Today let us discuss some skin benefits of Multani mitti, but before getting into that as you know me, I am going to give you a clear picture of what actually Multani mitti is. So let’s get started
Fuller’s earth or Multani mitti is any clay material that has the capability to decolorize oil or other liquids without chemical treatment. Fuller’s earth typically consists of palygorskite or bentonite. Bentonite clay is widely used in cat litters due to its high absorption properties. Modern uses of fuller’s earth include absorbents for oil, grease, and animal waste and as a carrier for pesticides and fertilizers. Minor uses include filtering, clarifying, and decolorizing; active and inactive ingredient in beauty products; and as a filler in paint, plaster, adhesives, and pharmaceuticals. It also has a number of uses in the film industry and on stage.
Fuller’s Earth is also known by the following other names:
- Bleaching clay – Clay capable of chemically adsorbing oils, insecticides, alkaloids, vitamins, carbohydrates, and other materials it is used for refining and decolorizing mineral and vegetable oils.
- Whitening clay – particularly when used to treat facial pigmentation, such as melasma.
- Multanimittior mud from Multan (a city in Pakistan) widely used in the Indian subcontinent in cosmetics.
So how is Multani mitti beneficial for skin
- Skin cleanser
It cleanses and purifies the skin by pulling out oil, dirt, and other impurities. Washing your face with a Multani mitti based soap with not only save the hassle of making a face pack but will also give you clear glowing skin &.
- Controls oil production
This clay not only controls oil but also regularises oil production on every skin type. Make a pack either by using water or rose water for deep pore cleansing and the right amount of oil control.
The oil-absorbing properties of this clay as mentioned above is very effective against acne and also helps speed up the healing process. You can use this as a spot treatment on specific acne spots or can apply as a pack on the entire face.
- Natural scrub
Used as a scrub, Multani mitti can gradually remove dead skin cells blackheads and whiteheads, giving skin a natural and healthy glow. Mix a little licorice powder with it to get a perfect granular paste. Gently scrub away all sorts of skin impurities.
- Improves blood circulation
Evenly massaging the Multani mitti face pack onto your face is known to promote blood circulation, which nourishes your skin and makes it glow. Though it is not advised to massage daily as daily massaging can disrupt the collagen but yes 3 times a week should be more than enough.
- Improves skin texture
The regular usage of the Multani mitti pack has been found to improve the skin’s texture by many folds.
So these are some basic benefits of Multani mitti for the skin. This naturally occurring ingredient is extremely beneficial. Do give this a try and don’t forget to check my store.
Multani Mitti For Hair
Multani mitti efficiently balances the PH level in your scalp which helps in preventing dandruff & dry scalp. If you have oily scalp apply Multani mitti pack on your hair & scalp as it controls excess oil secretion but strictly avoids the application on dry hair type as it may make your hair rough & frizzy. It is a great conditioner for your hair & also prevents split ends. This amazing clay also improves the blood circulation on your scalp.