Top Face Masks Using Turmeric
Turmeric is one of the most common spice used and available in the Asian market. In the Indian and Chinese traditions, turmeric has been used as an important Ayurvedic component. It is commonly used in Indian cooking for its lovely orange colour and also for its medicinal properties. The main chemical in turmeric is called curcumin which provides numerous welfares for our body both inside and out.
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Turmeric helps in skin healing, inflammations, acne, eczemas, redness and much more. Due to its anti-oxidant properties, it is commonly is used for skin rejuvenation. It makes the skin look more youthful by reducing the fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes. This spice has been used for ages to help cure those following skin conditions. Brides in India use turmeric masks before the marriage ceremonies to make their skin look glowing, flawless and healthy. Here are top 3 most effective face masks using turmeric which is very beneficial for the skin:
TURMERIC MASK FOR DRY SKIN
- Rose water 1 tablespoon
- Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
- Fresh cream 1 tablespoon
Pour all the ingredients in a clean bowl and thoroughly mix everything together until a smooth paste is created.
Wash your face and pat it dry. Then before you apply this paste, steam your face for about 5 minutes to open up all the pores so that the skin can absorb all the goodness of the ingredients and also allow the turmeric to seep in deeply and work its magic. Apply the mask on your face and neck and leave it on for 20-30 minutes and let the cream moisturize and hydrate the skin while the turmeric cleanses it from deep within. Wash off with lukewarm water.
TURMERIC MASK FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN
- Turmeric powder 1 tablespoon
- Chickpea powder 1 tablespoon
- Lemon Juice 1 tablespoon
Pour all the ingredients in a bowl in the given amounts and mix it until properly blended in together.
Use a brush or just your fingers and brush the thick paste on your neck and face. Wait for 20 minutes or more till the mask dries up completely. Rinse off with cold water. The chickpea & the lemon retains the skin moisture and natural oils while the turmeric wards off all the bacteria and fungal infections.
TURMERIC MASK FOR OILY SKIN
- Gram flour – 1 tablespoon
- Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
Mix the turmeric and gram flour together and keep on adding water in small amounts until a thick, non-dripping paste consistency is prepared.
After washing your face and patting it dry spread the smooth thick paste generously all over your face and neck and let it sit and dry for 20-30 minutes. This mask should be used every day by people who have oily skin as it deeply removes all the excess oils and impurities which leads to acne and pimple break outs. When the mask is completely dry, wash off with cold water.
Traditionally turmeric has been called the “Indian Saffron” for its dark yellow-orange colour. Clinical studies have also shown the relief that turmeric brought to the Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. The anti-oxidant present in curcumin is able to counteract free radicles and chemicals which cause a great deal of harm in the body by damaging all the healthy cells and membranes.
The wonderful combination of effects portrayed by the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory present in turmeric explains why several people with this disease have found relief when they used this spice regualarly. The anti-oxidants in curcumin are able to protect the colon cells from the harmful free radicles that can damage the cellular DNA, leading to the formation of cancerous cells.