Looking for natural skin care products to give you bright, clean skin? Well, look no further. We have the perfect face mask for you to try. This mask is super affordable. You can make it yourself at home and it only needs two ingredients!
History and Benefits of Honey & Turmeric
If you’re going to add anything to your skincare routine, we recommend these two naturally occurring rock stars. Honey and turmeric have been used for centuries to treat skin and other health problems. More recently, they have entered the mainstream American skincare game. Famous actress Priyanka Chopra called honey her “secret ingredient” for skin and she swears by making her own traditional Indian turmeric face mask. Turmeric and honey skin treatments have been passed down for generations in Indian beauty culture, so it’s no wonder Priyanka is a die-hard fan of these two products.
Turmeric has a long cultural and medicinal history in India with the first recorded use of it dating back 4,000 years ago. What makes this spice so effective for skin? Turmeric contains curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. Due to these healing properties, turmeric is great for reducing face puffiness and hyperpigmentation. Studies have shown turmeric even has the potential to treat skin diseases like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, aging, and skin cancer.
Honey is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Did you know honey used to be used to treat wounds before the creation of medical grade anti-bacterial medicine. Believe it or not, raw honey actually has incredibly strong antibacterial properties. If you don’t buy raw honey however, this face mask won’t work. Processed honey completely loses its amazing anti-bacterial abilities. You can buy our unprocessed, raw & unfiltered Michigan honey here.
With Great Color Comes Great Responsibility: Avoiding Stains
Be careful with this face mask. Turmeric’s intense, vibrant color also comes with a tendency to stain. When applying this mask, don’t use any clothes, washcloths, or towels you don’t want stained. More importantly, don’t leave the mask on for too long! You don’t want to end up like this TikToker who temporarily stained her face yellow. All it took was a little scrub to remove the yellow pigment, but just be careful. The TikToker also didn’t use honey, which helps prevent the stains. If you’re really worried about staining your hands or face, add some yogurt to your mixture. This will help dilute the color while also adding additional skin benefits. Yogurt contains a very small amount of lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid helpful for gently exfoliating dead skin cells.
The Beauty of DIY: Complete Customizing Control
One of the best parts about this face mask- you can completely customize it to fit your skin needs. Almost any common at-home skincare ingredient can be added to this mixture. Throw in a dollop of aloe vera gel for moisture or a drop of tee tree oil or apple cider vinegar to add more acne fighting properties. Rosewater or cucumber juice can help reduce redness and soothe the skin. Add raw eggs to turn it into a scalp treatment. The possibilities are endless. If you’re planning on sticking to the 2 basic ingredients, here’s what you’ll need:
How to Make Your Honey & Turmeric Brightening Face Mask
1 tablespoon Great Lakes Bee Co. honey
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- Mix together ingredients in a small bowl
- Apply thin layer of mixture to entire face using a brush
- Leave on for 15-20 minutes
- Wash face with warm water and cleanser of choice
- Wipe off remaining with warm, wet wash cloth
- Apply toner, witch hazel, or cleansing water with a cotton pad
- Finish with moisturizer
Use this face mask daily, weekly, or as needed. Enjoy your glowing skin!