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By Happiness Nkan

Fuller’s Earth also called Beauty Mud is locally known here in this part of our world as Nzu (Igbo) or Ndom(Ibibio/Efik). It is an all-natural and organic beauty agent throughout the world. It is being used as a facial mask since when no man –made facial masks were discovered.
However Fuller’s Earth benefits goes beyond the skin. It holds amazing benefits for the hair also. It help[s clean the hair scalp and brings back live to a dull hair while also preventing hair splits.
BENEFITS OF FULLER’S EARTH ON THE SKIN
LIGHTENES SKIN TONE: Used at least once every day, you shall see the difference in your skin tone.
Mix 1 tablespoon of Fuller’s Earth and 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon powder.
Add enough rose water/ ordinary water to form a paste
Apply the mixture on your face and leave for 20mins.
Wash off with plenty of water.
Moisturize with coconut oil/ banana oil
TIGHTENES PORES: Open pores in the skin are sometimes breeding ground for bacteria and dirt, which in turn cause skin problems. To shrink or tighten pores, do the following everyday:
Mix 1 tablespoon of Fuller’s Earth with a few drops of lemon juice
Add enough water to form a paste
Apply on the face and leave to dry or overnight.
Wash off with plenty of water.
FIGHTS ACNE AND PIMPLES: Fuller’s Earth has a cooling effect which helps to reduce inflammation as it dries on the skin, thereby drying out the acne and pimples. If applied regularly, it controls the oil production of your skin. Do these:
Mix 1 tablespoon of Fuller’s Earth with ½ teaspoon of coconut oil
Add enough water or rose water to form a paste
Apply on the face and allow to dry for 30mins/ overnight
Wash off with plenty water
EXFOLIATION: Using Fuller’s Earth is a simple way to exfoliate the skin also. The way you remove the mask is in itself exfoliation. Once it has dried up after application on the face, re-wet with water and massage slowly. The process of massaging removes the dead skin cells, extra sebum and blackheads from the skin. Do these:
Mix 1 tablespoon of Fuller’s Earth with water or ½ teaspoon of olive oil
Add enough water to form a paste
Apply on the face and leave to dry for 30mins.
Re-wet and massage slowly in circles and allow to dry
Repeat the re-wet process
Wash off with lukewarm water.

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