Turmeric Mask: A Recipe For Brighter, Softer Skin
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Okay guys this one was my first venture into making at home face masks and I have to tell you... I'm now hooked!! It was so simple to do and yet the results were what I felt like I gained after a really expensive facial at the spa! Keep reading to see how you can make this mask at home too, where to find turmeric powder, and how these ingredients will take your skin to new levels!
Ingredients and Supplies Needed
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 Tablespoon Greek Yogurt
1Teaspoon Raw Honey
Juice from 1/2 of a Lime
Platter For Mixing
Mask Brush or Liquid Foundation Makeup Brush
Turmeric Mask Recipe
Okay, first things first, be sure you are wearing something you don't mind getting stained as the turmeric is highly pigmented. When you are ready you will want to start by squeezing the juice out of the lime and mixing all the ingredients together on the platter until they are well mixed. Using the foundation brush you will want to brush the mixture over you entire face while avoiding your eyebrows and hair line as this mask can lighten hair. You can put Vaseline or coconut oil on your hairline and eyebrows if you are worried about this. Continue to build layer upon layer on your skin until all the mixture is used. Do this over the platter so any drips can be caught on the platter. Once you are finished make sure the mask is set enough on your face before leaving the safety of the "platter net", you don't want to walk around your house with this dripping onto your floors or anywhere else!
Once you ensure that you are not dripping you can now do what you need to for 15 minutes while you let the mask set. During this time I wash my brush with soap and water and wash my platter so that the turmeric doesn't have time to set in on these things and leave permanent stains. After 15 minutes simply wash off with your regular face wash making sure to wipe down your sink and countertops to avoid any stains. My personal preference: I will usually do this before showering that way when I'm ready to wash it off I just hop into the shower and don't have to worry about getting it all over the sink or countertop or washcloth, it just all rinses away in the shower. In the end, your face should appear brighter, smoother, and softer. If you would like more brightening power you can increase the turmeric powder up to 1/2 teaspoon, I would just do so little by little until you achieve the results you are looking for, with turmeric a little goes a long way!
*IMPORTANT: As you can see, turmeric is very powerful, you should consult with your doctor if you are taking any medicines or if you have sensitive skin prior to using this mask!
Now you may be wondering, where can I get turmeric powder? You can usually find this at grocery stores or certainly specialty ethnic food stores or natural grocers - but I find the best product and best prices from iHerb.com. I love this online shop for all of my all natural product needs, I even buy my shampoo, conditioner, and lotions from here. They arrive within two days or sooner, and they have free shipping for orders over $20- kind of like the amazon prime of all natural products! If you are interested in ordering anything from iHerb, be sure to use the links provided here or enter my code at checkout COL4073 and you will receive 5% off your order!
So, do you want to know how low in cost this mask is!!?? One bag of this turmeric powder holds approximately 32 Tablespoons and the cost is currently $10.94. If I did my math correctly (which is not my biggest strength LOL) using this powder 1/4 of a teaspoon at a time means that each mask will cost you only about 3 cents worth of turmeric.... only 3 pennies!! The rest of the ingredients from this mask are basic (at least in my home) food staples that you surely will not need to go out and buy extra of. So all in all, kitchen staples included, this mask likely costs less than $1.00, a basement bargain compared to a facial! Need further reasoning why you should try out this mask? Read below and see what these powerful ingredients can do for your skin!
Ingredient Properties and Benefits
Turmeric - This amazing spice has powerful antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties due to its active ingredient of curcumin. Because of these properties it can lead to the brightening of your skin as well as the healing of any skin inflammation or scarring.
Greek Yogurt - One of the most important properties of yogurt on the skin is its component of lactic acid. This acid is a natural component of yogurt and it can help to exfoliate your face naturally. The yogurt can also help to tighten the pores and moisturize the skin.
Honey - This wonderful ingredient is not only chalk full of antioxidants but it also has the ability to impart moisture to your skin leaving it soft and supple. And honey doesn't stop there- it even goes so far as to provide a barrier on your skin to prevent excess moisture from seeping out through your pores, it locks in your skins natural moisture while also adding some of its own, a win win for sure!
Lime - Limes are very high in citric acid- even more so than lemons! This means that the limes can act not only as a natural exfoliator, but also can leave your skin brighter and cleaner due to its antiseptic properties. Some people even go so far as to say it is great to use for acne! Either way, it is a powerful ingredient in this mask and a wonderful tool to add to your skincare!
Turmeric For Skin: Benefits and Risks. Author: Natalie Silver Reviewed By: Debra Rose April 19, 2017 http://www.healthline.com/health/turmeric-for-skin
5 Benefits of A Yogurt Face Mask For Gorgeous, Glowing Skin. Author: Liz Thompson April 6, 2017 http://www.organicauthority.com/delicious-beauty/5-skin-rejuvenating-treatments-using-yogurt.html
The Benefits of Lime For The Face. Author: Elizabeth Tumbarello February 20, 2014 http://www.livestrong.com/article/528332-the-benefits-of-lime-for-the-face/