How To Use Multani Mitti For Acne August 3, 2017

Who hasn’t dealt with acne? There may be a lucky few who haven’t had to deal with it (yet), but most of us know the pains that accompany it. And you’ll be happy to know that there is one remedy that can really help. Multani mitti, or fuller’s earth, can make your battle against acne super easy. It has been long used in face masks that help give you clear and healthy skin. But, how does it work? Keep reading to find out.

Is Multani Mitti Good For Acne And Pimples?

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Multani mitti is used in a myriad of remedies to treat many different skin problems. Here’s how it helps treat acne:

  • Multani mitti is a rich source or magnesium chloride, which helps fight acne and prevents breakouts.
  • It helps eliminate the excessive production of oil in your skin, keeping your pores from clogging.
  • It also has a clarifying effect on your skin with its rich content of minerals that help eliminate dirt and grime.
  • Multani mitti helps fade acne scars and skin pigmentation resulting from acne with its skin lightening properties.
  • It is also a great exfoliating agent and helps remove dead skin, keeping your pores from clogging up.

How To Use Multani Mitti For Acne And Pimples

1. Multani Mitti And Turmeric For Acne

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You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp multani mitti
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp honey

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat it dry.
  3. Apply the mixture onto your face as you would a face pack.
  4. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Turmeric has excellent antiseptic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties that help curb acne. The honey in this pack helps fade scars with its bleaching properties.

2. Multani Mitti And Neem For Acne

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You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp multani mitti
  • 1 tbsp neem powder
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

20 minutes

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat it dry.
  3. Apply the mixture onto your face as you would a face pack.
  4. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

This pack helps curb oiliness while the strong antimicrobial properties of neem ward off bacteria and infection.

3. Multani Mitti And Sandalwood (Chandan) For Acne

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You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp multani mitti
  • 2 tbsp sandalwood powder
  • 1 tbsp gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tbsp rose water

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat it dry.
  3. Apply the mixture onto your face as you would a face pack.
  4. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Sandalwood is an excellent skin care ingredient. It helps absorb the excess oils from your skin without drying it out while also leaving your skin feeling soft and supple. This pack effectively eliminates acne and also helps fade acne scars.

4. Multani Mitti And Curd/Yogurt For Acne

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You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp multani mitti
  • 2 tbsp curd
  • 1 tbsp lemon

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat it dry.
  3. Apply the mixture onto your face as you would a face pack.
  4. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

This is a mild pack that moisturizes your skin while also effectively eliminating acne. The curd in this pack helps dissolve the dirt and grime present on your face, dislodging clogged pores and clearing acne.

5. Multani Mitti And Rose Water For Acne

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You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp multani mitti
  • 1 tbsp rose water

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat it dry.
  3. Apply the mixture onto your face as you would a face pack.
  4. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

This is one of the simplest multani mitti face packs you could use for your skin. Not only is it super simple to make but also works effectively to banish acne. Rose water is a mild toner that helps tighten your pores without irritating or drying out your skin.

6. Multani Mitti And Aloe Vera For Acne

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You Will Need

  • 2 tsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp multani mitti

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

20 minutes

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat it dry.
  3. Apply the mixture onto your face as you would a face pack.
  4. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and then rinse it off with cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Aloe vera is known for its strong anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness and swelling. It also helps moisturize your skin without clogging your pores. The use of aloe vera in your multani mitti face pack will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Now that you know how to use multani mitti for acne and pimples, what are you waiting for? Being at war with acne can be tough, but with age-old remedies like multani mitti, you have all the ammunition you need to come out victorious. Have you ever used multani mitti in your skin care routine? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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  • Oindrila

    Fantastic article! :)

  • Shruti Goenka

    Thank you :)

  • Daksha

    very useful shruthi…

  • Manoj Kumar

    Thank u Shruthi..
    but I didn’t understand what the oatmeal is??

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Jasmine, I believe it is harmful to the skin to cleanse your face with a bar of facial soap. Although many bar soaps are now better formulated and gentler (due to a lower pH that closely matches the normal skin level), they will still be more drying sulfate-free gels, foams, liquids and creams.

  • Mahmuda Hoque

    Can I skip turmeric?I do get allergy when I apply turmeric to my skin…
    and moreover the whiteheads on my nose are eventually turning out to be small acnes.. can u tell me a home remedy to remove them.. Please it will be very kind of u

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Aloe, lemon juice and honey are common solutions for acne problems. To get rid of the acne on your nose, use lemon. It acts as a disinfectant and exfoliant, avoiding the formation of new pimples. However, make sure you visit your dermatologist to know your skin type and be cautious about what can irritate your skin. First, clean your skin, then take a ball of cotton dipped in lemon juice and dab it on the acne. Finally, rinse your face with cool water. This is one simple remedy; you can find more remedies in the links below:
      http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-home-remedies-to-remove-pimples-overnight/