Turmeric offers a wide range of healing benefits and is something every person should use or take.
I know this article is about skin, but here is a quick look into other areas in which turmeric can help.
What about the skin?
The skin internally will benefit greatly if you are consistent and take 1 teaspoon of turmeric each day. But, we don’t just want results that we can’t see, we want something that will help us now.
Turmeric masks can help stop signs of aging and leaves your skin soft and supple, improving your overall complexion. Don’t believe me, then take a look below. This is me. I am one of those people who was not born with flawless skin. In my teens, I tried a plethora of things from natural dieting, doctor prescribed prescriptions, and ointment you get over the counter.
The dieting helped but at my young age, I was not consistent and as to the others there were so many side effects I eventually stopped using anything. Now, however, I use turmeric masks and my skin has never looked better.
A golden mask, as I like to call it, is like having a chemical burn, but natural and without the peeling. Your face will turn red and be sensitive but not to the point that you will cry out in pain. The beauty of it is you can adjust the dosage to fit your skin. If it burnt a little too much simply lower your dosage for the next time.
The end result is beyond anything I had hoped for in a natural and
Turmeric Face Mask
List of Ingredients and How They Help
- Turmeric– Curcumin is the main ingredient, and is an antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal. For your skin, it will help with anti-aging, inflammation, that pesky thing we call acne, and the brightening of your skin.
- Gram (or chickpea) flour– Will help prevent the yellow color of turmeric from staining your skin. It also sloughs off dead skin cells and will help absorb the extra oil on your face.
- Yogurt– The lactic acid helps with the removal of dead skin cells. The zinc in yogurt helps with acne; it is gentle and won’t dry out your skin, leaving it soft and supple.
- Milk– Is used to slow down or retard the forming of wrinkles and also firms the skin.
- Honey– Anti-aging, helps with acne, soothes and softens your skin, and is also antibacterial.
You will use a combination of these ingredients for each mask.
- 1 Tablespoon Gram (or chickpea) flour
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoons of whole milk
- Mix the ingredients and smooth onto dampened skin. Leave on for 10 minutes or until the mask is dried. Gently wipe off your face with wet figure tips and wash the rest with warm water.
- Remember to get it all off, so no orange residue remains. Blot face until dry.
- 1 Tablespoon h
oney(organic is preferred)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- Mix both ingredients together and apply to clean face.
- Leave on for 15 min. and rinse off with lukewarm water.
- Pat dry.
- 1 Tablespoon plain yogurt
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoons milk
- Mix all the ingredients and apply to a clean face.
- Leave on for 10 – 15 minutes or until the mask is dried.
- Gently wipe off with fingertips and warm water. Use a washcloth if needed.
- Pat dry.
Note: If you are using food grade turmeric, there will be some staining on your face, especially for people with fair skin. Be sure to use an old t-shirt or washcloth when using to wipe your face clean. It’s best to use the mask at night and then rewash your face in the morning. This way, you won’t have to worry about going in public with a tinted face :).
If the spice burns your face apply aloe gel or snip off a piece of an aloe plant, from home. The next time you use the mask, lower the amount of turmeric.
Enjoy the benefits and feel free to share your before and after photos.