Sandalwood Powder And Multani Mitti Face Pack For Oily Skin- DIY

by Somreeta Mukherjee on October 29, 2012 · 21 comments

Sandalwood Powder And Multani Mitti Face Pack For Oily Skin- DIY

If you have oily skin, you know how much prone you are to greasiness, pimples and acne! So, why not try a face pack that would help you control excess oil secretion and at the same time, gradually combat the problem of acne and pimples? Nothing can be better than homemade face packs, made out of natural ingredients as they help you to treat your skin safely, effectively and gently. Today, I would be sharing a DIY face pack recipe which oily skinned beauties might find helpful.

sandalwood miltani mitti diy face pack

Ingredients:

• Sandalwood powder
• Multani mitti powder or fullers earth
• Turmeric
• Rosewater

How to prepare:

1. Take a spoon of multani mitti in a bowl.

2. Add a spoon of sandalwood powder.

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3. Add a pinch of turmeric.

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4. Mix the dusts together.
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5. Now, adequate rosewater should be added to make a soft and creamy paste.

6. The paste should neither be of runny consistency, nor too thick.
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Apply on the face and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes. Wait till the face pack is dry. It smells pleasantly of sandalwood and rosewater. It has a cooling effect on the skin too. Now, splash your face with plain water and scrub off the face pack with gentle upward movements while washing. Rinse thoroughly. Pat your face dry. Dab some rosewater on skin with cotton wool.

Benefits:

• Multani mitti deep cleanses the skin while effectively combating problems of acne and blemishes. It soaks away excess oil from the skin.
• Sandalwood powder has antimicrobial, anti-aging and soothing properties; hence your skin benefits at multiple levels.
• Turmeric is a magic spice that helps to improve complexion, impart glowing skin, combat rashes and pigmentation and also slow down skin aging.
• Rosewater is a natural astringent and toner for oily skin.
• The pack makes skin feel fresh, smooth and non-greasy for a long time.
• With the right amount of turmeric added, you can bring extra glow to your skin, without having to look yellowish.
• Done at least twice every week, it would treat your skin most efficiently.

Things to remember:

• It can have a drying effect even on oily skin, if used in winter days. So, you must follow up with moisturizer.
• If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, you might have to do away with that ingredient.
• If you have sensitive skin, you should use your discretion. I am not sure, whether or not it would suit you.
• If you have dry skin and you still want to reap the benefits of Sandalwood powder and Multani mitti face pack, try replacing rosewater with milk and adding a few drops of olive oil to the mixture.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

neha October 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

this is a classic :)
im trying it today :) thnks

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

thanks Neha…it works like wow on oily skin….

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Arja October 29, 2012 at 11:50 am

this works like a dream. I use curd though not rosewater.

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

absolutely Arja….with the winter coming, i guess i too would replace rosewater wth curd n a few weeks…

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Shruti October 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Me too!! SO many DIY facepacks in my to-do list! Will try all of them before Diwali! :)

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm

im sure u will like it if u have oily skin dear…

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Ishani October 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm

This is my most frequently used face packs :)

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Im loving it Ishani…..

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saim saeed October 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm

hy nice review gonna try ds 2day…… can u plz tell me is da regular turmenic powder frm kichten oe sumthng else……… plz reply soon………………..

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 29, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Hi Saim…..just use the regular kitchen turmeric only….a pinch else it will leave yellow stain…..hope u like…!!!!

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Vaish October 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm

It will be the normal kitchen turmeric powder itself. You could also get the entire turmeric root and make the powder yourself.

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sahar awan October 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm

thank you so much for the mask, will try it for sure

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 29, 2012 at 7:46 pm

thanx sahar….hp u like it

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Aayushi October 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm

multani mitti does wonders to acne prone/oily/combination skin

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm

yep…..absolutely…

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Rati October 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

sound absolutely excellent somreeta. Although multani mitti does not work for my dry skin but for summers i use it sometimes for the lovely cooling effect. :))

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Sukanya October 29, 2012 at 8:50 pm

its not for me in winters but would try it in summers ! nice post Somreeta :)

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swati October 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

This is my most used face pack! I love it lots. Sometimes i add orange peel powder, green pea powder or lemon juice. :)

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