Alum generally known as “phitkari” is one of the most commonly used chemical compound found in households. In general alum is known for its ability for purification of water or most of us know its use for after shave treatment but it has more magical powers then we know of. Since the ancient times Alum (Phitkari) has some wonderful and amazing uses do wonders with skin, face and it is also used for health purposes. It is also cheap and easily available in the market, we have list down five amazing uses of Alum.
1. Skin Tightening
Alum is one effective product for loose skin which is a big problem in the elderly age. Use of Alum (Phitkari) helps in skin tightening and also makes the skin more shiners. Application of a paste containing alum with rose water can produce amazing results.
2. Hair removal
Alum is also useful hair removal from the ancient times woman have used alum for removing unwanted facial hairs. You can remove hair by Appling Mix ½ tsp of phitkari with 1 tsp of rose water and apply it on the part where you want to remove hair. If you feel the paste is dried, sprinkle some rose water. Leave it for half an hour and wash with water. You can also use this process after threading and waxing as well.
3. Dark Underarms
Use of different hair removal a product generally affect the underarm skin and turns it dark. Using a paste of phitkari with rose water (weekly) on the affected area can bring back your white underarm.
4. Acne and Pimples
Girls consider having acne or small pimple on the face a worst nightmare, but worry not (phitkari) is a great agent that can fight acne and pimple. All you had to do is to mix water with alum and apply the paste on the affected area, leave it for 20 minutes and wash it. if you have a sensitive skin type and feel burning after application wash your face as soon as possible.
5. Use as Deodorant
Yes alum can also be used as deodorant. Alum has antibacterial and antiseptic properties can used as a deodorant. Just put some water on the block and use it. try use it on alternate days instead of daily.
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