I am a sucker for face mask. One time, I made this oat,egg white and honey face mask and I swear i could feel my pores tighten after i washed it off. I figured the face mask would work for tightening large pores. I was going through Pinterest recently when my eye caught the turmeric face mask. I spent hours browsing and trying to find out its uses and I knew i just had to try it.
Belonging to the ginger family, Turmeric is widely used in East India and is one of the highly prized spices in the world. It has so many health benefits but I was only interested in its uses and benefits in skin care. Turmeric helps to lighten hyperpigmentation and acne spots, has anti bacterial and inflammatory properties and lightens stretch marks, there are a lot of recipes that work for different skin problems but one that i decided to try is the turmeric and lemon face mask for lightening dark spots. It took some time to get used to the stinging feeling of the lemon on my face but i have kind of grown to like it. About the turmeric, Boy does it stain… be sure to put on old cloths while you attempt to apply the mask and if you are applying it overnight, you might want to do something about your bedspread and the pillow cover.
I started by squeezing my lemons into a bottle, You don’t have to… I just felt like.
Lemon juice and its natural acidity have long been used as an organic bleaching agent to lighten dark spots – They aren’t just for making Lemonade. You could use just lemon juice on your face twice daily, you should see a difference in about a week or so. Moving on… To make the turmeric face mask, you would need to mix the turmeric (You don’t need too much turmeric, i made this mistake on the first application) and the lemon in a small bowl.
Apply on your face but avoid areas with hair like your eyebrows…P.S It would really sting.
Leave it on for about 30 minutes but if it burns, stings or is feeling irritated, rinse it off; but try to leave it on for as long as you can handle it because the longer it stays on, the better results you’ll see. Apply a moisturizer afterwards,I used coconut oil. A moisturizer is pretty important because of the acidic effect of lemon on the skin. If you apply this mask in the afternoon or morning, you will need to avoid going out in the sun for a few hours; Lemon juice can make the skin sensitive to ultraviolet rays. To enhance the effect of this mask, you could include raw honey. Turmeric can be used for a lot of things am not ready to go into on this post but this is something am definitely going to keep trying. I would love to explore its many benefits later on. That’s all for the turmeric face mask… Ciao!
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