Turmeric has many beneficial properties for skincare:
– Treatment of acne blemishes
– Dark spots
– Hyper pigmentation
It helps heal and prevent dry skin, slows the skin aging process, and is used to diminish wrinkles, keep skin supple and improve skin’s elasticity.
This is a simple face mask, of which all the ingredients are at hand.
– 1 tablespoon of Turmeric
– 1 tablespoon of Honey
– 1/4 juice from a lemon
– 2 tablespoons of Plain yoghurt/Greek Yoghurt
– 1 tablespoon of plain flour
Other ingredients can be added to the previous paste for specific results:
-Leave for 30 minutes.
To exfoliate :
-Mix chickpea (or rice) flour with turmeric powder in equal proportions.
-Leave for 10-15 minutes.
For Night cream:
-Allow the mask to dry and leave it on overnight.
OR add a pinch of turmeric to your favourite moisturiser.
(In both cases, be sure to use an old pillowcase and bed linen that you don’t mind staining.)
-Wash off the mask in the morning using a gentle cleanser.
Turmeric is used for acne because of its antiseptic and antibacterial properties that fight pimples and breakouts. It removes redness from acne and other types of scarring, reduces inflammation and evens out skin discolourations.
-Leave on the marks for 10-15 minutes.
For Oily Skin:
Turmeric is good for oily skin because it helps regulate the production of sebum. The orange juice provides fruit acid to clear blemishes and sandalwood is a natural astringent.
-Add about 1-½ tablespoons of sandalwood powder
-3 tablespoons of orange juice
-Leave on for 10-15 minutes
For Dry Skin:
Add more plain/Greek yoghurt to the paste.
These ingredients should be mixed together until a thick paste forms, if the paste is too runny add more flour, if it is too dry add more lemon juice. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. I have used this mask many times and it helps even out my skin tone, makes my skin look clear as well as adding a subtle glow.
If too much yellow residue remains, use a cotton pad with some toner to remove the excess.