DIY Detoxifying Turmeric Face Mask
We all know Turmeric is a superfood that boasts myriad benefits for internal health. Did you also know that Turmeric can be used in a simple DIY detoxifying face mask right at home? Yup! It’s super easy to make, only uses three ingredients, and will work to brighten your skin and fight acne-causing bacteria to keep your skin glowing and clear.
Bonus: The ingredients are cheap and will last SO LONG you won’t have to restock for a loooooong time!
Cheap beautifying face mask you can make at home? YAAAS QUEEN! Miracles do come true!
| Here are the ingredients we use: MRM Turmeric Superfood Powder, Aztec Clay, and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV – you can substitute this with filtered water if you don’t have any ACV or simply don’t want to use it!)
| Let’s talk about the Aztec Clay…We use “Aztec Indian Secret Healing Clay”. What it really is, is calcium bentonite clay. It’s sourced here in California from Death Valley where it is harvested and naturally sun-dried for about six months where temperatures can reach up to 135°F! This clay is famous for fighting acne and blemishes due to its positive ion charge (our skins impurities and poisons are negatively charged). The (negative) mask attracts the (positive) skin impurities and pulls them out toward the surface and into the mask. Simple as that! This is our base for the mask and is essential for deep pore detoxing. *It is important to never use any type of metal bowl or spoon for making a mask with this clay as it will pull the metals into the clay mask- the exact opposite of what we’re trying to do!
| Onto ACV… This stuff is amazing for you, inside and out! As far as skin health goes, ACV is known to help clear blemishes and acne while balancing the skins pH level- something many of us forget about! The balancing of pH levels on the skin helps to balance sebum oil production. Sebum oil is naturally produced by our skin when it’s too dry or stripped of its natural oils. Balancing this helps reduce age spots, fight wrinkles, and remove toxins along with clearing blemishes! You can opt to use filtered water- it won’t have the same healing effect as ACV, but your mask will still be killer!
| Let’s get to the star of the show: Turmeric!
Turmeric is known around the world as an anti-inflammatory food that helps aid digestion and heals the gut from the inside out. BUT- did you know Turmeric has also been traditionally used by Indian brides to purify, detox, brighten, and bring a healthy glow to their skin? Yes! It combats acne and clears the skin, brightens and evens out skin tone, and fights eczema, dark spots, wrinkles, and dark circles around the eyes. Plus- Tuermic is pretty cheap! Talk about a bang for your buck- you can make dinner with this spice and use it to beautify. We love products so pure you can eat and use them on the skin, don’t you? (Do NOT eat the face mask mixture. Only the turmeric powder is approved to use in food.)
Here’s what you really want… The face mask recipe!
| DETOXIFYING TURMERIC FACE MASK
•2 Tbsp Aztec Clay
•1-2 tsp Turmeric Powder
•2-3 Tbsp AVC or Filtered Water
1. Combine Clay and Tuermic in a small non-metal container.
2. Pour ACV into the clay mixture and stir with a non-metal utensil until smooth and fully combined. *You may need to add more ACV or clay to get the right consistency- you don’t want it super runny, more creamy or like a paste.*
3. Using your fingers or an old cleaned makeup brush, apply an even layer of the mask all over the face, avoiding sensitive areas like the eyes and lips and any open wounds.
4. Leave on for 10-20 minutes for normal skin, 5-10 minutes for sensitive skin.
5. Gently wash off in the shower or with a warm wash clothe.
6. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
*Your skin will be red from anywhere between 10-30 minutes afterward due to the detoxing mask. You may also notice a yellow tint to the skin, this will wash away with a gentle soap. This is normal and nothing to be worried about– although we don’t recommend using the mask right before a date 😉
**Be sure you’re wearing old clothes you don’t mind staining or be very careful- Turmeric is also used to dye textiles, and for good reason- that color will STAY PUT!
***If you have any skin irritation or experience a rash, discontinue use!
Use this mask 1-2 times per week and see your beautiful skin brought to its full potential, naturally! Happy masking 🙂
written by: Samantha Crosland