During the winter months, my skin gets sickly dull. I did my research on healthy and natural ways to combat this (so people don’t constantly tell me how sick I look…lol) and I came across the many, many health benefits of turmeric. Turmeric is a strong antioxidant that has many inflammatory properties. What intrigued me most was the many, many positive cognitive correlations it has, such as combatting depression and increasing our memory health. Whether taken orally or topically, I am excited to make this a part of my daily life!
Today I did a turmeric face mask to brighten my skin and it looked a little something like this:
-1 Tsp. Organic Turmeric Powder
-1 Tsp. Organic Olive Oil
-1 Tbsp. Organic Honey
-1 Tsp. Milk or Yogurt
-1/2 Tsp. Lemon Essential Oil
After mixing all of these ingredients together, make sure the consistency is not runny. That means you might have to add more honey or yogurt! Apply to your face, neck, and/or chest. Leave on NO MORE than 15 minutes (otherwise, your face will turn orange).
I suggest drinking a steaming cup of coffee while you wait.
Make sure to rinse it off completely with water and then a facial cleanser, not a scrub. If your skin looks a little too orange for you at first, then feel free to use a light scrub.
I plan on doing this about once a week during the winter months to keep my skin looking bright and healthy! Let me know what you think!