It's definitely been your grandmother's favourite home remedy for any skin ailment, and can easily be considered an Indian beauty staple. Multani Mitti, also known as Fullers' Earth is a mineral rich clay that is used in common beauty treatments. The clay has been passed down from generation to generation. It has absorbent properties and is a source of minerals like magnesium, silica, quartz, calcium, iron, calcite, and dolomite. It has active ingredients that absorb oil, dirt, sweat and any other impurities trapped in your skin. Need we say more to convince you that it's GOT to be part of your beauty regime?
Multani mitti is a great agent to exfoliate and brighten your skin. It is an extremely versatile ingredient in home-made DIY face packs. It is a commonly believed myth that multani mitti is beneficial for only people with acne-prone skin. The truth is, you can use this with a host of other ingredients to suit your specific skin type. And trust us ladies, every skin type benefits from this clay!
If you haven't already given it a shot, you should go out and buy a box of this magical healing clay right away and make it an active part of your beauty regime!
1. Removes excess sebum and oil trapped in your pores.
2. Deeply cleans your skin: it removes dirt, sweat and impurities.
3. Helps fight acne, blemishes and pimples.
4. Brightens your complexion and evens out your skin tone.
5. It is an effective cooling agent that helps in treating sunburns, skin rashes and infections.
6. It has antiseptic properties that help fight acne, skin infections and other irritants.
7. Helps fade tanning and pigmentation.
8. Can be used to treat skin inflammation and insect bites.
9. Gives your skin a healthy radiant glow.
10. Effectively treats blackheads and whiteheads, freckles and acne.
11. Helps deal with an oily scalp when applied directly.
While there are numerous clay masks available in the market, multani mitti is one of the oldest, cheapest and best home remedies out there. The simplest and easiest way to use multani mitti is to mix it with rose water and apply it as a face mask. However, there are many ways you can use this magical ingredient in your beauty routine to help combat various skin issues. Check out some of the uses of multani mitti, in face packs and find one that works best for your skin concerns.
The Vitamin C in lemon brightens the skin and helps fade blemishes, while honey acts as a humectant—protecting, hydrating and plumping the skin. Mix the two with some rose water and multani mitti for a natural, bleaching effect.
Turmeric is nature's skin saver. It brightens, lightens and gives your skin a healthy glow. It is anti-inflammatory and helps heal acne and any active skin infections. It works wonders on blemishes and removing tan as it has a component called curcumin which inhibits excessive secretion of melanin in skin. A mixture of multani mitti with turmeric, curd/milk/honey and rose water works wonders on tanned skin and pigmentation!
This delicious vegetable is great for reducing pigmentation and spots from the skin. Grate some potato, squeeze out the juice and combine it with multani mitti for bright, glowing, tan-free skin.
Yoghurt contains lactic acid that helps gently exfoliate and give your skin a healthy glow, remove dark circles, get rid of acne and wrinkles, and soften your skin.
Cucumber cools the skin and helps reduce the puffiness around your eyes. It is full of water and is therefore super hydrating. Throw some in a blender and strain the juice and use it on your face or combine it with some multani mitti for a cooling, hydrating face pack!
Cleopatra's secret to her smooth, flawless and radiant complexion was milk. Milk is great for improving the complexion. Raw milk is an excellent daily cleanser. All you need to do is dip a cotton ball in raw milk and wipe your face with it. Sour milk can help shrink pores! Milk helps lighten blemishes, reduce allergic reactions and heal wounds. Milk soothes sunburn and sun damage too. So add some milk to your multani mitti and get the best of both ingredients!
Aloe vera is nature's best-kept secret! The gel from the aloe leaf has anti inflammatory, skin regeneration and healing properties. Just cut a leaf, squeeze out some gel and use it in your face masks. You can use the gel to hydrate your skin and hair.
Multani Mitti is extremely beneficial for your skin. Combine it with tomato juice, sandalwood powder and a pinch of turmeric, apply to your face twice a week and see blemishes, pigmentation, and dark circles fade. It will give your skin a radiant glow, too.
Here's the recipe:
Combine all the ingredients together and apply it to your face for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat your face dry. Apply some aloe vera gel or a lightweight moisturiser after.
A mixture of multani mitti and curd will moisturise and cleanse your skin. Curd has lactic acid which helps in moisturising and exfoliating your skin.
Here's the recipe:
Combine all the ingredients together and apply them to your face for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat your face dry.
Multani mitti is known for its oil-absorbing properties, this is why it is an effective in fighting acne. It draws out the oil and impurities from under your skin. The minerals in multani mitti nourish your skin and help prevent further breakouts. Add some lime juice or a few drops of tea tree oil to the multani mitti to give it a further acne busting boost.
Here's the recipe:
Mix all the ingredients together and apply it on your face for 15 minutes, wash off with warm water and moisturise. You can use this face pack twice a week for acne-free skin!
Now that you know how beneficial this ingredient is, do tell us which of the face masks you plan to make at home!