DIY face masks and scrubs are my favorite and inexpensive way to treat myself. When I’m short of cash for a facial or treatment, I rummage through my cupboards and home and find myself a cheaper way to help my skin issues. If you have blackheads like me, then clay masks for blackheads is probably your no 1 Google search item. The turmeric mask I will be talking about today is a result of a random internet search. I was looking for ingredients for homemade masks for oily skin and one of the results was turmeric.
Turmeric is a spice used in Asian cultures and it known for giving curry it’s signature yellow look. Turmeric has extraordinary anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, antibacterial, and anti-aging properties, which make it an excellent face mask ingredient. It slows down cell damage, improves skin’s texture, and helps with inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, dry skin, psoriasis and eczema. It also helps reduce pigmentation and even out the skin tone and diminish wrinkles. That’s a lot of power with just one spice.
After reading about all of this, I made my own turmeric face mask. Apart from the main spice, I made my mask with milk, honey and coffee. The recipe I found didn’t add coffee but I did because I wanted it to be a combination of a mask and scrub (coffee is known to give the user smoother, firmer skin).
This is the mask on my face. I have been using this mask on my skin for the past one week and I have seen some difference. It’s not huge but def noticeable. With skincare, you have to give it between 2 – 4 weeks to see any results so I am not expecting to see results right now.
Leave the mask on your face till it dries then rinse it off. If it leaves a yellow stain (I doubt it will), you can use any cleanser to wash the stain off.
Will you try this turmeric mask or have you tried it before? Let me know what you think in the comments below!