Phitkari (Potassium Alum or alum) is a wonderful crystal when it comes to skin tightening. You will feel it by yourself when you use it.
In India women have been using Phitkari for face skin tightening and lifting since ages before western world flooded Indian market with chemical packed plastic tubes aka cosmetics.
Men who use phitkari as aftershave gets their face tightened automatically.
Wash your face but don’t’ dry it. Wet phitkari in cold water thoroughly and rub gently across skin. Leave it to dry as long as you can. Rub off the dry white powder when you are done. You can also gently rinse your face with water.
After few months of usage all your wrinkles will disappear and you will have a rejuvenated, shining, young and wrinkle free face. Your face will start becoming young again and you will look younger.
Alum is also used in anti aging products where it is the main ingredient. However I prefer to use it it’s raw and natural form and also recommend others to do the same.
I’ve been receiving a number of enquirers on how often one should use alum. My advice, based on my personal experience, is that use Alum as medicine to cure skin conditions. If you are curing pimples then you can use it on daily basis. If you want to use it for face tightening & lifting then better use it on weekly basis.
After using alum for few days you will quickly realize that it makes your skin very tight specially if you leave it for some time. It’s because alum sucks out all moisture out of skin leaving it dry. If you are feeling uncomfortable with dry skin then use coconut oil on regular basis as well. Coconut oil also helps keeping skin healthy and gives young look.
If you are in the UK then you can buy natural alum crystal from Amazon.co.uk. I always buy this one which you can also see in the image above. It’s naturally produced and comes in raw and unprocessed format.