A face mask most people aren’t aware of is the turmeric face mask. Turmeric is a well-known spice used in the Middle Eastern and Southeast Asia usually well-known for its flavor and fantastic health benefits. The mask is very easy to make; however, it can get messy. Yes, you will look like a Simpsons character, but only for 10-15 minutes. Yes, it might stain your clothes if you aren’t careful. So, wear clothes you don’t really care about when you want to use this mask. Things will go much better if you buy a make-up brush because the turmeric will stain your hands.
Turmeric is a spice used in the Middle Eastern and Southeast Asia that looks similar to the ginger root. This is because it’s actually the cousin of the ginger, aka fam or family. People use it for either adding flavor to food or helping other people achieve better looking skin. Anyone suffering from acne, eczema, and other skin conditions should really consider this mask. People even use it for skin rejuvenation, since it gives instant skin glow, removes dead skin cells, and removes dark spots. Turmeric is also known to treat depression, which I explained in my last post. One more thing, turmeric is also known for working as a hair remover and yes, I will talk about that later.
When I began using this mask, I was a bit hesitant. But, the next day when I woke up, my skin felt better. Even better, after two weeks of using this mask, I saw an overall satisfactory improvement in my skin. Also, being a hispanic woman usually means, peach fuzz. Ew. Even the extra peach fuzz hair I disliked began disappearing. I totes love it!
Where can I find it?: Easy. Winco. You know, in the bulk foods department where you can find spices near the grains and candy. Any store that sells spices from India should supply it, but make sure to ask if it’s edible as well. Some people sell cheap turmeric used for dyeing, and that usually stains the face even more. Another place to look into is Amazon. (Oh my gosh, delivered to your door. Yay.)
- Turmeric powder
- Water or Yogurt or Milk
- Honey (optional)
- Sandalwood (optional for acne)
- Coconut oil (oily skin)
- Sesame oil (skin inflammation)
How to use: I like to use a small plastic cup. Any small bowl will work just fine as long as it’s dark-colored. I usually pour about 2 teaspoons of turmeric into bowl and mix it with warm water until it turns into a paste. Instead of using my hands, I use a foundation brush. Sometimes, I use yogurt instead of water. Honey is also a great combination to add for better looking skin. For people with bad acne, sandalwood should be added. People with oily skin can add coconut oil. Anyone suffering from skin problems like eczema or any inflammation should add sesame oil.
Tips: A fair warning, avoid the eyebrows. So, the eyebrows and hairline should be avoided or else you’ll end up with less eyebrow hair. Boo. I usually get a cheap foundation brush to do the trick. If you have very sensitive skin, just go to target or something for a foundation brush. Heck, even a paint brush will work. The timing for this mask is anywhere from 10-15 minutes. Yes, it will stain your face… that’s if you don’t wash it right. I usually use any make-up remover products or a bit of baking soda with warm water. A facial toner will also do the job.
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Turmeric works as a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.
Sandalwood works as a natural anti-inflammatory, skin moisturizer, oily face reducer, and heals-and reduces scars.
Sesame oil works as a natural anti inflammatory and anti-oxidant.
Coconut oil works as a natural anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial, anti-microbial.
Honey works as a natural anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.
Yoghurt works as a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and skin rejuvenation.
Milk works as for natural skin rehydration and rejuvenation.
- It is recommended to do a patch test on skin before applying on the entire face, since some people have extra sensitive skin.
- Wear ugly clothes that will never be seen outside the house because turmeric stains.
- Make-up remover products, a facial toner, or a bit of baking soda with warm water will work on removing the yellow-ness after washing face.
- Turmeric is known for working as a hair remover, so avoid eyebrows.
- If you have very sensitive skin, just go to target or something for a sensitve skin foundation brush.