Turmeric and Honey Face Mask
Turmeric, and its powerful properties to the skin
Turmeric is a rhizomatous (mass of roots) perennial plant of the ginger family. More than just an ingredient in curry, this bright orange spice also boasts several health benefits. Turmeric contains a phytochemical (plants pigments) called curcumin and like other colourful plant foods this is good for our health and can benefit the body both inside and outside.
Turmeric is an amazing herb with medicinal properties that also has skin-lighting properties to reverse the effect of hyperpigmentation. Turmeric contains curcumin which has many health benefits including being antibacterial and and inflammatory.
Curcumin (the main compound in turmeric) is an effective ingredient to soothe skin irritations, treat burns and relieve the pain of sunburn. Curcumin can help with the healing process of wounds and was even studied for its effects on skin cancer.
Tumeric masks work for acne and psoriasis. It reduces inflammation and facial redness ad promotes skin healing. Due to turmeric’s antioxidant propeties, it has been used for skin rejuvenation. It helps softening of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the face a more youthful appearance.
Also, it is effective with Rosacea – a chronic skin condition that is characterized by redness, often small pimples and bumps and thick skin.
Benefits of Honey for the skin:
Honey is one of the oldest foods known to man, being not only known as a food source but also for its amazing medicinal properties. One of the many benefits of honey is the way it can treat acne, reduce the appearance of pimple scars, blemishes, and generally improve the skin’s appearance.
It too contains powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties. As well as antioxidant properties which are important in assisting to reduce acne and blemishes. Antioxidants help to destroy free radicals which can harm the skin. They also protect the skin by not allowing toxins to cause damage.
Important to note when buying honey, opt for the raw and preferably organic honey for treating skin conditions.
Well lets pair up these two magnificent health beneficial ingredients and make a paste to use as a face mask that will brighten the skin and make it look fresh and clean.
Tumeric and Honey face mask:
- To make a basic tumeric mask, combine 1 tablespoon of tumeric and 2 tablespoons of honey. Mix together to form a smooth paste.
- Additional optional extras, adding milk or yoghurt, or olive oil if you have dry skin.
- Apply the paste evenly all over the face. Do not miss the area under the eyes as turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce dark circles.
- Leave on for about 20 minutes, letting it dry and then washing off with cool water. Dry face gently.
Alternatively a product available:
An instant facial mask that invigorates skin and brightens appearance in minutes
I have my sister to thank for getting me onto the turmeric bandwagon. She is ALL about turmeric, when I say all, I mean, she will put turmeric on every meal possible and treat her face and skin every chance she gets.. that’s in between working and running after kids. After much research and trying it out, I am definitely hooked.
Give it a try and keep us posted. Share your pictures with us on instagram tagging #mbltips_turmeric
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