Ayurveda, Skincare

Turmeric Masks for Glowing Skin

Published on Mar 26, 2022 By Lisa Codina

Turmeric, also known as Haldi, has been widely used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. From an Ayurvedic perspective, turmeric is thought to have many medicinal properties, such as improving energy, regulating the circulatory and digestive systems, regulating menstruation, and relieving arthritis. It is also used to balance all 3 doshas (discover your dosha here) and helps remove accumulated toxins (ama) in the body that cause anything from lack of mental clarity, to physical and emotional stagnancy, general dis-ease, and disease.

Turmeric has become widely recognized as one of nature’s powerhouse spices. It is an ancient, sacred herb that now has many modern day applications, from cooking to skincare. Many people in western cultures have started recognizing the healing properties of turmeric and are becoming more accustomed to using it to heal themselves in more holistic and natural ways.

Curcumin is the healing agent and the most active component found in turmeric, and is what gives turmeric its golden yellow colour. Curcumin has many scientifically proven health benefits thanks to its potent anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties.

Turmeric is a wonderful addition to your beauty regime. When used topically it has the potential to reduce skin inflammation and irritation, even out skin tone, brighten dark spots, and it also helps with acne, eczema and psoriasis. In a nutshell, it’s basically a golden miracle powder for your body and your skin! A DIY turmeric face mask is simple and cheap to prepare since all of the ingredients can be found in your fridge or pantry.

Always opt for high-quality, organic ingredients to ensure the mask is preservative and chemical-free. I’ve tried and tweaked many DIY face mask recipes and love to swap ingredients depending on what I have on hand. Also, I rarely follow the ‘recipe’ and simply tweak the amounts as I go.

Here are some ingredients found in many DIY face masks and the benefits they provide for the skin:

Here are some simple recipes for glowing, supple, and radiant skin:

Energizing Turmeric & Almond Mask

Cooling Turmeric & Yogurt Mask

Exfoliating Turmeric & Banana Mask

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