Aging

Banish Dark Circles and Other Signs of Aging With This 3-Ingredient Turmeric Face Mask

As we get older, our skin starts to act a little differently, and you may find that you’re seeing more fine lines and dark marks — especially under the eyes — than you used to. If you’re finding that your skin is in need of a little boost, there’s good news: You can make a spa-worthy treatment right from the comfort of your own home to restore that healthy, youthful glow. 

You can’t read a health article these days without hearing about turmeric. Traditionally called “safron” in Indian culture, the orange-colored root is used for cooking and is known as a potent anti-inflammatory superfood with antibacterial and antiseptic properties. And guess what? It can be used on your skin, too. That’s right. In fact, Indian women traditionally treat their skin with turmeric right before their weddings to heal any inflammation and give themselves beautiful, glowing skin. It’s actually an age-old beauty secret! In Western cultures, turmeric is often suggested as a natural remedy for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, dark circles, acne, and more.

When you combine turmeric root powder with ingredients like honey and lemon juice, you have a recipe for a potent skin-healing concoction. Honey is a great natural ingredient with antibacterial properties, which help to fight breakouts and cleanse the skin. Honey is also loaded with complexion-boosting antioxidants, which tackle the signs of aging. Additionally, it’s a powerful humectant — meaning that it traps and seals moisture from the air into the skin — making it the perfect ingredient for clear, dewy-looking skin. Just as well, all-natural lemon juice is full of age-fighting antioxidants and vitamin C, which help to keep skin clear of blemishes as well as to lighten scarring and dark marks. With this simple skin treatment, you can kiss those age spots and raccoon eyes goodbye and say hello to bright, radiant skin!

How to Make a DIY Turmeric Face Mask

Making this face mask is simple, and the best part is, it only takes three ingredients! With this mask, you can also revel in the fact that you’re not loading your skin with toxic beauty products and are instead treating it to a soothing facial made only with ingredients from nature. Your delicate skin will be sure to thank you. Follow the recipe below to make our 3-Ingredient Turmeric Face Mask.

Ingredients

  • ¼ tsp. turmeric powder 
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Makes 1 mask.

Instructions

  1. Wash your face so it’s clean of any dirt and makeup.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a small container using a clean makeup brush. It should combine to a pasty consistency.
  3. Apply the mask all over your face using the makeup brush or your fingers (just be careful — turmeric stains!), focusing on any dark areas you’re trying to lighten. 
  4. Leave the mask on for 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. 
  5. For best results, apply the mask two times per week. 
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