Acne is no joke. And neither are acne scars, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation.
If you feel like you’ve exhausted everything under the sun and nothing’s working, we’re here to tell you: Don’t give up.
This cheap and simple turmeric face mask just might be the face mask that gives you the best skin of your life.
It sure did for us.
And when you peel back the layers and understand how trusted these ingredients are for all kinds of health benefits, it makes total sense!
Let’s talk about the benefits of turmeric and how to use them to your advantage.
Turmeric is a root that’s been used for thousands of years to treat all types of inflammation.
This root contains a chemical called curcumin which has the potential to reduce swelling in areas of inflammation.
Turmeric can be used either topically or internally and is able to provide your body with the anti-inflammatory benefits through both means.
In addition, this spice is known to have antioxidant properties which are extremely useful for skin health because it aids in protecting the skin from outside pollutants and free-radical exposure.
Plus, turmeric is also anti-microbial which controls the growth of bacteria — the perfect agent in reducing those pesky breakouts.
Should I eat it or use it topically?
Let’s just say this: both work wonders.
If you consume turmeric either through the actual root or the powder, you’ll give your body plenty of antioxiative benefits which will help with the overall inflammation in your body.
For skin benefits, it’s urged to use turmeric topically so that your skin can absorb the nutrients from the root and gain direct benefits.
What ingredients can combine with turmeric?
When creating DIY face masks, you might be wondering what you’re able to mix with turmeric for the best results.
Well, the posibilities really are endless, but we’ll give you a few ideas.
You see, while turmeric is a strong superfood that offers plenty of benefits to your skin and overall health, combining this superfood with other superfoods can create a match made in heaven for your skin.
Other anti-inflammatory natural ingredients include:
- Matcha green tea
- Rolled oats
- Tamanu oil
- Coconut oil
We created this face mask to be as minimalistic and simple as possible while still giving your skin an amazing glow.
However, you can go ahead and customize it however you like with any of the listed ingredients!
Creating the turmeric face mask
What you’ll need:
- 1 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp matcha powder (optional)
That’s it! Simple yet potent ingredients like these are more than enough to give your skin the boost it needs.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until all the ingredients are evenly mixed together.
Spread the mixture onto your skin evenly and wear this mask for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water and applying moisturizer.
Although these ingredients are amazing for our skin, they’re not so amazing for light-colored fabric.
Turmeric and matcha are very prone to staining fabrics so be careful when you’re using these ingredients.
Also, be sure to not leave the mask on for too long to avoid your skin turning green/orange color.