When i was a teenager , i had really REALLY oily skin.A problem made worst by the fact , that i had no idea how to take care of my particular skin type.Therefore i became the prime example of how acne can make life miserable :(
I tried a whole bunch of stuff but nothing worked for me (herbal or otherwise). So i started using multani mitti. My dad used to get it for me from a herbal shop and it was in the form of a solid slab.I would soak it in water overnight in a bowl & by morning it formed a thick paste which then i applied to my face like a mask. It made my acne really calm down a lot.Since then i have changed my diet, and started taking good care of my skin so now i don't have too many break outs and also my skin has gone from oily to oily / combination. But i still use this mask to soak up the extra oil from my t-zone during summers.
I'll start by saying that all the time that i have used multani mitti, not once have i had an adverse reaction to it.
Not all skin types are the same.My younger sister has oily sensitive skin and multani mitti doesn't suit her at all.Infect any time she uses it she breaks out.She was advised by her dermatologist to stay away from multani mitti.
If you have active acne then DO NOT use any thing on your face before talking it through with your dermatologist.There are different types of acne (some mild and some very severe). So please talk to your doctor before trying any new remedies :)
How i use it:
I no longer use the solid form.i buy the powdered type from Saeed Ghani.And make a paste with 1tsp of saeed ghani sandal powder and rose water.Apply all over face.Let dry.Wash off with water and moisturize.
*This is just my experience.If you want to try this tip , please do so at your own discretion and according to your skin type.
Till next time......