Kareena Kapoor recently confessed to resorting to Multani mitti, when it comes to skin care! If it works for her, will it work for you?
Clay was one of the earliest substances to be used as a face mask. Multani Mitti or Indian Fullers earth is a great base for any face mask. It refers to the lime-rich clay found in the north western part of India, which is very rich in minerals and moisture. Ayurveda relies greatly on Multani mitti for treating beauty and skin related problems, arthiritic pains etc.
- Known to draw out the dirt, leaving your skin clean and glowing.
- Improves circulation
- Contains hydrated aluminium silicate.
- As it hardens slowly and dries on the face, it removes dead cells on the skin surface
- Also removes impurities from the hair scalp.
- Strengthens hair, removes toxins and absorbs bacteria.
- For lustrous hair, try this: apply warm sesame oil on the scalp and cover with shower cap. After 15 minutes apply Multani mitti and leave it for 30 minutes.
- It is not suitable for dry skin, but is a boon for oily skin.
- If you have dry skin, use Multani mitti mixed with rosewater. Keep it on only for a few minutes, rinse with lukewarm water.
- If you have an oily skin, take 1 tsp curd, 1 tsp Multani mitti, 1 tsp mint powder and mix it well. Apply on face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water first, and then with cold water. This is an ideal mask for oily skin.
- If pimple marks are driving you crazy, here is something for you: grind 3 neem leaves into paste and mix with 1 teaspoon Multani mitti. Apply to clean skin, and rinse after 15 minutes.
- Suffering from perspiration problems? Dust your toes or shoes with a sprinkling of Multani mitti mixed with talcum powder.