Why is turmeric all the rage now?
Turmeric is not only great for acne and purifying the skin but also for dry skin. In other words, it is a versatile and fantastic herb.
Curcumin, a phytonutrient found in turmeric, possesses potent anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric also has incredible antioxidant properties that heal the skin from within. A DIY turmeric mask can be made with just four ingredients. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and is suitable for all skin types. The mask can even out your skin tone and is as effective as more expensive ones in perfecting glowing skin.
What is turmeric?
Turmeric is a fascinating botanical with a rich history of health and beauty benefits backed by thousands of years of Ayurvedic practice and over 3,500 studies on PubMed. Research now supports many of the traditional uses of turmeric. Turmeric is a primary component in curry due to its bright yellow-orange color and numerous health benefits and healing properties. Yet don’t worry. It won’t leave your skin yellow.
Indian Bridal Beauty Mask (Ubtan)
In the traditional Indian Bridal Glow Mask and the Middle Eastern tradition, turmeric is a crucial ingredient applied all over the body the night before the wedding.
When applied topically, turmeric helps to give slight radiance to the skin, helps maintain skin elasticity, soothes irritations, and even aids in wound healing when turmeric or turmeric extract is topically applied.
Turmeric Beauty Benefits
Turmeric scrubs and masks have been traditionally used by Indian brides to purify and cleanse their bodies, resulting in a radiant glow.
Turmeric is a beautiful spice that possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is beneficial for skin purifying.
It also acts as a natural exfoliant and can make the skin brighter while promoting even skin tone by reducing dark spots.
A turmeric and honey homemade mask exfoliates the skin, makes it brighter, and delivers a noticeably softer texture.
You will notice a glowing effect on your skin after using it.
In addition to its ability to deeply cleanse the skin, turmeric is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that can effectively alleviate skin irritation.
Do you need help with your skin tone?
Any yogurt face mask will help you even the skin tone and fight acne scars.
Add raw honey, and its antibacterial properties will help any skin type.
Store-bought skin care products can sometimes worsen your skin conditions.
Do-it-yourself recipe for a turmeric vinegar face mask
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of Manuka or raw honey is highly anti-bacterial, making it great for skin cleansing.
If you have dry skin, you can use honey as a face mask to help hydrate and promote glowing skin.
1 teaspoon of full-fat or Greek yogurt works well as a face mask due to its creaminess.
Greek yogurt contains lactic acid, which acts as a natural exfoliant and moisturizer and is excellent for the skin.
Apple cider vinegar is an effective natural astringent that works well for oily skin and can be used as a spot treatment for acne.
Wear an old shirt that you do not mind getting dirty, in case the mask drips onto it because a turmeric stain on cotton cannot be removed.
Make sure your face is clean and dry before beginning.
Mix yogurt, honey, turmeric powder, and a few drops of apple cider vinegar in a small bowl.
To apply the mask, use a paintbrush and spread it evenly across your entire face, but avoid the area around your eyes.
You should also be careful to avoid your hairline.
Wait for about 10 minutes until it is completely dry.
How to remove a turmeric and honey skin mask?
To remove the mask, use a washcloth with warm water.
Please note that the mask may stain the washcloth a bright yellow-orange, so it’s best to use one that you don’t mind getting stained.
Why is honey so good for removing dead skin cells?
Topical use of honey can promote a healthy microbial balance, making it a popular choice for people with acne-prone skin. Honey contains gluconic acid, a gentle alpha-hydroxy acid that helps brighten and balance skin tone.
Additionally, it has antioxidants that can neutralize harmful free radicals.
Turmeric Face Mask Recipe Extras
You can enhance the homemade turmeric mask by mixing in some sugar and using it as an exfoliating scrub for extra smoothness.
Remember to apply olive oil or avocado oil after using the mask.
Consider adding coconut oil as an ingredient because it is highly moisturizing.
Can I use a turmeric face mask every day?
Although adding a weekly face mask to your self-care routine is beneficial, it’s possible to do it more frequently.
However, giving your skin some rest between mask applications is essential.
Therefore, we advise against applying masks every day. It’s recommended to stick with 1-2 times a week.
Is it possible for a turmeric mask to cause discoloration on my skin?
It is common for turmeric to temporarily stain skin due to its use in dyeing silk and wool.
However, after applying and washing off a turmeric mask, any leftover color can be removed by wiping the skin with olive or avocado oil.
If you leave turmeric on your face too long, it can leave a yellow tint.
We recommend testing the mask on a less visible skin area, such as your arm, to avoid this.
To test the yogurt and turmeric face mask, apply a small amount on your skin with a cotton ball, set the timer for 10 minutes, and then wipe it off.
If your skin can handle a 10-minute test session (although this may vary based on skin tone and type), you can safely begin using it on your face.
What is the recommended shelf life for homemade face masks?
You can save the leftover mask.
But homemade masks are not store-bought, so they will only last for a while.
To ensure its longevity, it should be stored in a sealed container or jar, ideally in the refrigerator, for 5-7 days.