Also known as fuller's earth, Multani mitti has been used to get rid of skin issues and achieve radiant, blemish-free skin since ages in India. It is one of those age-old tips that has been handed over generations. Multani mitti is a great agent to clean, d and nourish your skin. It has active elements that effectively absorb oil, dirt, sweat and impurities, leaving the skin clean, soft and supple. One of the best things about the ingredient is that you can use it with a host of other ingredients to suit your skin type and achieve desirable results.
Benefits of Multani Mitti:
Fights acne and pimples, Removes excess sebum and oil, Deep cleanses skin removing dirt, sweat and impurities
Evens out skin tone and brightens complexion, Treats tanning and pigmentation
Effective in treating sunburn, skin rashes and infections (multani mitti is an effective cooling agent)
Has antiseptic properties, Can be used in cold compresses to treat skin inflammation and insect bites
Facilitates blood circulation, leading to radiant, glowing skin
How to Use:
For oily skin: Mix equal quantities of orange peel powder and multani mitti, blend the two together with the help of rosewater, apply on your face, let it dry and wash off. Use the pack twice a month to help keep excess oil off your face and acne/pimple breakouts in control.
For Dark Circles: To get rid of dark circles, simply take half a potato and grate it. Mix it with lemon juice, one teaspoon fresh cream and Multani Mitti. Use this paste on your eyes and leave for twenty minutes. Wash off and see a remarkable difference in your dark circles.
Scrub & Exfoliate! If you want to exfoliate your skin, there's nothing better than teaming orange peel, sandalwood powder and Multani Mitti. You can even add gram flour and basil to the paste and use it for deep cleaning your skin.
Deep Exfoliating Face Mask
This good-for-all-skin-types face mask helps in removing dead skin and dirt off your face. All you need is one tablespoon of lime juice, brown sugar and sabudana and one teaspoon of Multani Mitti.
Mix sabudana and lime juice and add in a pan, and let it thicken over a low flame. Keep stirring, then take off the gas and let it cool. Now, add sugar and Multani Mitti, mix well. Massage on your face avoiding eye area and leave it for 10 minutes. Take a soft towel or washcloth, dampen it in tepid water and clean your face. Finish by washing your face with cool water and applying a moisturizer. You can even use this as a body scrub.
Caution: Not good for dry or overly sensitive skin. It may dehydrate your skin due to its high absorbing power. However, you can add almond and milk to reduce any harsh effect on dry skin.
Aloe vera Powder:
Product Name : Aloe Vera Powder
Crop Variety : Jungle Herb
Geo Tag (Place of Origin): Pollachi, TN
Aloe Vera, also known as the plant of immortality by the ancient Egyptians, was used for its healing properties since time immemorial. Aloevera Contains vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B4, and B12. Besides, Aloe vera also contains protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A and E and is naturally rich.
It reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics by as much as 48%.
It is used for cosmetic and medicinal purpose.
How to use:
For normal skin - Take one table spoon of Aloe vera powder and mix it with one table spoon of gram flour (besan), one table spoon of orange peel powder and some curd. Apply this pack on your face and neck, avoiding the area around the eyes. Wash it with water after 30 minutes and pat dry the area with a towel.
For oily skin - Take aloe vera powder then add a few drops of honey to this paste and apply it on your face. Rinse it off with cold water after 15 minutes.
Caution: Discontinue if you get irritation on skin.
Tulsi is an herbal remedy for a lot of common ailments. Tulsi helps balance different processes in the body and is quite helpful for adapting to stress. Also, Tulsi helps in building up stamina and has powerful purifying properties. When eaten raw, it purifies the blood giving the skin a beautiful glow, and prevents the appearance of acne and blemishes.
How to Use:
Take of a teaspoon of Tulsi powder in a mug, and pour 1 cup boiled water onto it. Cover the water in mug and let it steep for 10 minutes. Then, strain it and add honey if desired and take as a refreshing drink.
As face packs:
1. For Skin Brightening
Tulsi can even out skin tone. Homemade face pack made from tulsi can leave an instant glow, as it cleans out open pores, tightens skin and repairs epidermal damage. Mix grounded tulsi powder with enough milk to make a thick paste. Lactic acid from milk adds to the skin lightning effect. Apply this paste on face and leave it on for 20 minutes before scrubbing it off. Regular use for a month or two will start showing distinctive, definitive result.
2. For Acne Free Skin
Tulsi possesses antiseptic and antibacterial property. Mix tulsi powder with fullers earth and blend it with 1tsp rose water. Multani mitti or fullers earth will help soak up excess oil, shrink open pores and remove dirt and germs set deep in pores. Thus, giving you clear, clean skin.
Apply this face pack for pimples thrice a week for noticeable difference. Include lots of green leafy vegetables in your diet; consume 3 portions of fruits, and exercise each day for long-lasting results.
