In our skin care journey, we are always on the hunt for that special something to elevate our routines. It can be a new serum blend, a trending diet, or simple masks. As a blogger and fellow skin care enthusiast, I am always excited to share with you new ways of taking care of our skin. And for today, I've got a super easy DIY turmeric face mask for you!
Turmeric remedies are a major trend on Instagram, Pinterest, and beauty sites lately, and for a good reason! This root crop is more than a superfood and a tasty ingredient to various dishes — it can also do wonders for your skin!
Want to learn what makes turmeric face masks so good and how to prepare it at home? Read on and get your glow on with this DIY turmeric face mask.
Should Everyone Use Turmeric Face Masks?
The compound that turmeric owes its fame to is curcumin. Curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Meaning, it's incredible for detoxifying, anti-aging, calming, and healing. It keeps our skin happy by clearing congestion, boosting collagen production, preventing damage from free radicals, and helping heal blemishes and spots. Pretty awesome, right?
This turmeric face mask is so fun to make and easy to apply — all the while delivering remarkably great results. I love the feeling of tightened and toned skin after using my turmeric face mask. Once you've got your face mask on, all that's left is to grab your favorite drink, turn on the TV for entertainment, and you've got yourself a relaxing evening with a sprinkle of me-time.
Benefits of the Turmeric Face Mask
My turmeric face mask is made of turmeric powder, calendula oil, and orange essential oil. Mix them together, and let yourself feel like you're being pampered at a spa from the comfort of your own home. I am positive by now you should be searching your pantry for turmeric. More so when you find out the benefits that each of these ingredients has to offer to our skin.
If you don't already have turmeric powder at home, I recommend getting a bag of it. Not only is turmeric a superfood (try adding it in smoothies), but it is also an excellent remedy for skin problems, including acne, age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles. Some of its incredible topical uses include:
All those effects on our skin while being a superfood? Yes! Now, go rushing your local groceries for some of this turmeric goodness!
Note: Turmeric powder available in most supermarkets contain artificial dyes. These types of turmeric powders can stain the skin yellow. Opt for katsuri turmeric for your DIYs. This type of turmeric powder is pure, organic, and will not leave you looking like a character from The Simpsons.
Calendula oil is an excellent moisturizer for dry and chapped skin. Especially during drier seasons, like in the winter, this oil is a perfect addition to DIY winter creams and balms. Not only us this oil moisturizing, but it can also help soothe affected areas and relieve any itching sensations. DIY herb salves with calendula oil make chapped lips softer and suppler instantly.
The oil's gentleness and calming-effect make it suitable for dermatological conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. When applied topically, calendula oil soothes and nourishes the skin. So, people with sensitive and dry skin can surely rely on calendula oil for some remedy.
Calendula oil is usually produced by infusing marigold flowers in a warm carrier oil (coconut, sweet almond, jojoba, avocado, or olive). This oil can be bought in stores, but it's quite easy to make your own. Do you want to learn how to create a homemade calendula oil infusion? Learn about making your own calendula oil here.
With all that calendula oil has to offer, you can see why I chose this to mix in my turmeric DIY mask. But you can certainly use other carrier oils of your choice like coconut oil, avocado oil, and apricot kernel oil.
ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL
Orange essential oil is derived from orange peels, which means all the healing powers oranges have are going to be transferred into the essential oil. Not only that, but the essential oil is 100x more potent since it takes tons of orange peels to produce a drop of this oil.
Orange oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, which makes it ideal for dealing with swelling and redness, and even with acne. And since orange is known for its abundance in vitamin C, you are sure to get anti-aging benefits from orange oil. Vitamin C is your best friend when it comes to nudging your body to create more collagen and regulate healthy blood flow. This nudge to your body is necessary to keep your skin youthful.
Note: Orange essential oil, like most citrus oils, is photo-toxic. It is capable of triggering a reaction on the skin when exposed to ultraviolet light. Meaning, even when it is combined with a carrier oil, you cannot use this essential oil in situations where it can be exposed to direct sunlight. Consequences can be inflammation, blistering, and reddening/burning of the skin — similar to a sunburn, only much worse.
How To Apply Face Masks?
With all face masks, you should be prepared to make a mess. Starting from making, applying, and rinsing — face masks can be a bit messy.
So, if you don't have time for a bath, pull back your hair in a ponytail. If you have baby hairs or short bangs, you can also use a hairband to keep them in place and out of the mask's way.
Start with cleansing your face thoroughly. Remove all of the excess sebum, makeup, sunscreen, and dirt before you apply your mask. Doing this will help ensure that your skin drinks up all the goodness from the face mask.
Never rub the mask directly into your skin. Treat it as though you are painting your face. Be sure to avoid the eye area.
Be patient and give the mask enough time to work. You can use 15 minutes to relax. But be conscientious of the time and do not fall asleep — especially if you are going to use clay masks and this turmeric face mask.
Rinse and remove the mask gently. You don't want to be too rough when washing your face. Use plenty of water and a flannel to wash off the mask gently. Pat dry and follow up with a moisturizer.
How To Make DIY Turmeric Face Mask
Now that you got a low-down on turmeric and all ingredients making up this mask, it is time to learn how to make it! Don't worry if it's your first time DIYing a face mask. I'll be sure to walk you through the whole process so you can get the benefits of this mask.
DIY Turmeric Face Mask
- 1/2-1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 3 teaspoons Calendula Oil (or Almond oil if that's more convenient)
- 3 drops Orange Essential Oil
How To Prepare and Use It?
- Mix together all ingredients until everything is nicely combined.
- When you’re ready to use the mask, apply to a clean, dry face.
- Leave on for up to 10-15 minutes, rinse with cold water, and pat-dry your skin.
- Follow with a serum and moisturizer.
- You can apply this turmeric face mask once a week.
Orange essential oil in this recipe can be substituted with your favorite EO. Be sure to follow the proportions as proper dilution is a crucial factor when it comes to your safety. Before introducing a new essential oil to your skin, be sure to do a patch test. It's best to avoid allergies rather than finding out you are allergic to a particular essential oil after you have applied to your face, right?
All essential oils are potent and powerful, so proper measurements are vital. Diluting EOs is best practice when our safety is concerned. For the turmeric face mask, I decided to use 1%dilution. If you choose to make it more potent by adding more of the essential oil, make sure to not go beyond 2% dilution, as this may cause irritation and sensitization. Read more about diluting essential oils here.
If your skin is sensitive, feel free to increase the amount of the carrier oil (calendula oil, coconut oil, avocado oil). Read more about the difference between carrier and essential oils here.
Every healthy skin care regimen includes daily use and weekly use products. To ensure an overall improvement in skin health, you can use this turmeric face mask once a week. When it comes to face masks like these that are powder-based, once a week is your sweet-spot. It's frequent enough to have an effect and far apart enough in use not to cause too much dryness.
After using it, you’ll be left with softer-feeling and brighter-looking complexion. Everybody will soon be complimenting you for the radiant glow and fresher appearance. You'll look like you stepped out of the spa when you actually just relaxed in the comfort of your living room. Isn't that nice?
So, relax and enjoy your skin transformation!
I am looking forward to hearing how you liked this recipe. If you have other great ideas for making a turmeric face mask, I would love to hear them! Or are there other ways you incorporate turmeric to your skin care routine? Be sure to share your wisdom in the comments below.
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