Beauty Ingredient: Turmeric

The spice turmeric can produce remarkable benefits for both the skin and hair. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is both anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant. Found in many masks and ointments, turmeric can treat skin issues ranging from pigmentation to eczema. Also chosen for it’s antiseptic properties, turmeric is an ideal choice for fighting acne. We’ve put together a variety of turmeric recipes to include in your beauty routine.

Beauty Ingredient: Turmeric Glowing Turmeric Face Scrub

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 teaspoons almond milk
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl, and stir to combine. Using clean hands, massage over clean, damp skin with fingertips starting with your chin and working upward in small circles. Rinse and follow with moisturizer.

Turmeric Face Mask

  • 2 tablespoons of flour (regular flour, rice flour or ground oats if your skin is dry)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons milk (you can also use yogurt to fight acne)
  • A few drops of honey

Mix together to make a paste, applying thin layer to your face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse off in the shower, scrubbing gently to remove.

Turmeric Acne Mask

  • Organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon of organic, raw honey (preferably Manuka honey)
  • Milk

Apply apple cider vinegar to a cotton ball and swipe all over the skin. Wait about five minutes before you apply the mask.

Mix the turmeric powder with the honey. Use your clean hands to apply the mask, avoiding the eye area. Let the mask sit for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. If the turmeric powder leaves a yellowish tint on the skin, use a milk-soaked cotton ball to go over stained areas. Repeat mask twice a week.

Hydrating Turmeric and Egg Mask

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Mix yolk, turmeric and oil together to make a paste. Apply to the face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Turmeric Anti-Dandruff Treatment

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Mix turmeric and olive oil and apply to scalp. Leave on for 15-30 minutes before shampooing.

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