Turmeric’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can soothe your skin in this all-natural face mask, made from ingredients pure enough to eat.
Even the most natural of skincare lines can contain preservatives or other ingredients that are harsh on delicate skin. That’s why I love DIY skin care recipes using items that can be easily found around your kitchen, like this simple turmeric face mask. After all, a mixture that’s pure enough to ingest is probably the safest thing you can smear on your skin, your body’s largest organ!
Turmeric, the star of many of Numi’s tea blends, is a wonderful addition to your natural skin care routine. Just as it has many wonderful health benefits when ingested, topical use of turmeric is great for your skin! Women in India have used turmeric for cosmetic purposes for many centuries, and as it gains popularity today, trendy “miracle creams” containing turmeric powder are popping up on popular skincare sites. Turmeric’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can help to clear up acne and blemishes quickly, and is said to reduce redness and dark eye circles. Turmeric will also give your skin an all-over brightness and glow (especially when paired with a moisturizing agent)!
To make a simple turmeric face mask, simply mix:
2 teaspoons 100% turmeric powder (preferably organic)
1 teaspoon of organic, raw, local honey
1 teaspoon greek yogurt
Wash your face to remove any oil or makeup, and pat dry. Using clean, dry fingers, apply a light layer of the turmeric and honey mixture to your face. Let the mask dry, then rinse of gently to reveal your fresh and glowing skin!
Note: you may have heard a horror story or two about DIY turmeric skin treatments “dying” skin yellow. As long as you make sure to buy pure, unadulterated turmeric powder there’s no danger of your skin changing color. Cheap bottles of turmeric powder often contain filler substances that are dyed yellow to look like actual turmeric, and that added dye is the substance that can transfer to your skin.
Would you try adding turmeric to your skincare routine? Tell us in the comments below!