4 DIY Turmeric Face Masks for Glowing Spring Skin

     Turmeric is a bright, golden-yellow spice that is derived from the turmeric plant. It’s commonly used in Asian based meals whether it’s added to rice, tossed with roasted vegetables and greens, or mixed in with soups and curry.  It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric’s power comes from it’s yellow-colored chemical called curcumin, which is widely used as medicinal treatment for arthritis, headaches, fevers, and recoveries from surgeries and cancer radiation (WebMD, 2019).

However, unconventionally, it is also very successful for smooth and clear, face and body skin treatment. From acne, dark marks, and dry spots, turmeric powder mixtures helps to reduce redness, blemishes and is a natural antiseptic preventing the spread of bacteria that causes scarring, eczema, and other skin conditions.

Here are a few turmeric-based masks that you can try for yourself (All ingredients used can be easily found about your household or accessible from grocery stores or local farmers market).

 

Turmeric and Honey

  • Pour 1 teaspoon of organic turmeric powder in a mixing bowl.

  • Add 2 tablespoons of raw honey

  • Mix well to get a smooth paste that can be applied easily on the skin.

  • Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse off using lukewarm water.

  • Gently dry your skin using a soft towel .

You can use this mask 2 to 3 times a week to get soft, glowing, and acne-free skin.

 

Turmeric and Lemon

  • Take 1 tablespoon of organic turmeric powder in a mixing bowl.

  • Add 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice as well.

  • Mix thoroughly with a spatula to get a smooth mixture.

  • Apply the paste on the acne controlled  areas.

  • Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse off.

  • Pat dry your face with a soft towel and apply a light moisturizer.

You can use this mask 2 to 3 times a week to get rid of acne and acne scars.

 

Turmeric and Yogurt

  • Take 1 teaspoon of organic turmeric powder in a mixing bowl.

  • Add 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt.

  • Mix well and apply mask to face.

  • Keep it on for 15 to 20 minutes; then slightly wet the mask and gently scrub your skin for 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Rinse your face with water and gently pat dry; afterwards can apply a moisturizer if your skin continues to feels dry.

Apply this mask 2 to 3 times a week to get rid of acne and pimples.

 

Turmeric and Coconut Oil 

  • Gather ½ tbsp turmeric powder and 3 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil (gently melted)

  • Grab a small bowl and mix the ingredients together, gently making a paste.

  • Apply to your face and leave for 15-20 minutes.Rinse off with a warm dampened face cloth.

Use 2-3 times a week for the best results.

 

These combinations do vary from different skin types and conditions, so alaways be cautious when applying these ingredients to your skin to prevent flareups or breakouts!