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How to Use Multani Mitti

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

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.Using the pack twice a month will 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.Directions: 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.
Beyond Beautiful Skin: You can use multani mitti even to apply it on your hair for shiny, healthy locks. Take three tablespoons of multani mitti and mix it with an egg. To this, add amla juice, lemon juice and one tablespoon of beer, mix well. Apply on your hair, leave for about 20 minutes and shampoo.

10 Benefits of Multani Mitti for Face and Hair

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

1. Fights acne and pimples

2. Removes excess sebum and oil

3. Deep cleanses skin removing dirt, sweat and impurities

4. Evens out skin tone and brightens complexion

5. Treats tanning and pigmentation

6. Effective in treating sunburn, skin rashes and infections (multani mitti is an effective cooling agent)

7. Can be used in cold compresses to treat skin inflammation and insect bites

8. Facilitates blood circulation, leading to radiant, glowing skin

9. Fights and helps in keeping away blackheads/whiteheads, blemishes, freckles, pimple/acne spots

10. Has antiseptic properties

Dry Skin Care Tips by a Beauty Expert

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Nourishing and moisturising both internally and externally are very important. Creams and moisturisers – all become ineffective when dryness plays up especially during autumn-winter months. So, what can one do to treat dry skin in the most natural way?

Let’s start with internal oiling. From sunflower and olive oil to corn and mustard oil, keeping experimenting and use a variety of oil while cooking. Also, ghee or purified butter is a must. Keep a teaspoon of pure ghee handy with your meals. Almond oil is very effective in curing dry skin. Rub about a teaspoon of it onto your navel and pat slowly till the oil is absorbed completely. You could do this before going to be as it also has a calming effect.

For another natural remedy, take 10 mashed figs and mix it with a handful of walnut paste. Add some milk and apply this to the skin.

For the face, there’s one basic rule – moisturise daily. Take Vitamin E oil or almond oil and massage about a teaspoon on the dry areas.

You can even make your very own moisturising spray mist at home. Take 100 ml of rose water and add a teaspoon of honey to it. Shake well and spritz all over the face and neck and let the skin drink this up. This helps in toning and moisturising at the same time.

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