Turmeric Face Mask

Apr 25, 2012 by

Turmeric Face Mask

I’m a BIG fan of all kinds of spices and Turmeric is on top of my most favorites and healthiest. Turmeric comes from a plant native to South Asia and is used as a spice in curries and other South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Turmeric is rich in curcuminoids, which are known for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Turmeric is currently being investigated for possible benefits in Alzheimer’s disease,  cancer, arthritis, and other clinical disorders. Cosmetically, turmeric is used to improve the skin and is touted as an anti-aging agent. Turmeric is known to slow down the aging process of your skin. It fights dry skin by stimulating your blood flow which helps your skin to keep healthy and fight the formation of wrinkles and creases. Turmeric’s antiseptic, antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties could help in the fight against psoriasis, acne and blackheads. 

You can create a face mask with turmeric to:

1) fight acne

2) treat wrinkles

3) alleviate dry or oily skin

4) reduce pigmentation on your skin

You can play around with a lot of natural ingredients to make a customized Turmeric mask for yourself. Here a few face masks to try: (Each mask directions: blend together, apply to face, leave for 10-15 minutes, rinse off and apply moisturizer)

  • Yogurt & Turmeric
  • Coconut oil & Turmeric
  • Buttermilk & Turmeric – great for under the eyes dark circles
  • 1 egg white, 2 drops of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, rose water & turmeric – for dry skin
  • Sandlewood powder, milk, lemon juice & turmeric – for oily skin
  • Lemon juice & Turmeric – for pigmentation

I have tried a few of these myself and I love the afterwards sensation, where my face feel so warm, as the blood is rushing through my face.

 

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  1. This is what I do:Mix baking soda and witch hazel/or water teteghor until it comes to a good constancy, and then spread on your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. these two things are very inexpensive and it’s very easy to do since there is only two ingredients. Mix natural honey, olive oil, and lemon juice teteghor. Leave on face for 20 minutes.Mix lemon juice and baking soda teteghor. Leave on face for 10-20 minutes.Toothpaste is good for drying out your pimple (for some people). Put only a little bit before you go to sleep. Some people use this as a mask but DON‘T EVER DO THIS! It can change your skin tone and make your face discolored. Aloe vera helps scars lighten and less noticeable (lemon, cocoa butter, witch hazel, and tea tree oil do the same thing). Use the gel (of the aloe plant) or the real thing. Try to buy a cleanser that works for you, and when you wash your face, open your pores with hot water (not too hot, or it will dry out your skin) and massage it gently into your skin. Then, use cold water at the end to close you pores. The smaller your pores are, the less likely you’re prone to pimples. Clearasil, Neutrogena, and proactive are good choices to start if you want a cleanser. Don’t use body soaps because they dry out your skin. Don’t scrub too hard either, because it can irritate your skin. An egg yoke can be used to make you pores smaller. I used this when I had pimples. Just take the egg yolk (the yellow part) and leave it on your face for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water and then splash your face with cold water. Keep your hair out of your face because the oils in your hair could go into your pores. Change you sheets because they’re are trapped with dirt, oils, etc. Zinc (type of vitamin) is the one of the best things you can use to get rid of pimples. You can buy these almost about any large store (such as Wal-Mart or Shaws.) Have one tablet per day and try to cut down the junk food and replace it with vegetables and fruits. Drink lots of water and don’t pop you acne. Popping acne can lead to acne scars. If you have sensitive skin, don’t use make up. Some of the things in make up can clog your pores and cause pimples. Keep your hands out of your face as much as you can because you hands a full of bacteria and oils.

    • Use tea tree oil. Can be bought at any dorrstuge or Walmart or GNC. Cleanse your face first, never rub it, allow to dry with very little patting, then use a cotton ball and swipe with the tea tree oil. This disinfects the skin and keeps it moisturized at the same time. Let dry and keep your hands off your face after that. Do at least twice a day. The important thing is cleanliness, so be sure to try not to touch unless your hands are very very clean. Good luck.

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