3. For Fading Blemishes & Pimple Marks
Mix tulsi powder with orange peel powder and see the face pack work its magic. You can alternatively also use tulsi and sandalwood powder, blend it with a tea-spoon of milk and leave it in for 5-10 minutes every day on face to reduce blemishes and acne marks. Apart from this you can chew 5 leaves of tulsi daily to purify blood for clearer skin.
4. For Toning Skin Make your own natural toner at home, sans the alcoholic content, allergens andpreservatives. To boiling water add some tulsi powder and let it cool. Strain and add this concoction to rose water in equal proportion. Complement it with few drops of lemon juice; store in a dark-coloured glass bottle. Apply daily for toning skin, however you will have to make a fresh batch every 5th day.
5. To Hydrate Skin
If your skin is getting all flaky, with dry and dead cells lining your epidermis, try this tulsi face pack to rescue your facial beauty. Mix tulsi powder with a teaspoon of yoghurt and make a thick paste. Apply evenly all over your face and neck and leave it on for 30 minutes. Once dried, wash off with lukewarm water, follow up with a light moisturizer for long-lasting effect.
6. To Combat Inflammations & Skin Irritation
Take powdered neem and tulsi in equal proportions, to it add 2 cloves and grind to a coarse mixture. Mix to form a thick paste. Apply it evenly all over the face and leave it on for 30minutes to dry and relax in the meantime. Tulsi and neem both have anti-bacterial properties and are known to soothe senses.
7. To Smoothen Skin
Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, tulsi comes with myriad of benefits. It can clear our scars, treat acne, cure rashes and soothe irritated skin with its antifungal and antibacterial properties. For a clear smooth skin, mix tulsi and neem powder in equal proportions and add 2tsp honey. Leave it on to dry completely, now with a soaked cloth rag pull the mask off to reveal smooth, glowing skin beneath.
Natural remedies have lured their way back for one reason alone they dont have any side-effects. So use them with confidence.
Caution: Stop using if you get irritation on skin.
Haldi (Turmeric) Powder:
Turmeric powder or haldi is one of the ingredients that are excessively mentioned on Ayurveda to do so much for the beautiful fair looking skin. Face packs made using the turmeric powder along with some other ingredients can help make the skin whiter, fairer and improves the glow on your face.
How to use
Turmeric face mask not only helps to clear acne scars and inflammation but also reduces oil secretion by sebaceous glands. You can prepare a face pack by mixing turmeric powder and sandalwood powder and adding lemon juice to the mixture. Apply it on your face for 10 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
Turmeric Whitening face packs.
1.Turmeric and milk skin whitening face pack
You will need just 2 things, some turmeric and milk. To prepare this pack, take teaspoonful of haldi powder and mix that with 1 teaspoonful of milk. With the help of your finger tips spread this lotion like pack on the entire face and leave it for overnight. Next morning wash the face with some besan and water to easily remove the yellow stain that turmeric leaves. This will enhance the skin whitening process and also makes skin tone even. This is good for dry skin, oily skin and skin with lots of pimple acne marks.
2. Besan and turmeric face pack for whitening
This is ubtan skin whitening pack that is extremely easy to make but fetches good results with the skin fairness. Take a small bowl and get some besan, about 1 teaspoonful will be enough for the face and neck. Add teaspoonful of powder of turmeric. Using some milk makes a paste of these 2 ingredients. The color will be yellowish due to haldi in it. Apply this pack all over the face and leave for 20 minutes. Then moist your hands with water and try to scrub the skin whitening facial pack gently using the circular motions. Then rinse the face with clear water and pat dry your face. For dry skin apply a light moisturiser. This pack will bring glow your face and does whitening of skin. Moreover, this face pack will also lighten any dark, black spots from your face.
3. Turmeric and cucumber juice pack for fairness
It is a lotion pack which you will have to massage on the skin to induce the fairness and skin whitening. You will have to mix 2 teaspoonful of cucumber juice with teaspoonful of turmeric powder. Apply this on your face and massage in gentle motions. Rinse this with plain water after one hour. Try this daily in the evening to notice a skin tone and reduction in the skin pigmentation which is there on the jaw line, nose, cheeks etc.
4. Honey and Turmeric whitening face mask
You need to mix 2 teaspoonfuls of honey along with the teaspoonful of haldi. In that add 3-5 drops of lemon juice as well. Use this whitening turmeric mask all over the face and neck. Let it dry for 30 minutes then wash the face. This face mask not only does skin whitening for you but it also helps to take off tan from the face and marks in case of people who have pimple problem. As it has honey it is safe and gentle for the sensitive skin too. I is a quick home remedy for lightening of skin.
Caution: Stop use if irritation persists.