TURMERIC: BEAUTY / by Cinthia Contreras

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So just before I had my surgery I read Turmeric was a good anti-inflammatory source so there I go and buy a huge bottle and obviously I need to finish it buuuuuttttt turmeric happen to leave stains and I’m concern about my teeth, so only drinking it won’t do it for me and adding too much to your dishes alters the flavor negatively, then I was like wait hold it, let me check how I can use it externally and what it does for my skin.

Turmeric is full of beauty benefits, so I’ll include it in my routine as much as possible. The high antioxidants levels slow down cell damage and it’s also anti-inflammatory. That means it works against acne, uneven skin tone and even on fine wrinkles. Read on for ways to add turmeric to your beauty routine:

TURMERIC FACE MASK

Mix flour, turmeric, honey and milk to make a paste

Ingredients:

     2 Tablespoons of flour. You can use regular flour; rice flour or ground oats if your skin is dry.

     1 Teaspoon of turmeric

     3 Tablespoons milk. You can also use yogurt to fight acne.

     A few drops of honey

Apply a thin layer to your face and let it dry for 20 minutes, rinse off in the shower, scrubbing gently to remove. Apply your favorite moisturizer.

SKIN-IMPROVING TURMERIC ACNE MASK

Naturally antiseptic and antibacterial, turmeric and honey soothe inflamed skin and acne.

·       Organic apple cider vinegar

·       1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

·       1 tablespoon of organic, raw honey (preferably Manuka honey)

·       Milk

Apply vinegar to a cotton ball and swipe all over the skin. Wait about five minutes before you apply the mask.

Mix the turmeric powder with the honey. Use your clean hands to apply the mask, avoiding the eye area. Let the mask sit for 15-20 minutes then rinse with warm water. If the turmeric powder leaves a yellowish tint on the skin, use a milk-soaked cotton ball to go over stained areas. Repeat mask twice a week.

EGG YOLK HYDRATING MASK

·       1 egg yolk

·       1 pinch turmeric

·       1 teaspoon olive oil

Mix yolk, turmeric, and oil together to make a paste. Apply to the face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Egg yolks are great for dry skin. The egg proteins promote skin repair and the B vitamins; the olive oil hydrates and locks in moisture and turmeric make your skin glow.

And for a whole body experience, I’m even thinking about filling my tub with water, turmeric and my Elemis skin nourishing milk bath and marinate myself for a good 20 minutes maybe more!

WILL IT STAIN MY FACE?

It won’t turn your face yellow or orange. But it’s definitely recommended a thin layer – the more you pile on the greater your chances of staining, especially on your neck where skin is thinner. Some staining was noticed on hands but it comes off easily. You can always wash your face again after showering.