Hey lovers, I’m so sorry for the long absence, life and school got in the way but we’re back now and we have a lot of things prepared for you. So today, I want to talk about a face mask I started using recently. A friend told me about it and I saw it’s amazing results before trying it out (I’m Nigerian btw). But besides that, having sensitive skin doesn’t let you use just anything on your face.
And of course this magic powder is turmeric. I never heard of turmeric before now, but after incessant googling, just WOW, I was living under a rock.
So far, I’ve used three different masks and they serve different purposes.
You can get an original ground one and store it as the instruction on the packet says or get the rhizome or root stalk from your local market and wrap the peeled rhizome in a paper towel and store in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge.
Get original honey, you can test if your honey is pure by using these methods. The one I use is the Naheps Bee-keepers Honey.
It’s safer to use the Greek natural yoghurt. It helps in moisturizing and eliminating dry skin issues.
Turmeric + Water
This is a very basic mask for acne prone skin. It lightens dark spots, dries out acne and also prevents the skin from breaking out.
Mix turmeric and water and make sure it’s thick enough to sit on your face without dripping. Rub it all over your face and don’t be scared of applying it on the skin under your eyes because it lightens that area and eliminates under eye circles. Wait for it to dry then lightly rub off.
Wash your face with a mild soap or face wash and warm water to open the pores. Splash with cool water and pat dry.
Turmeric and Yoghurt for dry skin
Before using these masks, my skin suffered from dry patches. I had dead skin which appeared as cracked lines and always ruined my makeup. Before you ask, I used boat-loads of moisturizers and I had routines that worked only for a few weeks, so I decided to go natural.
Add 1 tsp of yoghurt and 2 of Turmeric. Stir until you get an even consistency. Add more of either products if you feel it’s not thick enough.
Wait until it dries and rub off. Now wash off as usual.
Turmeric + Honey
This particular mask doesn’t dry that fast so keep it on for about 30 minutes. It keeps dripping so be careful with this one because you really do not want turmeric on your shirt or on any item you love. Wash off as usual.
After washing off, I usually use the Olay total effects 7-in-one night firming moisturizer which moisturizes my life. I can’t even emphasize how good this is. My mum introduced this to me and this is by far the best thing since Neville Longbottom’s transformation. No kidding.
You can experiment as much as you want with other products like rice flour, coconut oil, milk, lime etc. just google away.
Turmeric masks are said to reduce stretchmarks, eczema and other skin issues. Is this a miracle or what? Definitely not what. (Do you get it? No? Okay). I’ll update y’all in months time. By the way, if you need more information on turmeric masks and its benefits, click on the links below.
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I’m sure there are those of you who’ve been using this for a long time. Do tell us about your experiences. Thank you so much for reading.
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