Almost all teens face acne problems but adults are also plagued by this skin condition and don’t always find suitable care to deal with it … Here is a beauty mask based on turmeric to help you clean your pores and have a beautiful skin.
Acne in adult women, caused by hormones
Oily skin is characterized by an excess production of sebum that gives the face oily sheen. In adult women, acne on the face is most of the time hormonal (menstrual cycle, menopause, birth control pills, etc.). There are other factors that promote oily skin as the use of inappropriate care products for the skin type, stress (just before an important appointment acne breakout is not a rare case), climate change, poor diet, smoking, pollution, etc.
Women, in general, tend to spend a lot of money on cosmetics: concealer, anti-aging creams, makeup, etc. Still, there are natural alternatives that are as effective as some creams.
Here is one of them, turmeric-based, to help you get amazing results. Indeed, this mask will leave your skin soft and silky, while illuminating your complexion. And to achieve these results, you only need few ingredients.
Recipe for turmeric-based beauty mask
• 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour (sold in supermarkets and health food stores)
• ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
• 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil
• A bit of milk
In a large bowl, put the chickpea flour and half a teaspoon of turmeric. Add the sweet almond oil. Mix everything. Add some milk. Mix again until a smooth paste. Once you get a smooth texture, your mask is ready!
How to proceed?
Apply the turmeric mask on the face in a thin layer. Make sure you don’t put it near the eyes or nostrils as it could be irritating. You can also apply this mask on the neck. Let it stand for 20 minutes before rinsing the face with water. Your skin will be cleansed will have a glowing complexion!
Do you know that Indian women use this beauty recipe for centuries, especially right before their wedding to have beautiful, glowing skin? If you use this mask twice a week, you will gradually erase the wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes but also the acne scars on the face.
Turmeric has an active ingredient, curcumin, which prevents and treats the appearance of acne on the face. The therapeutic properties of turmeric have been known for centuries and have since been demonstrated by numerous scientific studies.
To supplement the benefits of this beauty turmeric recipe, you can also drink golden milk every day, a very common remedy in Ayurveda and has a list of valuable health benefits.
How to prepare the golden milk?
• 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder
• 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
• ¼ cup of mineral water
Put these three ingredients in a saucepan and heat over low heat while stirring constantly. After few minutes, you’ll get a thick paste that can be put in the fridge (it can be stored up to a month).
• ½ cup vegetable milk (almond milk or organic coconut)
• 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or olive oil (or other vegetable oil of your choice)
• 1/2 teaspoon turmeric paste
In a pan, heat these ingredients at medium heat. Stir as often as possible so that the mixture does not burn. After two minutes, your golden milk is ready. You can add a little honey to enhance its taste but only when the golden milk is still warm (do not reheat in order to retain all its properties).
List of the many benefits of gold milk:
- Anti-inflammatory (relieves joint pain, prevents bone loss…)
- Powerful antioxidant (slows skin aging)
- Relieves respiratory problems (asthma, lung inflammation …)
- Reduces skin redness (direct application to the skin)
- Improves digestion and facilitates the transit
- Promotes sleep
- Cleanse the blood (according to Ayurvedic tradition)
- Relieves menstrual pain
Turmeric is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. It should never be consumed before surgery because it is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). It is also not recommended for people who suffer from gallstones.
Source: healthyandnaturalworld.com, healthymagazine365.com