Turmeric, popularly known as “the golden spice” has existed for over a thousand years. It has been recognized to have medicinal and skincare uses. Research has shown that turmeric can ease exercise pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It can also help with indigestion, ulcer disease, certain types of eye problems, and a host of other benefits. Curcumin, an active ingredient of turmeric can be used medically to treat a variety of skin infections including skin rash, dermatitis, eczema, and acne.
Brief History of Turmeric
Tumeric is known to have originated from India and Southeast Asia. It is a flowering plant from the ginger family. It has been celebrated for thousands of years because of its healing property and has now been proven to have beauty benefits as well.
Is Buying Labelled Turmeric Face Mask Better Than Making Yours?
The simple answer to that is NO! With the right mixture which I would be showing you in this post, you can achieve the same results as using a labeled product. A lot of people cannot afford to go to a spa every week or purchase labeled face masks. That shouldn’t stop you from taking care of your skin. You might also be like me that loves to make my beauty products myself. Either way, I would be showing you how to make 3 types of turmeric face masks to achieve a beautiful and glowing skin.
Benefits of Using Turmeric Face Mask
- It contributes to a natural glow: Turmeric is known to revive natural glow because it contains anti-inflammatory and oxidant components.
- Acne Treatment: It has an active ingredient with anti-inflammatory properties that can help in treating acne.
- It can heal wounds: Turmeric contains curcumin which is an active ingredient that heals wounds and relieves pain. It does this by decreasing inflammation and oxidation.
- Prevents Hyperpigmentation: Turmeric contains a lot of antioxidants that prevent the destruction of healthy cells by free radicals.
Risks Of Using Turmeric on the Skin.
- Be careful with the dosage and how often you use it as it can damage your skin or give you some skin reactions/irritation.
- Turmeric has a strong color that can stain your skin. If this happens, it is natural and would wear off in a day or two. If it doesn’t, meet a dermatologist for assistance.
- Be careful with the products you mix turmeric with before applying on your skin. Turmeric might not work well with other ingredients. Test a small quantity of a mixture at the back of your palm before applying on your face.
Turmeric Face mask for Tightening and Brightening the skin
This face mask helps to tighten the pores and hence reduces inflammation. It also gives you a natural glow.
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Or any other natural oil.
- 1 tablespoon natural honey.
Mix the ingredients in a clean bowl and stir until it forms a paste. Wash your face and use a clean towel to dab the water away leaving it moist. Take some quantity on your finger and apply all over your face. Leave the mask on your face for about 10 to 15 minutes, then wash it off.
You can repeat this twice in a week. For severe acne cases, use it 3 times in a week. Just make sure your routine works well for you.
Turmeric Face Mask for Acne Treatment.
If you are fighting acne, this face mask is for you. It not only helps to heal your acne, but it will also reduce acne scars and hyper-pigmentation.
- Organic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 tablespoon natural honey
Mix the ingredients in a clean bowl and mix until it forms a paste. Wash your face with warm water and apply the mixture with your fingers on your face. Do this at least 2 times a week.
Turmeric Face Mask for Face Lift
This face mask can help tighten skin pores and also pull out blackheads and of course a natural glow.
- Egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 pinch grounded turmeric.
Mix the ingredients properly in a bowl. Use your fingers or a flat brush to apply the mixture on your clean face. Allow mixture to get dry on the face before washing off with warm water. You can repeat this as often as you want, depending on how your skin reacts to it.
Kindly note that the tips recommended in this post are gotten from research and personal experience. If you have any harsh reactions from following these tips, please discontinue and seek the assistance of a dermatologist.
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