In this article you will find easy to make, cost-efficient face masks with the superfood ingredient turmeric. And a bonus that will up those glowing beauty benefits.
You don’t need to be a beauty freak to be interested in some simple at-home beauty tricks for glowing skin. If its something I’ve learned from working at a nursing home, it’s that you never stop caring about feeling comfortable in your skin. If you do stop, you you’ll most likely a cranky grouch.
Bring on that glow!
The last years turmeric really hit the West as a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with scientifically-proven health benefits. Hence a juice shot you want to take when you feel like you’re about to get sick with the flu.
But in India they’ve added turmeric to cleansers and creams for many years. Because the superfood turmeric can also give you the natural superficial beauty benefits we all love!
Both face mask recipes below is a trick I learned from Dr Nigma Talib, an expert within the field. So no, you will not get spots or come out worse off. This is not some poor trick I Googled (no offense to my friend Google, but beauty tricks are not your thing).
Try one of the face masks below and see for yourself. It’s easy to make, cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. Go natural and your skin will absolutely thank you.
This is without a doubt an easy DIY facial that really works. It’s a great trick when you’re short on cash, but want your skin to look like you had an expensive glowing beauty treatment. Make time for icing beauty and your skin will thank you with a beautiful glow!
The ice and aloe vera is a great combination because ice reduces swelling and inflammation, and shrinks the capillaries which diminishes the appearance of redness. Aloe vera helps kill bacteria that causes acne, it’s moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and has serious properties that help heal scars. Cucumber is good at soothing the skin.
Blend the cucumber into a smooth past using a blender or food processor, then mix with the aloe vera juice, turmeric and water.
Add the mix to an ice cube tray and freeze until they go hard. Put the cubes into a bowl and place a towel around your neck to protect your clothing.
One at a time, place a cube in a hanky or face cloth and then massage the ice cube evenly on your face until it melts. (Don’t put the ice directly on your face as this can damage the skin). Repeat with a new cube; keep going until all the cubes are used up. This can take up to 1 hour.
Turmeric has a long list of skin benefits, and is used to treat pigmentation on the skin, acne blemishes, blackheads, eczema and psoriasis.
It’s also great for dry skin, and can help slow down the aging process as it helps soften wrinkles. As its a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient it also reduces redness and promotes skin healing.
This mask is great for spot treatment if you just suffer a spot here and there, or as a full face mask for the worst days.
Turmeric is excellent at regulating the production of sebum on the skin, so if you suffer from acne, acne scars or pigmentation you can use the mask three times a week. If you have normal skin with no inflammation, you can use it once a week as a skin brightener and tightener.
Mix all the ingredients together to make a paste. This should be thin enough to spread easily on your face, but thick enough to stick well (it should not run down your face).
Cleanse your skin with warm water and your daily cleanser. Make sure your hair is away from your face and avoid wearing any clothing you love because turmeric powder is difficult to get off.
Apply to entire face, including under eyes, neck and décolletage. Use your fingers or a clean make-up brush. Leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse of with warm water.
Note: finish off your final rinse with cool water. After drying the skin, use a toner or make-up remover to remove any extra turmeric on the face. The powerful pigments of turmeric is no joke, it can stain anything and everything including the face.
Want to up the benefits of your easy DIY facials at home? Then you definitely should consider investing in a handheld LED-light device. LED Light Therapy is great in every single facial to calm any areas of irritation and it’s also brilliant at brightening the skin.
If you go to a professional aesthetician today, everyone will end the treatment session with LED-light therapy. And with good reason. LED Light Therapy uses non-thermal LED light energy and color wavelengths of visible light to trigger your body’s natural cell processes to accelerate rejuvenation and repair of the skin.
The skin uses the light as a source of energy to fuel the repair and rejuvenation of damaged cells, or, in the case of treating acne, kill bacteria. The energy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, boosts circulation and accelerates tissue repair.
When used consistently over time, LED lights are thought to penetrate your skin at different depths and cause various reactions in your skin, such as fighting acne-causing bacteria, plumping skin and reducing wrinkles.
It’s super easy and you can’t do it wrong. Turn the light on and hold the device close to the cheek. Hold for at least 15 minutes on each cheek, but it’s no limit – you can’t overdo LED-light. The longer the better (the device will usually stop by itself after 45-60 minutes depending on the device).
If you use a sheet mask, you can use the LED-light device on top to make the moisture really penetrate into the skin.
LED-light therapy is completely non-invasive and does not hurt. All you’ll feel is a tiny bit of warmth.