Medications, food reactions, blanket forts, night sweats, stress, screaming into pillows, the list goes on. None of these have a good effect on our skin. Chronic illness comes with a lot of baggage, and even though “you don’t look sick”, I’m sure looking like puberty has struck again isn’t what you’re going for either. This Turmeric Face Mask is great for your skin, helps treat inflammation, and hopefully will help you to feel relaxed and more YOU.
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Turmeric for the Skin
From the moment I found out about my body’s plan for my destruction, the one word that flies out of everyone’s mouth has been TURMERIC. Turmeric is one of those “magical” spices everyone seems to swear by. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t drink that Koolaid.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that work wonders for those with Inflammatory Disease. While it can be great for your gut, joints, and many other things, here we’ll focus on the skin.
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties help to target your pores which can help sooth those annoying blemishes. It is also known to help reduce scarring and can help work to rid you of breakouts.
It is said that Turmeric can also revive your skin and bring out your natural glow, helping you to trick more people into thinking you’re healthy ?
*Warning* Turmeric can stain hands and clothes. Wash your hands diligently to remove the turmeric and avoid fabrics. Wash down your sink and countertops as well. Don’t worry it will not turn you in an Ump Lumpa. I use this mask weekly and I promise I am still super pale.
Turmeric with Manuka Honey
Like Turmeric, Manuka Honey is also an anti-inflammatory. The combination of the two can help decrease local inflammation associated with acne.
Manuka honey can also help balance your skin’s ph levels which allow the skin to protect itself. The honey helps decrease bacteria which infects pores and can cause acne. Another benefit of Manuka honey is that it helps to remove dead skin cells that often traps dirt and bacteria under the skin.
Turmeric and Yogurt
Another anti-inflammatory (seeing a pattern yet), yogurt, which acts like a mild astringent, can also help reduce acne. Yogurt’s calcium can help reduce dryness and itching by aiding in skin renewal, adding a little something extra to that “glow”.
Vitamin B in yogurt can help with blood circulation which brings oxygen to your skin, along with proteins and nutrients, keeping your skin young and healthy.
Turmeric Face Mask Recipe
- Manuka Honey – 1 tbsp
- Yogurt – 3 tbsp -plain yogurt (I use yogurt powder. It won’t have the same cooling effect but will last longer)
- Turmeric – 1 tsp
- Brown sugar – 1 tbsp (helps exfoliate as you scrub the mask off)
- Message onto face
- Leave for 20-25 mins
- Rinse off while scrubbing in a circular motion
- Rinse Face
Follow up with Jojoba oil or Aloe to help keep skin moisturized. If there is some leftover, you can keep in the fridge for about a week. This will also have a nice cooling effect when you use it next.
To get a fresh clean before you use the mask, try These DIY Face Wipes