DIY Turmeric Face Mask

DIY Turmeric Face Mask


Turmeric. A spice that I use often in cooking…but
also as a beauty regimen. Say what? During my travels in India, I learned that
this incredible spice, which has incredible healing properties (there is evidence it kills
cancer cells) has been long-used by Indian brides as a head-to-toe body scrub and face
mask to brighten skin before their wedding day. Gentlemen, don’t let that stop you from lathering
yourself up, your skin deserves a little glow too! So what exactly is turmeric and what are the
benefits benefits of using this magical spice? Where to begin… Turmeric is from a perennial shrub originating
in south and southeastern Asia and western India. It has long been used in Indian Ayurvedic
and Chinese medicine for the treatment of inflammatory and digestive disorders. It has
also been used in religious rituals in both India and China (such as Indian weddings)
as well as dying clothing. It helps to improve your skin’s texture since
it makes for a great skin exfoliant. It helps with inflammatory skin conditions such as
eczema, acne, psoriasis and dry skin Turmeric also helps regulate oily skin and
it is also said to diminish wrinkles Wait, wait, wait…when I cook with turmeric,
it turns everything yellow! Will it do the same to my skin? Nope! When combined with chickpea flour, it
will just will leave your skin looking like a million bucks. Trust me, I’m pretty pasty
and this mask doesn’t leave me looking like a banana, I promise. So how do you make this Turmeric mask? In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of milk
or yogurt (you can use almond, 2% or soy) with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 2 tsp
of chickpea flour. You can also add a teaspoon of honey (Manuka honey is the best) which
is also great for moisturizing and cleansing the skin as well as reducing smelling and
inflammation…oh and it also has antibacterial properties. Mix well until it all looks evenly blended. Make sure you clean your face before applying
the mask. Get rid of all that makeup and dirt off your face. Then slather on your mask all
over your face and neck. Let it dry for about 15-20 minutes until it
feels hard. Rinse your face with luke-warm water and voila! You can do this a couple of times a week and
will immediately see and feel the difference. Happy Glowing!

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