Beauty doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. In fact, some of the best and most effective beauty treatments can be prepared at home using simple products you’ve got in your kitchen cupboard. You just have to do it!
In February I described how to decrease pore size and give your face an instant lift using egg whites and lemon (something I learned while living in the Middle East), today I decided it’s time for another gem – improving your skin tone with turmeric mask!
Turmeric was and still is a popular beauty treatment in South Asian countries due to its ability to reduce and, in some cases, completely eliminate dark spots. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which helps reduce blemishes, spots, dark circles, rosacea, and acne. We are going to add honey to our mask, so you can enjoy all benefits of turmeric while hydrating your skin.
To prepare your mask, take a glass or ceramic bowl and mix following ingredients:
– 2 Tbs flour (you can also use chickpea flour)
– 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
– 1/4 cup yogurt
– 1/2 tsp lemon juice
– few drops of honey
It’s a good idea to heat honey in microwave before adding to the mask. Mix all ingredients into a thick creamy paste and apply it to your face using a foundation brush (be careful not to stain your clothes while doing this). Leave to dry for about 20 minutes, then rinse your face with lukewarm water.
For best results use this treatment daily for about two weeks.
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