When I think of turmeric, the first thought that pops into my mind is the smell filling my grandma’s house as she made curry. Turmeric is a spice that is commonly used in India but did you know it has so many great health benefits?
Turmeric is derived from the Persian word for saffron, which then makes sense when you see it’s neon yellow-orange hue and it also belongs to the ginger family. To list a few of its health benefits—improved ability to digest fats, reducing gas and bloating, decreased congestion, and improved skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
Which leads me to when this antioxidant is applied topically, it helps fight redness, skin irritation and can give your skin a healthy glow. Sign me up! So with the weather changing, so is my skin. I started researching some turmeric DIY masks for dry skin that I could do at home and I found this nice one that I put a little spin on.
Now you could stop right there but for good measure I added in a pinky scoop of coconut oil. You know I had to!
Before you start Anything just know that turmeric stains. So be mindful of that.
I added the ingredients into a small bowl and mixed it up with a new Crayola paint brush. Hey, it’s all I had! Painted it on my face over the bathroom sink. I let it sit for about 15-20 minutes and washed it off with warm water.
My skin felt silky because of the coconut milk and oil mixture. And I have to say I did see a brightened glow. Not bad for a once around the kitchen mask!
Give it a whirl and let me know what you thought.