Did you know that turmeric can help to rejuvenate and brighten the skin? Studies show that it can even help to clear skin. For the best skin ever, check out this DIY Turmeric Face Mask! It is sure to become one of your go-to recipes in your DIY beauty routine.
As we head into the busiest (and wonderful) time of the year, today I want to talk about something that is so easy to forget.
I want you to stop and think about how you are doing in this department.
Self-care is something that I've always struggled with.
For most of us Mom's, if we don't make caring for ourselves a priority, it just isn't going to happen.
No matter how hard I try to plan and prep ahead, there is always stress around the holidays. When I get stressed and pressed for time, the first thing out the window is self-care.
Do you do the same thing?
I think now is the perfect time to make sure that this doesn't happen this holiday season.
I've got a plan!
This year, I am carving out a little time each day, just for me.
I'm locking the door, and tuning the craziness of a house with three kids out, and just going to take a few minutes to chill.
I'm going to stop finding reasons to skip yoga and meditation because I've got so much on my plate.
At least once a week, I am also going to take an hour to dedicate to my beauty routine.
The plan is to pamper myself with DIY's like this Homemade Turmeric Face Mask so that when the inevitable holiday stress arrives I am looking and feeling my best.
I love making DIY Face Masks, and this turmeric mask has quickly become a favorite. I love how it can simultaneously leave my skin looking bright while reducing redness. Turmeric is a master at reducing inflammation, honey and avocado help to moisturize the skin and oatmeal soothes while exfoliating. It is the perfect combination!
I'd love to hear how you plan on taking care of yourself this holiday season!
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Benefits of a DIY Turmeric Face Mask:
How Does Turmeric Benefit the Skin?
Turmeric is the perfect balancer for the skin. Curcumin, the antioxidant that gives turmeric its yellow hue has been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory properties. Taken internally, it has been shown to improve arthritis symptoms and reduce systemic inflammation in the body. You can read more about the health benefits of turmeric here.
Can Turmeric Help with Acne?
According to a review in Phytotherapy Research, Curcumin (a key component in turmeric) may help to clear your skin. Inflammation appears to play a key role in acne, and Curcumin is one of nature’s most powerful ways to combat inflammation. The study looked at a combination treatment of an internal supplementation as well as topical application. The combination treatment was shown to be associated with “significant improvement” in skin conditions including acne and eczema.
How Does Honey Benefit the Skin?
Honey is what is called a humectant. This means that it can help the skin both attract and retain moisture. The presence of copper in honey helps to keep the skin firm and increase elastin production. Iodine helps to speed healing, and zinc acts as an astringent. Honey is an antioxidant that can rejuvenate the skin as well as protects it from sun damage. It can help to absorb impurities from pores, and its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can help promote healing.
What Does Avocado Do for the Skin?
Avocado is the perfect way to moisturize dry or dehydrated skin and combat wrinkles. Fats like the oleic acid found in Avocado work to soften the skin, while vitamins A, D, and E repair damage from the environment.
Tools for Making DIY Brightening Turmeric Mask
- Small Food Processor
- Oil-Safe Bowl (glass or ceramic is best)
DIY Turmeric Face Mask
DIY Turmeric Face Mask
- In a small food processor, combine oatmeal, ground turmeric, lemon juice, avocado and honey. Process until smooth.
- Add more liquid or more oatmeal as needed to achieve a thick but spreadable consistency.
- Transfer to an oil safe bowl and stir in turmeric oil.
- Wash and dry your face. Spread on your face and leave on for at least 15 minutes and up to 30. Avoid the eye area.
- Rinse with warm water.
- Any leftover may be stored in a small glass container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Variations for DIY Turmeric Face Mask
- In place of avocado, use 3 tablespoons of plain organic yogurt.