Turmeric is very old spice. It is used in Middle and East India for thousands of years. And now it is one of the highly priced spice in the world. Turmeric purifies the blood, nourishes the skin and gives it a healthy natural glow and radiance on our face. It has anti-aging and anti-bacterial properties that help reduce inflammation of skin, acne, pimples, blemishes, pigmentation, and prevent many skin ailments. It also helps heal and prevent dry skin and slows down the skin aging process.
- Yogurt and Turmeric Mask:
This consists of a gram (or chickpea) flour, plain yogurt, and turmeric powder mixed into a thick paste. You can use it on your face, or any problem areas on your skin. Leave it on until it dries and then rinse off with warm water.
- Honey and Turmeric Mask:
Put turmeric into a little bowl. Add honey and then add milk or yogurt. 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.
- Papaya and Turmeric Mask:
Peel and mash a raw papaya into a pulpy texture and add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon turmeric powder. Mix it well into a paste, apply it on your skin, and leave on for 15 minutes or until it dries. Scrub it off gently with warm water. Papaya is already great for your skin because of its enzymes, but when you combine it with the turmeric powder, its effects leave your skin super-bright. It’s also said to help remove and prevent unwanted facial hair when used regularly.
- Sandal Wood and Turmeric Mask:
From a spreadable paste by combining few drops Rosewater, Honey of one teaspoon, Gram flour of one teaspoon, Yellow sandalwood powder of one teaspoon, Turmeric powder half teaspoon. Spread an even layer of mask on your neck and face. Allow it to dry completely. Then, massage your face gently for at least 3-4 minutes with your wet fingertips. Afterward, use chilled water to remove the mask.