Lockdown taught us that we can do anything if we put our mind to it. Bake banana bread, make vetkoek, be our own fitness instructor, you name it. We can do it.
Another lockdown favorite was skincare, finding new ways to treat our skin better and sometimes that meant heading to the kitchen.
Our new favorite at home DIY mask is the honey and turmeric mask.
We’ve heard good things about turmeric, here are some benefits to using it:
Reduces Hyperpigmentation: The presence of Vitamin C in turmeric helps to improve uneven skin tone, dark spots and hyperpigmentation giving it its famous “brightening” quality that it’s well known for.
Gently Exfoliates The Skin: When used as a mask, turmeric makes for a wonderful exfoliating agent, removing dead skin cells and leaving your skin feeling silky and smooth.
Prevents Acne and Future Breakouts: Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, these properties in particular can help provide the skin with a natural “glow” reducing the appearance of acne scarring and preventing bacteria in the skin that may contribute to acne or infections. This combination may help clear your face and prevent any breakouts.
Brightens Dark Circles: Stimulates circulation, which can help reduce puffiness and under-eye darkness caused by poor blood circulation.
This humble spice has many beauty benefits and can be found easily at any supermarket. Regular use of turmeric can give your skin a radiant glow. Trust.
Wanna try it? Here’s a quick recipe you can try at home:
1/2 tsp Honey
1/2 tsp Turmeric
3 Drops Lemon
- Mix all ingredients together and apply over a clean face and neck avoiding the eye area, or you use it as a spot treatment.
- Relax and let the mask sit for 10-15 minutes, the mask will start to dry and harden.
- Once dry, rinse off the mask using warm water, gently move your fingers around your face in circular motions to further exfoliate.
- Follow this with a toner, moisturizer and then finish off with your favourite facial oil.
Let us know what your favourite DIY mask is. Tweet & tag us.