Honey Turmeric Summer Glow Mask
Summer is here, your brand new bikini from Seafolly dropped in the mail this morning, you got your legs waxed and toe nails painted yesterday at your favourite local beauty salon, your kitchen is stocked with margarita glasses and fresh juice, the pool mattress inflated, sunglasses polished, and you are absolutely ready for everything the hot weather has to offer. Except… Your skin still feels dry, dull, and blotchy from the long winter months and no amount of moisturizer feels like it’s sufficient enough to bring on the summer glow. Sound familiar? I know right, me too. Luckily i have the perfect solution.
HONEY TURMERIC SUMMER GLOW MASK
Works wonders, your skin is going to shine like the sun! And, you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen, so win win, you don’t even have to make a trip to the store. This mask can get messy though, so dig out your old, not so fancy towels that you won’t mind getting stained by the turmeric. And don’t worry, your skin will not turn bright yellow from this mask. I was so scared the first time i made a turmeric mask, but it actually doesn’t stain your skin at all.
Turmeric is actually an ancient Ayurvedic ingredient, originated in India, where women apply its powdered root to their faces to give their complexion a golden glow. Turmeric is like a superfood for your skin. Its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help fight off acne and breakouts, reduce the appearance of scars and stretchmarks, brighten up dark circles and age spots, soothe dry and itchy skin, and protect against sun and free radical damage. How is that for a superpower? By adding honey, aloe vera, and yogurt you are only adding to the list of skin glow benefits. Honey is antimicrobial and antiaging, while aloe vera soothes even the most aggitated and sensitive skin types (and sun burns!), and yogurt helps balance the pH of the skin and is very moisturizing. This is my personal go-to mask after a long day in the scorching sun. It’ll help reduce that crispyness and induce a golden, glowy complexion.
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp aloe vera gel
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp natural yogurt
Mix honey and aloe vera gel in a small cup and add the yogurt. Add the turmeric and mix until you get a smooth creamy concistency. When your mask is ready, wash your face like you normally would. Apply your mask to clean skin with an applicator, or your fingers. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes, then wash off with warm water or a (dark) face cloth. Finish your summer glow facial with a nourishing moisturizer. This mask can be repeated daily for oily acne prone skin types, or a couple times a week for normal to dry skin types.