Prep Your Face For the Holidays With A Turmeric Mask
So to keep up with this hectic season, we go to a salon to get a facial, or put on facial masks at night. I love the simple facial at Flawless. And when it comes to facial masks, I favor more of the korean brands, The Face Shop and Tony Moly. Now if you do not have spare time to go to a clinic to have a facial, or if suddenly you didn't notice you ran out of your facial masks at home, you can actually do a home-made mask right from your kitchen. How about a turmeric paste (luyang dilaw in Filipino) facial mask?
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Now why turmeric as a facial mask? Turmeric have high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Here are some of the skin benefits of turmeric:
1. Anti-aging - it helps reduce wrinkles
2. Treats acne, dark spots, blackheads. Also cures exzema and psoriasis.
3. Skin lightener - it cures hyperpigmentation. In India, brides scrub turmeric to the whole body before the wedding to give them a nice glow.
4. Treat oily skin
How to make a turmeric facial mask:
milk or yogurt
about 1/4 cup of turmeric powder and 1/2 cup water mixed, simmered over medium heat
mix about 2 tablespoons of turmeric paste to 2 tablespoons of yogurt or milk to make the mask.
Now the turmeric paste you can actually store in the fridge so you can use it the next day. Happy holidays, loveys!