DIY: Turmeric Mask

Turmeric

For some of us, turmeric is just another spice or condiment added to give curry its flavor. For me, it is a must-have skin food. Existing for ages, turmeric has been noted to have a lot of benefits and it is used in ancient medicine. Known for its anti-inflammatory property, turmeric is being used for treating arthritis, heartburn and pain.

In this post, I am going to provide info on how I use turmeric as a facial mask.

Anti-inflammatory

Because of its anti inflammatory effects, turmeric mask can help fight acne, eczema, rosacea and dark circles. Some dark circles were caused by disrupted blood vessels under the eye. Turmeric constricts blood vessels, reducing inflammation and redness.

Antioxidant

Curcumin is the responsible chemical which gives turmeric its yellow color. It is also an antioxidant agent that helps fight free radical in our body. It is more potent than other antioxidants like vitamins C and E. Antioxidants prevent skin aging and formation of wrinkles. Leaving you with younger looking skin.

Warning

Turmeric can leave a yellow stain. Be sure to wear clothes that you no longer need. You can also use a salon cape to protect your clothes in case the mask drips. You should also do this if you don’t have plans going out the following day. It can stain your face, which lasts for 2 days. In my case, it doesn’t stain at all.

How to make turmeric mask?

In making the mask, you need the following ingredients:

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  • 1 tsp Turmeric
    • As discussed earlier, it contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • 1 tsp Yogurt
    • The same with turmeric, it has anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidants. It minimizes acne, wrinkles and pigmentation.
    • It also acts as a moisturizer.
  • 1 tsp Organic Honey
    • It has anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties so it is helpful to broken skin. It also prevents breakout-causing bacteria from accumulating in your skin.
    • Honey has pore-cleansing enzymes.
  1. Get a container and mix the ingredients together. If you want to brighten your skin, you can add a natural bleach such as lemon juice. I sometimes add olive oil to the mixture because it contains a lot of antioxidants.

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2. Make sure that you get a paste that will stick to your face. Make sure that everything is mixed well and evenly. You don’t want to see some white stuff and yellow powder when applying it.

Tumeric Paste

Prep your skin!

Now, you want the mask to be as effective as possible. You need to make sure that you apply it to a clean face. Wash your face first with warm water. Warmth can dilate your blood vessels, which then facilitates faster absorption of the mask’s nutrients.

Application

After you have cleansed your face, get a facial spatula or a facial brush and evenly apply the mixture on your face. Be sure not to miss the spot under your eyes since you also want to get rid of dark circles. Be careful not to apply too much because it may drip and leave yellow stains.

I transformed into an unidentified yellow creature! :O

Wait 20 mins or until it dries on your face. After, you can go ahead and rinse with tap water.

Now you can enjoy a soft, smooth and less inflamed face! 😀

Have you tried turmeric mask? Do you also have other natural, DIY mask that you can recommend? Let me know by leaving your comments! 🙂

 

 

 

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50 thoughts on “DIY: Turmeric Mask

  1. Amazing post! I’ve actually used this before! From past mistakes, I want to express how important it is to not have anything that you don’t want stained around you when using this because tumeric is so hard to get rid of (OxiClean suffers a bad loss in this battle).

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  2. How cool! I had no idea that tumeric had these properties, and so I’m totally curious to see how it works. I love your picture of you wearing the mask 🙂

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  3. I once used a (some sort of) clay/peppermint mask to treat poison oak on my face. I never really thought about using other things, but spices have so much value in addition to flavoring food so it makes sense. Thanks for the post. I’m not sure if I’ll use this one, but you have opened my eyes to other ideas for masks.

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  4. I love turmeric! I put it in all my food, and have tried a mask once, but like you said, it stained my skin a little. It wasn’t too bad, I might try this again and just not leave it on my face very long.

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  5. I’m not into beauty masks, but I need this in my life! Hahaha! How many times (days, weeks, year) do I have to repeat applying this mask so I can get rid of my dark circles? -Me-An

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  6. I’m not sure if I can put that on my face. There is something about the smell that just drives me insane about turmeric.

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  7. I’ve got a bottle of organic turmeric and haven’t used it for cooking because I still have an opened McCormick bottle. I want to try this mask. I wonder if the fresh turmeric is more effective than the powdered turmeric. My dad has a turmeric plant at home.

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  8. This is my first time hearing about turmeric mask.I usually hear honey as a main ingredient.I just know turmeric is good for people with joint problems.How many times a week do you use it?

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  9. I have fresh turmeric growing in my garden, have you ever tried using it fresh in place of the powder form? I guess it may stain much more and I have quite fair skin, I find I need gloves for handling it if I’m preparing a batch for food use
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