Turmeric is renowned for its medicinal properties; it has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. For this reason, turmeric can also be used to fight acne, psoriasis and blackheads.
For centuries in India, a turmeric facial mask was applied to a bride's face before her wedding to make her look radiant and glowing. Turmeric is also known to slow down the ageing process and fight dry skin. It can also help reduce pigmentation and even out skin tone.
- Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat your face dry.
- Mix 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder with 1 teaspoon of honey (or you could also use coconut oil or plain yoghurt).
- Apply a thin layer to the face and leave on for about 20 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water.
- Apply toner and moisturiser.
This mask will give you a softer, smoother and even skin tone!
Keep in mind that turmeric can stain the skin a light yellow. Do not use too much and always mix with honey/coconut oil/plain yoghurt. Do not make a paste with turmeric and water alone because it will temporally stain your skin!
Turmeric is not only great for applying on the skin but it has a multitude of health benefits if you ingest it as well.
Tell me, have you ever used turmeric as a skin care ingredient?
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