I’ve never been a huge DIY person. But, I found a turmeric face mask at Kreation, and I noticed immediate results. I wasn’t a fan of the price tag and thought to myself if I can perfect a turmeric latte than I could perfect a DIY turmeric face mask recipe with the exact ingredients that would benefit my skin type.
Now, I’ve done my homework, and I realize that this is not a basic or inexpensive turmeric face mask recipe like most on the web. But, it provides a lot of benefits for your skin, and you can make dozens of turmeric lemon masks after you purchase the ingredients.
Let’s dive in. And make a turmeric coconut oil mask that will hydrate and exfoliate your skin.
Oats are great for cleansing and exfoliating your skin because they remove the dirt and impurities from the skin’s surface. They will leave your face softer, smoother, and radiant.
You want to process the oats in a food processor until they are very fine and close to a flour texture. If you use large pieces of oats, it will be harder to transfer the mask from your bowl to your face. And, it will be harder to exfoliate your face with large oat pieces.
As you can tell, I’m still stalking my bottle of turmeric.
And, how could I not!
Turmeric reduces inflammation and reduces excess oil from your skin.
It can help remove blackheads, scars, and dark spots. Yucky.
It will heal dry skin and give you a glowing complexion. Heck yeah.
And, turmeric will help form new skin cells and lighten your skin.
Moving on to nutmeg. Nutmeg is promoted as having anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce the infection and swelling around clogged pores which will smooth scars. In complete contrast, nutmeg may be too harsh for some skin. If you use the nutmeg, test the treatment on a smaller area, and follow the mask with a moisturizer.
I needed to choose liquids to blend with the oats, turmeric, and nutmeg that would immediately hydrate the skin to ensure that the skin wouldn’t be stripped of moisture.
Coconut oil is an excellent skin softener, exfoliant, and contains vitamin E.
Rose oil helps even out your skin tone, is moisturizing and contains anti-inflammatory properties, and promotes circulation.
Vitamin E has many skin benefits but is better for “normal” types of skin. Vitamin E assists with long-lasting hydration and helps prevent blackheads. However, if you have acne prone skin, I recommend omitting this ingredient from the recipe. It can potentially seep into your pores. And, it may cause sensitivity around the eye area. I add Vitamin E to my mask and avoid my eye area and t-zone. I focus on using the exfoliant and mask on my cheeks.
Lemon juice offers terrific benefits for your skin. If you choose to add the lemon juice, I recommend using the mask in the evening to avoid sun exposure. The lemon juice may brighten your skin, reduce blackheads, reduce oil, naturally exfoliates the surface, and may treat hyperpigmentation. Just remember, If you want to use lemon juice, apply the mask in the evening.
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¼ cup gluten-free oats, processed very fine
½ teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
½ teaspoon rose oil
½ teaspoon vitamin E
½ teaspoon lemon juice
Process gluten-free oats in a processor until very fine. Transfer the flour to a small bowl. Add turmeric and nutmeg. Mix the dried ingredients. Add melted coconut oil and mix until thoroughly combined. Add rose oil, vitamin E, and lemon juice. Mix until combined.
Exfoliate your skin by using the mask as a scrub. Then allow the mask to absorb for about 10-30 minutes. Remove using a cloth and clean hands.
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