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Here are 3 ways in which you can use alum to treat acne scars

Besides soothing your irritated skin after shaving, alum powder for skin has immense benefits. You can use it in these three ways to treat acne scars and spots.
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Alum face mask is all you need to rid of acne! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 12 Jun 2021, 11:30 am IST
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Whether it is seasonal change to pollution, there’s several causes that can trigger acne. The zits may disappear enough, but what stays behind are acne scars! Fighting acne is still easy but dealing with those scars and dark spots is not that easy at all. They are the enemy of those who want clear and radiant skin! 

If you’re tired of trying in-clinic treatments and are looking for a solution at home, then we suggest you use alum! Alum, which is also known as fitkari or phitkari, has amazing skin lightening benefits that can help to fade acne scars and dark spots. It can reduce blemishes, improve texture, and evens out fine lines. Ready to know how you can use it? Let’s go.

Here we’re revealing three ways to use alum to treat your acne scars and dark spots:

1. Alum and rosewater face mask for dark spots

Alum is known for its medicinal benefits, but did you know it’s also great for skincare? On the other hand, rosewater is a staple in many skincare routines that works well to improve the health of your skin. Both the ingredients, when used regularly, can lighten or soften dark spots and puffy eyes, without irritating your skin. 

Alum powder for skin
Simple and inexpensive–rosewater is the solution to your beauty woes. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how to use it:

You’ll need:

2 tbsp rose water

2 tbsp alum powder 


Step 1: Mix rose water with alum powder, until you get a paste-like consistency. 

Step 2: Cleanse your face before applying the paste.

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Step 3: Now, apply the paste all over your face and neck area for 10 minutes and leave it to dry.

Step 4: After that, wash it off with lukewarm water and pat it dry. 

2. Alum and glycerin toner

Alum is considered to be helpful for tightening the skin. Plus, it has astringent properties that remove excess oil from the skin, which is a major cause for acne or pimples. When mixed with glycerin, this toner can work effectively to improve the skin.

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Want to know the secret of glowing skin? Use glycerin on your face. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how to use it:

You’ll need:

½ cup water

¼ tbsp alum powder

A handful of holy basil leaves

4-5 drops of glycerin


Step 1: First, boil the water and add basil leaves and alum powder to it. 

Step 2: Once the powder has dissolved, switch off the gas and let it cool down.

Step 3: After that, strain the water into a spritzer bottle and add a few drops of glycerin. 

Step 4: Your toner is ready. Now, store it in the fridge for a day.

Step 5: Spray the toner on your face and pat it dry.

You can use it on your face once or twice daily, after gently cleansing the skin.

3. Alum and multani mitti face pack for acne scars

Alum is popularly used to soothe irritated skin after shaving, but the combination of alum and multani mitti is the ultimate solution to get rid of acne scars and pimples. What’s more, even acne scars can be healed.

Alum powder for skin
Pimples not sparing you alone? Know that multani mitti is here for your skin’s rescue. Image courtesy: Shutterstock .

Here’s how to use it:

You’ll need:

1 tbsp alum powder

2 tbsp multani mitti

1 tbsp milk


Step 1: Mix alum powder with multani mitti, until you get a smooth paste without any lumps. 

Step 2: Apply the paste on your face, including the neck area.

Step 3: Let it sit for 15 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.

So there you go! Give your skin the love of alum and get scar-free skin.

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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