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Turmeric Face Masks — 3 Things NOT to Do


Give it one Google search and you’ll find there’s no shortage of DIY Turmeric Face Mask concoctions out there, each promising an easy recipe for soft, glowing skin.

The popular spice — known for everything from quelling body-wide inflammation to curbing Alzheimer’s disease risk — has quickly become a topical secret weapon when it comes to achieving baby soft texture and a revitalized glow. (You can learn more about the spice’s incredible powers in our article Why Curcumin Deserves to be Called the “King of All Spices”.)

But after browsing several recipes and trying a couple of the top rated ones, I came to two conclusions: 1) The fewer ingredients the better and 2) Every DIY turmeric mask comes with a few risks.

My favorite recipe contained just three ingredients — honey, turmeric and a nut oil — and it was perfect. But if you try this at home (and I hope that you do), I would urge you to avoid three common mistakes. (You can find the recipe for the easy 3-ingredient DIY turmeric face mask here.)

DIY Turmeric Face Mask — 3 Important Tips

1. Don’t apply using your fingers. I recommend using a cosmetic brush to apply the mask and/or wearing gloves. The skin around the fingernails tends to be drier, so the turmeric stain is very difficult to get off once absorbed.

2. Don’t wear your favorite shirt. Chances are you’re going to get a bit of the mask on your top and yes, it stains. I learned this the hard way, which brings me to #3.

3. Don’t neglect your hairline in the rinsing process. Believe it or not, it’s easy to miss a spot here and there in the rinse process. Don’t make this mistake — it will ruin your pillow case. (oops!) The best thing to do, if you can, is just do the mask before a shower so you’re sure to get everything.

Want to give it a go? For an easy Turmeric mask, try this recipe:

Easy 3-Ingredient DIY Turmeric Face Mask

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