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A Traditional Honey And Turmeric Mask for the Season

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How to keep skin radiant during the wintertime: Tumeric and Honey Face Mask

 

Growing up, the honey and turmeric mask was always a tradition to me. At Bengali bridal showers, in our culture, we actually go through a process of “beautifying” the bride. Her guests come and put the turmeric mask all over her body and later she is given a formal shower where the guests drench her with buckets of water.

As I got older, I realized this tradition actually came with tons of health and beauty benefits.

The turmeric basic face mask is easy to make and acts as a moisturizer, exfoliator and reduces redness. It also brightens the skin and makes it look fresh and clean.

With winter around the corner, this is the perfect mask. The turmeric is known to give your face a glowy look which many of us lose when we get less sun. Additionally, the honey is an amazing agent that seals in moisture and keeps your skin feeling as soft as a baby’s bottom. This is perfect since the weather change this time of year tends to cause a lot of dryness in skin.



Pros:

  • All natural
  • Inexpensive, all ingredients can be found in your kitchen.
  • Both honey and turmeric are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory so they are amazing at treating acne, eczema, rosacea.
  • It promotes a lot of healing and anti-aging.


Cons:

  • This mask stains anything around you. Be very careful and ready to make a bit of a mess when making this mask.

 

 


Ingredients:

1 teaspoon of turmeric

1 teaspoon of raw organic honey


Optional ingredients:

Milk, Yogurt, Lemon Juice

 

  

  

 

 

The process is very simple:

  1. Prepare your teaspoon of turmeric and teaspoon of honey
  2. Mix ingredients until the consistency is like a paste
  3. Apply the mask on your face and leave on for 30 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with a gentle cleanser.
  5. Repeat once a month, and more often if you have acne prone skin

 

 

 

 

Enjoy ! And feel free to leave me with more questions in the blog comments below.

I would be happy to answer them.

xo,

Stella

11 comments

  • Petuela: July 19, 2017

    What a beautiful exotic looking woman you are. Goodness. Loved this post. xx

  • Stella Simona: February 05, 2017

    @usha no I did not add any additional ingredients.

    I plan to do a post soon to touch base on this initial mask and discuss the other options

    @marissa yes this is actually true. I would say my hair has definitely thinned out over the years.

    @denise it does leave a stain however if its too intense I use toners to take it out. Clean and Clear has some good ones i’ve used for this

  • USha: March 25, 2016

    Hi
    Did you put the optional ingridents as well?

  • Marissa: March 10, 2016

    I have heard that turmeric masks reduce facial hair growth. Have you heard this/ found this to be true?

  • Denise: March 08, 2016

    Since the tumeric stains anything in sight will it leave a temporary orange hue on your skin? I’m not that fair but my skin does seem to pick up pigments easily.

  • Stella Simona: November 25, 2015

    Stephanie,
    Once a week or even 4 times a week is perfectly fine with this mask unless you truly notice any issues which most people never experience.

    I would recommend exfoliating often as that really helps dull skin. Perhaps use baking soda for a mask every 2 weeks and when you wash the mask off it actually exfoliates your skin and exposes the newer healthier skin. I think you would love the results.

    For cleanser I actually love to use any products from Biore. They are not necessarily anything close to natural but they give me great results. I would continue using the coconut oil moisturizer as well as you can never go wrong with that.

  • Stella Simona: November 25, 2015

    Ana, how are you. This mask is actually perfect to use daily if need be. Perhaps if anything switch what you mix with the turmeric. Plain yogurt or milk are really great options as well.

    This mask is one of the best options to regulate your oil. Additionally for coverage throughout the day I would recommend applying Milk Of Magnesia(drugstore product) with cotton on your skin. It mattes your face to keep from showing oil throughout the day.

    xx

  • stella: November 25, 2015

    Hey Marshah! I would be happy to dive into my skincare and health and fitness in upcoming posts. I actually eat everything but my diet does consist heavily of vegetarian and fish. I do naturally limit my intake on other foods as especially with age I can really feel the difference when I eat something not as healthy.

  • marshah: November 09, 2015

    I love your blog, and you are gorgeous. Could you do a skincare and health fitness routine please, what moisturisers or oils you use, are you vegan or vegetarian and how you keep your body in shape. Thank you.

  • Ana: November 07, 2015

    I have oily skin and my pores are not huge but definitely could shrink on my nose a bit more (i do have break outs from time to time but my skin has improved over time). How many times a week would you suggest for oily skin ? Are there any other natural remedies that you recommend ?

  • Stephanie: November 07, 2015

    Would it be bad to do this once a week? I don’t have acne prone skin. I do have pores on my nose. But my face is so plain. And definitely not glowy. I need a glow… What cleanser would you recommend. I use coconut oil as a moisturizer

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