What's on Fleek this week
June 7, 2016
Turmeric Facial Mask

Many of you may be thinking, “did I just read correctly?” Yes, you did. Turmeric beauty masks have been used for centuries. Turmeric is great on all skin types and works for acne and eczema. It reduces inflammation and redness, and promotes skin; healing. Due to turmeric’s antioxidant properties, it has been used for skin rejuvenation. It helps soften lines and wrinkles, giving the face a more youthful appearance. {{more}}It is also effective with rosacea – a chronic skin condition that is characterized by redness and pimples. The turmeric basic face mask is easy to make and acts as a moisturizer, exfoliator and reduces redness. It brightens the skin and makes it look fresh and clean. There are many variations for the recipe, but below you will find the basic recipe. Some add flour to thicken the paste, or a little bit of lemon juice.


1 teaspoon of turmeric

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon of milk (or yoghurt)

You can add to the above mixture 1 tsp of lemon juice (it’s good for oily skin) and/or a few drops of tea tree essential oil, if you suffer from acne.

Put turmeric into a little bowl, add honey and milk. You can adjust the amount of milk to make the paste more or less thick, but make sure it’s a firm paste that will stick to your face. Turmeric is a dye and it can stain anything, so you don’t want it dripping off your face. Remove all make-up. If your hair is long, tie it up at the back. Wear a T-shirt you are not too attached to, in case it gets stained. Apply the mask evenly all over your face. A spot you don’t want to miss is under the eyes, as turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce the dark circles. Make sure not to put the mask on your eyebrow or hair line. If you have any mask left over, you can save it in the fridge for a few days and use it the next time. Let the mask dry on your face. This means leaving it on for about 20 minutes and then washing it off with cool water. Dry your face gently with a cloth. You can do this mask once a week if you wish.

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