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Query from: shahana, lahore, pakistan, 08/24/04
Topic: BEAUTY      Submitted on: Ammas.com
Hi, i have read in the book, that phitkari (alum) is good for ur skin, infact for acne....so is it true?? If yes, then how could we apply them??

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Response from: Manchu ,   
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Dear Shahana,

Yes, Alum is used in treating Acne.

Mix a pinch of alum with 1/4 cup of witch hazel. Apply as a paste on acne/pimple and allow to dry.Wash it off

Powdered alum mixed with hot water or rosewater and egg white and apply on face for 15 minutes. This pack is good for tightening and closing the pores and prevents/removes pimples.

Good luck!

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Response from: Sharon Brendy,   
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Hi Shahana, you can mix some alum with rose water and apply the paste on your face. Leave it on for no longer than 10 minutes, and wash.

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Response from: Usha Gurnani,   
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Whip the white of an egg and add a pinch of alum and apply to the skin as a mask. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

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Response from: Badshah .,   
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Dear shahana, Phitakai or alum is good to tighten the skin ad not a cure for Acne or pimples.For you best a;ternative to get good skin is to take Hamdard's Safi,take about 4 bottles in a row as per dosage ib the instructons.Massage face with aloe vea gel 1-2/week,let remain for 10 minutes then wash with mild soap like dove.If pimple take a start apply a drop or tqo of Qulzum of Hamdard Labs and buy direct from them they have stores in Lahore and major cities of India and Pakistan,this to ensure freshness of products.Do regular xercise and take lot of fresh fruits and veg.

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