Use Multani Mitti for an Unflawed Skin

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Nov 06, 2014

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Multani mitti or Fuller’s Earth has been used to get a flawless skin since time immemorial. It is effective against acne, blackheads, scars and excessive oil and beats chemical-based beauty products anytime because it doesn’t have any side-effects.
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    The Good Old Multani Mitti

    Also known as Fuller’s Earth, multani mitti has miraculous effects on skin. It is easily available, inexpensive, has no side-effects and works wonders for different skin types and problems. It has been used by women since the time there was no sign of chemical cosmetic products in India to treat skin problems like acne, blackheads, scars and large pores. Even with a copious use of cosmetics today, multani mitti still has many fans who swear by its marvellous skin benefits.

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    Benefits of Multani Mitti

    Being rich in magnesium chloride, multani mitti reduces acne outbreak by absorbing excessive oil from the skin and controling the occurence of blemishes. A face pack made with multani mitti cleanses the skin and frees it from dirt, oil and dead skin cells. It reduces redness from scars and inflammation and helps it to get rid of tanning and pigmentation. The soothing effects of multani mitti on skin are worth the time and energy you put in applying in. Vouch for a once in a week application of the face pack. Here are some ways to prepare a multani mitti face pack.

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    Multani Mitti with Rose Water

    This is a very effective face pack for people with oily skin, especially during summers. Mix equal parts of multani mitti and rose water and make it into a thick paste. Apply it on your face and neck and allow it to dry for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. You will get an oil-free skin, which wouldn’t be extra-dry and it will feel cool.

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    Multani Mitti with Honey

    This is again a natural remedy to cut the oiliness of skin and lighten its tone. All you need is 2 spoons of multani mitti, 2 spoons of honey and a few drops of rose water to make a smooth paste. Apply it and wash it after 20 minutes to see a visible difference.

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    Multani Mitti with Sandalwood

    Another killer combination that is super effective for acne or pimples. Make a mixture of equal parts of multani mitti and sandalwood powder; you can add a spoon of gram flour (besan) to it too and make a paste with rose water. Apply on your face and neck and rinse in 15 minutes to get rid of pimples and flaunt glowing skin.

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    Mutltani Mitti with Curd

    If you have a combination skin that is problematic, you can find resort in this natural remedy. A combination skin is neither dry, nor oily, and is usually a pain to take care of. Mix 2 spoons of each multani mitti and curd, and add 1 spoon of lemon juice to work it into a paste. Apply it and let it dry. Wash with cold water and follow the regime every week to bid adieu to all your skin problems.

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    Multani Mitti with Papaya

    Papayas are full on antioxidants and vitamins and are a useful beauty ingredient. Mix a small cup of mashed papaya with multani mitti with a spoon of honey, apply on your face and rinse. You’ll be left feeling fresh with a lovely natural glow.

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    Multani Mitti with Turmeric

    Turmeric can effectively heal and lighten your skin. Take 2 spoons of multani mitti, 1 spoon of turmeric and 2 spoons of honey, and make a paste. Apply, let it dry and then rinse. You will notice a remarkable difference in your skin tone after a few applications.

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