A simple, four ingredient turmeric and honey face mask that will leave your skin clear and glowing. It’s the perfect way to soothe and revive irritated skin.
One week from today, Matt and I will finally be on our honeymoon! I feel like I’ve been waiting for this for the longest time.
It’s so close and I’ve started to feel a little bit stressed. I have a big project at work that needs to be wrapped up. I have a blog that needs to be tended to. And, most importantly, I have to figure out what I will be packing. My friends/family know that the last part of that list is probably the most stressful thing for me. I’m one of those “but maybe I’ll need this” packers and it never ends up well. I’ve already started a list, so hopefully that will keep me on track.
For me, stress = upset tummy and upset skin. That is just how my body handles things. Since we’re going to be taking a lot of pictures on our little adventure, I want my skin to be extra clear, extra smooth and extra well behaved.
This mask requires four little things that you probably have in your pantry. If not, you can find them at your local grocer: turmeric, honey, flour and lemon juice.
I talk about turmeric a lot: it’s anti inflammatory, antiseptic, and all around amazing. Everybody knows you can cook with turmeric, but you can also use it topically. It’s great for wound healing and for troubled skin. Indian brides always get covered in the stuff as part of one of the rituals leading up to the wedding because it will clear the skin and give you a nice “glow”.
Techincally, you will get a little bit of a (yellow) glow from this mask. Turmeric’s beautiful marigold color will stick to your skin, countertops, and your marble pastry board while you’re taking pictures of it. To make sure you don’t go to work with a yellow face, use this in the evening and before you shower. Rinse it off in the shower and give your face a nice wash afterwards.
- 1 tsp organic powdered turmeric
- 1 tsp raw honey
- ½ tsp chick pea flour or oat flour
- the juice of ¼ - ½ lemon
- Mix the dry ingredients and the honey.
- Add lemon juice little by little until you form a paste.
- Apply to your cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead being careful to avoid the eyes.
- Let the mask sit for 5-8 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water and follow with your favorite face wash.
Your turn: have you ever used a turmeric face mask? Where did you honeymoon?