Acne is an issue that affects universally to both men and women. One thing that I still battle with, if proper care is not taken. Over the years after researching I have found one face pack that works wonderfully to treat acne. This is a simple face pack with simple ingredients that come together to being an immensely fruitful face pack. The products required for this face pack are very easily available too. This is a completely herbal pack hence chances of allergies on skin are very less. Now let us move on to knowing the recipe!
- Multani mitti- 1 tsp
- Chandan/sandalwood powder- 1 tsp
- Red sandalwood powder- 1 tsp
- Rose water/Unboiled milk
Take a clean bowl and add equal quantity of multani mitti, sandalwood powder and red sandalwood powder. Make sure the quantity of all ingredients are same. Mix all the ingredients well in the bowl with the help of a spoon.
It is important to mix the powders first and then add liquid to avoid clumping.
Once the mixture is even then add rose water or unboiled milk. If you have oily skin, then rose water is recommended and if you have dry skin then unboiled milk is what works the best.
Add rose water or milk little by little and mix it well until you achieve a favorable consistency.
Now apply this face pack generously across your face and neck and gentle massage the face pack. If you have an acne break out, avoid rubbing it there.
Keep it on for 20 minutes and wash the face pack with water.
Use this face pack 3 times a week to get best results and keep acne and pimples at bay.
Get to know the ingredients better:
Although just 3 ingredients are used in this face pack, all three of them are very productive ingredients which benefit the facial skin in several ways, keeping pimples and acne at bay being the most prominent one.
Multani Mitti : Fullers earth as it is popularly known is well known for its benefits on oily skin. It helps in eliminating the excess oil from the skin thus preventing unwanted oil secretion leading to acne, pimples and other skin related issues.
Sandalwood powder : Popularly known as chandan powder is again very popular in India for its versatility. It is very beneficial to treat pimples, acne, hyperpigmentation etc.
Red sandalwood powder : It is also known as rakthachandanam. The red sandalwood powder is even better than regular sandalwood powder. It is often used in the treatment of scars. It has antiseptic properties that kills the bacteria on the skin and thus eliminating the chances of pimple formation. Red sandalwood powder alone serves as a very good face treatment.
Unboiled milk : This suits the dry skin as unboiled milk nourishes the dry skin very well. As the basic ingredients in this face pack are drying on the skin, the milk balances it out. Meanwhile for oily skin, rose water is the best option.