FULLER’S EARTH AND ROSE WATER
Fuller’s earth or multani mitti is a natural mineralrich clay credited with skin tightening, cleansing, toning, smoothening and cooling. Dissolve it in rose water and you have an earthy-smelling pack in a jiffy. Fuller’s earth does to your skin what a refreshing lemonade does to your body on a scorching summer’s day. “Fuller’s Earth cleanses the skin of dirt, oil and dead skin cells, relieves inflammation and tightens skin pores. It contains magnesium chloride and aluminium silicate, which helps to reduce acne and blemishes and pigmentation,” says Dr Luthra.
From bathing rituals to cosmetics, rose water has been an inextricable part of every woman’s skincare regimen. It refreshes the skin, balances its pH level, tightens pores and stimulates blood circulation. A mix of Fuller’s Earth and rose water cools the skin, reduces oiliness and leaves it soft, smooth and glowing. Best applied for 10 to 15 minutes, the pack is suitable for all skin types. Spruce up the blend to create your very own recipe. “Honey will add a dose of moisturisation. Papaya pulp will naturally lighten the skin. Neem or mint leaves have anti bacterial and anti acne benefits. Turmeric and tomato juice will accelerate the skin lightening action,” adds Dr Luthra.