06 Apr 2023 • 8 min read
Want clear, glowing skin? This simple facemask can help soothe and calm your complexion
This moisturising and soothing homemade mask contains the traditional curry spice turmeric.
Turmeric has played a role in Indian beauty treatments for centuries thanks to its main active ingredient - curcumin.
A powerful antioxidant, curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory properties, which means it may be able to heal wounds faster and calm skin. It is also anti-bacterial, helping to fight infection.1,2,3
The facemask contains honey too, which has moisturising and healing properties. To get the right consistency in your mixture, make sure you use set honey rather than runny.
The final ingredient, lemons, are rich in vitamin C which helps the skin form collagen. It can also fight the appearance of ageing skin.4,5
Turmeric can temporarily stain the skin, so don’t leave it on longer than recommended. Cotton wool soaked in olive oil will remove any residue.6