Homemade Manuka Honey and Turmeric acne face mask
This Manuka Honey and Turmeric face mask is quick and easy with amazing results.
We love taking care of our skin, and lovemaking homemade face masks from the comfort of our own home using ingredients found in our kitchens. Self-care is extremely important even more so at the moment.
This natural acne face mask is perfect for combating angry red acne and whiteheads.
Skin benefits of organic Manuka honey
The healing and bacteria-zapping properties of Manuka honey (native to New Zealand), is pretty impressive. Manuka honey has been used for centuries for its skin health properties. Manuka honey naturally draws in and retains moisture which is deeply nourishing for your skin.
With its low PH levels, it helps balance the skin, it also helps to remove dead skin cells, and reduces inflammation and redness. Just what you need for an acne mask!
Skin benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is extremely beneficial when applied directly to your skin. The active ingredient in turmeric is called Curcumin, which is anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant. Benefits of Curcumin, for the skin, include rejuvenating dull-looking skin, brightening, and an improved skin complexion, including stubborn under-eye circles and dark spots,
Turmeric is excellent for acne because not only is it a natural antiseptic to keep the bacteria from spreading, but it’s anti-inflammatory, which takes down the redness and swelling of the blemish.
Research also supports turmeric’s anti-aging potential. Remember how we mentioned the antioxidant properties of turmeric’s curcumin? Well, that protection from free-radical damage is where the anti-aging benefits come in. When cells are shielded from environmental stress, the accelerated causes of aging (sun damage, pollution, etc.) are slowed and new cell growth is encouraged.
If this mask wasn’t amazing enough with just the Manuka Honey and turmeric you can take it to another level by adding some natural probiotics in the form of plain yogurt or kefir.
Natural probiotics help fight acne, they nourish your skin, which leaves it feeling soft and hydrated. They also diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. If you have severe acne adding a probiotic can also be very cooling on inflamed acne areas.
These power house natural ingredients, launch a three-pronged attack on infection, irritation, swelling, and excess sebum which can block pores resulting in breakouts to and blackheads.
Benefits of Manuka Honey and Turmeric acne face mask:
- Draw impurities and toxins out of the skin
- Heals and regenerates skin tissue
- Unclogs and reduces the look of pores
- Exfoliates and prevents blackheads
- Treats acne
- Evens out skin tone
- Leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated
- Less visible wrinkles
- Lighten dark spots and acne scars
- Reduced redness and a brighter skin tone
- 1 tablespoon of organic Manuka honey
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- Natural probiotic, yogurt, or Kefir (these are optional)
Mix the turmeric powder with the honey and wait about five minutes before you apply the mask. Apply the mask with a brush or clean fingers. Avoid your eye area, lips, and nostrils.
Let the mask work its magic for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. If staining occurs from the turmeric powder, use a milk-soaked cotton ball to go over stained areas or a mild cleanser.
The skin on our faces is extremely delicate, so we recommend using this mask no more than two times a week, to avoid the skin becoming sensitive.
As this mask is made of natural ingredients we recommend only making enough for one mask and use immediately.
Do not store in the refrigerator as the mask will harden.
Are you going to try this Homemade Honey and Turmeric acne face mask? If you do, comment below and let us know how your skin felt and looked.
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