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Many of us have heard of various DIY facial treatments based around turmeric. If you have tried any, you may report an instant glow to your face and neck, and if you have not, you definitely must. Here’s why:

  1. Turmeric for Oily Skin

Turmeric regulates the production of sebum, an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands, hence regulating extremely oily skin and reducing related skin problems that may arise.

  1. Turmeric Mask for Dry Skin

Just a pinch of turmeric combined with one egg, two drops of olive oil, fresh lemon juice and rose water will go a long way in not only moisturising your dry skin, but also giving it much needed radiance.

  1. Acne Remedy

Turmeric is effective in reducing acne because it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that actively fight pimples and breakouts.

  1. Reducing Signs of Ageing

Turmeric is an excellent exfoliating agent and it visibly reduces visible ageing such as wrinkles and dark circles by increasing the skin’s elasticity and regularizing your skin tone.

  1. Soothing Burns

Due to its antiseptic properties, turmeric, combined with Aloe Vera gel soothes skin burns and promotes healing.

  1. Treatment of Cracked heels

Don’t have time to get a pedicure? Mixing turmeric with coconut oil and applying it on your heels for 10–15 minutes before taking a shower will soften those heels with regular use.

  1. Treatment of Skin Conditions

Because turmeric is a natural antiseptic, combining it with milk reduces redness and inflammation caused by eczema, poison ivy and psoriasis. Simply combine it with milk and apply it on the affected area for a few minutes.

The ULTIMATE Turmeric Face Mask

Using a turmeric face mask once or twice a week will help you reap all the benefits of turmeric. Here’s one simple recipe suitable for all skin types:

You Will Need:

  • 1 teaspoon, Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon, Raw Organic Honey
  • 1 teaspoon, Milk
  • Chickpea (gram) flour [optional – to make the paste thicker]

Preparation:

 Combine turmeric and honey in a bowl, then add milk. You can adjust the quantity of the milk to make the paste thicker – or add chickpea flour. Remember it has to stick to your face.

Wash your face and pat dry, and apply the mask to your face and neck [including under your eyes].

Allow to sit for 20 minutes or until dry and rinse off with cold water.

NB: Turmeric is a natural dye, and will stain any surface it lands on, so handle it with care.

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