When it comes to turning back the hands of time, all of us could use a little help. There are stores filled with expensive products that promise great results, but who knows if they work? And when you buy from a store, you risk using unhealthy ingredients on your skin.
That’s why it’s good to know that there are plenty of beauty products that you can whip up, right in your own kitchen. In fact, you may already have a lot of the ingredients in your cabinet.
Turmeric, for instance, is great for skin. It is rich in antioxidants that slow down cell damage, reduce inflammation, and even out skin tone. It is beneficial in minimizing acne, eczema and psoriasis.
This article will tell you everything you need to make a great turmeric mask and discuss other face masks you can make at home.
A turmeric mask can be whipped up using these simple ingredients:
· 1 tsp. turmeric powder
· 1 ½ tbsp. organic honey
· 1 tsp. organic apple cider vinegar
· 1 tsp. milk or yogurt
Mix ingredients together until you have a paste-like consistency. Apply to clean skin with fingers or a makeup brush. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Note: Turmeric may stain skin or clothing so you will want to put on an old shirt before using your mask. It may also turn skin a yellow-ish color, but this will go away in a few hours.
Other Homemade Masks
Here are some other masks that will give your skin a youthful glow.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal is known to soothe skin and reduce inflammation. A combination of oatmeal, water, yogurt, honey and one egg white will get your skin looking its best.
Egg: Egg yolks are terrific for moisturizing dry skin and bringing back that youthful appearance. Treat your dry skin by separating the egg and applying the yolk directly to your face. Note: An egg white will work well for oily skin. If you have combination skin, use both the yolk and the white.
Mayonnaise: Whole egg mayonnaise is another great natural moisturizer. Apply directly to skin, leave on for about 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water to get that clean, smooth feeling.
Are Store Bought Masks Okay?
If you’d rather not make your own masks, there are plenty of cosmetic companies that make products with all natural ingredients. Research to find which are recommended and read labels carefully before making a purchase.
To save you some trouble, we’ll give you a little hint. Andalou Naturals is a company you can trust.
Andalou uses fruit stem cell science to make affordable organic products that repair damaged skin cells. Their line includes moisturizers, masks, hair care products and serums that will get your skin looking healthier. Everything they make is recyclable, gluten-free, cruelty free, vegetarian, and pregnancy safe.
We all want to get a younger complexion. Fortunately, there are ways to get healthy looking skin without breaking the bank. Which of these remedies do you prefer to use?