Inflammation-fighting turmeric face mask: an effective remedy for acne, wrinkles and dark spots
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The cold days are ahead of us, and you know what that means – dry skin with no trace of glow and a lot of welcoming opportunities for some acne to appear. We all want to look our best, especially now with the holidays coming.
So we can probably guess what is on your mind: how can bring back the healthy looking glow with no trace of acne on our skin? Forget about the expensive skin care products for a moment, and try to think what did our grandmothers used in the past to end up with such healthy looking skin for any occasion, no matter the season.
We have one simple, yet a very effective recipe for skin mask that millions of women swear by – the chickpea and turmeric face mask! You will find out why did we choose this exact face mask as well as the answers to many other of your questions in the following article!
The Beneficial Effects of Turmeric and Chickpea
If you are wondering how to get rid of acne and get your glow back, this is the perfect face mask for acne! But before we proceed with the recipe for this mask, we want to introduce the beneficial effects of the two most important ingredients!
Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric has been used for centuries now in India as both a spice and a medicinal herb. But it was only recently that the medicinal use was scientifically proven. Turmeric contains compounds known as curcuminoids, with curcumin being the most medically important one. Curcumin has strong antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
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Due to the many abilities of the curcumin, turmeric is considered to reduce the present inflammation, decrease the visible acne scars and give back your skin’s glow. Turmeric also promises to decrease the number of visible wrinkles and to lighten the skin’s pigmentation.
Benefits of Chickpeas
On the other hand, according to the Ayurveda, chickpea flour has some beneficial effects starting from encouraging detoxification and improving the circulation to removing extra oil of the skin.
A Face Mask for Acne (The Chickpea and Turmeric Face Mask)
If you search for the chickpea and turmeric face mask online, surely you will find many different variations that use these two main ingredients.
We decided to explain the following recipe and instruct you on how to prepare it as well as offer some alternative ingredients along with the turmeric and chickpea flour.
The “Face Mask for Acne” Ingredients
The ingredients needed to prepare this skin mask are inexpensive, and yet they will help you forget about your dull complexion. If you are unable to find almond oil, you can always use olive oil since olive oil has many beneficial effects on the whole body, especially your skin and your hair which is why olive oil already takes part in so many recipes for masks.
You can add neem leaves to the mask since they have not only antioxidant and antiseptic properties. Another ingredient that you can add to the mask is yogurt. Yogurt has been used to prepare many face and hair masks since it helps you get rid of dead skin cells and reduce the visible wrinkles on your face. It also balances the pH levels of the skin so your skin can shine once again with its previous glow.
- 1 tablespoon chickpea flour
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoon almond oil
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoon honey
The “Face Mask for Acne” Directions
- Mix all of the ingredients together.
- Gently stir until you get a paste.
- Apply a thin layer of the paste on your skin, previously cleaned with a proper skin tonic.
- Let the mask work its magic for at least 15 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water and apply your favorite moisturizer afterward.
While we search for the best skin care products filled with all kinds of chemicals, there is a reason why turmeric and chickpea flour have been used as a face mask by Indian brides before their weddings.
While we go ahead with trying promising skin masks, there are still unexplored parts of the nature that offer their abilities against acne, dry skin, wrinkles, dark spots and unhealthy looking skin. Maybe the time to get rid of those expensive skin care products is finally here.
Go into your local market, gather all the necessary ingredients that you might even have in your home right now, and treat yourself with a natural skin mask consisted of turmeric and chickpea flour as the main ingredients.
You will surely notice the results in no time. Now it is not the time to hesitate before trying something new. Now it is the time to take care of your skin!
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