Calming anti-inflammatory face mask for healthy and glowing skin October 05 2015
Face masks maintain our skin healthy and glowing. They help us prepare it for the changing seasons, calm inflammation, clean its pores, and provide it with necessary nutrients. This particular mask, I blended is inspired by autumn colors and contains only three basic ingredients you can find in your kitchen.
Mix all ingredients until they blend well. Place on the face and neck while you avoid the areas around the eyes and mouth. Rinse with lukewarm water after the mask dries on your skin. Wash with face cleanser to remove the yellowish stain from the turmeric. Skip this step if you plan to stay home and relax. Finally, hydrate the skin with a facial serum or your favorite cream.
Turmeric is a root widely in Asian cuisine and traditional medicine. The powder gently exfoliates the upper layer of skin, leaving it silky-smooth. Curcumin, a polyphenol chemical that gives turmeric its vibrant yellow color, has excellent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. It improves the skin tone and helps in treating conditions like acne, hyper-pigmentation, dark circles, Rocasea, eczema and psoriasis. Read more about the amazing health and beauty benefits of turmeric here.
People have harvested and consumed Honey for thousands of years, but not everybody knows about the wonderful effect raw honey has on the skin. It possesses natural anti-bacterial and antibiotic properties that make it excellent for preventing and treating acne and inflammation. Rich in antioxidants, honey increases skin’s ability to rejuvenate and slows down aging. It has also the ability to attract moisture from the air and retain it on the skin. For more ideas how to incorporate honey into your DIY home spa treatments check this article from TreeHugger.
Yogurt, too, benefits the skin in many ways. Its high lactic acid and nutrients content promote healthy skin. In fact, it was used in ancient India to treat acne and pimples. As natural moisturizer, yogurt aids the skin to increase its skin tone and elasticity.
Overall this mask will revitalize tired skin and help you get rid of dead skin cells and acne. It will improve the skin tone and tighten pores while retaining moisture. Try it and let us know how it feels.
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