You’re probably familiar with this spice as an ingredient in your favourite curry, but turmeric has been used in beauty treatments for centuries and contains anti-inflammatory properties. Discover the benefits of turmeric for yourself with these DIY tricks for beautiful, radiant skin.
1. Lock in moisturise with turmeric and milk
If your skin is dry, parched and in need of a boost of moisture, turmeric and milk could help. Simply mix one teaspoon of turmeric with 2 teaspoons of dairy, almond or coconut milk to form a paste and smooth it on to dry skin. Leave for 10 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with lukewarm water and follow with your usual moisturiser. Do this once or twice a week for softer, more hydrated skin.
2. Make a face mask with turmeric, milk and honey
This soothing mask is thought to plump up your skin as well as helping to minimise pores. Combine one teaspoon of turmeric, 2 tablespoons of milk and half a teaspoon of honey. Take care to apply one thin layer to your face and leave to dry for 20 minutes. To finish, rinse it all off with lukewarm water.
3. Exfoliate your skin with turmeric and chickpea flour
Remove dead skin cells for smoother, brighter skin with a body scrub using chickpea flour, turmeric and a dash of milk. Stir one tablespoon of chickpea flour and one tablespoon of a milk of your choice with one teaspoon of turmeric. Massage gently into your skin for up to a minute before washing off carefully.
4. Help fight blemishes
Treat spots or blemishes with this easy treatment. Mix 1 teaspoon of this golden spice with water and apply to the affected area. Wash off after 15 minutes to bring turmeric’s antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties into play.