The global cosmetic and beauty industry are worth over $500 billion. However, these days with the rise of chemically infused products and cancer related problems, people have become more interested in using natural home-made remedies for their skin and even hair. As a result, DIY treatments have increasingly gained importance and more people are doing research into what remedies they can use at home to ensure they have a say in what is going on their skin and in their hair.
Turmeric for one, is a major natural spice that supports skin care. It is known to have multiple benefits for the human body. Likewise, it is one of the popular and important spices used by Indians for multiple purposes, e.g. acne treatment, toothpaste, hair growth creams, body lotion, etc. Furthermore, it is known for its potency as a spice in brightening one’s skin. Hence, it’s key to use it sparingly and only when necessary. It clears acne, blackspots, and acts as an anti-ageing product and sunblock.
How to make your own turmeric face mask
Turmeric and Honey
Mix 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder with 4 tablespoons of honey. Apply it all over your face and on your neck. Leave it on for roughly 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and apply a moisturizer of your choice afterwards. Repeat 3 to 4 times a week for ample results. This mixture can be used to clear dark spots or acne.
Turmeric, Oatmeal and Rose Water
Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder with rose water and 1 tablespoon of oatmeal. Once its thoroughly mixed, apply the paste to your skin and rub gently. Rinse off with cold or lukewarm water. Use this mask once a week. This helps predominantly with exfoliation, leaving your face clean and soft.
Turmeric, Lemon and Olive Oil
Squeeze half a lemon into a bowl, add a tablespoon of turmeric powder and two tablespoons of olive oil. Apply to skin and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Apply this mask twice a week to get the best results. Helps with acne, blemishes, and is anti-ageing.
Turmeric, honey, apple cider vinegar, and milk
Mix two tablespoons of honey with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder and 4 tablespoons of yogurt or milk. Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. Do this 3 times a week for excellent results. This mask helps with even skin tone, fades scars, leaves you with glowing skin.