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Monday, March 17, 2014

Turmeric and Honey Mask

Lately my bathroom is looking more and more like a kitchen pantry.
 I've been making my own beauty products for a while now and I'm so excited to share a few recipes I have added to my beauty routine. More posts to come!

Not only are these recipes effective, they are inexpensive and easy to make. You will probably have most the ingredients in your kitchen already! Honestly since I've been making my own natural skin care, my skin is so much better. I've been plagued with acne since I was a teen. My acne is sooooo much better!

The first recipe I will share is this amazing honey and turmeric mask.

Fist off, let me tell you the benefits of honey.

Honey has antibacterial properties which makes it the perfect acne treatment.
Honey is chalked full of antioxidants which slows down aging.
Honey is soothing and moisturizing, it will actually lock in moisture.

Now let me tell you about my new best friend Turmeric.

Turmeric is also full of antioxidants.
Turmeric is an antibacterial agent.
It is known to lighten discoloration and pigmentation in skin.
It also helps control oil production.

Two powerhouses for skin!!

My recipe:

1-2 tablespoons raw honey. Manuka honey is best. But raw will work well.

1/2 teaspoon Turmeric

Mix and apply to cleansed skin.

Leave on for 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.

My very best Derek Zoolander face!

A word of caution. Turmeric WILL stain! My finger nails turned yellow the fist time I applied the mask. I now use plastic gloves. But don't worry it will not stain your face. You will not look like an Oompa Lumpa I promise!

Your skin will feel incredibly soft immediately. And with weekly use you should see even more results!

So give it a try!

Blessings, Nicole

Check back in for more DIY beauty posts in the near future!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Awesome I am totally going to try this! I can contest your skin looks really good! Love the picture