Easy Natural Honey Turmeric Facemask

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Whenever I get a chance, I try to find nature’s answers to beauty questions. It not only keeps my skin chemical free, but is also healthier and with long lasting benefits. Our grandmothers had such lovely skin without using anything which only targets the 5 signs of ageing ;-).

Such home recipes are closer to nature, chemical free, have no side effects and give better results than the commercial counterparts available.

There are a lot of facemasks products around, both chemical laced as well as natural. I do not even look at the former ones. Among the latter ones, there are some facemasks which are made from different types of mud, others are made from algae or sea weed. In the race to feel exotic, we sometimes skip the ingredients commonly available in our kitchen. Not because they give less-than-great results but probably because they do not have snob value attached to them.

Honey and Turmeric are full of benefits not only for using as food but also for our beauty routines.

Honey

Honey has incredible benefits for the skin because of its anti-bacterial properties.

  • It can help reduce acne.
  • It is also filled with anti oxidants and is great at slowing aging.
  • You can use it as a general face mask or as spot treatment for acne scars or under eye bags. Just dab lightly over damp skin and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • It helps unclog pores and makes the skin feel soft and supple.
  • You can also use it as to exfoliate by mixing it with coffee grounds or coarse oatmeal.

Turmeric

Just like honey, Turmeric has been used for skincare for centuries in India.

  • Its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory nature makes it especially useful for keeping the skin healthy and glowing.
  • The idea of haldi ceremony before marriage is essentially to add glow to the skin on the wedding day.
  • Turmeric helps remove discoloration and pigmentation to give evenness and glow to the face.
  • Coupled with honey or yogurt or both, it makes an excellent facemask to keep the skin healthy.

 

 

Natural Ways to Counter Dry Skin

Do you have dry skin? Are you looking for ways to counter cold weather?

Winters can be really harsh on your skin. It can make your skin dry and sensitive. Leading skin care brands market their chemical laden products as the only solution to dry skin. But that’s not true – these synthetic products do more harm than good to your skin.

Stay close to nature with these face cleansers.

  1. Mix one tablespoon honey, half tablespoon orange juice and quarter tablespoon olive oil. Mix well and apply on the face. Wash off with lukewarm water after 10 minutes.
  2. Bedtime Routine: Mix one tablespoon Castor Oil with one tablespoon Olive Oil. Massage well on your face for a few minutes. Soak a cotton swab in warm water and gently wipe the face with it.

If you skin feels dry, reduce the amount of castor oil and increase the amount of Olive Oil.

The castor oil helps take out dust from the skin pores Warm water will remove the excess oil as well as all this dirt.