DIY turmeric masks have been a major trend on social media and beauty sites lately, and with good reason - they're so good for your skin! There are several reasons why Turmeric Face Masks can help you get your glow on. The curcumin in this brightly-colored spice has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, thus the turmeric benefits for skin can include detoxifying, anti-aging, calming, and healing. In other words; it can help clear congestion, helps to heal blemishes and reduce scars, can boost collagen, and prevents damage from free radicals.
Customize it for your skin type
I've mixed turmeric with coconut oil for my DIY mask, but you can use other ingredients for different skin needs. For example, a dairy yogurt containing lactic acid can boost the anti-aging and skin brightening properties, while a honey turmeric mask would be best for fighting bacteria and blemishes. The coconut oil is a great ingredient for extra moisturizing.
two teaspoons ground turmeric
two teaspoons coconut oil
Blend thoroughly and apply with a face mask brush. Leave on for 10-15 minutes then rinse. Please test on a small area of skin to ensure you aren't allergic, and take caution that turmeric can stain very easily. We have a plastic bathroom sink vs. porcelain, for example, and it unfortunately stained it yellow. Next time, I'll wash this mask off in the shower or our stainless steel kitchen sink. And don't worry if you look like an Umpa-Lumpa after rinsing. Simply follow the mask with an oil-free facial cleanser. I followed my mask up with a charcoal facial cleansing bar, and it eliminated any residue from the turmeric.
Which would you use for your own DIY turmeric face mask - the oil, yogurt, or honey? Let me know in the comments below!
For those of you who would much rather buy than DIY, you can shop these great Turmeric Face Masks.
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About the Author: Krisztina Clifton is the owner and editor at Krisztina Clifton Beauty. She has been testing beauty products and blogging about beauty and wellness tips for over ten years. See more about Krisztina.