Crash Test - Turmeric Mask

Turmeric is a trendy ingredient you probably already have in your kitchen and your bathroom

Rich in antioxidants and great with sensitive skin, I wanted to include this colourful ingredient in a facial mask. I heard the powder can stain the skin so I tried the recipe on a Sunday evening. I’ve also used arrowroots and coconut oil. This oil has great benefits but it can be too greasy for my skin so the arrowroots help to reduce this oily effect. Indeed, this powder mattifies purifies the skin and has an absorbent agent.

​If you plan to make your own deodorant, I would recommend to add it in your formulation instead of corn starch. As usual, all the ingredients here are organic.  

  • 1/2 tsp Arrow roots

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp Coconut oil

  1. Mix well all the ingredients in a clean bowl and use a clean fork/whisk.

  2. Apply a thin layer on your face and neck.

  3. Leave for 20 minutes.

  4. Rinse well

You will look like a Simpson or a minion (this is up to you ;) ). The Turmeric powder stains so it's better to wear an old t-shirt. You can massage your face and neck by doing small circles for a gentle scrub. Rinse well and clean your skin with soap. You can also use a cotton pad to apply a lotion or micellar water to ensure there is no mask left. Also, you might need to clean your shower and/or your sink. Yes, again, it stains. Clearly, this mask should be done before you clean your bathroom :)

My skin felts clean (and not yellow anymore) but I haven't seen an immediate glow. However, I've noticed that my face was much better and softer in the following days. What kind of ingredients do you use in your DIY masks?

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