How To Use Multani Mitti For Acne

Say goodbye to acne nightmares with this powerful ancient remedy.

Medically Reviewed by Dr. K. Harish Kumar, MD DVL
By Arshiya Syeda

Dealing with acne is a troublesome process, and almost all of us have experienced it at one point or the other. So, this article is for all those who have tried several home remedies to solve your acne but failed. Here, we discuss the benefits of using Multani mitti for acne management. Yes, it is one of the super easy techniques to combat acne issues. You can use it as a face mask to give you spotless and clear skin. But, how? Keep reading to know more!

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 of magnesium chloride, which helps fight acne and prevents breakouts (1).
  • 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.
Stylecraze Says
Multani mitti can reduce white and blackheads, which are signs of mild or comedonal acne (1).

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 (2), (3). 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 (4).

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 (5). This pack effectively eliminates acne and also helps fade acne scars.

Stylecraze Says
Common causes of acne are sebum, dead skin cells, and dirt buildup on the skin. Multani mitti can be used as a natural skin cleanser to keep skin healthy and glowing (1).

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. Curd is also known to boost skin brightness and elasticity (6).

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. It also is an important ingredient in several cosmetic and skin care products (7).

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 (8). It also helps moisturize your skin without clogging your pores (9). The use of aloe vera in your multani mitti face pack will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Multani mitti is a rich source of magnesium chloride and an effective way to treat acne issues. You may use Multani mitti for acne management by preparing face masks with turmeric, neem, sandalwood, yogurt, rose water, or aloe vera. Following the recipes and methods shared in this article may help you reap maximum benefits. You may apply these packs twice a week and start seeing results within a few months. However, always do a patch test before applying these to your skin, as some of the ingredients may cause allergic reactions in some people.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the disadvantages of multani mitti?

Multani mitti is highly absorbent, so it can dry out the skin. As a result, excessive use is not advised, particularly for those with dry or extremely sensitive skin.

Does multani mitti expire?

Raw multani mitti does not expire. However, you must keep it in a cool, dry place.

Sources

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Arshiya Syeda is an editor at StyleCraze. Prior to that, she was a content writer and combined her writing and... more

Dr. K. Harish Kumar

(MD DVL)
Dr Harish did his MD (DVL) from Osmania Medical College in 2007. He worked as a consultant for Kaya Skin... more

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