How to Lighten Skin with a Turmeric Face Mask
The medicinal and beauty related benefits offered by turmeric has made it a popular ingredient for skincare over many centuries. When used in a face mask, it acts as an excellent skin brightener, while its main ingredient curcumin suppresses excess melanin production caused by sunlight.
How is turmeric beneficial for the skin?
As mentioned, curcumin slows down melanin production, while lightening darkened areas due to hyperpigmentation as well. Your skin tone brightens visibly within just a few weeks of regular application.
Combats Signs of Aging
Turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help counteract skin aging. Using face masks with turmeric in it can minimize appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, crow’s feet, laugh lines, and changes in skin pigment. It imparts a youthful look and natural radiance.
Protects Against Sun Damage
If your skin is often exposed to UV rays, it causes a lot of damage over time. It can lead to wrinkles, skin thickening, larger blood vessels, changes in skin pigmentation, and loss of elasticity. However, turmeric acts as a barrier against the harmful effects of sunlight.
Remedies Oily Skin
It contains fatty acids and phytosterols that help to decrease oil production in the skin. Studies have shown that turmeric face masks can actually reduce oil production by almost 25%, when used for a period of 3 months!
Treats Skin Conditions
Armed with anti-bacterial properties, turmeric fights against the bacteria that cause acne. It reduces the symptoms of many chronic skin diseases such as rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, etc.
Try our Yellow Bird Clay Mask
This face mask contains a blend of organic turmeric powder, white clay, and tea tree oil. Turmeric works wonders when it comes to getting rid of redness, scars, splotches, and marks due to acne, while reducing inflammations and skin discolorations. The face mask gently draws out impurities, thus helping to detoxify and unclog pores.
Raw honey can be added to this face mask. Honey has gluconic acid, a mild acid that gently exfoliates and brightens skin as well. It also softens, soothes, and moisturizes skin, thus preventing signs of aging from appearing. Honey is also well known for its antimicrobial properties that help treat wounds and infections – if you are prone to acne, definitely consider this mask as a part of your beauty regimen. Although it is best for oily skin, the Yellow Bird Mask can be used for combination skin types as well.