DIY – Turmeric Face Mask

DIY - Turmeric Face Mask

Turmeric, also known as Indian saffron has a deep deep yellow-orange color and has been used throughout history as a condiment and textile dye.

Turmeric has amazing healing benefits, not just for inside your body, but for your skin as well.

Did you know that Indian brides have long used turmeric body scrubs and face masks to purify and cleanse their bodies as well as provide a healthy glow by brightening their skin right before their weddings.

Turmeric, an herb that is the main ingredient in curry, can benefit your skin as a home remedy for acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, wrinkles and dark circles. It can also reduce skin inflammation because it is so  high in antioxidants which slow down cell damage.  Woohoo!!!  Anti-aging, sounds great to me!

Why does turmeric work so well? It has been shown to have high levels of anti-inflammatory activity because of its oil and its yellow or orange pigment, which is called curcumin. Curcumin, is a  phytonutrient which  contains anti-inflammatory abilities that have been shown to be comparable to many drugs on the market today, but unlike drugs, curcumin produces no toxicity.

A turmeric face mask is an excellent exfoliating agent and super easy to make at home with just a few ingredients. I would however, note that some people have reported allergic reactions to turmeric after skin exposure. Because of that, I recommend testing on a small area of your skin first. You may need to use a mild soap with water to remove the yellow stain that may occur. Also, be careful not to get it on your clothing because it may stain.

When used consistently, this turmeric face mask can give you glowing skin!

DIY - Turmeric Face Mask Recipe

TOTAL TIME:  10 MINUTES

YIELD:  1-2 APPLICATIONS

 

INGREDIENTS

  •  ½ teaspoon turmericTurmeric Powder powder
  • ½ teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of organic, raw, local honey
  • ½ teaspoon milk or yogurt
  • [optional] 1 drop lemon essential oil or fresh lemon juice for additional skin brightening

DIRECTIONS:

  • Wash face and hands first to remove impurities and any make-up.
  • In a small bowl or jar, mix the turmeric powder with the honey, apple cider vinegar, milk or yogurt and optional lemon oil. Try to get a consistency that will stick to your face. Be careful not to make it too thin as it may drip.
  • Apply the mask carefully avoiding your eyes.
  • Allow the mask sit on your face for 15–20 minutes then rinse with warm water.
  • If you have any leftover, you can cover and leave in the fridge for your next application.
  • Apply twice a week for best results.

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