This Amazing Turmeric Face Mask is Your New Beauty Treatment
by Dr Emily Serrano
4 months ago
Turmeric powder has gained a lot of popularity in the Western world recently, but has been used in India for beauty treatments and as a healthy spice in food for centuries. In India, for example, turmeric facial masks are part of the wedding preparations. Turmeric is one of the most effective ingredients you can add to your facial mask. Turmeric contains an ingredient called curcumin, a phytochemical that cures acne, eczema, reduces redness, inflammation and promotes skin healing and health.
What makes turmeric so great?The main reason why turmeric mask is so great is because turmeric is one of the best antioxidants and offers anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties for your skin. Combine it with milk, honey and other anti-bacterial ingredients that moisturize and exfoliate the skin and you have a home beauty salon treatment.
What to do before applying a facial mask?Many people make the mistake of applying a facial mask directly onto their face. If you have ever been to a beauty salon, you get treated to much preparation before you can apply a mask. Those steps apply for home usage as well! The first thing you must do is clean your skin from all cosmetics and lotions. The best way to do that is to take a hot shower or a steam bath. Try to use non-abrasive soaps that will open up your pores and prepare your skin for a facial mask. After you apply the mask, make sure to lie on a bed, close your eyes and relax. This is the moment when you rejuvenate your skin and completely absorb the healing benefits. You want your skin stress-free. You can also add chamomile tea bags or cucumber slices over your eyes for more comfort and relaxation. You want to let your mask dry on your face for at least 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Use gentle movements to remove the mask from your face, and at the end, splash some cool water on your face.
Homemade turmeric facial masksWe will share with you three different turmeric masks, and you can choose which one suits you the best. The basic turmeric facial mask is made out of
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of milk
- 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder
- 2 teaspoons of sandalwood powder
- half a cup of chickpea flour
- little almond oil