If you are looking for a great face mask that is going to give you great looking skin and can even fight eczema, rosacea, acne and even dark circles, you won’t want to miss out on this great turmeric face mask recipe.
For centuries, women have been using turmeric face mask recipes all across Asia and with great success. In fact this type of mask has been well known by Chinese and Indian traditionalists and this type of mask is an element of Ayurvedic medicine. In fact, in south Asia, these masks are often a huge part of a bride in preparing for her wedding.
A turmeric face mask works well because turmeric has a phytochemical in it called curcumin. This is something that benefits both inside and the outside of our bodies.
How Skin Benefits from Turmeric
As mentioned above curcumin which is the main compound found in turmeric is a very effective agent that helps to soothe all types of skin irritations. It also can be used to treat burns and relieve sunburn pain. It also helps to heal wounds and has even been seen to be effective with skin cancer.
A turmeric face mask is known to work well to fight psoriasis, eczema, and acne. It helps to reduce skin inflammation and other types of skin redness and promotes all types of healing. It has antioxidant properties that will also help to soften lines and wrinkles on the face helping to give the face a much more youthful look.
A turmeric face mask is also known to be good at fighting rosacea which is a chronic skin problem that is often characterized with pimples and deep redness of the skin. Turmeric helps to ease this redness and treats the disease effectively.
You can easily make your own turmeric face make and you can use it as an exfoliant, moisturizer and a redness reducer. This type of homemade mask can help to brighten your skin making it look clean and fresh each time you use it. Some key ingredients you’ll use in this turmeric face mask is honey and plain yogurt or milk. Both of which help to make this an incredible face mask to know how to make.
Benefits of the Honey
Honey is probably the one of the oldest foods that people have had available to them. It’s been used for a variety of things for many centuries, not just as a food source but has also been used for it’s different medicinal properties that it has. Honey has been known to effectively treat acne and even reduce the scars that pimples can leave. It also serves to improve the overall appearance of skin. Honey is often used to help soothe and heal burns as well.
Honey also has a bonus within it, honey is antibacterial, is an anti-inflammatory and contains antioxidants. These are especially present in raw honey. So, it’s always recommended that whenever you include honey in a recipe that you try to use raw honey.
Benefits of Yogurt (or Milk)
It’s the lactic acid in yogurt or milk that helps to soften and reduce roughness of the skin. Plain yogurt has a natural source of lactic acid in it so it’s wonderful for the skin. Not only does it soften the skin but it also helps to cleanse the skin.
Now that you know all of this about the ingredients that go into a healthy turmeric face mask, here’s a wonderful recipe for that face mask.
Basic Turmeric Face Mask Recipe
There are a lot of different recipes for a turmeric face mask but here is the simple basic recipe that is very easy to make and has wonderful results.
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon of raw honey
1 teaspoon of plain yogurt or milk
Take a small bowl and put the turmeric in it and then add the honey and yogurt. Feel free to adjust the amount of yogurt you put in. This way you can adjust the thickness of this turmeric face mask to your own liking. Just make sure that it’s thick enough so that it sticks to your face. Also, turmeric is also used as dye and it can stain anything it drips on so make sure it doesn’t drip off your face onto anything you don’t want damaged.
Prepare Your Face
Before using your turmeric face mask, make sure that you wash your face with warm running water to remove all of your make-up. If you have long hair make sure to tie it back to keep it out of the way. You also will want to wear a top or T-shirt that you’re not too attached to because you could end up staining it with this turmeric face mask.
Applying Your Turmeric Face Mask
After your face is clean apply your mask all over your face. Make sure it’s applied evenly. Make sure that you don’t forget the areas under your eyes because this turmeric face mask can help to reduce those dark circles under the eyes.
After you have the turmeric face mask all over your face you should allow it to dry on your face. This should be about 20 minutes. Once the 20 minutes has passed you should then wash it off with some cool water, dry your face gently with a clean and soft washcloth.
If you have leftovers of this turmeric face mask you can store it in your fridge with a lid for a few days. Then you can use it again when you’re ready to give yourself another facial. The honey will tend to harden up when chilled so when you use it again you’ll want to add a little more yogurt or milk to thin it down.
Note: If you have fair skin, you may not want to leave this turmeric face mask on for 20 minutes. You may want to cut it down to 10 or 15 minutes. The reason for this is that sometimes it can actually stain fair skin. You also may want to use a sugar scrub with some oil like olive oil after you rinse off the mask. Also, make sure that you apply this turmeric face mask just before going to bed to allow for the skin to get rid of any slight staining that there might be.