Fuller’s earth, also known as Multani mitti, is mineral-rich clay that has been used as a beauty ingredient since ages. It not only acts as absorbent clay, but is also loaded with minerals such as magnesium, silica, calcium, iron, quartz, calcite, and dolomite.
Fuller’s earth, when used in facemasks, provides the following skin benefits:
(I) It’s natural, so without any harsh chemicals.
(ii) Not expensive.
(iii) Sucks maximum sebum from the skin’s surface and helps remove impurities, clears acne and sucks up blackheads to some extent. It may not clear up your acne entirely, but it’s safe & natural.
(iv) Evens out skin tone and smoothens wrinkles, if used for at least 4 weeks.
(v) Refreshes skin & improves complexion.
(vi) Unclogs and tightens pores.
(vii) Lightens hyperpigmentation.
Read on here for the best homemade fuller’s earth facemasks for different skin types & uses. Find out which mask recipe suits your skin type best.
Fuller’s Earth Face Mask For Oily Skin
(i) Combine 2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth powder, a pinch of turmeric powder, one teaspoon of lemon juice and a small amount of rose water. Mix all the ingredients well to form a semi-thick paste and apply onto your face. Once the mask dries out, wash it off with cold water.
(ii) Mix well 2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth powder with lemon/ orange juice. Adjust the quantities of lemon/ orange juice to form a spreadable semi-thick paste. Apply the paste evenly on your face, leaving it on until it dries up completely and changes color. Rinse with cold water.
Use the above masks 2-3 times a week.
Fuller’s Earth Face Mask For Dry Skin
(i) Mix well 1 tablespoon of the clay, 1 tablespoon of organic honey and a small amount of food grade glycerin. Adjust the quantities to form a spreadable, semi-thick paste. This is a moisturizing mask for dry skin. Apply over your face and let it sit until it dries up. Rinse with clean water.
(ii) Mix well 1 tablespoon of the clay with fresh milk cream (malai), raw milk and a small amount of sandalwood powder. Make a semi-thick spreadable paste by adjusting the quantities. Apply onto your face and let it stay on for about 15-20 minutes until it dries up. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
How often to apply: Once a week.
Fuller’s Earth Face Mask For Combination Skin
Mix 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth powder with 2-3 tablespoons of aloe Vera gel (preferably freshly extracted) to make a spreadable paste. If the paste is too thick add in some rose water. Apply onto your face and neck, leaving it on for 15-20 minutes – until it dries out. Rinse it off with cold water, when it dries up.
How often to apply: Twice a week.
Fuller’s Earth Face Mask For all Skin Types
Mix 2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth powder with rose water or raw milk to make a semi-thick uniform paste. Add a very small amount of jojoba oil to it. Mix the ingredients well and apply on your face and neck. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse off with plain water. After a few weeks, your skin will have a natural glow. Use it two times in a week.
Fuller’s Earth Face Mask For Pimples
Simply mix fuller’s earth clay with water to form a semi-thick, spreadable paste. Apply the paste onto the affected areas, leaving it on as long as possible to shrink the pimples – preferably overnight for best results.
Fuller’s Earth Mask For Acne
Mix well 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth with 1 tablespoon of rose water to form a spreadable paste and keep it aside. Now mash up 2-inch piece of cucumber and add it to the clay and rose water paste. Also mix in few drops of fresh lemon juice. Apply this mask on face and rinse it off after about 15-20 minutes.
Note: Fuller’s earth mask just takes 15 minutes to dry. It unclogs pores & absorbs sebum from deep inside. If you have very oily skin, you don’t need to moisturize after washing off this mask. If you have sensitive or dry skin, use this mask once or twice a week and for oily skin every alternate day as it really sucks out oil.
Fuller’s Earth Mask For Wrinkles And Loose Skin
(i) Take 2-3 tablespoons of fuller’s earth. Add enough full fat raw milk to the clay powder to get a semi-thick smooth paste. Apply this semi-thick paste evenly on your face & neck, leaving it on to dry for at least 20 minutes. Make sure that you don’t talk, smile or give any expressions till your remove the mask. Rinse the mask off with cold water.
(ii) Mix fuller’s earth with honey and rice flour to make a semi-thick paste. Apply on your face and neck, leaving it on for 1 hour. Make sure that you don’t talk, smile or give any expressions till your remove the mask. Wash the mask off with cold water.
Fuller’s Earth Mask For Sun Tan
Mix with mashed banana and apply on tanned area. Allow the mask to dry completely and then rinse.