How To Use Multani Mitti For Dry Skin

Say goodbye to dry skin thanks to the nourishing minerals in fuller's earth.

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Multani mitti or Fuller’s earth is an excellent solution for skin purification and brightening your skin. This clay mask can be a bit strong for dry skin because of its excellent oil absorbing power. However, there are ways you can use a Multani mitti facial mask for dry skin. You can mix it with hydrating and skin-softening natural ingredients and use it less frequently for skin nourishment. Scroll down to check DIY Multani mitti mask recipes that are perfect for dry skin.

Multani Mitti For Dry Skin: Benefits

Benefits of multani mitti for dry skin
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Multani mitti is formed by decomposition of volcanic ash and is made of aluminum, magnesium, silicate, clay, minerals, calcium bentonite clay and other elements. It is an excellent remedy for all skin types, including dry skin. Here’s why:

  • Multani mitti is extremely soothing and prevents dryness.
  • It relieves the signs of inflammation, itching, and irritation, which are common if you have dry skin.
  • It is an excellent natural scrub for dry skin.
  • It is a natural antiseptic with astringent properties and absorbs dirt and impurities from your skin. Using this for facial treatment helps in keeping acne and skin inflammation at bay and also in skin rejuvenation.
  • It helps with skin tightening and fights the signs of aging, including wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines.

One thing all you dry skin beauties need to understand is that you need to be careful about the ingredients you are adding to multani mitti to avoid breakouts and dryness. To make things easier for you, I have compiled a list of multani mitti face packs for dry skin. Take a look.

Multani Mitti Face Packs For Dry Skin

1. Multani Mitti And Honey: Hydrating Face Pack For Dry Skin

Multani mitti and honey face pack for dry skin
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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon multani mitti
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3-4 grapes (optional)
What To Do
  1. Mash the grapes.
  2. In a clean bowl, mix multani mitti, honey, and mashed grapes. Adjust the amount of honey as per the consistency of the face pack.
  3. Mix well and apply to your face.
  4. Let it stay for 20 minutes and then wash with cold water.
  5. Follow up with a moisturizer.
How Often You Should Use This

Once a week.

Why This Works

Honey has antibacterial properties (1). It is a humectant, which means it locks in moisture in your skin. Grapes have anti-aging properties (2) and may help in pore minimizing. This face pack results in skin radiance and leaves you with smooth skin.

2. Multani Mitti And Sandalwood: Blemish Control Face Pack For Dry Skin

Multani mitti and sandalwood face pack for dry skin
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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon multani mitti
  • ½ teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons rose water or honey
What To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients and then apply the face pack. Let it dry.
  2. Wash it off gently with lukewarm water.
  3. Apply a serum afterward.
How Often You Should Use This

Once a week.

Why This Works

Sandalwood powder has anti-inflammatory properties (3). It lightens age spots, blemishes, and pigments. This face pack also has other beauty benefits as it is mineral rich, can be used as a detox mask, and can be used to treat other skin ailments such as acne. This is because both sandalwood and multani mitti are excellent for eliminating acne-causing bacteria.

3. Multani Mitti And Curd: Calming Face Pack For Dry Skin

Multani mitti and curd face pack for dry skin
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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon multani mitti
  • 1 tablespoon curd
What To Do
  1. Take a clean bowl and mix the curd with multani mitti.
  2. Spread it evenly throughout your face and let it dry.
  3. Soak your hand in lukewarm water and then massage your face.
  4. Gently remove the rest of the face pack and pat dry.
How Often You Should Use This

Once a week.

Why This Works

Curd has antibacterial properties (4). Along with multani mitti, it calms down irritation and itching and makes your skin smooth and glowing.

4. Multani Mitti And Turmeric: Brightening Face Pack For Dry Skin

Multani mitti and turmeric face pack for dry skin
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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon multani mitti
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
What To Do
  1. Blend multani mitti and turmeric in a bowl and then add honey to it.
  2. Mix well and then apply evenly on your face.
  3. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off, gently massaging it with wet hands.
  4. Clean it thoroughly and pat dry.
  5. Follow up with a hydrating toner.
How Often You Should Use This

Once a week.

Why This Works

Turmeric is known for its antibacterial and skin lightening properties (5), (6). Honey and multani mitti reduce inflammation and infection and keep your skin moisturized.

5. Multani Mitti And Papaya: For Detoxifying Dry Skin

Multani mitti and papaya for detoxifying dry skin
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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon multani mitti
  • 2 tablespoon papaya pulp (ripe)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
What To Do Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl.
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl.
  2. Apply the face pack and let it dry.
  3. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Use This

Once a week.

Why This Works

Papaya is loaded with antioxidants and rich in vitamins A and C (7). This face pack nourishes your skin, removes excess dirt, helps in skin detoxification and complexion improvement.

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The antioxidants in papaya also reduce oxidative stress, keeping inflammation and signs of aging at bay (8). Its pulp can balance the harshness of Multani mitti and soothe dry skin.

6. Multani Mitti And Orange Peel: Anti-Tan Face Mask For Dry Skin

Multani mitti and orange peel anti-tan face mask for dry skin
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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon multani mitti
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk
What To Do
  1. Mix multani mitti and orange peel powder in a clean bowl. Add milk slowly, adjusting the consistency.
  2. Blend well and apply the mixture all over your face.
  3. Let it dry. Wash it off with cold water.
How Often You Should Use This

Once a week.

Why This Works

This face mask helps in removing tan and skin exfoliation making your skin dry. Also, the milk helps in locking in the moisture. Orange peel powder contains vitamin C (9), which helps in clearing your skin.

