Turmeric is one of my favourite spice, particularly for its incredible nutritional and healing properties. I decided to make my own natural face mask that worked and cut down on spending money on products that either didn't work or took a while to work.
Turmeric is used in most Asian recipes and as a natural skin remedy.
Read more about the benefits of consuming Turmeric in a previous post.
In researching about the benefits of Turmeric for the skin I was astounded by its healing properties.
Turmeric helps with inflammatory skin conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema , dry skin , helps slow down cell damage, helps with pigmentation and promotes an even skin tone. I knew I had to include this amazing spice to my face mask.
I decided to create an all natural, inexpensive and effective face mask with Turmeric and decided on adding milled black peppercorns, natural Yoghurt and Coconut oil.
The inclusion of milled Black peppercorns is to act as a scrub, which helps rid pimples and boost blood circulation.
Yoghurt acts as a calming agent to the mask due to the addition of milled Black Peppercorns and also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Coconut oil breaks down dead cells, heals acne and hydrates the skin.
The listed ingredients are readily available in most store cupboards at home or your local supermarket. The ingredients are carefully selected for their healing and nourishing properties for dry skin.
The Turmeric facial mask has been my saviour over the years, especially when I need an instant glow for filming or doing a photo shoot.
The only draw bag with this facial mask is the staining properties of Turmeric. Please ensure you use a glove to prevent staining your hands and it's best washing the mask off in a shower.
Wash off any residue of the Turmeric mask from your shower by using any shower cleansing agent. Please use a dark towel for wiping your face (best to invest in one) to save your White towels from discolouration and stains.
I've recommended this mixture to a few friends and family over the years and they're thankful for the immediate effect.
1 teaspoonful of Coconut oil
1 teaspoon of milled Black Peppercorns
1 teaspoonful of Turmeric powder
1 tablespoonful of all natural Yoghurt
A pinch of Coconut oil or Shea butter for moisturising later.
Melt the Coconut oil in a saucepan and transfer into a bowl.
Whilst warm add the milled Black Peppercorns. This will release the oils of the Black Peppercorns into the Coconut oil.
Stir the mixture together till it's well combined.
Add the Turmeric and mix everything together.
Leave the mixture to cool down and add the Yoghurt.
Mix everything together and set aside.
Wash your face clean and using a glove, spread the mixture over your face (avoiding your eyes).
Leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes and wash it off with a facial wash. Wipe your face clean and moisturise with Coconut oil or Shea butter. Feel the sudden smoothness of your skin, the closed pores and see how nourished your skin looks.
I'll love to hear about your experience by leaving comments below.
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