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A Great Turmeric Face Mask For Great Looking Skin

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.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon of raw honey

1 teaspoon of plain yogurt or milk

 

Directions

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 asĀ  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.

 

 

 

Simple Natural Skin Care Tips I Want to Share

Simple Natural Skin Care Tips I Want to Share

Very often we think that it takes a ton of money, time and effort to keep our skin healthy looking. However, I can say this, that’s not always true. There are some very natural things you can do that’s going to help you maintain healthy skin without spending a dime or spending very little.

 

I’d like to share with you just a few natural skin care tips that have worked well with me and with a lot of people I know.

Stay Hydrated

Simple as that. Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking plenty of water each day. When you drink plenty of water it’s going to flush out all the toxins that are in your body and are extremely bad for your skin. Also, your skin will be well hydrated if you keep your body well hydrated.

Don’t Get Too Much Direct Sun

Even though many may love to get those nice tans, they are not very good for your skin. It’s really important to try and not expose your skin to hours of direct sunlight. Not only can long exposure time to the sun cause wrinkles and age spots it can also cause cancer. I always make sure that before I go out in the direct sunlight that I put on a very good sunscreen on all skin that’s exposed. This is going to help protect you from the harmful rays of the sun and it actually does slow down the aging process of your skin.

Exercise

One of the best things you can do for your skin is to do some sweating. This means you should try to do some sort of exercise several times a week that brings you to a sweat. Sweat is important for healthy skin because it helps to open up our pores in the skin and this is how some of the toxins that are trapped in our skin escapes.

Make Sure to Moisturize

There’s nothing better for your skin than a good moisturizer. I always make sure that I moisturize each day and usually I do it once in the morning and then at night before going to bed. This is especially important for your face if you want to keep it looking healthy with a natural glow. So, always make sure that you use a good moisturizer every day and not just for your face. You should be kind to your whole body and give it good moisture each day.

Natural Make-up

I know this is not the cheapest thing to do, but it is important to try and make sure that all of your make-up is natural or organic products. Yes, the ones made with natural ingredients cost more money they are far better for your skin. Make-up that is chemical based is extremely bad for your skin and can severely harm it.

 

Before Bed

I always make sure that before I go to bed for the night that I clean off all the make-up and dirt that has accumulated during the day. If you don’t take all of this gunk off, you’re going to clog up your pores and your skin won’t get the breathing time that it needs to stay healthy. Also, if you go to sleep without cleaning your face off it can lead to acne and that’s the last thing you want.

Sleep & Stress

I’ve found that the less stress you have and the more sleep you get results in healthy skin. There’s no ignoring the fact that a lack of sleep makes the skin of your face look tired and even older by causing dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. Stress is something that can also make your skin look older and can even cause redness, puffiness and rashes on your skin. So, the best thing to do is to try and find ways in which you can lower the stress levels. You can do this by taking time for yourself where you can sit and relax in a quite spot that brings you peace. Soaking in a warm tub can help with scented candles or just relaxing on the sofa with a good book. Whatever it is that helps calm you down, do it. Your skin will thank you for it.

Eat Healthy

Good food with the right amounts of vitamins and minerals is a proven way of maintaining healthy skin. Just like the inside of your body, you skin needs the right minerals and vitamins to stay healthy. So make sure you maintain a well balanced diet and eat spicy and fried foods in moderation.

Don’t Forget to Exfoliate

This is something many of us often forget to do. I admit that I often am guilty as well. However, I do try to make sure that I try to exfoliate once a week. It’s best to find an exfoliation product that is natural and suits the kind of skin that you have. Exfoliation is a sure fire way of getting rid of those dead skin cells that tend to clog up our pores on the top layer of our skin. If you get rid of these dead skin cells your skin can breathe better and will have a nice healthy glow about it.

If you follow these few tips about natural skin care you will quickly help your skin look a lot healthier and can even help make your skin look years younger.

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