Turmeric Masks, Like anyone, I love treating myself. That may be through a fizzling bath, delicious cookies, or a day at the spa. Today we will focus on pampering our skin. The common ingredient in our masks will be the miraculous spice that is turmeric. You might be thinking of it as just the ingredient in curry, but it is much more than that for your skin. Although the title touches upon the beautifying effect it has on your complexion, turmeric is also known to help prevent acne and treat its scars, as well as relieve other skin conditions such as psoriasis. Each recipe will focus on a different goal, so you can use whichever recipe suits your needs. See the full article on turmeric masks.
Turmeric is the name of the spice sourced from the namesake plant. This super-spice has many uses in natural healthcare, the kitchen, and even dying clothes. It is the effects on your skin that are truly remarkable.
General Skin Health and Aging
The spice contains several antioxidants that prevent damage from free radicals to collagen (Source). That is thought to be a key component of skin aging. The antioxidants also protect against environmental factors. Preventing skin damage throughout life is crucial to prevent the aging of the skin. And for already existing wrinkles, turmeric’s function as an exfoliator will smoothen their appearance.
Turmeric is a powerful weapon against acne (Source). Because it is a natural antibiotic, the bacteria which cause pimples are eliminated before causing breakouts. Additionally, curcuminoids have an anti-inflammatory (calming) effect on breakouts if they do occur. As in the case of wrinkles, the exfoliation can help reduce the appearance of existing acne scars.
Psoriasis and Eczema
Both conditions involve inflammation, and turmeric appears to calm the flare-ups as an anti-inflammatory agent. Scientists have found that it can be helpful in treating these disorders.
The Recipes of Turmeric Masks
So now that we got the science out of the way, let us get to the recipes. Today we will have four recipes, with the option of choosing one for our needs.
Simple Turmeric Mask
This may be particularly suitable for those with sensitive skin, as it has the fewest ingredients. It should provide a general benefit against free radicals and the environment, while also calming skin problems.
- 1 tbs yogurt
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- ½ tsp raw honey
- Mix the three ingredients.
- Apply to your face.
- Wait 20 minutes.
- Finally, rinse.
Turmeric Glow Mask
To leave your skin with a noticeable shine!
- 1.5 tbs of flour
- 1 tbs of milk
- 1 tsp of turmeric powder
- ½ tsp of honey (local and organic may be preferable)
- Mix the four ingredients slowly.
- Following the application of a thin layer, wait 15-20 minutes for it to dry.
- I recommend applying a moisturizer.
Turmeric Exfoliating Scrub
Turmeric removes the dead skin while also clearing the pores. This scrub is effective both against visible aging and acne.
- Apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbs milk
- 2 tbs flour. You can use regular flour or rice flour.
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 3 tbs milk
- ½ tsp honey
- Touch the apple cider with a cotton ball and then swipe it on your face.
- Wait for 5-10 minutes.
- Mix the other ingredients slowly in a small bowl.
- Apply to your face and leave it for 20 minutes.
- You can now rinse with warm water.
- Repeat every 3-4 days.
Moisturizing Turmeric Mask
This mask is sure to leave your skin hydrated. The nutrients in milk/yogurt will nourish your skin.
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 2 tbs milk or yogurt
- ¼ tbs turmeric
- Mix our ingredients gently.
- Apply the finished product to your face.
- Leave on for 20 minutes.
- As usual, rinse! :)
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