Let’s be honest, the good ol’ days when you can slap some cheap makeup on and eat all the junk food you want while still waking up flawless the next day are long gone. Unfortunately, as you get older, you realize that your body reacts differently compared to your younger years. And as cliché as this sounds, your body is your temple and if you don’t take good care of it, it is bound to crumble to the ground. But before you start to panic and go on some crazy diet or on some insane exercise rampage, consider this beauty product as an option… turmeric.
Who would have thought that you would discover another beauty product in your kitchen? While products containing turmeric may not be as common as merchandise containing natural ingredients like argon or coconut oil, it is definitely the new “it” ingredient with a fast, growing reputation. If you hop onto Instagram for instance, you can always spot a few fashion bloggers and models changing their beauty routine to include facemasks containing turmeric.
What Is Turmeric?
We mentioned earlier that you could find this product in your kitchen because turmeric is that powder you find in curry. It is part of the ginger family and was originally used in India for cooking and fabric dye. Luckily, this magical ingredient is now in beauty products. You can even make a simple turmeric mask at home using items found in your kitchen. Check out Healthy and Natural World – this website explains, step-by-step, how to make a simple turmeric mask at home along with how to apply it.
Why Use Beauty Products Containing Turmeric?
This is simple – It’s amazing! But to break it down, not only are beauty products containing turmeric affordable and natural, but they also have a list of health benefits for skin and hair. And you have to admit, we care greatly about these two factors (along with the rest of our beauty problems). To brighten your day, here is a short list of benefits you can achieve from using turmeric containing beauty products.
- Prevents dandruff and hair loss
- Helps condition scalp
- Good for anti-aging
- Cures acne
Not only does turmeric have beauty benefits, but it is also considered to be medicinal for conditions like eczema because of its anti-inflammatory properties, and promotes skin healing. This happens to be a much better alternative over using heavy medication containing steroids.
Since the list of benefits for using this ‘magic spice is so long, here is a site that will give you 28 additional benefits of turmeric for skincare, hair and health.
DIY Turmeric Face Mask
Use this amazing turmeric face mask once a week to give yourself a royal beauty treatment. Raw milk is great for softening rough skin and hydrating dry skin. Honey is a natural humectant that will moisturize and hydrate skin. This amazing combo will boost your skin cells and give them the gentle nourishing treatment they deserve.
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Use a gentle facial cleanser to remove all traces of makeup.
- Gently wash your face with warm water to open up pores and allow the nutrients to sink in. Pat your face dry before using this mask.
- Mix the above ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl.
- Using clean fingertips, slather a thin amount of the turmeric face mask onto your face. Sit for five to 10 minutes or until the face mask dries up completely.
- Rinse off with cool water and a mild facial cleanser or an all-natural homemade honey facial cleanser.