"Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don't know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn't you. That isn't you at all."
- Leila Sales, "This Song Will Save Your Life"
Hey beauties! Today I have a DIY face mask for you that I've been absolutely loving! It's affordable and makes a genuine difference in your skin. This basic mask uses only TWO ingredients but you can add a bunch of other things to target your skin concerns. I'll throw in additional ingredient options for different skin types.
This post centers around Turmeric Powder.
Turmeric has been used for hundreds of years - widely used in the West as a spice and to add color to Indian dishes; it's a big part of Indian culture and tradition. It has also been used in Chinese medicine. Over the years it has grown rapidly to be known as a fantastic ingredient for skin health as well! Whether you take it internally or like we'll be using today, on the skin as a mask - the benefits are endless!
Turmeric Benefits for the skin:
- Fantastic exfoliant
- Treatment for acne, eczema, rosacea, burns, aging, dandruff, hair loss
- Can be used as a cosmetic & hair dye/stain
Turmeric Benefits for the body:
- Detoxifies the liver
- Aids in metabolism
- Healing agent due to anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties
- Boosts immunity
- Moderates insulin levels
- Helps with menstrual cramps
- Fights free radicals
- Aids in reducing joint pain
..... and more!! This is a jewel to have in your home.
Turmeric and Honey face mask:
This is so easy! I use local raw honey - you'll find more benefits when you buy local versus store brands. And I found my turmeric powder at Marshall's for $5.99.
Benefits of Honey for the skin:
- Full of antioxidants
I take a spoonful of honey and about half a spoonful of turmeric powder. I'm not precise with it, just eye how much I think I need. The goal is to make a thick paste out of it!
Cleanse and tone your face first. You always want a fresh, clean face before you apply any mask.
Apply with clean fingers. When you first start applying, it may feel a bit stiff but the heat of your fingers will warm up the honey a little bit and make applying much easier.
Leave on for 20 minutes. I like to lay down, watch a movie or youtube for a while. The mask warms up while on the face and may drip a little bit so keep an eye on it if you'll be walking around the house! :)
20 to 30 minutes later, it's time to rinse! I'll add a little bit of water to my hands at a time and rub the mask off. This will exfoliate the skin beautifully! Work it into the skin and slowly wash it all off. Once your face is clean, pat dry and follow through with the rest of your skincare! Eye cream, serum, moisturizer!
One thing to keep in mind for my pale beauties, Turmeric is used as a dying agent - it stains! You'll need to really wash it off well to keep your skin from having a slight yellow tinge. If any area on your face does stain slightly (my eyebrows usually do a tiny bit), go in with a cotton ball and a little bit of toner. It'll take that stain right off!
This mask is so easy and quick but it makes your skin look and feel so healthy and beautiful afterwards! I've seen a definite glow since I've added this to my weekly regimen. It also helps a ton with my acne. My hormonal breakouts this month lasted less than half the usual time and I know it's thanks to this mask!
Additional ingredients you can add:
For acne prone skin:
- Coconut Oil
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Lemon Juice
For Oily Skin:
- Gram Flour
- Baking Soda
- Egg Whites
For Dry Skin:
- Rose Water
- Avocado or Avocado Oil
- Almond Oil
For Eczema or Rosacea:
- Borage Seed Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Greek Yogurt
- Vitamin E Oil
- Ground Nutmeg
- Raw Manuka Honey
These are only some examples! The combinations for this DIY mask are endless!
If you try this mask, take a picture and tag me in it! #themakeupaffair
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