7 Effective Fuller’s Earth Masks For Oily Skin

Fuller’s earth, also known as Bentonite, is a popular clay for use in face masks and is believed to be extremely beneficial for the skin. In addition to its exfoliating and cleansing abilities, Fuller’s earth also possesses bleaching properties and helps lighten skin when used on a regular basis. The masks described below are meant for those with an oily skin condition and other related problems such as acne and pimples that go along with such skin types. A Fuller’s earth mask can be used by those with oily skin 2 to 4 times a week. Since such skin types secrete excessive oils, the mask would have to be used more often to clear the skin. Regularity is imperative when using a mask if you want to see positive results.

Below Are The 7 Effective Fuller’s Earth Masks For Oily Skin:

1. Fuller’s Earth And Calamine Lotion Mask

This is a basic mask that is very effective in cleansing and healing oily skin. Calamine is known to sooth and protect the skin. For the mask, you will need:

Fuller’s earth – 1 tbspn
Calamine lotion – 1 tbspn

Fuller's earth and calamine lotion mask

Mix the fuller’s earth with the calamine lotion to make a smooth, spreadable paste. Add some plain water or rose water to the mixture if it is too thick. Keep the mask on for 15 – 20 minutes and then wash off with water.

2. Fuller’s Earth And Lemon Juice Mask

Lemon juice being acidic in nature helps clean up the skin’s surface off excess oils. In addition, lemon also has skin bleaching properties and helps lighten marks and blemishes. For the mask, you will need;

Fuller’s earth – 2 tbspn
Lemon juice – 1 tspn
Rose water to make a paste.

Fuller's earth and lemon juice mask

Mix everything together and slather on your face and neck. Wash off the mask with water when dry.

3. Fuller’s Earth, Turmeric Powder, And Lemon Juice Mask

Tumeric has anti-inflammatory properties and is also an antioxidant. Lemon juice is acidic and anti-bacterial in nature. Both turmeric and lemon help heal inflamed skin. For this mask you will need;

Fuller’s earth – 2 tbspn
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Lemon juice – 1 tspn
Rose water as required to make a spreadable paste.

Fuller's earth, turmeric powder, and lemon juice mask

Mix the ingredients together to form a paste and apply this all over your face and neck. Once the mask dries out, wet it and then gently wash it off with water. Please be cautious when adding the turmeric powder, as, although not harmful to your skin, turmeric leaves a yellow tinge on the skin if used in larger quantities. I’m positive you would hate that jaundiced look!

4. Fuller’s Earth, Cucumber, And Lemon Juice Mask

Cucumber helps rejuvenate skin, tightens pores and clarifies complexion. This mask is good for those with an acne breakout. You will need;

Fuller’s earth – 1 tbspn
Cucumber – 2 inch long piece, either mashed well or grated
Lemon juice – 1/2 tspn

Fuller's earth, cucumber, and lemon juice mask

Rose water as required to form a paste. Mix the above and apply to your face and neck. When dry, rinse off the mask with water.

5. Fuller’s Earth And Orange Peel Mask

Orange peel contains many nutrients and is extremely effective in tackling greasy, oily, skin conditions. It has skin brightening abilities as well. The antioxidants in the peel fight off the free radicals that damage cells of healthy skin leading to premature aging of the skin. Orange peel powder can be made at home by drying fresh peel in the sun and powdering it. For the Fuller’s earth mask you will need;

Fuller’s earth – 1 tbspn
Orange peel powder -1 tbspn
Rose water to form a smooth paste.

Fuller's earth and orange peel mask

Mix the above together and apply on face and neck. Wash off the mask when it dries up.

6. Fuller’s Earth And Neem Leaf Powder Mask

Neem leaf is soothing and antibacterial in nature and thus helps heal pimples and acne. For this face mask, you will need;

Fuller’s earth – 1tbspn
Neem leaf powder – 1 tspn
Rose water to form a paste.

Fuller's earth and neem leaf powder mask

Mix everything together to form a smooth paste and apply the same on your face and neck. Leave on till dry, then wash off with water.

7. Fuller’s Earth And Rosemary Essential Oil Mask

Rosemary essential oil is known to possess nutrients that protect the cells of the skin from sun damage and the damage caused by free radicals. This essential oil is also antiseptic in nature. For the mask you will need the following;

Fuller’s earth – 1 tbspn
Rosemary essential oil – 2 or 3 drops
Rose water for forming the paste.

Fuller's earth and rosemary essential oil mask

Mix everything together and apply the resultant paste on your face and neck. Leave till dry, then wash off with water.

The best way to choose a mask would be to try out a few different masks initially, and find out which is the most effective on your skin. Even though all of the masks described above will give positive results for oily skin types, some masks will work better than the others and you need to look for this when choosing your mask.