Though turmeric has become one of those “hype” ingredients (see also: when predominantly Western publications “discover” what people in other parts of the world have been using and doing for centuries), it really is worth the hype. This has been proven and is continuously being studied. Today we’re sharing a mask that our ancestors have used for ages so that your skin can fix up and stay blessed. Keep reading for the lowdown on our turmeric, besan and honey mask recipe.
Turmeric takes both a proactive and reactive approach in its ability to deal with both causes and symptoms of skincare qualms. Used as both a spice and medicinal herb for centuries in South-Asian countries, turmeric is a powerhouse ingredient that can be used in multiple ways. Compounds known as curcuminoids- with curcumin being the most crucial medical component, have immense antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric promotes a natural glow, heals wounds, soothes symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, targets pores and calms the skin to reduce acne scarring, and so much more. This said, turmeric does have a low bioavailability so please consult with your doctor before ingesting it, and if using it topically, PATCH TEST DI TING.
From stimulating detoxification to improving circulation and removing excess oils, besan flour (aka chickpea flour) also brings a host of Ayurvedic benefits to this recipe. Adding another powerhouse ingredient to this mask such as honey will truly set up your skin for success- read more about the benefits of honey that we’ve already covered here.
Recommended use: mix all ingredients. Use bi-weekly. To ante up the glow-factor, make use of some lactic acid action and add 1 tsp of yoghurt. If your skin is stained yellow post mask- wipe off with rosewater on a cotton pad or wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Don’t forget to moisturize afterward.
Wishing y’all a love filled week ahead, and a glowing inside and outside! And remember, we’re not doctors…so don’t try to come for us.