Skin care can be very tricky! With so many products coming out on a consistent basis it’s easy to become overwhelmed or to feel uneducated when it’s time to choose the right product for your skin. And this is why I always say when it comes to skin care going the natural route is always the best way to go. The amount of plants that have natural healing properties are countless, it’s also a less expensive and safer alternative to the chemical filled products that sit on shelves for who knows how long. One plant in particular known as turmeric is flowering plant that belongs to the ginger family. It is mostly used in the dried powder form that can be used in several ways, commonly known as a spice for cooking but the other uses are for skin and digestive purposes. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibiotic so it comes in handy when trying to calm skin from breakouts, reducing redness of the skin, healing and preventing acne and healing wounds and scarring, etc . It has been known for healing skin conditions such as eczema, alopecia, and psoriasis. Turmeric helps create a natural glow of the skin, evens skin complexions, removes dark eye circles and also prevents sun burns and skin aging. The benefits are literally endless and thankfully completely natural. A simple turmeric mask 1-2 times a week will provide results in no time. So what are you waiting for? Go buy some turmeric, make a mask, and start naturally healing your skin! Info on how to make mask and ingredients needed are listed below.
D.I.Y. Turmeric Mask
Ingredients: turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon), apple cider vinegar (1/2 teaspoon), honey or agave (1 tablespoon), plant-based milk or plant-based yogurt (1/2 teaspoon), fresh lemon juice (a few drops)
Instructions: use 1-2 times a week
- Wash face with soap-free cleanser
- In a small plastic bowl or jar, mix the turmeric powder with the honey or agave , apple cider vinegar, milk or yogurt and lemon juice. (Should have a slightly thick consistency that will easily stick to your face, if it’s too thin it will drip and won’t be as effective)
- Apply the mask all over face/ neck.
- Allow the mask sit on your skin for 15–20 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water.
- Pat face dry.
- Apply a small drop of olive or tea tree oil to your face as a moisturizer.
Storage: If you have any leftover, you can cover and leave it in the fridge for your next application.