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TURMERIC FACE MASK FOR CLEAR SKIN

The good old turmeric can do wonders to your skin…

 

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Turmeric has been used in various parts of the world for beauty treatments from centuries. Turmeric has its origin in the South-Asia and is now used in almost everywhere in the world. Turmeric is widely used in many cuisines like Indian.Turmeric has many health and beauty benefits. Including turmeric in your diet can help in weight-loss, preventing cancer, boosts immunity, controls cholesterol and diabetes( to mention a few).

When it comes to skincare, turmeric is your life-saver. It has  many beauty benefits. So it is a great idea to include turmeric in your food. You can also apply it externally  as face masks, scrubs or any other form which works for you. One thing which I like the most about turmeric is that you can use it not only for your face but also for your entire body. In India, women apply turmeric to the entire body as a pre-marital beauty treatment and also after pregnancy to treat all the pregnancy related skin issues. It is believed that many Bollywood actresses also do the turmeric beauty treatments.

Turmeric face mask

There are many ways you can use turmeric. But in this post I am talking about one of my favorite ways of using turmeric. This is not just my favorite, the mask is so effective. So lets get into details about the turmeric face mask.

You need:

1 tbsp turmeric powder.

2 tbsp chick pea flour.

2 tbsp yogurt.

1 tbsp honey.

I normally grind my own turmeric powder from the dried out roots. In India, turmeric is widely available (both powder and roots, even the fresh ones). Some cultivate their own turmeric at home. If you can get your hands on the homely made ones, its superb. You have to dry it out in the sun to grind it to a fine powder. We also use the fresh ones in our skin care (not getting into details about it). If you can’t find it, no problem you can use the powder which can be easily found in any Indian grocery stores.

Remember: I have used 1 tbsp of turmeric powder, you can use a little bit more if you like, not more than that because turmeric can cause a burning sensation.

If you don’t have chick pea flour you can swap it for rice flour. 

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How to prepare turmeric face mask

Measure and take all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix it really well to form a smooth paste. The paste should not be too runny as well as too thick. It should be somewhere in between.

To apply:  After cleansing your face and neck, apply the mask using a brush or with your finger tips. Let it stay there for about 20 minutes or until the mask dries out and becomes stiff. After 20 minutes, moisten the mask once again using warm water and massage the face with the mask, to give your face a slight exfoliation. Then rinse off with cold water. You will see instant results. Now, do not forget to apply your daily moisturizer.

Remember: We know turmeric can give a yellow color to anything it comes in contact with. So do not wear light colors. Wear some old clothes which you don’t mind staining.

Normally after I wash off the mask there is no yellow residue or color on my face. Thanks to the chick pea flour we are adding. But if you are left out with slightly yellow face don’t panic. Cleanse your face using a mild cleanser and the yellow color is gone.

If you feel a slight burning sensation on your face, it is fine. But if the sensation is unbearable wash off the mask immediately using cold water followed by a cold milk rinse. Actually it is a very good idea to wipe off your face with cold milk for removing the yellow color too.

If you have dry skin you can use 1 tsp of olive or almond oil to the mask to make it moisturizing.

The best thing about the turmeric face mask is that it can also be applied underneath your eyes for treating dark circles. You can also use this on your entire body to treat stretch marks and pigmentation during pregnancy.

 

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Benefits of turmeric face mask on skin

  • The turmeric face mask is great for exfoliating, leaving behind soft and smooth skin.
  • This mask works as an anti-aging mask. The high amounts of anti-oxidants in turmeric slows down cell damage.
  • The mask is very effective in treating acne. It also helps in lightening acne marks and scars.
  • The turmeric face mask is great for treating inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and also dry skin.
  • The turmeric face mask helps in reducing pigmentation and evens out the skin.
  • It is also effective in treating dark circles.

So what do you think about the mask? Such an amazing mask, this is. Try the turmeric face mask for clear, beautiful skin and share your experience with me.

 

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VANILLA LAVENDER LIP SCRUB

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The relaxing smell of vanilla and the sweet smell of lavender when combined becomes magical.

How often do you exfoliate your lips? You know exfoliation is the best way to get those soft and smooth baby lips. Now you don’t want to apply lipstick to a chapped lips. If you want to carry that bright red lipstick flawlessly, you definitely have to exfoliate using a good lip scrub and get rid of chapped lips. This is not just for women, my guy friends, you must as well take care of your lips.

Now which product do you use for exfoliating? You don’t have to invest in fancy products when you can make your lip scrub easily at home. Our vanilla lavender lip scrub is one such amazing lip scrub. It exfoliates really well giving you soft lips. The vanilla lavender scrub is moisturizing, helps treat pigmentation of lips and the smell is divine!

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So lets see what items you need to prepare the vanilla lavender lip scrub.

Ingredients

1 cup white sugar

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tsp pure organic vanilla extract

5 drops of lavender essential oil

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How to prepare the scrub

Measure and take the olive oil in a bowl. Add pure vanilla extract to the olive oil followed by five drops of lavender essential oil. Next add one cup of sugar to the oil-vanilla mixture. Mix really well and your vanilla lavender lip scrub is ready. Transfer this to a small pot or bottle.

How to use

Take a small amount of the vanilla lavender lip scrub in your hands and massage your lips in circular motion using the scrub. Do the same for both upper and lower lips. Your done.

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Remember

The vanilla lavender lip scrub is moisturizing on its own but you can use any moisturizing balm to your lips then follow this with your lip balm or lipstick.

Remember it is very important exfoliate your lips like you exfoliate your face. So do not skip this.

Try out this simple lips scrub and get soft  and beautiful lips.

 

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GREEN TEA CUCUMBER DIY FACIAL SCRUB

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Sometimes what our skin needs is just exfoliation. But we are so busy with our lives we skip exfoliating. Even worse is when some people really do not think exfoliating is necessary. There are some others who believe exfoliating will damage your skin (What? seriously? Its true!). And some are just lazy. Whatever your reason is, DO NOT SKIP EXFOLIATION.  The reason we exfoliate is to remove dead skin cells and keep those white heads and black heads at bay. Being said that, don’t exfoliate too vigorously (now that will surely and definitely damage your skin). Gently massaging with a good scrub will surely do the job.

So I am going to introduce you to one of my favorite scrubs, which is made with natural ingredients and has so many good qualities to enhance your skin’s health. A healthy skin means a beautiful you!

Green tea-cucumber DIY facial scrub

(Only the name is a little bit long, the ingredient list is short, don’t worry.) This is a great scrub which requires only three ingredients but gives tons of benefits to your skin. Sounds great? Then lets find out what to use.

Get the ingredients

Search and find out the following from your kitchen:

  1. 2 tbsp Green tea
  2. 1/2 Cucumber
  3. 2-3 tbsp Sugar

The process

In a blender, blend together the green tea and cucumber to form a paste. Add sugar to the paste. And there you have our green tea-cucumber scrub. Massage this scrub to your skin (and dust out all the dead skin cells). Then wash it off with cold water.

Remember: If you have dry skin add honey to your scrub.

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Benefits of using this scrub

  • Exfoliates and unclogs pores to give clean glowing skin.
  • Reduces tanning and improves skin complexion.
  • Controls oil secretion and acne.
  • Fights anti-aging signs.

Try it and let me know how your skin felt. Take care.

 

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