7. Multani Mitti and Potato: Rejuvenating Face Pack For Dry Skin

Multani mitti and potato rejuvenating face pack for dry skin
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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon multani mitti
  • ½ potato (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater
What to Do
  1. Grate the potato or grind it into a paste.
  2. In a clean bowl, mix the potato paste with multani mitti.
  3. Add rosewater and adjust the consistency.
  4. Apply it all over the face and let it dry.
  5. Wash with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Use This

Once a week.

Why This Works

Potato not only nourishes and moisturizes your face but also prevents aging, rejuvenates the skin, and reduces blemishes. This face pack gives you a youthful glow.

8. Multani Mitti And Cucumber: Hydrating Face Pack For Dry Skin

Multani mitti and cucumber hydrating face pack for dry skin
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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon multani mitti
  • Juice of half a cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon honey
What To Do
  1. Mix the cucumber juice, honey, and multani mitti in a clean bowl.
  2. Spread the mask all over your face and neck. Leave it to dry.
  3. Wash with cold water.
How Often You Should Use This

Once a week.

Why This Works

Cucumber contains ascorbic acid (10), which helps in soothing skin irritation. It is extremely beneficial for dry skin and improves its texture.

9. Multani Mitti and Neem: Acne Treatment For Dry Skin

Multani mitti and neem acne treatment for dry skin
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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon multani mitti
  • 1 tablespoon neem powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
What To Do
  1. Blend the neem powder and multani mitti.
  2. Add rosewater to make a smooth paste.
  3. Apply to your face or just the affected area.
How Often You Should Use This

Once a week.

Why This Works

Neem contains antibacterial and antifungal properties (11), which may help eliminate the acne-causing bacteria and keep your skin clear. This face pack is extremely beneficial for those who have acne and blemishes on their face.

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Multani mitti (Fuller’s earth) can help reduce excess sebum and decongest the pores, which may help soothe and minimize acne.

10. Multani Mitti, Lemon, And Tomato Juice: Refreshing Face Pack For Dry Skin

Multani mitti lemon and tomato juice refreshing face pack for dry skin
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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon multani mitti
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon tomato juice
  • Water (optional)
What To Do
  1. Add lemon and tomato juice to multani mitti.
  2. Mix well to make a smooth paste. Add water if necessary.
  3. Apply to your face and leave it to dry.
  4. Wash with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Use This

Once a week.

Why This Works

Lemon juice and tomato juice helps in deep cleansing your skin thoroughly while multani mitti retains the natural oils of your skin and makes it glow.
Caution: Both lemon juice and tomato juice may irritate your skin. So, make sure you dilute the mixture.

Below are some precautions for using multani mitti if you have dry skin. Check them out!

Precautions To Be Taken When Using Multani Mitti For Dry Skin

  • Cleanse your face thoroughly with a mild, hydrating cleanser before applying Multani mitti for the best results.
  • Use multani mitti only once a week. Excessive usage may lead to overexfoliation and loss of natural oils.
  • Don’t let it sit for too long. Wash it off after 15 minutes or as soon as it starts drying.
  • Multani mitti may make the skin feel dry. Therefore, always apply a rich, hydrating moisturizer after using multani mitti to replenish lost moisture.
  • Do not apply the mask to the delicate skin around your eyes and mouth. Also, avoid using multani mitti if you have broken and sensitive skin.

Above all, monitor how your skin reacts to this ingredient and the procedures, and adjust your skin care routine accordingly.

Infographic: 6 Multani Mitti Face Packs For Dry Skin

Thinking of using multani mitti for your dry skin? Our infographic will give you quick DIY face packs that you can make easily at home. You can get the most of the benefits of Fuller’s earth when it is used in combination with skin-softening and hydrating agents, without causing breakouts or excessive dryness. Scroll down and check out the infographic now!

6 multani mitti face packs for dry skin (infographic)

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Multani mitti helps your skin improve its texture and lighten the tone. However, it may not be ideal to use on dry skin. Therefore, you can mix this with other hydrating natural ingredients before applying it to dry skin. Using this natural remedy for dry skin helps soothe the skin, absorbs dirt, prevents acne, and fights against wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. You may add various ingredients with Multani mitti to avail its benefits. However, do a patch test and be careful before applying any new ingredients to your skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Multani mitti good for skin in winter?

Yes, Multani mitti is ideal for your skin in winter. Multani mitti soothes the skin (12). You can mix Multani mitti with ingredients such as honey to keep your skin hydrated and glowing (13).

Can I apply Multani mitti overnight?

Avoid putting Multani mitti as an overnight face mask as it can dry your skin out. You can apply Multani mitti in combination with ingredients like neem oil as a spot treatment overnight.

Which is better: Multani mitti or besan?

Both Multani mitti and besan are ideal for absorption properties, such as oil absorption and dead skin removal, and also as deep face cleansers. You can choose either ingredient as per your choice.

Key Takeaways

  • Multani mitti may prevent dryness by alleviating inflammation and itching.
  • The mixture of honey with Multani mitti may help add moisture to your skin and make it glow.
  • You can use multani mitti and curd mixture to soothe skin irritations and get smooth skin.
  • To remove acne, apply a paste made of honey, multani mitti, and neem.
  • To get rid of the dead cells on your skin, apply a mixture of multani mitti, orange peel powder, and milk.

Unveil the secrets of creating a simple yet highly-effective multani mitti face pack specifically designed for dry skin. Check out the video below and witness the transformation as your skin achieves a radiant appearance in record time!

References

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Dr. CP Thajudheen has over 20 years of experience in various lasers, light-based devices, and other advanced equipment. He was one of the beginners who introduced cutaneous lasers in India. He carries out dermato surgeries regularly, including hair grafting and vitiligo surgeries. He runs multiple laser centers in Kerala and Tamil Nadu and has trained many doctors in lasers and...read full bio