Monday, March 30, 2015

Make Your Own Healthy Facial Mask

Years ago, I remember using the type of face masks that stuck like glue to your skin and dried to a crisp and required plenty of time just to remove it.

I actually miss those masks. It was one of those mother-daughter moments and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Unfortunately, the ones available for purchase today are full of toxins and chemicals that we should not be using.

Now that we know better, more of us are opting to use all natural ingredients to protect our skin.

I found a great recipe using turmeric over at ElephantJournal.com.

This is great because I have plenty of turmeric for my morning cup of healthy tea.


Here's how to make your own healthy facial mask that's great for all types of skin. Notice the different recommendations with the flour based on your skin type.

The Mask.

Turmeric is the star ingredient of this facial but yogurt and honey are also healing agents.

Yogurt is nutrient-rich and moisturizers while honey has natural anti-bacterial properties and brings balance to oily skin. The flour helps to reduce staining. You can adjust the ingredients according to your skin type.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp flour (rice flour for pimple-prone and oily skin, or almond or oatmeal flour for normal and dry skin)
  • 1 Tbs plain organic yogurt for pimple-prone, dry and normal skin, or 2-3 tsp honey for oily skin

Mix everything together, adding only enough yogurt or honey so that the mask is a thick consistency.

Slather the mask over your face and neck. Avoid your eyebrows and hair as turmeric is a natural hair remover!

Remove the mask with water just before it starts to dry; about 10-15 minutes.

They have plenty of tips in addition to this recipe, so be sure to check it out:

Turmeric Skin Care Recipe

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