5 Must-Try Turmeric Recipes for Amazing and Beautiful Skin

5 Must-Try Turmeric Recipes

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I just learnt about the healing properties of this ‘pure gold in the rough’ while I was chatting with my Hausa friend who is a new bride. I quizzed her till she shared some turmeric recipes with me which I have used it religiously since then, in fact my besan flour seems to have taken a back seat for now.

Turmeric is a native herbaceous plant to Southern part of Asia. Though it was initially being used as a dye but for centuries now, it is used for cooking, beauty treatment and maintaining health in Asia and African countries.  A few of the essential chemical compounds in Turmeric are Curcumin, curcuminoids, demethoxycurcumin e.t.c (1). Based on Studies published in Journal of American Chemical Society, Curcumin in Turmeric has been proven to show over 150 health benefits ranging from anti-inflammatory; antimicrobial; anticarcinogenic, analgesic to antimutagenic and so on.

In Northern Nigeria, it is mostly used for treatment during beautification phase for brides-to-be to improve and brighten the skin tone as well as for reducing skin imperfections like acne, blackheads, pimples e.t.c.


Though the Web is bursting with varieties of turmeric face mask, Here are 5 must-try Turmeric recipes which will let you enjoy its beauty benefit  on skin.

1. Acne and breakout treatment

Regular use of Turmeric combat acne mainly by reducing inflammation, breakouts and blackheads.  Aloe Vera also soothes the skin to reduce redness and inflammation. Honey helps to remove dead skin cells while balancing skin microbiome and brightening the skin. Yoghurt moisturizes and even out skin tone because it has alpha-hydroxyl acid.

Ingredients

Picture of ingredients for Acne and Breakout Treatment

  • 1 tablespoonful of Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoonful of natural honey
  • 1 teaspoonful of Aloe Vera juice
  • A bit of yoghurt
  • Optional: tea tree oil, sandalwood powder, mustard oil, Fuller’s earth, Oatmeal

Procedure: Mix honey, Aloe Vera juice and yoghurt to make a smooth paste then stir in the turmeric powder. Apply to a cleansed face and leave it on for at least 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Afterwards, apply desired face moisturizer.


2. Moisturizing and Brightening Face Mask

Turmeric is effective to reduce skin pigmentation caused by sunburn, acne, blackheads and other factors. The egg yolk in the mask moisturizes, hydrate and nourish the skin. Orange peel is like a mild substitute for lemon juice; it brightens and improves the skin. Honey soothes the skin as always.

Ingredients

Picture of Moisturizing and Brightening Face mask ingredients

  • 1 tablespoonful of Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoonful of natural honey
  • 1 tablespoonful of milk
  • 1 teaspoonful of orange peel powder
  • 1 egg yolk

Procedure: Whisk the egg yolk with honey and milk. Then add turmeric and orange peel powder to form a smooth paste. Steam your face for some few minutes. Apply the mask to face and neck in circular motion. Wash off with lukewarm water after the mask is dry. Pat skin dry. Apply desired moisturizer.


3. Scrub for Body and Face

It improves the smoothness, softness and glow of the skin since it aids the removal of hair and dead skin cells from the body.

Ingredients

Picture of face and body scrub ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoonful of turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoonful of ground coffee
  • Milk

Procedure: mix all the ingredients to form a thick paste because too runny paste means a lot of mess in your bathroom. Apply to the body in circular motion. Take a bath or shower after 10 to 30 minutes. Apply body oil or lotion as usual.


4. Rejuvenating Face Mask

This mask helps to hydrate and nourish the dull and dry skin thereby rejuvenating it. Turmeric aids formation of new skin cells – making the skin radiant and healthy. Milk hydrates and nourishes the skin. Due to high loads of vitamins and antioxidants in Avocado, it nourishes and smoothen the skin.

 Ingredients

Picture of rejuvenating face mask ingredients

  • A bit of avocado
  • 1 tablespoonful of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoonful of milk / yoghurt

Procedure: Mash the avocado with a fork or blend to form a paste. Add the turmeric and yoghurt/milk to form a paste. Apply the mask to face and neck in circular motion.  Leave for 10 to 30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Pat skin dry. Though not really necessary, you can apply moisturizer to your face afterwards.


5. Stretch Mark Treatment

Regular use improves stretch marks appearance on the skin. Turmeric Powder acts as a mild exfoliator that remove dead skin cells. Olive Oil is rich in vitamins – it reduces the appearance of stretch marks and softens the skin.  Lemon Juice also acts as exfoliator.

Ingredients

Picture of stretch mark treatment ingredients

  • 1 tablespoonful of Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoonful of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoonful of Organic Olive oil/ any other oil of choice

Procedure: mix the ingredients to form a smooth paste. Apply the mask to affected area in circular motion with your fingers or wash cloth or loofah. Wrap the area with Plastic or place heating pad on it. Leave on for atleast of 30 minutes to 1 hour. Wash off with lukewarm water. Pat skin dry. Reapply daily till you are satisfied with the improvement.

P.S. Please do a patch test to make sure you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients. Turmeric will stain your clothes so be careful to prevent dripty drop J. After washing off the mask, the yellow stain will still be left on the skin, it is advisable not to use your towel to pat your face dry. Rather use a cotton wool or cotton pad. You can remove the remaining color completely by using facial toner or olive oil to wipe your face.

Have you used turmeric face mask before? What other spices have you used as a beauty products? Be sure to leave comments. I will like to see your beautiful faces post turmeric face mask. Cherioos.


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