Today we are talking about the Turmeric facial Mask…yaay
So I will be getting married in a few weeks and like every bride, I want to glow – I mean, Ama Shine and Ama Shine….lol.
However, taking into consideration the current economic situation, a full Spa Treatment is not in my list of options at all and as a die-hard fan of DIY (If you don’t know this ask Google….lol), I decided to treat myself by myself.
The first thing I did was carry out a research on everything I needed to get that glow (As usual, I ran to Google). After getting this information I learnt how to do my face wash, masks and stuvs and the last part which was the most difficult was finding the needed products. Thankfully I found most of them at my nearby Egbeda Market…..Alimosho for the win…he he he
I created a schedule for my beauty regimen and so far I have done a lot, but let’s start with one of my favourites, The Tumeric Facial Mask.
There are so many strange things I started seeing and hearing once I joined the natural and organic gang and Tumeric is one of them. I may have seen or even had contact with it in times past, but I never knew what exactly it can be used for. Carrying out adequate research opened my eyes to things I never knew about this wonder plant and with the fact that it helps greatly for sunburn (Lagos Sun na die), I leapt for joy and was willing to try, though not immediately, I fear for my face abeg.
Before I go into how to make this wonder mask, let me give you a few benefits of Tumeric itself.
For many centuries, Turmeric has been used as a beauty product as it is a cheap and natural way of treating several skin problems and getting a flawless skin.
BENEFITS OF TUMERIC FOR SKIN
- Turmeric works for acne, eczema and psoriasis.
- It reduces inflammation and facial redness and promotes skin healing.
- Due to turmeric’s antioxidant properties, it has been used for skin rejuvenation.
- It helps softening lines and wrinkles, giving the face a more youthful appearance.
- Turmeric can be used for facial hair control
- It lightens pigmentation
- It helps control oily skin
- It lightens stretch mark
Now to the business of the day, DIY Turmeric Facial Mask
For this mask, you need:
Tumeric, Honey, Plain Yoghurt or Milk (Please note that the measurement depends on the quantity of face mask you want).
However, I used one teaspoon of all for mine.
Put turmeric into a bowl; add milk/yoghurt and honey. You can adjust the amount of any of them to achieve your desired consistency; however, it is important that the paste is thick enough to stick to your face.
Wash your face properly and remove all makeup. Make sure nothing hangs in your face e.g your hair and wear an old tee shirt in case it gets stained, because this mask may be messy and you don’t want your favourite shirt scarred for life..lol.
Apply the turmeric mask evenly all over your face and be sure not to miss underneath your eyes because turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce the dark circles under the eyes. Leave the mask on your face for about 20 minutes.
After the allocated time, wash your face with cool water and pat dry with a soft cloth. Repeat this treatment for a few days or weeks depending on your needs and complexion.
Turmeric can temporarily stain the skin, especially if you have a fair skin tone or if you apply the mask for longer period of time.
To reduce this, you can do a sugar scrub with oil after rinsing the mask.
For sugar scrub, mix equal amounts of sugar and natural oil eg olive or almond oil and gently massage onto the skin on your face using circular motions. Rinse off with water.
Turmeric and honey can cause an allergic rash in some people which can result in redness of the skin, raised welts on the skin, blisters, itchiness and swelling amongst others.
To be on a safer side, apply the mask on a small skin patch first to see that you don’t develop any skin irritation.
P.S: In case you missed my last experiment, you can find it HERE
My next post will be featuring my pre- wedding shoot, watch out for it….lol
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