Do you ever get acne? Wrinkles? Rosacea? Dark circles? Dull skin? Previously I wrote about all the health benefits of turmeric. Now it’s time to talk about the benefits of a turmeric mask for your skin.
First things first, a little background. If you’ve had Indian food before, you’ve had turmeric. It’s the spice that makes the food so popular, as well as lends its orange/yellow color to curries.
Because of all that goodness, turmeric is also great for your skin too. It is antibacterial, anti-aging, reduces facial hair, improves skin elasticity, lightens dark spots, controls oil and sends acne packing. Pretty much turmeric is the silver bullet for all our skin care needs. I can’t speak for everyone, but I do this mask once a week and my skin looks so much better the next day. I see clearer skin, smaller pores, and an all-around refreshed look.
If you’d like to learn more about its wonderful properties, a quick Google search will help you out. But for the rest of us…let’s get to the mask.
Turmeric can be purchased easily at your local grocery store. I would recommend the organic brand.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar. (If you have very sensitive skin replace this with witch hazel or even milk)
HOW TO MAKE:
- Simply mix together and “paint” on your skin using a soft facial brush. If the honey is thick, you can always put into the microwave for a few seconds before mixing and painting on your skin. Be careful though – turmeric will stain clothes, counters, etc…although thankfully, not your skin.
- Leave on for 20 minutes or until completely dry.
- Rinse thoroughly!
“Thoroughly” is a bit of an understatement. First, rinse as many times as you can with just water, and perhaps then a cloth. You will still be orange even after several times but do not worry. Keep rinsing a few times and then bring out the soap.
Eventually you will no longer be orange – I promise!
- Follow up with a light moisturizer such as Almond or Grape seed oil.
Try it and come back and let me know how it worked for you.