, fuller’s earth can stimulate the circulation of blood in your body and relieve you off the pain. Make paste with fuller’s earth and water and apply it on the affected body part. Let it dry and wash it with warm water.

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    Fights Dead Skin

    Fuller’s earth is a natural cleanser which exfoliates your skin and removes dirt. You can use it as a moisturizing face pack for your dry skin. Add glycerin and honey to fuller’s earth and make a paste. Apply it on your face and let it dry. Wash it off with warm water and repeat this every week.

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